WATCH: Melvin Upton Jr. robs homer & cranks 465-foot homer in same game

Melvin Upton Jr. is experiencing a bit of a career revival with the San Diego Padres. The artist formerly known as B.J. Upton is putting together his second consecutive rock-solid season (1.5 WAR per FanGraphs) with San Diego, after two very disappointing seasons with the Atlanta Braves in 2013 and 2014. On Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles at Petco Park, Upton continued...
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Orioles 11, Padres 7: Let’s just watch the Upton highlights

I’m going to get this out of the way right now. The Padres lost tonight because Carlos Villanueva pitched a disastrous sixth inning, allowing the Orioles to score seven runs while batting around. Erik Johnson wasn’t great, and the offense struggled against Ubaldo Jimenez. Even some of the early opportunities they had were wasted due to baserunning mistakes. But Melvin Upton,...
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5 hours ago

Friedrich looking for bounceback outing vs. O's

Yovani Gallardo takes the ball for the Orioles on Wednesday in the finale of a two-game set at Petco Park, against the Padres and Christian Friedrich.
7 hours ago

Upton Jr. robs homer, turns DP with unreal play

Melvin Upton Jr. has been a human highlight reel for the Padres in 2016. But even by his standards, his first two innings against the Orioles on Tuesday night were downright spectacular. Upton led off off the bottom of the first inning with a moonshot to straightaway center field, projected by Statcast™ at 465 feet -- the longest home run by a Padre since that data became available
9 hours ago

Padres Preview: 06/28 Erik Johnson gets another chance against the Orioles

San Diego opens up a two-game set against Baltimore. It’s been a rough beginning to Erik Johnson’s Padres career so far. The right-hander has posted a 9.82 ERA through his first three starts, the worst of which was his most recent. He gave up six runs on nine hits through just four innings of work against the Orioles, who also happen to be tonight’s opponent. All of his starts...
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10 hours ago

Triple-A Catcher Of The Week: Padres’ Austin Hedges

Padres’ prospect Austin Hedges. ( The San Diego Padres have a lot of young talent in their Farm System but, there is one player that they have kept their eye on since last season and before the end of 2016 he will definitely play at Petco Park again. Catcher Austin Hedges is currently one of the hottest hitting players in the minors. From June 22-26 he had...
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11 hours ago

Padres place Jay on DL with broken forearm, recall Dickerson

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have placed Jon Jay on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right forearm. The move was made Tuesday retroactive to June 20. Jay is hitting .296 with two homers and 23 RBIs. To take his place on the roster, infielder-outfielder Alex Dickerson has been recalled from Triple-A El Paso. It's the second stint with the Padres this season for Dickerson...
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Padres Pitchers Getting It Done at the Plate

The Padres have had some good hitting pitchers in the past, from Tyson Ross to Jake Peavy, but recently a trio of young pitchers has been stepping it up, capped with Drew Pomeranz home run last week. The Padres admittedly won’t be sending anyone to the Home Run Derby anytime soon, as the Giants are […] Padres Pitchers Getting It Done at the Plate - Friars on Base - Friars on...
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15 hours ago

Padres pluck Clemens off waivers from Fish

The Padres claimed right-hander Paul Clemens off waivers from the Marlins and transferred righty reliever Jon Edwards to the 60-day disabled list to clear room on the 40-man roster.
16 hours ago

Jon Jay’s arm is broken after all

The Padres declared Jon Jay’s x-ray results negative after initial tests 10 days ago. Just so we’re clear, “negative” meaning they saw no break in his arm. Today after a CT scan it was determined that his arm was broken. Let me set the scene, it all happened on the night of June 19th, under a full moon, when Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez recklessly threw an 89 mph fastball...
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17 hours ago

Padres Watching Austin Hedges Perform Well in Minors

The Padres decided to send Austin Hedges to AAA to start the season so he could play everyday and improve his offense. Safe to say he has shown he is ready for the majors. The Padres probably breathed a slight sigh of relief when he got hurt – if only to delay this good but […] Padres Watching Austin Hedges Perform Well in Minors - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego...
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21 hours ago

Kemp has 4 hits as Padres rally past Orioles 10-7

BALTIMORE (AP) Matt Kemp doubled to spark a four-run seventh inning against the Baltimore bullpen, and the San Diego Padres overcame two home runs and five RBIs by Pedro Alvarez in a 10-7 victory over the Orioles on Tuesday night. Kemp had four hits and Derek Norris homered for the last-place Padres, who have scored at least five runs in six straight games for the first time since...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Hoffman headlines roster for MLB celebrity softball game in San Diego

Forget about which baseball players will be representing the American League and National League at this season’s midsummer classic. What you really want to know is who will be on the celebrity all-star teams, right? If you are not familiar with the typical roster of the All-Star celebrity softball game, it tends to be a blend of former baseball players and celebrities from a...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pomeranz, Padres overcome 3 Nats homers to win 6-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) Drew Pomeranz allowed three solo homers but not much else, Adam Rosales drove in two runs and the San Diego Padres beat the Washington Nationals 6-3 on Sunday. The left-handed Pomeranz (6-7) had lost four of his previous five decisions. He worked six innings, striking out seven and walking one. He allowed two homers to Michael Taylor and another to Danny Espinosa...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wil Myers Utilizing All Fields in Return to Prominence

There’s a bizarre trend in baseball this season that I’ve spent much of the year ignoring because it’s uncomfortable to believe. As unpredictable as baseball can be at a granular level, it’s equivalently reliable in a macro sense. There’s a game virtually every night; nine defensive players are on the field at any given time; base-runners run counterclockwise; and first...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres would entertain offers for Wil Myers

Wil Myers has turned into one of the few success stories to come out of Padres GM A.J. Preller’s extravagant 2014-2015 offseason, but even he may reportedly be a victim of San Diego’s rebuilding plan. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Padres are “open” to trading their first baseman. Myers could probably fetch quite a bit on the market. He’s taken to first...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Drew Pomeranz is an ace (almost)

The San Diego Padres have a reputation for rostering quality arms. Jake Peavy, he of the 16-strikeout gems, won a Cy Young in 2007.  Chris Young, the towering Princetonian, always seemed to be a couple of outs away from a no-hitter.  Tyson Ross has used a knock-out slider to become one of the most underrated arms in the league (albeit an arm that is currently still on the mend...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres and city tried to displace homeless before All-Star Game

A new report published on Wednesday suggests that the San Diego Padres worked with the city on an effort to help clean up some of the areas around Petco Park and deter homeless people and loiterers in advance of next month’s All-Star Game. Voice of San Diego reports the story and presents information obtained through public information requests, which seem to show that the efforts...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

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