The Padres today posted the 2016 home start times online, with a few notable changes from last season.
Start times for Padres games on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons have been pushed back a half hour. Friday night games will start at 7:40 during the 2016 season. Sunday afternoon games will start at 1:40 p.m. (more…)
The team announced today that they have tendered contracts to 28 players for the 2016 season. In addition, the club has also announced they have signed INF Brett Wallace to a one-year contract for the 2016 season, avoiding arbitration. Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller made the announcements. (more…)
Yesterday afternoon, Andy Green was named the 17th manager in Padres history. After his introductory press conference, he stopped by Padres Social Hour to chat with Jesse Agler on the hiring process, his background, managerial style and more.
Green went into great detail to discuss what the interview process was like and described it as, “Amazing in my mind. I really appreciated the thoroughness of that day. They were dead set on doing their homework.” (more…)
Given his devotion to America’s Finest City and the San Diego Padres after a 20-year Hall of Fame career, it just makes sense to associate Mr. Padre with the city he loved and gave so much to.
Now, it will literally be impossible to not think about Gwynn when driving into town. (more…)
In the final game of their current three-game set, the Padres (74-87) will take to the diamond one last time this year seeking a ‘W’ against the Dodgers (91-70) at an early start time of 12:10pm PT at Dodger Stadium.
While there is typically one single starter who is pegged to take the reins in a game, the Padres have opted to make Sunday a “Bullpen Day” and will use a combination of pitchers against the Dodgers. The first inning, at the very least, will be started by LHP Frank Garces (0-0, 5.00 ERA) who will be making his first Major League start of his career. (more…)
In his penultimate pre-game media session of the season, Padres interim-manager Pat Murphy praised the development of infielder Cory Spangenberg on Saturday at Dodger Stadium and said he sees good things ahead for the Padres.
“Spangenberg is establishing himself as an every-day player,” said Murphy. “I really like him at third. I think he is good at second. I like his competitiveness.”
“I really like what he has done. He’s worked hard to figure out his offensive game. He’s got bunt in his game. He’s got the steal in his game. He’s got speed in his game. He’s got contact in his game. He’s starting to make less and less of those bad outs. I don’t think he is 100 percent, he’s been playing with a sore knee all year. He’s an exciting player for the future.” (more…)
With only Saturday and Sunday’s contests left on the docket for 2015, San Diego is looking to rally and finish the year in the win column.
The Friars will certainly have their work cut out for them on Saturday, as the Padres (74-86) take on the surging Los Angeles Dodgers (90-70) at Chavez Ravine.
LHP Robbie Erlin (1-1, 6.30 ERA) will be tasked with starting Saturday’s penultimate game of 2015, as he faces off against RHP Zack Greinke (18-3, 1.68 ERA) hoping to quell the Dodgers’ ace and even the series at one apiece. (more…)
The Padres are ready to close out their 2015 campaign as they kick off the first of their final three-game set of the year against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
With only three games left in the regular season, the Padres (74-85) are hoping to finish the season strong as they take on the NL West Division Champion Dodgers (89-70).
Getting the call for Friday night’s start at Chavez Ravine will be RHP Casey Kelly (0-1, 9.00 ERA) who made his first Major League start in almost three years last week. Opposing Kelley will be LHP Alex Wood (4-6, 4.55 ERA), who owns a lifetime 1-1 record with a 2.77 ERA over three career appearances and two starts against San Diego. (more…)
The Padres (73-85) will go for their 39th win at home this season at 3:40pm PT as they take on the Brewers (68-90) for the last time this year.
Taking the hill for “Closing Day” will be RHP Ian Kennedy (8-15, 4.38 ERA), who owns a career 2-4 record with a 3.88 ERA in nine career appearances and starts against the Crew. Opposing Kennedy will be RHP Taylor Jungmann (9-7, 3.64 ERA). (more…)
But extensive tests conducted on Wednesday night showed no signs of a concussion or neurological injuries.
“It was scary,” assistant general manager Josh Stein said early Thursday afternoon of Upton’s collision. “He is doing better. He has soreness around the neck and behind his neck. But everything checked out neurologically. There are no signs of a concussion. He didn’t lose consciousness.” (more…)