Murphy talks about Gyorko’s return, Spangenberg’s trip to the disabled list

Pat MurphyThe return of second baseman Jedd Gyorko and the injuries to Cory Spangenberg and Will Middlebrooks were the main topics of discussion Tuesday as manager Pat Murphy returned from “a working day off” to meet with the media before the first of two home games with the Seattle Mariners that will end the Padres’ first-half schedule at Petco Park.

Gyorko was recalled from Triple-A El Paso as Spangenberg was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a bone bruise to the left knee that he suffered Saturday night while making the pivot on a double-play against the Diamondbacks. (more…)

Game Notes vs. SEA (06.30) Kennedy Vies for Strong Performance in Opener against Seattle

ian-kennedy-mlb-new-york-mets-san-diego-padres-590x900The Padres are set to wrap up a five-game homestand with the first of a short two-game set against the Mariners on Tuesday. Should the Padres (37-41) be successful in their series opener against the Mariners (34-42), then the Friars will be able to guarantee a winning homestand after taking a series victory against the Diamondbacks this past weekend. (more…)

Padres Roster Move, 6/30/15

sdThe team announced today that they have made the following roster moves:

  • Recalled INF Jedd Gyorko from Triple-A El Paso.
  • Placed INF Cory Spangenberg on the 15-day DL, retroactive to 6/28, with a left knee contusion.
    • Spangenberg’s 2015 and career Major League stats.

Game Notes vs. ARI (06.28) Despaigne Takes Hill Seeking Sweep of Snakes on Sunday

Saturday night’s starter Andrew Cashner earned his first victory at home last night after a 7-2 victory over the Diamondbacks, and with that win the Friars also guaranteed a series victory over Arizona after taking the first two games of the series. The Padres (37-40) now have a chance to take a sweep of the Diamondbacks (35-39) and guarantee a winning homestand with a victory on Sunday.

Tasked with stopping the Snakes for a series sweep will be RHP Odrisamer Despaigne (3-5, 4.83 ERA), who will face off against RHP Chase Anderson (3-2, 3.54 ERA). Despaigne has enjoyed a great amount of success in his three starts against the Diamondbacks at home, posting a 2-0 record with a 1.31 ERA over 20.2 innings pitched at Petco Park when facing Arizona.  (more…)

Game Notes vs. ARI (06.27) Friars Hope to Leapfrog Snakes in NL West with Win on Saturday

The Padres looked sharp on Friday as they used effective small ball and timely baserunning to earn a decisive 4-2 victory over the Diamondbacks at Petco Park. With any luck, the Padres (36-40) can execute an encore performance on Saturday and pass the Diamondbacks (35-38) to regain third place in the National League West divisional standings.

Taking the hill for the Friars on Saturday will be RHP Andrew Cashner (2-9, 4.35 ERA), who has posted an 0-3 record with a solid 2.65 ERA against Arizona this season. Opposite of Cashner will be RHP Jeremy Hellickson (5-4, 4.94 ERA) and an Arizona Diamondbacks lineup that has only scored five earned runs against Cashner so far this season.  (more…)

Padres have signed 27 of 39 selections from 2015 Draft

Draft_LogoThe 2015 First-Year Player Draft was held just under a month ago and the Padres have been working hard to sign as many of their 39 selections as possible before the Friday, July 17th deadline at 2:00 PM PT.

The Padres, fortunately, have been successful in signing each of their first 13 selections and 15 of their first 16 selections from rounds 2-17 including top picks RHP Austin Smith, RHP Jacob Nix and C Austin Allen. In total, the Padres have successfully signed 27 of their 39 selections overall from the 2015 First-Year Player Draft.  (more…)

To Murphy, losses are a team thing

SAN DIEGO, CA, SEPTEMBER 6: Pat Murphy, Manager of the Tucson Padres visits with Rene Rivera #44 of the San Diego Padres prior to the game against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park on September 6, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Andy Hayt/San Diego Padres/Getty Images)

Pat Murphy isn’t placing the blame for the Padres on any one segment of his ballclub.

“It’s not about the offense, the pitching or the defense,” the Padres manager said Friday afternoon as he prepared for only his second “home” game at Petco Park. (more…)

Game Notes vs. ARI (06.26) Friars Open Final Homestand before All-Star Break against Arizona

Los Angeles Dodgers v San Diego PadresThe Friars are set to open up the first of a six-day, five-game homestand against the Diamondbacks at Petco Park on Friday and the team is looking to bounce back in a big way. Tonight, the Padres (35-40) hope to comeback from a series loss against the Giants and also return to a .500 record against their NL West opponents by going for a victory over the Diamondbacks (35-37). (more…)

Padres Fan Chat with Bill Center: June 26th, 2015

Blue_SDIt’s that time of the week again! Bill Center was on hand Friday to field questions and talk all things Padres baseball as Friar Faithful logged in for another weekly addition of Padres Fan Chat.

It’s been a tough week for Padres fans and Bill was prepared to field some of the more pressing questions that fans brought to the table. This week, Bill took questions regarding just about anything involving the Friars, including the recent injury of reliever Dale Thayer, former prospect Trea Turner and current prospect Colin Rea, the precarious journey of infielder Jedd Gyorko and the team’s consistency improvements and shortcomings. In case you couldn’t join us today before Friday night’s game against the Diamondbacks, here are some highlights from today’s Padres fan chat. (more…)

Happening Homestand Report: June 26th – July 1st

Aerials of Petco ParkThe Friars return home on Friday to kick off the final homestand of the first-half of the season before taking a 10-game road trip that will finish up just before the 2015 All-Star Game in Cincinnati. Before embarking on that trip, however, the Padres have a bevy of promotions and events that fans won’t want to miss this weekend at Petco Park.

This Padres’ sixth homestand of the year includes the return of fan favorite Padres Beerfest, which will commence during the series opener with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, and of course Baseball Night in San DiegoMilitary Appreciation Sunday and Way Back Wednesday during the Mariner’s series to close out the six-day, five-game homestand.  (more…)

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