Padres Roster Moves, 5/28/16

Blue_SDThe San Diego Padres announced today that they have made the following roster moves: 

  • Reinstated LHP Matt Thornton from the 15-day disabled list.
    • Placed on the 15-day DL on 4/8 (retro 4/4) with left Achilles tendonitis.
    • Thornton 2016 and career stats.
  • Optioned LHP Keith Hessler to Triple-A El Paso.
    • Recalled from Triple-A El Paso on 5/23 and had two relief appearances.
    • Hessler 2016 and career stats.

Padres Pummel Snakes, Look To Take Series Tonight: Pads vs. D’Backs 5/28

By Bob Scanlansolarte

Now THAT’S what we’re talking about!!! A good ol’ fashioned 10-3 tail whipping administered by the Padres to the Diamondbacks last night to take the opening game and break the Friars’ 4-game losing streak. Yangervis Solarte made his presence recently back from the DL felt by powering two balls over the fence (one from each side of the plate – nice!) and driving in 4 runs, while Matt Kemp and Derek Norris also went yard during the Friars’ biggest offensive outburst since scoring 16 at Coors back in April. Christian Friedrich did his job on the hill, going 7 strong shutout innings to earn his first MLB win since 2012.

The Padres will look to nail down the series win tonight, but will have their work cut out for them because they’ll have to get through Padres slayer Zack Greinke to do it.

Some things to keep an eye on in this ballgame will include…

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This Day In Padres History — May 28

506809418.jpgMay 28, 1988 – Padres general manager Jack McKeon also named the field manager to replace Larry Bowa. (more…)

Padres Look To Turn Fortunes Around In Desert: Pads vs. D’Backs Series Preview

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Yesterday’s day off could not have come at a better time for the Padres who were just swept by the Giants for the third consecutive time this season, and have now lost 8 of their last 10 games. The only respite during this challenging run has been the taking of two from the Dodgers in walk off style at home, but that has been sandwiched between two sweeps to the Giants, and by three of their current four game losing streak loses coming in walk off fashion. Tough times.

They’ll look to salvage the tail end of this current 12 game stretch against fellow N.L. West clubs with a trip to the desert to take on the Diamondbacks. What you should know about this series is…

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Social Hour Extra: P-A-D-R-E-S

By Mike JanelaSocial Hour logo bricks

Big leaguers get a day off to rest their arms and legs, and that’s exactly what the Padres received Thursday.

There is no day off, however, for loud mouths, so co-hosts Randy Jones, Annie Heilbrunn, and I decided to flap the gums a little bit for a special off-day edition of Social Hour.

We held a Padres Spelling Bee, revisited a unique moment in Padres history 15 years to the day, unveiled our biggest player disappointments and more. Here’s a deeper dive into what you saw.

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This Day in Padres History — May 27

s-l300.jpgMay 27, 1968 – The day the Major League Padres were born. San Diego financier C. Arnholt Smith was awarded a National League expansion franchise for a price of $10.2 million. Montreal was the unanimous choice for the first of two National League expansion teams. San Diego was chosen as the second site on the 18th ballot over Buffalo, Milwaukee and Dallas. Buzzie Bavasi becomes the founding Padres president. (more…)

This Day in Padres History — May 26

ColbertSDMay 26, 1970Nate Colbert hits two, two-run homers in the Padres’ 8-1 win over Cincinnati at San Diego Stadium.

May 26, 1992 – Center fielder Darrin Jackson hit a three-run, walk-off homer in the 10th to give the Padres a 6-3 win over Pittsburgh at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium.

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Social Hour Extra: Bad Starts and Good Memories

By Mike JanelaSocial Hour logo bricks

Thanks to a night game followed by an early day game, we hosted two Social Hour episodes within 18 hours.

Between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning’s shows, we touched on a world of topics, from solid pitching wasted to offensive ineptitude to favorite ballparks to the hey days of Padres pitching.

Here’s something extra to chew on from all the discussions we had the last two shows.

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Andy addresses Myers, Shields, Thornton

IMG_4013.JPGFirst baseman Wil Myers missed a second straight game Wednesday afternoon – and a third in a nine-game span — with forearm tightness.

Padres manager Andy Green discussed Myers during Wednesday morning’s pre-game media session. (more…)

Padres Again Looking To Avoid Wrong Side Of S.F. Sweep: Pads vs. Giants 5/25

By Bob ScanlanYogi

This is getting ridiculous! To quote Yogi Berra, “It’s like deja vu all over again” for the Padres as they find themselves fighting to avoid being the victims of a series sweep for a third time to the Giants this season, after being soundly defeated by their N.L. West rival last night, 8-2. Andrew Cashner did OK in his return from the DL, posting a “Quality Start” with 3 runs crossing over 6 innings. Keith Hessler most certainly did not, however, allowing the game to get out of hand with 5 runs in his 2 innings. The Padres offense, though, continues to be the story, or non-story, as for the 6th time in 8 games against S.F., they scored 2 runs or less.

If one of the excuses has been that they continually face Aces, well that changes today with Jake Peavy on the bump for the Giants. Although in his days wearing a Padres uniform, Jake qualified as an Ace, those days are long behind him. For the Friars to avoid the broom bristles they will need to…

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