Hunter Renfroe was a one-man wrecking crew last night as he carried the Padres to a 7-1 victory over the Dodgers in the opener of the final series between the division rivals. The rookie right fielder drove in all seven of the Padres runs showing off his power with a 3-run shot to left field in the first inning, and topping that with a bases loaded blast over the wall in dead center for his first career grand slam to ice it for the Friars. Paul Clemens threw five innings of 1-run ball with five relievers combining for the final four shutout frames to seal the victory.
The young Friars will look to repeat their performance of last night, and lock down a series win against their foes from L.A.. For them to do it keep an eye on…
The young Padres showed some moxie last night in forging a comeback against Madison Bumgarner and the wildcard hungry Giants last night, but they couldn’t finish the job losing in the 10th by a final of 9-6. Trailing 6-0 early, the Friars touched the veteran lefty for five runs thanks to home runs by Hunter Renfroe (his first as a big leaguer), Derek Norris, and Adam Rosales before forcing him to leave after the 6th. Manuel Margot completed the comeback making his first MLB hit count with an RBI single in the 7th to tie the game at 6 a piece. The ensuing battle of the bullpens would seemed to have favored the Padres, but a 3-run meltdown by the ‘pen in the 10th was their undoing.
The Fathers have given the Giants all they can handle, and as they look to save a series tie today some things to keep an eye on include…
The Padres knocked away another block from under the feet of the Giants as they fight to keep from dangling in the hangman’s noose around their necks in their pursuit of a wildcard spot down the stretch. The 7-2 Friar victory put the Giants in a tied position with the Cardinals for the final spot, both trailing the Mets for the top spot by a full game. Wil Myers put the Pads on top in their half of the first with his 28th home run of the season, a 3-run shot that gave the homeboys a lead that starter Edwin Jackson would never relinquish providing 6 innings of 2- run work.
The Fathers have now take seven of the last eight contests between the two clubs, and can clinch a series tie tonight. Some thing stop keep an eye on will include…
The Padres fell a couple runs short of completing the series sweep of the Diamondbacks last night in their 3-2 loss, but more important than the score was the appearance of what many hope to be the future of winning Padres baseball. Carlos Asuaje, Hunter Renfroe, and Manuel Margot all made their MLB debuts in last night’s contest, just 24 hours after their final playoff game for El Paso the night before. No first big-league hits were recorded, but those are sure to be on their way.
Tonight Padres fans and the coaching staff will get a chance to see more of these hopeful stars of the future in the opening contest of a four game set with the Giants who are fighting for a playoff position. What will be interesting to watch in tonight’s match up will be…
- Recalled C Austin Hedges from Triple-A El Paso.
- Hit .316 (12-for-38) in the playoffs this season with three doubles, two homers, six runs and five RBI for El Paso.
- Became the first player since 2009 to be earn back-to-back PCL Player of the Week honors for the weeks of June 20-26 and June 27-July 3…hit a combined .556 (25-for-45) with 10 homers, 28 RBI over the 12-game span, including a stretch of five consecutive games with a home run from 6/21-26.
- Made his Major League debut in 2015 with the Padres, playing in 56 games total, including 41 behind the plate.
- He will continue to wear uniform #18.
- Hedges career Minor League stats and Major League stats.
After Seesaw Road Trip Padres Return Home To Tangle With Snakes: Pads vs. Diamondbacks Series Preview
The Padres saw both ends of the broom during their six-game road trip. They got a chance to hold the handle in their sweep of the Giants to start the trip, then felt the bristles yesterday following their 6-3 loss to the Rockies dropping all three in Colorado. A five-run 4th inning was Jarred Cosart‘s undoing and it was the turning point of the game for the Padres as well. Adam Rosales put the Friars on top early with a home run in the 2nd that featured a Yangervis Solarte like hop with the hand in the air before crossing home plate in honor of his teammate and his wife Yuliette who passed away on Saturday. That would be the only time they would lead though as the offense was held in relative check by the Rockies staff for the second day in a row.
Time for some home cookin’ as the Padres return to Petco to start their last homestand of the 2016 season. They’ll start things off against Arizona, and some things to know heading into this series include….
The Padres scored five runs in the 9th to stun the Giants bullpen and take the second game of the the series 6-4 and setting the stage for a potential Padres sweep. After taking a 1-o lead in the 3rd the Pads never lead the game again until their final at bats when they squeezed a couple of runs across to get within a run. Down to their last out Ryan Schimpf walked to the plate and drove the fourth pitch he saw over the center field fence for a 3-run home run to put the Fathers on top for good.
The Padres were able to take advantage of the Giants weakness that we discussed in the Series Preview. Now they have a chance to avenge the sweeps they suffered to the Giants the first three series these two teams met earlier this year. To do it they will likely need…
Baseball is a team game, and it took a team effort last night for the Padres to take down the Giants in their series opener 4-0. Former Giant Hector Sanchez exacted some revenge against his old club collecting three hits including a 2-run HR in the 6th to ice the win, while Yangervis Solarte also contributed 2 RBIs on the night. On the hill Paul Clemens gave the Friars a gutsy 5 innings of scoreless work while fighting flu symptoms before handing it off the the bullpen that used a quintet of arms to finish off the shutout.
The loss pushed the Giants a game further back of the division leading Dodgers, but they still hold the primary wildcard position by 1.5 games. The Fathers will look to be spoilers once again tonight which means….
Edwin Jackson did his part in putting together back-to-back solid outings to give the Padres a chance to take the series from the visiting Rockies, but a 10th inning home run by Mark Reynolds ultimately decided the 2-1 finale outcome in favor of Colorado and series split between the two clubs. Jackson gave the Pads 6 solid innings, but Charlie Blackmon was the thorn in is side with a home run and RBI single to drive in both runs agains the veteran righty. Travis Jankowski, Wil Myers, and Yangervis Solarte teamed up with extra base hits and a sacrifice fly respectively to plate the Padres runs in the 6th, but the offense was shut down the rest of the way.
Thus ends the home stand for the Fathers and now they head North to take on the Giants. There is plenty to keep an eye on during their three game set including….
Friars Look For Another Offensive Explosion After Series Opening Route Of Rocks: Pads vs. Rockies 9/9
Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes the bear eats you. Last night the Padres were feasting on bear meat in front of the fire while lying on their bearskin rug after their 14-1 mauling of the visiting Rockies to take the opener of the four game set. Clayton Richard did his part on the mound yet again, this time providing seven innings of shutout ball to record his second win since rejoining the Padres in early August. He received plenty of run support in the 4th when the Friars exploded for seven runs. When it was all said and done every Padre in the lineup had at least one hit during the game, including a 2-run HR by Derek Norris, and a 3-run blast by Ryan Schimpf who ended up with four RBIs on the evening. The 13 run spread tied the organizational record for most lopsided margin of victory in team history
The music was definitely pumping in the clubhouse last night after the prodigious win, but to quote the late, great Jerry Coleman, “That was then. This is now.” It’s a new day, and for the Padres to lock in at least a series tie tonight keep an eye on…