Padres Now Playing Catch Up After Braves Take Opener: Pads vs. Braves 8/31

By Bob Scanlanjackson

The Braves had their toughest pitcher on the mound last night, but it was their offense that was the difference maker in helping them take game #1 from the Padres 7-3. Julio Teheran entered the game having received the lowest run support of any pitcher in MLB, but a 5-run explosion in the 3rd off of Edwin Jackson was more than enough to put the Braves up 1-0 in the series. Oswaldo Arcia drove in all three of the Padres runs, with two of them crossing on his first home run as a Friar, but his one man show was not enough.

The Fathers will look to rebound tonight and even things up with the Bravos, and to do it will need to….

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Padres Roster Moves, 8/31/16

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

  • Placed C Christian Bethancourt on the 15-day disabled list with a left intercostal strain.
    • Bethancourt left last night’s game after the top of the fourth inning.
    • Bethancourt 2016 and career stats.
  • Selected C Hector Sanchez from Triple-A El Paso.
    • Sanchez, 26, is making his second stint with the Padres this season, previously being acquired off waivers from the Chicago White Sox on 5/11 and hitting .313 (5-for-16) in 14 games for San Diego before being designated for assignment and outright to Triple-A El Paso.
    • In 55 games for El Paso he has hit .324 (57-for-176) with 16 doubles, 13 home runs, 40 RBI and 25 runs scored, posting a 1.028 OPS (.392 OBP, .636 SLG).
    • Sanchez will continue to wear uniform #44 for the Padres.
    • Sanchez 2016 and career stats.
  • Transferred RHP Tyson Ross from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.
    • Ross 2016 and career stats.

This Day In Padres History — August 31

TONY GWYNN PADRESAug. 31, 1975 – San Diego High product Brent Strom allows two hits and five walks with two strikeouts in a complete-game shutout as the Padres score a 6-0 win in Montreal. Third baseman Dave Roberts has a three-run homer and four RBIs.

Aug. 31, 1992 – The Padres Gary Sheffield is named the National League Player of the Month for August. He hit .361 with 10 homers, 26 RBIs and 20 runs scored. (more…)

PROSPECT WATCH – CF FRANCHY CORDERO

Cordero, Franchy1Franchy Cordero turned his speed into an all-time Padres minor league record Tuesday night with Double-A San Antonio.

The 6-foot-3 native of the Dominican Republic hit his eighth triple in 58 games with the Missions to give him 16 for the season – breaking the single-season record of 15 for a Padres minor league player (set by Luis Salazar of Triple-A Hawaii in 1980).

The left-handed-hitting Cordero, who turns 22 on Sept. 2, is batting .294 this season between Advanced Single-A Lake Elsinore and San Antonio with 24 doubles, the 16 triples, 11 home runs, 22 steals, 54 RBIs and 77 runs scored in 132 games. He has a .345 on-base percentage and a .459 slugging percentage for a .804 OPS.

Cordero is hitting .303 for San Antonio with a .354 on-base percentage and a .477 slugging percentage. He has eight doubles, eight triples and six home runs for 19 RBIs and 30 runs scored in those 58 games. He is 10-for-31 with six runs scored in an active seven-game hitting streak that includes triples in back-to-back games.

The 175-pound speedster opened the season at Lake Elsinore, where he hit .286 with 16 doubles, eight triples and five homers with 35 RBIs and 47 runs scored in 74 games.

Cordero was switched from shortstop to center field during the 2015 season while with Single-A Fort Wayne, where he hit .243 in 126 games. He had only one triple in 2015 and had never hit more than six in a season before this year.

This Day In Padres History — August 30

72569478.jpgAug. 30, 1996Scott Sanders allows one hit and three walks with 10 strikeouts over eight innings and combines on a two-hit shutout with Mike Oquist as the Padres win 6-0 in Montreal.

Aug. 30, 2006 – Outfielder Dave Roberts goes 4-for-5 with a double, two steals, two RBIs and a run scored as the Padres score a 4-1 win at Arizona.

PROSPECT WATCH – RHP YIMMI BRASOBAN

DX1_0165.JPGDuring his four-plus seasons in the United States, Yimmi Yoel Brasoban has been called Jimmy and Jimmie.

By any name, however, the 22-year-old native of the Dominican Republic is developing into one of the top bullpen prospects in the Padres farm system. (more…)

Padres Roster Moves, 8/29/16

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

  • Reinstated RHP Brandon Morrow from the paternity leave list.
    • He and his wife, Lily, welcomed the birth of their first child on August 27, 2016, a baby boy.
    • Morrow 2016 and career stats.
  • Optioned LHP Buddy Baumann to Triple-A El Paso.
    • Recalled on 8/26 for his third stint with the Padres this season.
    • Baumann 2016 and career stats.

This Day In Padres History — Aug. 29

515288806.jpgAug. 29, 1968 Preston Gomez named the first manager of the Major League Padres.

Aug. 29, 1969 – Right-hander Al Santorini allowed two hits and four walks with six strikeouts in a complete game shutout as the Padres defeated Montreal 3-0 at San Diego Stadium. (more…)

PROSPECT WATCH – LHP JOSE TORRES

FullSizeRender 119.jpgAs all Padres fans know, the trade that sent Yonder Alonso and relief pitcher Mark Rzepczynski to the Oakland A’s last Dec. 2 brought left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz and outfielder Jabari Blash to the Padres.

But the Padres also received a left-handed reliever who has become one of the top bullpen prospects in the Padres system. (more…)

This Day In Padres History — Aug. 28

Cq-PiGNXEAAJzCsAug. 28, 1987 – Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt hits his 522nd career homer at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium to move past San Diego native Ted Williams on the all-time list.

Aug. 28, 1988Tim Flannery goes 4-for-4 with a double, a triple, a RBI and a run scored in the Padres 5-3 win at Montreal. (more…)

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