#PadresPainting, Ross’s 8 Shutout Innings

Tyson Ross tossed eight shutout innings as the Padres took the series opener 2-1 against the Giants on Friday night. He also struck out a season-high nine and is also the subject of the latest #PadresPainting:

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#BuddysBullets, 4/18/14

buddy scrumA lot of injury updates came out of today’s media session with Bud Black.  The Padres manager focused on four injured players in his pregame session with the media: (more…)

#SDNoteVote, 4/18/14

Detroit Tigers vs San Diego PadresPadres kick off a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants from Petco Park. This is the first meeting between the division rivals this season. Tyson Ross is on the mound for the Padres as he looks to get his second win of the season.

The official game notes for tonight’s game are out and we invite you to vote for your favorite below! (more…)

Padres in Need of Run Support, X-Man Homerun Show and more…

by Bill Center San Francisco Giants v San Diego Padres

I hate seeing good pitching wasted.

Which is what is happening with the Padres right now.

Yes, it happens to all teams. But this cycle for the Padres seems particularly tough because the pitching stepped forward with the performance the Padres needed to get off to that fast start they desired. (more…)

From the Farm, 4/17/14

by Bill Center Diamondbacks v Padres

Jason Hagerty came off the disabled list at Double-A San Antonio Thursday night and homered in the Missions 4-1 win at Midland.

A catcher by trade, the 26-year-old Hagerty, a fifth-round pick of the Padres in 2009, was at first Thursday with Austin Hedges catching.

Hagerty opened the season on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain. (more…)

The End of Confrontation Between Managers/Umpires and More…

by Bill Center Cleveland Indians v San Diego Padres

The new replay rule has all but eliminated the manager/umpire confrontation in baseball.

And many believe that has eliminated a key element of the game.

“I miss some of that, it was a part of the game,” Padres manager Bud Black admitted recently.

But the replay rule has changed that dynamic. (more…)

From the Farm, 4/16/14

by Bill Center Hunter Renfroe

Ronnie Richardson had a good day and a bad day for Single-A Fort Wayne in an 18-inning marathon Wednesday afternoon.

Richardson the outfielder went 3-for-5 with three steals and three runs scored. But Richardson came onto pitch in the 18th when the TinCaps ran out of available pitchers. Richardson allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in the top of the 18th as Fort Wayne suffered a 7-5 loss to visiting Burlington. (more…)

Hinch Discusses Start of Season, Injuries and More

Screen Shot 2014-04-17 at 10.27.23 AMOn yesterday’s edition of Padres Social Hour, VP/Assistant GM AJ Hinch stopped by the show to chat with Jesse Agler and Randy Jones about the state of the Padres. He discussed the first couple of weeks of the 2014 season, provided some injury updates and more…

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#PadresPainting, Cash Wins Again

Andrew Cashner won his second consecutive game on Wednesday night, as the Padres picked up their second win in three nights against the Rockies. Cashner pitched into the eighth inning and allowed just one earned run while striking out five. He lowered his ERA for the season to 1.27 and he is once again the subject of a #PadresPainting:

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Buddy’s Bullets, 4/16/14

Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego PadresAt the start of Padres batting practice today, Bud Black provided updates on the team to the media in the home dugout.

Here are the main takeaways: (more…)

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