New Manager Andy Green on Padres Social Hour

green social hourYesterday afternoon, Andy Green was named the 17th manager in Padres history. After his introductory press conference, he stopped by Padres Social Hour to chat with Jesse Agler on the hiring process, his background, managerial style and more.

Green went into great detail to discuss what the interview process was like and described it as, “Amazing in my mind. I really appreciated the thoroughness of that day. They were dead set on doing their homework.” (more…)

Tony Gwynn Memorial Freeway Dedicated in San Diego’s North County

UntitledWhen one thinks about San Diego it’s almost impossible to not think about Tony Gwynn.

Given his devotion to America’s Finest City and the San Diego Padres after a 20-year Hall of Fame career, it just makes sense to associate Mr. Padre with the city he loved and gave so much to.

Now, it will literally be impossible to not think about Gwynn when driving into town. (more…)

Game Notes @ LAD (10.04) Padres Bullpen Takes the Reins in Final Game of 2015

Garces 2015Game no. 162 has finally arrived and the Padres will be playing their last game of 2015 this afternoon at Chavez Ravine.

In the final game of their current three-game set, the Padres (74-87) will take to the diamond one last time this year seeking a ‘W’ against the Dodgers (91-70) at an early start time of 12:10pm PT at Dodger Stadium.

While there is typically one single starter who is pegged to take the reins in a game, the Padres have opted to make Sunday a “Bullpen Day” and will use a combination of pitchers against the Dodgers. The first inning, at the very least, will be started by LHP Frank Garces (0-0, 5.00 ERA) who will be making his first Major League start of his career. (more…)

Murphy discusses Spangenberg, the Padres future before penultimate game

55ced5fa40e3a.imageIn his penultimate pre-game media session of the season, Padres interim-manager Pat Murphy praised the development of infielder Cory Spangenberg on Saturday at Dodger Stadium and said he sees good things ahead for the Padres.

“Spangenberg is establishing himself as an every-day player,” said Murphy. “I really like him at third. I think he is good at second. I like his competitiveness.”

“I really like what he has done. He’s worked hard to figure out his offensive game. He’s got bunt in his game. He’s got the steal in his game. He’s got speed in his game. He’s got contact in his game. He’s starting to make less and less of those bad outs. I don’t think he is 100 percent, he’s been playing with a sore knee all year. He’s an exciting player for the future.” (more…)

Game Notes @ LAD (10.03) Erlin takes the Hill in Penultimate Game no. 161 vs. Los Angeles

With only Saturday and Sunday’s contests left on the docket for 2015, San Diego is looking to rally and finish the year in the win column.

The Friars will certainly have their work cut out for them on Saturday, as the Padres (74-86) take on the surging Los Angeles Dodgers (90-70) at Chavez Ravine.

LHP Robbie Erlin (1-1, 6.30 ERA) will be tasked with starting Saturday’s penultimate game of 2015, as he faces off against RHP Zack Greinke (18-3, 1.68 ERA) hoping to quell the Dodgers’ ace and even the series at one apiece.  (more…)

Game Notes @ LAD (10.02) Kelly, Padres Open Final Series of 2015 at Dodger Stadium

The Padres are ready to close out their 2015 campaign as they kick off the first of their final three-game set of the year against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

With only three games left in the regular season, the Padres (74-85) are hoping to finish the season strong as they take on the NL West Division Champion Dodgers (89-70).

Getting the call for Friday night’s start at Chavez Ravine will be RHP Casey Kelly (0-1, 9.00 ERA) who made his first Major League start in almost three years last week. Opposing Kelley will be LHP Alex Wood (4-6, 4.55 ERA), who owns a lifetime 1-1 record with a 2.77 ERA over three career appearances and two starts against San Diego. (more…)

Game Notes vs. MIL (10.01) San Diego closes Season with Final Home Game at Petco Park

ian-kennedy-mlb-new-york-mets-san-diego-padres-590x900Thursday afternoon marks the final home game of the 2015 season for the Friars, and San Diego is looking to close out the year on a high note.

The Padres (73-85) will go for their 39th win at home this season at 3:40pm PT as they take on the Brewers (68-90) for the last time this year.

Taking the hill for “Closing Day” will be RHP Ian Kennedy (8-15, 4.38 ERA), who owns a career 2-4 record with a 3.88 ERA in nine career appearances and starts against the Crew. Opposing Kennedy will be RHP Taylor Jungmann (9-7, 3.64 ERA). (more…)

Justin Upton joins Kemp on sidelines with neck strain

V__AF4B Justin Upton suffered a neck strain Wednesday night when he slid head-first into the padded wall down the left-field foul line.

But extensive tests conducted on Wednesday night showed no signs of a concussion or neurological injuries.

“It was scary,” assistant general manager Josh Stein said early Thursday afternoon of Upton’s collision. “He is doing better. He has soreness around the neck and behind his neck. But everything checked out neurologically. There are no signs of a concussion. He didn’t lose consciousness.” (more…)

Kemp to miss last five games with finger injury

Matt Kemp will miss the last five games of the season due to a strained and partially torn tendon in the middle finger of his right hand.

Padres interim-manager Pat Murphy made the announcement Wednesday afternoon during his daily pre-game media session in the Padres dugout.

Kemp left Tuesday night’s series opener against the Brewers with soreness in his right hand after getting his 100th RBI of the season with a third-inning single. He came out for pinch-hitter Melvin Upton Jr. in his next scheduled plate appearance. (more…)

Cody Decker joins Intentional Talk to discuss Call-up, Antics and Dating Advice

Decker ITRecent Padres call-up Cody Decker joined Kevin Millar and Chris Rose on MLB Network’s Intentional Talk  Tuesday to discuss his journey through the minors and his ultimate call-up to the big league club.

Decker, who appeared in 761 games at the various levels of Minor League Baseball, was called up earlier this month for the first time in his six years as a member of the Padres organization.

To say that Decker is excited to finally be a part of a Major League roster is certainly an understatement.  (more…)


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