Bud Black talked about the influence Matt Kemp and Justin Upton are having on the Padres, Yonder Alonso’s offense, Ian Kennedy’s rehab program, Jedd Gyorko’s return to the starting lineup, the vibe at Petco Park and Jackie Robinson Day Wednesday during his pre-game media conference before the 6:10 finale of the Padres’ first homestand of the season. (more…)
The emergence of the switch-hitting Venezuelan was one of the first topics discussed by Padres manager Bud Black during his pre-game media session. (more…)
“Hit a home run and start the next day,” was Black’s tradition.
Well, both Wil Nieves (grand slam) and Will Venable homered Sunday. And neither are in the lineup for Monday’s opener of a three0game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park (7:10 p.m.; TV: FSSD; Radio: 1090-AM). (more…)
Pairings like that don’t come along all the time. But on Sunday afternoon, there was another special pitching matchup for the Padres family. (more…)
But there are games. And then there are GAMES.
And Saturday evening at Petco Park (5:40 p.m., TV: FSSD; Radio 1090-AM) is one of those GAMES. (more…)
The Padres placed Ian Kennedy on the 15-day disabled list, optioned relief pitcher Nick Vincent to Triple-A El Paso and promoted relief pitchers Chris Rearick and Brandon Maurer from the Chihauhuas Friday before facing the San Francisco Giants and Tim Lincecum at Petco Park (7:05 p.m., TV: FSSD; Radio: 1090-AM). (more…)
Among the topics discussed by Black was the vibe around San Diego regarding the Padres, Derek Norris – both behind the plate and in the No. 2 spot in the lineup – and where some of the rehabbing pitchers are in their efforts to return to the Padres. (more…)
There wasn’t anything to do yet. But it’s the Padres home opener. It felt good just to sit down in the park and take in all the scenery that had been missing since the end of last season – while awaiting to view the new scenery. (more…)
This morning I was settling back into the office at Petco Park after six weeks in Arizona and stumbled upon this tweet from The Hollywood Reporter: