July 24, 1971 – A sacrifice fly by Nate Colbert in the bottom of the ninth ends the longest scoreless innings streak in Padres history at 37 2/3 innings. Ollie Brown followed with a two-run homer, but the Pirates win 4-3 at San Diego Stadium.
July 24, 1976 – Dave Winfield drives in Tito Fuentes with a walk-off double in the ninth to give the Padres a 6-5 win over the Dodgers at San Diego Stadium. (more…)
The Padres played their second game in the heat and humidity at Washington Saturday with trade rumors swirling around outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. and right-handed starting pitcher Andrew Cashner.
Padres manager Andy Green discussed the situation in his daily pre-game media session. (more…)
Thanks to Ryan Schimpf extending the Padres consecutive home run streak to 21, the Padres took an early 2-0 lead against Max Scherzer and the Nationals. Unfortunately, that lead was whittled away by the 5th and two hanging curve balls in the 9th gave Washington a 3-2 walk off victory to even the series at one piece.
With the series outcome in the balance the Padres will enter today’s contest looking for…
July 23, 1979 – Dave Winfield is 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs in a 6-5 win over the Phillies at San Diego Stadium.
July 23, 2000 – Ryan Klesko’s second home run of the game, a two-run shot in the top of the 10th, gives the Padres a 6-4 win over Colorado at Coors Field.
Luis Perdomo put together the best outing of his young MLB career last night firing 7 strong innings of 2-run ball to help the Padres take the opener from the Nationals 5-3. Matt Kemp provided the offense with a 2 home run night driving in 4 runs, and extending the Padres streak of hitting a long ball in a game to a franchise record 20 straight.
The Friars have a chance to lock in the series win tonight and can do it if…
After losing four straight games in St. Louis, the Padres flew to Washington, D.C., late Thursday night for a three-game series against the Nationals.
It’s like going from the frying pan to the fire – and not just because the Padres are going from facing the second-place team in the National League Central to facing the leaders of the National League East. (more…)
July 22, 1979 – Pinch-hitter Jerry Turner hits a three-run, walk-off homer in the ninth to give the Padres a 4-2 win over the Chicago Cubs at San Diego Stadium.
July 22, 1997 – Greg Vaughn hits a pinch-hit homer in the eighth to end a shutout and follows with a walk-off single an inning later as the Padres defeat Pittsburgh at Qualcomm Stadium. (more…)
As rumors swirled this week about the potential trade of right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner to a contending team, Cashner was listed in the starting lineup for Thursday’s series finale against the Cardinals in St. Louis.
Padres manager Andy Green discussed Cashner – and the progress of injured starting pitcher Tyson Ross – in his daily media session before Thursday’s game. (more…)
July 21, 1970 – With the Padres trailing 1-0, manager Preston Gomez pulled right-handed starting pitcher Clay Kirby for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the eighth although Kirby had pitched a no-hitter for eight innings against the Mets. Bud Harrelson singled to open the ninth against reliever Jack Baldschun and the Mets scored two more runs to defeat the Padres 3-0 at San Diego Stadium.
July 21, 1974 – First baseman Willie McCovey hits two, two-run homers as the Padres defeat the Mets 7-3 at San Diego Stadium. (more…)
Both games in yesterday’s split double-header between the Padres and Cardinals were close, but the Friars came up short in the morning contest 4-2, and in the evening 3-2 to put their backs against the wall tonight to avoid a four game series sweep. The Padres undoing was in large part at the hands of one of their former mates, Jedd Gyorko, who hit 3 HR’s between the two games and driving in all 3 of the runs in the night cap.
To avoid the dreaded broom to start the road trip it will help if…