June 30, 1971 – First baseman Nate Colbert hits a two-run homer and right-hander Steve Arlin holds the Giants to one run on five hits in a complete game as the Padres defeat San Francisco 2-1 at Qualcomm Stadium.
June 30, 1973 – Steve Arlin allows three hits and a walk while striking out seven in a complete-game shutout as the Padres win 3-0 at the Astrodome. (more…)
By Bill Center
Top catching prospect Austin Hedges has been the story not only of the Padres’ minor league system this week, but all of Minor League Baseball.
In this week’s Down on the Farm, focused on Week 7 of the minor league calendar, we highlight Hedges’ incredible production and the rest of the best stories from the San Diego system.
Thanks to Interleague Play, the Padres host an entire homestand this week without facing a National League opponent.
Instead, San Diego welcomes Baltimore for a two-game set after facing the Orioles at Camden Yards last week. Then, the Padres say hi to the Yankees for a three-game series on Fourth of July weekend.
This homestand also marks the opening of the Padres Hall of Fame, the induction into it of Ken Caminiti and Ted Williams, and plenty of other giveaways and excitement in the last homestand before the All-Star Game. Here’s all the information you need.
Wil Myers concludes one of the best months in Padres’ history today.
The first baseman has set records for home runs (11) and extra-base hits (20) for the month of June and is hitting .326 (31-for-95) in 25 games this month with 31 RBIs and 24 runs scored to go with his nine doubles and 11 home runs. He has also drawn 18 walks this month, including nine in his last five games, giving him a .434 on-base percentage to go with his .768 slugging percentage for a 1.202 OPS for the month. (more…)
The Orioles came into Petco Park last night and did what they do better than any other team in MLB – hit home runs. They cranked 4 long balls off Padres pitching to propel themselves to an 11-7 victory over the Friars in the mini-series opener. Melvin Upton Jr. made a spectacular home run robbing catch, and hit a home run of his own to try to keep the Friars close, and the offense made a valiant charge at the end, scoring 6 runs in their final 9 outs. But the hole dug by starter Erik Johnson (4 runs) and reliever Carlos Villanueva (7 runs) was just too deep to dig out of.
The fellas will try to salvage another series tie with the O’s, this time in broad daylight with a 12:40 PT start to allow the visitors to get on their plane at a reasonable hour for their trip to Seattle. To secure the win and break Baltimore’s 6-game winning streak, the Padres will need to…
June 29, 1979 – Renamed the San Diego Chicken, Ted Giannoulas makes his Padres return in a “re-hatching” during a 4-1 loss to the Astros before a crowd of 41,822 at San Diego Stadium.
June 29, 1987 – Taking over after Storm Davis leaves after the first inning, right-hander Jimmy Jones allows two hits and two walks with two strikeouts over eight innings to complete a shutout as the Padres defeat the Dodgers 3-0 at Dodger Stadium. (more…)
The Padres return from a successful 4-2 road trip to start a run of six interleague contests against A.L. East foes. Before everyone starts getting distracted by the ever-popular Yankees coming to town on Friday, let’s take a look at the mini-series starting today with the Orioles.
The Padres just faced the division-leading Orioles to start this last road trip, but there are a couple of changes for this series since then.
June 28, 1969 – One day after snapping an 11-game losing streak, the Padres lost 19-0 to the Dodgers at San Diego Stadium. It equals the worst loss in Padres history and is the 49th and final shutout of Don Drysdale’s career.
June 28, 1995 – Ken Caminiti goes 4-for-5 with two homers and five RBIs as the Padres beat the Dodgers 8-2 at Dodger Stadium. (more…)
UPDATE, 2:15PM: The team announced this afternoon that they have made additional roster moves:
- Placed OF Jon Jay on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to 6/20, with a right forearm fracture.
- Jay’s 2016 and career stats.
- Recalled INF/OF Alex Dickerson from Triple-A El Paso.
In addition, the team announced that RHP Andrew Cashner will make a rehab start for Single-A Lake Elsinore tonight.