Game Day Entries for May, 2013

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Thwarted advice to a beginning golfer

My good friend J-B wants to take up golf. Even Surgeon General's warnings - golf promotes bruxism; shanking is karmic ...

Mariners get split with Padres in final Vedder Cup game of series

The balls launched out of Petco Park were hit by the Mariners as they end up even with the Padres in the four-game match

The Vedder Cup was decided on Wednesday but the day game on Thursday wrapped up the fourth and final leg ...

Advice to a beginning golfer

My good friend J-B wants to take up golf. My first reaction: DON'T!!! Hunt rattlers with a toothpick. Camp out ...

Vedder Cup secured as Padres slip by Mariners

It took ten innings, but the Padres ensured at least a series tie with the Seattle Mariners and assurance that the Vedder Cup will remain in San Diego

If only the Padres had a slew of pitchers like Eric Stults, the prolific offense they often seek wouldn’t be ...

Vedder Cup closer to remaining in San Diego as Padres down Mariners

The 2013 Vedder Cup can be decided on Wednesday evening, as the Padres even the four-game series with Seattle

Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez can be frustrating to watch, like in the second inning on Tuesday when he gave ...

Padres lose first leg of Vedder Cup to Mariners

The return of Padres starter Clayton Richard was entirely forgettable as Aaron Harang and the Mariners shut out the Friars

Anyone can put any sort of a spin on the return of Clayton Richard Monday night in the first leg ...

Diamondbacks take series over Padres

The Arizona Diamondbacks got some timely hitting as Jason Marquis was shaky, and the Padres dropped the series to the Snakes

Jason Marquis is the first to admit that he still hasn’t found his stride, in spite of coming into Sunday’s ...

Cashner rights ship as Padres roll over Diamondbacks

The offense pounded out 10 runs on 12 hits and Andrew Cashner was effective as the San Diego Padres evened the series with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Andrew Cashner has slowly drifted away from trying to blow everyone away with his blazing fastball and is concentrating more ...

Snakes bite Padres in Arizona

The Arizona Diamondbacks put up 5 runs in one inning to down the San Diego Padres at Chase Field

The San Diego Padres would like to forget the bottom of the seventh inning from Friday night’s game against the ...

Baseball's most nebulous statistic

Baseball is won in the standings, regardless of how many runs a team scores or doesn't score

How much does run differential – the measure of the difference between how many total runs a team scores and ...

Cardinals top Padres in clash of rookie pitchers

The Padres Burch Smith faltered while Tyler Lyons shined for St. Louis and the Cardinals beat the Padres to take the series.

Burch Smith, for the second time in his three-start major league career, failed to get out of the second inning. ...

Padres unhinged by Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright was dominant and Padres starter Edinson Volquez wasn't as the Padres lost

We can go on and on about Edinson Volquez, but it won’t do a bit of good. Yes, he gave ...

Padres loosely take down Cardinals

With the Padres on a bit of a roll, the loose clubhouse takes the first game of three from St. Louis

It was a very loose Padres clubhouse as reporters entered a little under four hours before first pitch on Monday ...

Padres crush Nationals to earn series split

The San Diego Padres demolished the Washington Nationals to come back and tack the last two games in the four-game series

How many times have you heard or perhaps even said, “I wish my favorite team would have saved some of ...

Padres take down Nationals in heroic fashion

The Nationals Ryan Zimmermann is off to a fast start, but the Padres found a way to get to him thanks to whoever you choose to credit with the victory.

When you watch and you analyze a baseball game, it’s often difficult to choose just one hero in a team ...

Burch better but not quite good enough yet

Burch Smith pitched into the sixth inning but still needs refinement as the Nationals beat the Padres in extra innings.

Burch Smith took the hill for the second time in his major league career on Friday evening against the Nationals ...

Pregame ponderings on a Friday

The Padres are making roster moves and have still more to consider shortly, especially at the catcher position

Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal, who was suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive with performance enhancing ...

Strasburg propels Nationals to win over Padres

The Washington Nationals beat the San Diego Padres on Thursday 6-2 on strength of Stephen Strasburg's tremendous outing

Stephen Strasburg did something he had never done in his big league career on Thursday evening in Petco Park. Strasburg ...

Stephen Strasburg to pitch against Padres at Petco

For the first time in his professional career, Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg takes hill at Petco Park

Former West Hills High School and San Diego State University star Stephen Strasburg will start Thursday, facing the team he ...

Padres sweep Orioles in short series

The San Diego Padres got their offense in gear and completed a two-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles

It all boils down to either hitting or pitching, and the Padres are often lacking either one or the other. ...

Padres down Orioles with last-minute heroics

Starter Andrew Cashner will be slighted in his excellent start as the Friars came back in the ninth inning to defeat the Orioles

If there is a doubt left in anyone’s mind concerning whether Andrew Cashner should be a starter or a reliever, ...

Padres flagship station adds the Aztecs to their broadcasting venue

BCA radio announces deal to put their San Diego sports station on top, Aztec Nation to be represented.

The Padres flagship station, sports talk-radio 1090 AM announced on Monday that they have locked up a deal with the ...

Jedd Gyorko a lot like Chase Headley?

Scuttlebutt surrounds signing Gyorko long-term, but maybe there's a good reason the Padres shouldn't pull the trigger quite yet

So, the Cubs have signed ex-Padre and ex-Red Sox prospect Anthony Rizzo to a very long term contract. This will ...

Rays complete sweep of Padres

Again the Padres were up on the Rays but couldn't hold them back, as Tampa Bay takes all three in the series

You can blame a lot of things for this latest sweep of the Padres. You can blame it on the ...

Rays walk off in bottom of the ninth to beat the Padres

Evan Longoria hit a walk-off 2-run homer to down the Padres after the Padres came back from four runs down

Burch Smith had his first outing in the major leagues and it’s one he’ll never forget. Smith failed to record ...

Who in the hell is Burch Smith and why is he starting for the Padres on Saturday?

Once considered a project for any major league club willing to draft him, Burch Smith is suddenly a promising prospect that the Padres are willing to take a chance on.

Burch Smith was considered to be a project when he was ultimately drafted by the Padres in the 14th round ...

Padres FANtasticly stung by Rays

Some eighteen strikeouts later in route to setting a major league record, the Rays come back and double up the Padres

Keeping the Tampa Bay Rays from scoring isn’t so easy as keeping the Miami Marlins off of the base paths. ...

Padres complete sweep of Marlins

The Miami Marlins only managed one run in the three-game series as the Padres swept and find themselves only two games below even on the season

Yes, of course, the Miami Marlins are not the Miami Heat. The Marlins are a bad team at the moment, ...

Padres beat Marlins again thanks to Stults and Venable

Eric Stults pitched the Padres to victory over the Miami Marlins while Will Venable homered on an odd-looking play

Eric Stults has been surprisingly effective since the Padres claimed him off of waivers from the Chicago White Sox in ...

After beating the Marlins, Padres find themselves out of last place

In the National League West, the Padres have climbed out of a hole and the Dodgers take the dubious distinction of being the last place team in the division with the highest payroll in the league

As incredible as it might seem, after a terrible start to the season, the Padres have pulled themselves out of ...

Padres take series over Diamondbacks

Edinson Volquez pitched quality inning and Jedd Gyorko blasted a two-run insurance bomb as the Padres took care of the Diamondbacks to take the three-game series

Less than a month ago, Edinson Volquez was booed at Petco Park, coming off of an awful start. What a ...

Padres place Clayton Richard on disabled list

On Sunday, the San Diego Padres placed pitcher Clayton Richard on the disabled list with intestinal issues, reinstate Tyson Ross from DL

Apparently, there was a reason for Clayton Richard’s poor performances in his last two outings that weren’t explained until Sunday ...

Padres blasted by Diamondbacks after regrettable second inning

Padres starter Clayton Richard would love to have an inning erased as the Arizona Diamondbacks score six runs to crush San Diego

If it were possible to throw out the top of the second inning in Saturday’s game between the Padres and ...

Meet Jedd Gyorko, the rookie that doesn't act like a rookie

Jedd Gyorko, like most rookies, could be flustered and overwhelmed by The Show, but he's as cool and as confident as is just about any veteran player

Jedd might or might not have been born to play baseball, but he certainly was groomed to play the game ...

Padres hang on to beat Diamondbacks

Prolific hitting held up some sketchy pitching and the San Diego Padres held off a late rally by the Arizona Diamondbacks

Friday night was back and forth between the Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks until the Padres pulled away and then ...

Padres ownership offers contract extension to Chase Headley through the media

Before actually talking with Chase Headley about it, Padres CEO Ron Fowler went to media indicating that the team was looking to sign Headley long term

Fresh off of a 4-2 victory on Thursday in Chicago to give the Padres a split with the Cubs in ...

Cashner erratic as Cubs beat Padres

Andrew Cashner couldn't command his fastball and the Padres couldn't hit as they fell to the Cubs

The good news is that the Padres have had 20 hits in the last two games. The bad news is ...

Bombs away! Padres beat Cubs when wind blows out

The wind was blowing out at Wrigley Field and the Padres caught it and beat the Chicago Cubs

When the wind blows out at Wrigley Field in Chicago, it can make any baseball team look good. And it ...