Diamond Dave archive for April, 2012

Bring In the Fences? We Don't Need No Stinking Bringing in the Fences!

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/29/23651/ Et tu, Tom Garfinkel, et tu? All of this talk about bringing in the fences at Petco Park. And ...

Bass Caught In San Francisco, Padres Get Bit

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/29/23630/ Anthony Bass was perfect for the longest time, untouchable, no San Francisco Giants bat could get to him, he ...

Hundley Magnificent, Padres Beat Giants

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/28/23611/ The easiest thing to do, according to sage philosophers, mixed martial arts experts, and failed politicians, is to kick ...

Volquez Brilliant, Kotsay Pushes Padres Past Nationals

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/27/23560/ A few hours before the game on Thursday, media members slowly spilled out of the clubhouse and into the ...

Wieland Good, Zimmerman Better as Nats Beat Pads

Joe Wieland (pictured) was good on Wednesday afternoon, he simply wasn't quite as good as the Nationals' Jordan Zimmerman. Hours ...

Nationals Outlast Padres

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/25/23484/ Jesus Guzman was out on Tuesday, available only in a serious emergency, with a dental procedure that left him ...

Padres Manage Split with Phillies

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/23/23324/ Before Saturday's game, the Padres were coming off of a four-game losing streak, with a record of 3 wins ...

Fireworks Unrelated to Padres Offense

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/21/23251/ It was Fireworks Friday at Petco, business as usual for what is routinely featured this time of year at ...

Wieland Impressive, Padres Bats Not So Much

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/20/23206/ Chase Headley stood in the Padres clubhouse before Thursday's game and fielded questions, everything from his rising performance at ...

Rockies Doubles Spell Troubles for the Padres

Tuesday night in Colorado, it was the 49-year old Jamie Moyer that out-dueled the Padres hitters and the Padres wound ...

Padres Ship Is Seaworthy, After All

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/17/23007/ Not that there was ever a real need to panic, but if there had been, the Padres response on ...

The Blood From a Live Rooster

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/15/22913/ On opening day in Petco Park, Padres starter Edinson Volquez faced Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, in a game where ...

Joe Wieland Gets Major League Lesson

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/14/22884/ Padres Manager Buddy Black has said on more than one occasion that his favorite days as a Major League ...

Padres Live Then Die By Walks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/14/22879/ Nick Hundley is hitless so far, nada in 19 at-bats, a far cry from the end of last season. ...

Padres Lose Game, Series to Diamondbacks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/13/22842/ It was easy to sense it was going to be a chilly night at Petco Park, even as the ...

Denorfia's Homerun Lifts Padres

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/11/22707/ Padres manager Bud Black is always talking about getting the big hit, that it's necessary in order to win ...

Padres Blow Chances, Game, in 11 Innings

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/11/22683/ On Sunday, Chase Headley got his first hit of the season, a grand slam. You wonder how much that ...

Padres Farm Report: 4-11-12

Suddenly, the Padres farm system is more important than ever and worth keeping two eyes on. Apart from the Dominican ...

Padres Avoid Sweep

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/08/22466/ You're the skipper of a ball club that has lost three in a row, the first three of the ...

Flash Gordon Strikes Again

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/08/22413/ The Padres looked finished early on Saturday evening, going down to the Dodgers 5-0 by the top of the ...

The Ghost of Ray Kroc

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/06/22308/ (Image: Edinson Volquez) Padres manager Bud Black sat in the dugout three hours prior to the start of the ...

Padres Set Roster

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/04/22213/ At a post-game press conference after the exhibition game between the San Diego Padres and the Kansas City Royals, ...

View From the Press Box

It was evident Tuesday evening that even though it was to be the first game of professional baseball played inside ...

Volquez Gets Nod

Padres Manager Buddy Black announced on Sunday that the opening day starter for the team will be Edinson Volquez. It ...

And Then There Were Three

There are three exhibition games left in 2012. Most of the position players have been ready for the regular season ...