Diamond Dave archive for August, 2012

Press Conference for Padres New Ownership is Quite "Not" Telling

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/31/30621/ There have been a lot of questions surrounding the purchase of the San Diego Padres from John Moores by ...

Amid Padres New Ownership Distractions, Stults Unfazed, Beats Braves

While most media seemed to concentrate on the new ownership group of the Padres, including a morning press conference covered ...

Braves Snap Padres Win Streak

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/29/30490/ The San Diego Padres can't seem to figure out Atlanta Braves pitcher Kris Medlen. Just less than two weeks ...

Kelly Shines in Debut as Padres Blank Braves

Casey Kelly did on Monday night what a lot of baseball scouts thought he would do when called up to ...

Big Trade Blots Streaking Padres From National Spotlight

If not for the blockbuster trade the Dodgers and Red Sox just pulled off, the San Diego Padres would be ...

Pirates Swept by Surging Padres

Let's get this straight. So, all you have to do is to call up some minor league pitcher that most ...

Headley's Heroics Hammers Helpless Pirates

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/22/30142/ The only play more decisive in baseball than a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, ...

Volquez Wows as Padres Beat Pirates

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/21/30056/ Baseball is a game of what have you done for me lately. Your last four outings as a pitcher ...

Clayton Richard Shines as Padres Beat Giants

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/20/29938/ Maybe if the Padres could clone a bunch of Clayton Richards, maybe then the bats would also remain awake ...

Giants Hand Padres Fifth Straight Loss

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/19/29876/ The San Diego Padres are on the wrong side of a streak, which is bound to happen during the ...

Giants Stomp Padres

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/18/29860/ There isn’t always a lot that can be said after a blow-out loss from a team that was a ...

Braves Blister Padres for Third Straight Time

As Padres manager Buddy Black often points out, one can spin some events two ways. On the one hand, Braves ...

Sale of Padres Approved by MLB Owners

As was widely predicted, a group headed by the O'Malley family, or perhaps Ron Fowler, or even the Seidlers, depending ...

Braves Best Punchless Padres Again

Padres starter Edinson Volquez is in a slump, mired in a streak where he can't get out of the fifth ...

Padres Bats Sleep as Braves and Hudson Roll

With Clayton Richard on the mound for the Padres and Tim Hudson going for the Atlanta Braves, the obvious expectation ...

Padres Back in Form, Beat Braves

After Sunday's loss - after having a good lead and then getting creamed by the Pirates in the last game ...

Padres Take Another Series, Pirates the Victims

The Padres are doing what they wish they could have done from the beginning of the season. The idea in ...

Selig Will Approve His Own Money

Off of the top of my head, I remember the greatest infield I ever saw play the game of baseball. ...

Brooms and Dustpans Litter Petco Park as Padres Sweep Cubs

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/09/29439/ Padres starting pitcher Clayton Richard has a knack for making some things unnecessary. Like relief pitching. Like an abundance ...

Ohlendorf Hurls Six and Padres Post Seven To Beat Cubs

Seriously, Ross Ohlendorf? Really? So, no one wanted you and the Padres got lucky to sign you up because of ...

Padres Pitching and Hitting Collide, Beat Mets

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/06/29268/ The Padres combined the long ball with solid pitching on Sunday for some excellent results, and more importantly, they ...

Volquez Falters, Mets Beat Padres

In facing Jeremy Hefner of the New York Mets on Saturday, it could be presumed that the San Diego Padres ...

Padres Solve R. A. Dickey, Beat Mets

The New York Mets R.A. Dickey (pictured) is a knuckleball pitcher, and a dominant one this season in particular, entering ...

Reds Again Outlast Padres

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/02/28967/ The key to beating the Cincinnati Reds seems to be in having your offense put up big numbers against ...

Padres Split First Two of Four With Reds

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/01/28904/ The Padres seem to be getting better, but are still often coming up just short. After losing in extra-innings ...

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