Diamond Dave archive for April, 2013

Cubs take down Padres at Wrigley

The San Diego Padres faced the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago and left the bats behind

The Padres travelled to Chicago to face the Cubs on an upbeat and hopeful note, after winning four straight games ...

Padres complete sweep of Giants

The San Diego Padres treat the San Francisco Giants the same way the Giants treated them a week ago and bring out the brooms

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/29/44569/ It was only one week ago that the San Diego Padres were fresh off of a trip to San ...

Padres prevail over Giants in wild extra-innings game

Thanks in part to Yonder Alonso's three doubles and an error in the bottom of the twelfth inning, the Padres beat the Giants

After a crisp 2-1 game on Friday evening that was played in 2 hours and 19 minutes, conventional thinking could ...

Padres and Cashner get by Giants

Andrew Cashner pitched a quality start and the San Diego Padres held on to beat the San Francisco Giants Friday evening.

Andrew Cashner’s first start of the season was in San Francisco almost a week ago, and even though Tim Lincecum ...

Padres edge Brewers to avoid sweep

San Diego outlasts Milwaukee, Edinson Volquez goes seven innings of scoreless ball and looks brilliant

On Wednesday the Padres had a lot stacked against them, what with a five-game losing streak on their tails and ...

Brewers beat Padres again when pitching fails early

Padres are losers of five straight while the Brewers have won nine in a row as Clayton Richard can't get out of the second inning

This big question with Carlos Quentin returning to the lineup on Tuesday was what effect the Headley – Quentin dynamic ...

Brewers down Padres for eighth straight win

San Diego loses its fourth straight game while Milwaukee wins its eighth in a row

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/23/44234/ The Padres came home on Monday to face a hot team in the Milwaukee Brewers, winners of seven straight ...

Giants complete sweep of Padres

The San Francisco Giants take all three games from the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park

How do you frame 21 innings where the Padres haven’t even scored a run? Certainly, San Francisco Giants pitching sure ...

Giants shut out Padres

The San Francisco Giants got only three hits but made one of them count while shutting out the Padres

Does Tim Lincecum have it again this season? His splitter is certainly working again, as Padres bats flailed at his ...

Giants beat Padres on walk-off double in bottom of the ninth

In spite of a quality start from Edinson Volquez, the Padres bull pen fails in the last inning and the Giants edge the Padres

Edinson Volquez needed a good outing for the Padres on Friday and he got one, although he was shaky at ...

Fifteen games in, what to expect from the Padres

At 5-10, are the Padres history this early in the season or can we expect more from this club?

Fifteen games into the season, what conclusions can be drawn from the performance of the 2013 Padres? Sure, it’s early, ...

Tom Garfinkel in damage control mode over comments

Padres President and CEO Tom Garfinkel finds himself apologizing for comments made at a private meeting with season ticket holders

Tom Garfinkel, President and Chief Executive Officer of the San Diego Padres, has apparently offended some folks who either have ...

Padres complete sweep of Dodgers

The San Diego Padres took the third game of the series at the Los Angeles Dodgers to complete the sweep

Clayton Kershaw is tough, almost unhittable at times, and the Padres have had very limited success against him. Tyson Ross ...

Chase Headley returns Wednesday while Cameron Maybin goes to the disabled list

Chase Headley has been taken off of the disabled list and replaced there by Cameron Maybin

Chase Headley has returned to the San Diego Padres as of Wednesday, and is in the starting lineup for the ...

Padres whollop Dodgers as bats come to life

The San Diego Padres put together a prolific offense and solid starting pitching to down the Dodgers and take their first series of the season

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/17/43977/ The Padres bats have awakened. On a chilly Los Angeles evening, the San Diego Padres finally put together an ...

Padres take down Dodgers in Los Angeles

The Padres needed a win and they got one riding the back of Eric Stults

The San Diego Padres travelled up to Los Angeles to face the Dodgers after a six-game home stand that resulted ...

Carlos Quentin drops appeal of suspension

The eight game suspension for Carlos Quentin began Sunday, as appeal is dropped

Carlos Quentin dropped his appeal of the suspension handed down to him from the Commissioner’s office on Sunday morning. The ...

Rockies complete sweep of Padres again

For the second time this season, the Rockies sweep the Padres in spite of good outing from Clayton Richard

The Padres, losers of four straight and opening with a record of 2-9, needed a shot in the arm from ...

Padres get pounded by Rockies

The Rockies blasted the Padres on Saturday after Chase Headley receives Silver Slugger and Gold Glove awards before the game

It hasn’t been easy with Edinson Volquez on the mound this season, and Saturday at Petco Park against the Colorado ...

Rockies roll over Padres

Down two runs after seven innings, the Rockies get two in the eighth and two in the ninth to beat the Padres 7-5

After Thursday’s brawl game made national news, Friday’s pregame brought out media from everywhere, which can certainly be a distraction. ...

More on Greinke vs. Quentin

Apparently, after Thursday night's game and the brawl that interrupted it, Carlos Quentin and Matt Kemp squared off

It was learned that late after the game on Thursday between the Dodgers and Padres where a brawl broke out, ...

Carlos Quentin vs. Zack Greinke: The real reason for the brawl

Was there really a history between Quentin and Greinke or is this just baseball at its core?

There is a history between Padres Carlos Quentin and the Dodgers Zack Greinke that dates back several years, according to ...

Brawl mars Dodgers victory over Padres

A benches-clearing brawl with several ejections interrupts the Padres loss to the Dodgers

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/12/43580/ No one could have considered that there would have been a brawl on Thursday in the rubber match between ...

Who's on first? Dodgers edge Padres in game with strange ending

The Padres came close but lost to the Dodgers in a game where players exchanged positions multiple times

The Dodgers didn’t start Chad Billingsley until Wednesday, skipping his turn in the rotation because of a right finger contusion ...

Chase Headley may return to Padres soon

After taking limited batting practice on Wednesday, the date of Chase Headley's return may be known soon

Since breaking his thumb in spring training, many Padres fans have been eagerly awaiting the return of third baseman Chase ...

Padres run over Dodgers in Petco Park opener

Dodgers give up 5 runs in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Padres roll to a 9-3 victory

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/10/43529/ Tuesday. Opening Day at Petco Park. Pristine field. Red, white, and blue bunting hung along the railing in the ...

Rockies sweep Padres

The Colorado Rockies swept the San Diego Padres in a three game series

Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez struggled in the first inning while Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin breezed as Colorado trounced San ...

Padres floundering on opening road trip

San Diego lost two of three against the New York Mets and now look to get swept in three games in Colorado against the Rockies

In case anyone wondered how important Chase Headley is to the San Diego Padres, look no further than the current ...

Padres again beaten by Mets

The San Diego Padres lost their second game of the season once again getting whacked by the New York Mets in Queens

Clayton Richard got stung for eight runs (seven earned) on seven hits (including three home runs) and two walks while ...

Padres ponder past prospectus as Mets meet Monks on Wednesday

After getting their butts kicked, the Padres meet the Mets again in Citi Field and hope to draw even

No way to sum up the Padres this season. They're down one game already but what about the other 161? ...

Padres pummelled by Mets in season opener

The San Diego Padres were mauled by the New York Mets on opening day where pitching and hitting failed to be competitive

Padres starter Edinson Volquez was erratic and the relief pitchers weren't much better, as the bats didn't connect often enough ...

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