Diamond Dave archive for March, 2013

Padres set to open 2013 season on Monday

The San Diego Padres have trimmed their roster to 25 players and injuries aside will try and compete starting Monday against the New York Mets

And so, the San Diego Padres are ready to open the regular season on Monday, facing the New York Mets ...

Padres lose a pair as the squad spilts and fails to rally on either front

The San Diego Padres lost to the Los Angeles Angels in Tempe and simultaneously dropped a decision to the Arizona Diamondbacks in Tucson to even their overall record in Cactus League play

The good news for the San Diego Padres is that they are probably outperforming their spring training expectation, but the ...

Padres gaining in Cactus League

The San Diego Padres had a good week in spring training Cactus League play and their fifth starting pitcher spot appears to be between only a couple of candidates now

Culminating with a victory on Saturday over the Arizona Diamondbacks by a score of 10-4, the Padres appear to be ...

Padres keeping close to even in spring training

After dropping a game to the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, the Padres rebound to rout the Oakland Athletics on Monday

Sunday wasn't as kind to the Padres as was Monday, but it's spring training and these things happen and in ...

Enormous blast from Kyle Blanks not enough for Padres to get by Rangers

The Texas Rangers beat the Padres in Peoria on Saturday in spite of a monstrously long home run from Kyle Blanks

If there was ever any doubt about how much power the bat of Kyle Blanks could possibly wield, then those ...

Rain spoils promising Padres early lead against White Sox

The San Diego Padres are rained out after only three innings against the Chicago White Sox

The Padres could have used the rain on Thursday when the Angels caught fire early, and could have done without ...

Padres creamed by the Angels in Cactus League play

The Los Angeles Angels visited Peoria and dismantled the Padres 12-3 on Thursday in exhibition play

Freddy Garcia doesn't seem to be making a case for consideration at a shot to make the big club. Garcia ...

Padres lose one then win one in Cactus League play

The San Diego Padres lose to the Texas Rangers, then beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, then take a day off

It's not as though the Padres are going to get many scheduled days off in Cactus League play this year ...

Padres win two straight over Indians and White Sox

The San Diego Padres improve to 6-5 in Cactus League play, taking down the Cleveland Indians on Saturday and then shutting down the Chicago White Sox on Sunday

Well, one thing that seems to be obvious early on in 2013 spring training for the Padres is that these ...

Padres beat the Dodgers 7-5 in Cactus League play

In their first meeting in the Cactus League in 2013, Padres beat their division rivals

Zack Greinke didn't look much better than Freddy Garcia on the mound on Friday afternoon, and the Padres took care ...

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