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Lucchesi hits speed bump, offense goes frozen

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:01:04 EDT

While Padres rookie Joey Lucchesi wasn't bad in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the D-backs at Chase Field, one situation undid him. He allowed four runs in the 4th inning, finishing with four strikeouts in five innings.

Mitchell starts as Padres return to Colorado

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 19:23:04 EDT

The Padres will visit the Rockies for a three-game series, beginning at 5:40 p.m. PT on Monday night. The matchup has been heated this season and frustrations came to a head when the two clubs brawled in the final game of the last set they played. Bryan Mitchell will take the mound for the Padres in the opener. Through 19 2/3 innings over four starts, he's walked 17 batters. The Padres will face Rockies righty Chad Bettis, who has given up just one run in his last two starts.

Richard scuffles, bats quieted in loss to D-backs

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:51:48 EDT

The Padres fell, 6-2, to the D-backs at Chase Field on Saturday as left-hander Clayton Richard lasted just five innings for a fourth consecutive start, further taxing a bullpen that had logged the third-most frames in the league entering the day.

Urias among top prospect performers

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 19:52:24 EDT

Padres infielder Luis Urias was among top prospect performers on Sunday.

Padres activate Margot; Renfroe (elbow) to DL

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:30:43 EDT

The Padres reinstated outfielder Manuel Margot from the 10-day disabled list before Saturday night's game against the D-backs and placed outfielder Hunter Renfroe on the DL (retroactive to Wednesday) due to right elbow inflammation.

Ross comes 4 outs shy of no-no; SD wins in 9th

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 03:00:19 EDT

Tyson Ross took a no-hitter into the eighth, but couldn't get the third out to send it to the ninth. The Padres scored three runs in the ninth on their way to a 4-1 victory in the series opener.

You'll never guess who hit 2018's longest HR

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 03:37:40 EDT

Franchy Cordero blasted a 489-foot solo shot -- the longest in the Major Leagues this year -- off the center-field scoreboard at Chase Field. It put the Padres up 1-0 in the fourth inning.

Padres' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:54:28 EDT

Who do the Padres have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for San Diego's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Ross' near no-no just latest close call for SD

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 01:07:48 EDT

The Padres are still awaiting the first no-hitter in franchise history, after Tyson Ross' brilliant effort Friday night in Arizona. Ross carried a no-hitter into the eighth and lost it only when Christian Walker lifted a deep fly ball to center field that cleared the glove of Franchy Cordero for a double.

Myers back and healthy after 'freak thing'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:25:29 EDT

Wil Myers is starting in right field and hitting second as the Padres open a three-game series with the D-backs on Friday.

Padres trio among top prospect performers

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 01:23:13 EDT

Padres prospects Esteury Ruiz, Tirso Ornelas and Jeisson Rosario were among top performers on Saturday.

Only 5 Padres no-hit bids are longer than Ross'

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 13:15:00 EDT

Starter Tyson Ross and reliever Brad Hand combined on the 29th one-hitter in Padres history on Friday night at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. Officially, it was the 21st close call for the Padres, although only five have gone longer than the 7 2/3-inning gem spun by Ross.

Perdomo optioned to Triple-A to work out kinks

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:49:35 EDT

The Padres optioned 24-year-old right-hander Luis Perdomo to Triple-A El Paso on Thursday afternoon, reinstating righty set-up man Kirby Yates (right ankle tendinitis) from the 10-day disabled list.

NL West: Checking in on the new guys

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:51:07 EDT

There are plenty of new faces in the National League West, and a handful of new old faces as well. All of them are sure to play pivotal roles in what figures to be one of the sport's tightest division races.

Inbox: Is Pirela destined for more time at 2B?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:30:40 EDT

Any chance we see Jose Pirela at second base more often when Wil Myers and Manuel Margot are back? How long will the Padres let Bryan Mitchell stay in the rotation? What are the chances Eric Lauer replaces him? Beat reporter AJ Cassavell answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.

Perdomo's rough return raises future questions

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:07:55 EDT

Luis Perdomo has never thrown a pitch at any upper level of the Minors. But Perdomo's start to the 2018 season will almost certainly prompt discussions in the Padres' front office as to whether a move to Triple-A El Paso might be best for his development.

Headley adjusting to decreased playing time

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:29:22 EDT

The Padres traded for Chase Headley in December, fully expecting him to serve as their regular third baseman. According to plan, Headley started on Opening Day. He hasn't done much of it since.

Comeback bid falls short, Padres lose in extras

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 03:52:24 EDT

The Padres had one spirited late-inning rally in them Tuesday night. They couldn't muster a second. After tying the game with a two-run ninth inning against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, San Diego failed to cash in on some golden opportunities in extras. A beleaguered bullpen finally caught up with the Padres in the 12th, and Los Angeles escaped with a 7-3 victory at Petco Park.

Hosmer's 1st Petco HR sparks rally vs. Jansen

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 03:49:45 EDT

When the Padres signed Eric Hosmer to a franchise-record eight-year deal during the offseason, they surely envisioned him hitting majestic home runs into the San Diego night.

Stammen and Co. extend scoreless streaks

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:45:30 EDT

Craig Stammen pitched another scoreless inning Tuesday night against the Dodgers and has now worked 11 1/3 scoreless innings this season without allowing a run.

Sloppy defense too much to overcome for SD

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 02:29:29 EDT

Christian Villanueva gave San Diego an early lead on Monday night with his third homer as many games. An inning later, the Padres would, quite literally, let that lead slip through their fingers, and they fell to the Dodgers, 10-3.

Villanueva homers in third straight game

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 02:45:12 EDT

Christian Villanueva has homered in three consecutive games, bringing his total to six on the season, the most among all rookies.

Rookies Lucchesi, Villanueva impressing early

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:15:08 EDT

The Padres' Christian Villanueva and Joey Lucchesi have been the National League's top hitting and pitching rookies, respectively, through the first 2 1/2 weeks of the season.

Villanueva joins elite group of Padres rookies

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:38:40 EDT

Christian Villanueva Monday night became only the fifth rookie in Padres history to homer in three straight games.

Hot-hitting Padres cruise to win over Giants

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 20:29:41 EDT

The Padres rode another homer from Christian Villanueva and three more hits from Jose Pirela -- the Major League leader -- to a 10-1 victory over the Giants on Sunday afternoon.

Lucchesi fans 9, looks at home in Majors

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 21:23:52 EDT

The Padres' rotation of the future still has all five of its places available. Four starts into his big league career, Joey Lucchesi is making a rather impressive case for one of those spots.

Jose Pirela is streaking with the bat

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:40:21 EDT

Jose Pirela is one of the hottest hitters in the Major Leagues. In fact, he leads the National League with 24 hits.

Lower back tightness sidelines Hosmer

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 21:05:18 EDT

Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer was held out of the starting lineup Sunday with lower back tightness. It's the second consecutive game Hosmer has missed.

Naylor makes Pipeline Team of the Week

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:09:44 EDT

MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the first 11 days of the Minor League season. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

Padres, Giants celebrate Jackie's impact

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 17:10:10 EDT

Seventy-one years after Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier, the Giants and Rockies felt his impact as strongly as ever on Sunday afternoon at Petco Park.

Bullpen of the Week: Padres

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 01:08:19 EDT

The Padres' bullpen was called upon often over the past week, and it rose to the occasion, posting a 1.55 ERA with 35 strikeouts and nine walks in 29 innings. The impressive performance translated into a 5-2 record for San Diego during the week, and the club's relief corps earned "Bullpen of the Week presented by The Hartford" honors for the week of April 9-15.

Padres pair among top prospect performers

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 20:51:01 EDT

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Sunday.

Renfroe's late HR powers Friars past Giants

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 02:35:35 EDT

Hunter Renfroe's seventh-inning two-run homer was the difference on Saturday night at Petco Park, helping the Padres to a 5-4 win over the division-rival Giants. Evan Longoria and Andrew McCutchen homered for San Francisco, while the Friars also got a dinger from Christian Villanueva. Brad Hand struck out all four batters he faced to register the save for San Diego.

Hand makes Padres history during 4-out save

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 03:03:39 EDT

There's a pretty illustrious history of closers in San Diego, most notably a Hall of Fame-bound Trevor Hoffman. But with his save on Saturday night, Brad Hand turned in a dominant performance that's never been matched by a Padres reliever.

Myers hopes to travel on next trip; Hosmer sits

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 20:38:24 EDT

When the Padres depart for Arizona on Thursday, Wil Myers wants to be on the plane with them.

Olivares, Avila among prospect performers

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 00:52:29 EDT

Padres prospects Edward Olivares and Pedro Avila were among top performers on Saturday.

Ross leads Padres to win on mound, at bat

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 01:50:08 EDT

Tyson Ross was dominant on the mound Friday night, but it was the Padres' offense -- held to one hit over the first 13 innings of the series against San Francisco -- in dire need of a spark. So Ross provided that, too.

Lamet to undergo Tommy John surgery

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:55:08 EDT

One of baseball's most promising young pitchers will be out of action for the foreseeable future, as the Padres announced Friday that right-hander Dinelson Lamet will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery after an MRI exam revealed damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow.

Perdomo suspended 5 games for role in fracas

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 12:42:09 EDT

Members of the Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres have been disciplined for their roles in the bench-clearing incident that occurred in the bottom of the third inning of Wednesday afternoon's game at Coors Field in Denver. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.

Padres prospects show big-time power

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 01:16:08 EDT

Padres prospects Fernando Tatis Jr., Josh Naylor and Austin Allen led the way among Minor League performances on Friday.

Padres' bats burst to life against Giants

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 15:15:00 EDT

Going into the fifth inning on Friday night, the Padres didn't have a hit off Giants starter Ty Blach. In fact, they had gone 10-plus innings without a hit and actually had just one hit over 40 at-bats (.025). Then, the Padres got a hit.

Padres' offense blanked as Mitchell struggles

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 02:38:42 EDT

When the Padres acquired Bryan Mitchell from the Yankees in a December trade, they believed they had landed a rotation project with plenty of upside. If that upside is there, it's still waiting to be tapped.

Hedges makes incredible play, turns two on dive

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 03:11:42 EDT

The Padres have long believed that catcher Austin Hedges is a National League Gold Glove Award candidate, if not a favorite. Generally, that's because of the little things Hedges does behind the plate. But the 25-year-old Padres backstop makes his share of flashy plays, too.

Day after scuffle, Padres bonding over incident

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 02:16:41 EDT

A day after their benches-clearing altercation in Colorado, the Padres chose to view the aftereffects in a positive light.