5/24/2015 | Shields keeps edge with bats' big backing
Before James Shields threw a single pitch Sunday, he'd already been staked to a 4-0 lead, thanks to Justin Upton's grand slam in the top of the first inning.
5/24/2015 | Upton sparks Padres' offense out of slumber
Justin Upton gave the Padres scuffling offense something it desperately needed on Sunday, and he did it with one singular swing of the bat.
5/24/2015 | Upton's slam sets tone as Padres rout Dodgers
With Justin Upton's six RBIs and seven solid innings from James Shields, the Padres on Sunday avoided a series sweep while coasting to an 11-3 win over the Dodgers.
5/24/2015 | Shortstop Giron continues amazing first week for Fort Wayne
Shortstop Ruddy Giron continued his phenomenal first week of full-season Minor League baseball on Saturday, going 3-for-4 with two steals for low Single-A Fort Wayne.
5/24/2015 | Morrow eyes return after encouraging BP session
Brandon Morrow, on the disabled list since May 3 with inflammation of his right shoulder, is closing in on a simulated game after an encouraging bullpen session on Sunday.
5/24/2015 | ICYMI: Offense left stunned as Friars fall in LA
For the fifth start in a row, a member of the Padres' starting rotation threw a quality start -- after starter Ian Kennedy pitched beautifully on Saturday night. Kennedy allowed only two earned runs, while striking out six over six innings, but was given no run support in his endeavor against the Dodgers. The Padres managed to collect only one hit against Mike Bolsinger and were unfortunately shut out, 2-0.
5/24/2015 | Alonso 'feeling good,' to begin rehab stint soon
First baseman Yonder Alonso, who has missed the last 15 games with a bone bruise in his right shoulder, will hit on the field Monday in Anaheim and will likely begin a rehabilitation assignment on Wednesday.
5/24/2015 | Now that pitching has returned, where has offense gone?
The Padres completed a turn through their rotation on Saturday night with five quality starts by their pitchers in as many games. And the Padres' record in those five games ... 1-4.
5/24/2015 | Weaver aims to keep cruising vs. Ross, Padres
The Padres head down I-5 after a series at Dodger Stadium for a three-game series starting Monday against the Angels. This will be the team's first trip to Anaheim since 2009 when they were swept in three games.
5/24/2015 | Lineup struggling to generate any offense
Runs, often plentiful for the Padres in April, have essentially disappeared during a fitful month of May -- and Saturday's 2-0 loss to the Dodgers was no different.
5/23/2015 | Shields eyes 6-0 in faceoff with Frias, Dodgers
Carlos Frias faces off against James Shields in the series finale between NL West rivals Dodgers and Padres.
5/23/2015 | Wallace, Pena lead El Paso to sweep
Infielders Brett Wallace and Ramiro Pena homered and right-handed starting pitchers Zack Segovia and Daniel McCutchen allowed a one run over a combined nine innings Friday night as Triple-A El Paso (22-19) swept a doubleheader at New Orleans by identical 4-1 scores.
5/23/2015 | Clock already ticking on Padres' season
Are the Padres rapidly approaching a point of urgency? Friday night's 2-1 loss to the Dodgers at Los Angeles dropped the Padres to three games under .500 for the first time this season -- and also into fourth place in the National League West for the first time this season.
5/23/2015 | Middlebrooks makes first pro start at shortstop
Looking for a way to get more production out of a lineup that's hit the skids in May, the Padres gave third baseman Will Middlebrooks his first professional start at shortstop Saturday against the Dodgers.
5/23/2015 | Padres claim lefty De La Rosa for Minor League depth
The Padres made a waiver claim on Saturday to give them bullpen depth in their Minor League system, adding left-handed pitcher Eury De La Rosa.
5/23/2015 | Padres claim lefty De La Rosa from Dodgers
The Dodgers lost left-handed pitcher Eury De La Rosa to the San Diego Padres on a waiver claim on Saturday.
5/23/2015 | Dodgers pit Bolsinger vs. Padres' Kennedy
Mike Bolsinger will get a chance to continue his impressive run in the Dodgers' rotation on Saturday when he faces the Padres for the first time since last season -- when he was with the D-backs. San Diego counters with Ian Kennedy.
5/23/2015 | Benoit's hiccup a Padres bullpen rarity
Joaquin Benoit found himself in yet another high-leverage situation at Dodger Stadium on Friday night, and much like his outing here on April 7, it didn't end well. But it was a rare hiccup in what has been a solid May for the Padres' bullpen.
5/23/2015 | Cashner takes latest injustice in stride
Padres righty Andrew Cashner might well be the unluckiest pitcher on the entire planet, stuck with a 1-7 record despite a sparkling 2.89 ERA, thanks in part to the 12 unearned runs with which he's been charged.
5/23/2015 | Joc backs Zack's attack vs. Padres
Rookie Joc Pederson hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and Zack Greinke spun a gem on Friday night as the Dodgers edged the Padres, 2-1, despite another solid start from Andrew Cashner.
5/23/2015 | Padres' Renfroe among top performers in Minors Friday
Padres No. 1 prospect Hunter Renfroe is starting to hit his stride. He notched four hits for the first time Friday night, which was his third straight multi-hit game.
5/22/2015 | Padres seek leadoff hitter with Myers out
The Padres continue to audition leadoff hitters as they attempt to fill the void left when Wil Myers landed on the disabled list last week with tendinitis in his left wrist.
5/22/2015 | Despaigne's rotation spot appears to be safe
Odrisamer Despaigne's spot in the Padres' starting rotation appears to be safe for now, after the right-hander delivered a solid performance in Thursday's loss to the Cubs.
5/22/2015 | ICYMI: Friars shut out in finale vs. Cubs
The Padres' bats were silent on Thursday as the Cubs shut out the Friars and took the final game of a seven-game homestand in San Diego. In case you missed it, here are some stories and highlights that may not have seen on Thursday.
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