7/21/2014 | Padres have chips on the table as Deadline approaches
When the Padres return to Petco Park on July 29 from their seven-game road trip, there's a chance their 25-man roster could look a lot different than when they left town Monday. The Padres figure to be active before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. In fact, they already have been.
7/20/2014 | Despaigne comes oh so close to Padres' first no-hitter
Despite some brief excitement on Sunday afternoon in San Diego, the Padres are still the lone MLB franchise without a no-hitter to its name. Odrisamer Despaigne was four outs away from notching the club's first no-no in its 45-year history, but Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy did away with those aspirations by slicing a double to left-center with two outs in the eighth in the Padres' 2-1 victory.
7/20/2014 | Despaigne shows the stuff of legends
A bargain signing for since-dismissed San Diego GM Josh Byrnes, Odrisamer Despaigne doesn't have the type of big arm that generates big contracts. But he's got the same kind of gift that made countrymen Mike Cuellar, Luis Tiant and Orlando Hernandez legends.
7/20/2014 | Twelve teams to receive supplemental '15 Draft picks
Major League Baseball's version of the Draft lottery doesn't attract nearly as much attention as its NBA and NHL counterparts, mostly because baseball's top picks aren't determined randomly like they are in the other sports. But for 12 big league clubs, the Competitive Balance Lottery will provide them with a valuable extra selection in 2015.
7/20/2014 | Hendricks set for second MLB start, Wrigley debut
Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks has already survived his first Major League challenge -- he was serviceable in his July 10 MLB debut in Cincinnati, surrendering four runs in six innings while dealing with a tight strike zone. Now, Hendricks will move on to his second challenge -- his first career start at Wrigley Field in Tuesday night's series opener against the Padres, who will counter with Eric Stults.
7/20/2014 | Padres walk off after Despaigne flirts with history
Odrisamer Despaigne flirted with the first no-hitter in franchise history Sunday, but it was teammate Seth Smith who struck the decisive blow -- a soft one at that -- in the Padres' 2-1 victory over the Mets before a crowd of 31,513 at Petco Park. Smith's infield single with two outs in the ninth sent San Diego to a walk-off win.
7/20/2014 | McKee, 105, throws out first pitch at Padres game
Agnes McKee didn't spend a whole lot of time worrying about how well her ceremonial first pitch would be received on Sunday at Petco Park. McKee is four days removed from her 105th birthday, so the direction of her toss wasn't going to make or break her afternoon in the sun, a day that was to also include a hot dog and even a craft beer.
7/20/2014 | Grandal seeing results with altered batting stance
Padres manager Bud Black usually doesn't like his players changing their batting stances in the middle of the season -- when hitters are struggling, starting from square one in the middle of a 162-game grind could just as easily compound their problems rather than fix them. But he's made an exception for Yasmani Grandal, who has seen positive results in July after adopting more of an upright stance last month to alleviate discomfort in his surgically repaired right knee.
7/19/2014 | Impressive Despaigne takes on surging Mets
Odrisamer Despaigne has been impressive thus far, but when he takes to the Petco Park mound on Sunday opposite fellow right-hander Zack Wheeler, the Mets simply will be looking to add him to a list of high-caliber hurlers they've defeated.
7/19/2014 | Three homers, Ross' zeros take care of Mets
Tyson Ross delivered an All-Star-worthy performance and the Padres launched three solo home runs to stifle the Mets, 6-0, on Saturday and even the series.
7/19/2014 | Padres mark the anniversary of Gwynn's debut
On July 19, 1982, Anthony Keith Gwynn Sr. made his Major League debut for the Padres, a debut that, naturally included a base hit -- two of them, in fact.
7/19/2014 | Black confirms Benoit's new role as closer
With Huston Street headed to Orange County to pitch for the Angels, San Diego fans will have to get used to seeing Joaquin Benoit jog out of the bullpen for save opportunities. As expected, Bud Black confirmed on Saturday that Benoit will slide into Street's vacated role.
7/19/2014 | Hinch proud of process behind Street trade
Assistant GM A.J. Hinch didn't even need a moment to deliberate on Saturday when asked to pick the most difficult of his professional pursuits -- getting his first big league hit, winning his first Major League game as a manager or pulling off his first trade. "Oh, the trade, by far," he said.
7/19/2014 | Padres send Street to Angels in six-player trade
The Padres announced on Friday night that closer Huston Street has been traded to the Angels in a six-player deal highlighted by Street and Angels top prospect infielder Taylor Lindsey.
7/18/2014 | Angels acquire closer Street for prospects
The Angels dealt second baseman Taylor Lindsey, right-hander R.J. Alvarez, shortstop Jose Rondon and Elliot Morris to the Padres for closer Huston Street and prospect Trevor Gott.
7/18/2014 | Padres stumble late after rally in four-run fifth
The Padres lost a battle of the bullpens on Friday night, as Travis d'Arnaud delivered an RBI single in the ninth inning off new closer Joaquin Benoit to send San Diego to a 5-4 loss in its first game after the All-Star break.
7/18/2014 | Trade roundup: Angels swing deal for Street
With July more than half over and the All-Star break fully in the rearview mirror, a single topic dominates baseball these days: the approach of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.
7/18/2014 | Gee looks to keep rolling for Mets in San Diego
Mets right-hander Dillon Gee may not be getting a mind-blowing amount of run support this season, but his Padres counterpart Saturday would love that same level of offense. All-Star righty Tyson Ross has given up two or fewer runs in each of his last five starts. Over that span, the Padres have contributed a total of eight runs to his cause.
7/18/2014 | Padres sign 25 of top 27 Draft picks before deadline
The Padres signed 30 of their 40 selections from the 2014 First-Year Player Draft before the deadline for draftees to sign with their respective teams passed on Friday at 2 p.m. PT, including each of their first 18 selections and 25 of their top 27 picks.
7/18/2014 | Padres call up infielder Nelson from Triple-A El Paso
The Padres added some versatility to their big league roster -- someone with Major League experience as well -- when they selected infielder Chris Nelson from Triple-A El Paso.
7/18/2014 | Padres haven't contacted D-backs about Towers
Despite speculation that D-backs general manager and former Padres GM Kevin Towers could be headed for a reunion with his old team, Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler said the two clubs have not been in contact.
7/17/2014 | FOX, MLB release joint statement on Gwynn
FOX and Major League Baseball issued a joint statement on Wednesday in response to criticism that recently deceased Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn was not singled out for recognition during the broadcast of Tuesday night's All-Star Game.
7/17/2014 | Infielder Falu rejoins Brewers' organization
Irving Falu's season took another twist Thursday, when he was re-claimed by the Milwaukee Brewers off waivers. The infielder had been claimed from Milwaukee by the Padres on June 26, and after just 11 games with San Diego, he'll be headed back to the Brewers' Triple-A affiliate in Nashville.
7/17/2014 | Fried makes '14 debut at Fort Wayne
Left-hander Max Fried, the Padres' No. 2 prospect, made his first start of the year with a full-season club Wednesday. He threw 3 2/3 innings in Class A Fort Wayne's 9-2 victory at Quad Cities.
7/16/2014 | Injuries, underperformance strike Padres in first half
A familiar theme -- injuries and underperformance -- haunted the Padres again in the first half of the season, leaving the team on pace for their fourth consecutive losing season.
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