Around the Mission: 8/9 Padres Links

  • insidethepadres: Don't expect Young back this year
    "We want Chris to take as much time as he needs, and get him right in 2010," Towers said

  • Eckstein prefers to aid rebuilding Padres | padres.com: News
    David Eckstein turned down an opportunity to play for the playoff contending Twins at the end of the non-waiver Trade Deadline, saying he'd rather stay and influence the rebuilding Padres as they grow into a contender.

  • Mat Latos Interview
    The Padres rookie phenom joins 619 Sports’ Craig Elsten to talk about his rapid rise through the minor leagues, the early lessons he’s learned in the majors, and how he will be used the rest of the season

  • PADRES: Summer Hit
    Players threw punches like they were training for a title bout. Umpires threw players and coaches out of the game until their thumbs were sore.

  • Fuson upbeat despite unsigned picks
    "The football option might help with his leverage, but it doesn't concern us," Fuson said.

  • Latos has look of potential ace
    "A lot of guys throw hard," Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley said Saturday. "But his pitches have movement, and he's (throwing) downhill. Given his height, and the way he throws the ball, that's hard to pick up."

  • Umpire Marsh hit by foul ball, leaves game | padres.com: News
    Home-plate umpire Randy Marsh left Sunday's game between the Padres and Mets after being struck in the mask near the jaw by a foul ball off the bat of Padres pinch-hitter Luis Rodriguez.

  • Padres hope to take momentum to road | padres.com: News
    Coming off their most successful homestand since May, during which players like Chase Headley hit well, the Padres now embark on another road trip, hoping to achieve the same success that has eluded them away from home this year.

  • Padres' thunder halted by Mets' ace | padres.com: News
    The Padres' dreams of a four-game sweep were halted by Mets ace Johan Santana, who shut them down, 5-1, on Sunday afternoon. Losing pitcher Tim Stauffer allowed one run on five hits in five innings, and Chase Headley had an RBI single.

  • Daily Herald | Sox' Peavy says arm should feel strong
    "They said, 'We don't want you throwing with an altered motion because of risk of injury.' I certainly respected the Padres' decision and now that I'm throwing I don't feel or see anything different in my mechanics and hopefully that's a nonissue."

  • PADRES NOTES: Headley continues second-half surge
    "I got away from (hitting) in the middle of the field," Headley said. "... I know I can be very consistent and hit here. Sometimes it just takes a while to do it."

  • PADRES: Santana brings Padres back to earth
    "The biggest thing is I see us competing every night," said second basemen David Eckstein

  • Hot Santana winds blow down the Padres
    "Right now, we're a team that needs to go through some experiences. This is one of them. I don't care how long you've been playing, for a hitter, Johan Santana is a major experience."

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