Padres hope to play part in NL West race
"We're excited about the West," said Gonzalez. "We're going to have an impact on who makes it. It's good stuff. We're going in fired up. Hopefully, we beat them up."
One final start ahead for rookie Latos
"If he pitches Saturday, that is it regardless of what he does," Padres general manager Kevin Towers said Tuesday. "I was OK with shutting him down after last Sunday."
PADRES NOTES: Latos could get a last look
"If he does start, it'll be one more," Towers said. "I don't see anything beyond that if he does."
Padres may give Latos one more start | padres.com: News
GM Kevin Towers said that if Mat Latos starts on Saturday against the Dodgers, it will be his last outing of the season.
Venable adds to highlight reel in victory | padres.com: News
Clayton Richard allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings and Oscar Salazar hit a pinch-hit home run as the Padres defeated the Nationals, 4-1.
XX Sports Radio: Will Venable Interview (MP3)
He's getting ready to watch little brother Winston, a safety with Boise St. against Oregon in the season opener. Will also discussed why he didn't back down from Albert Pujols.
PADRES: Richard, Russell pitch in to help Padres win
"Making quality pitches early in the count was a big thing," Richard said.
Correia in the midst of a breakout season | padres.com: News
Kevin Correia has set career-highs in wins and strikeouts, and he will add to those totals with a strong outing in Wednesday's finale.
Russell looking to impress Padres | padres.com: News
For newcomer Adam Russell, one of four pitchers obtained from the White Sox in the Jake Peavy deal, it's a time to make a strong first impression.
Padres' Gallagher ready for rehab stint | padres.com: News
Sean Gallagher is on track to make his Padres debut in September, but not before making two rehabilitation appearances with Triple-A Portland.