Padres win on Eckstein's unlikely blast | padres.com: News
David Eckstein hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning Monday to lead the Padres to a 3-2 victory over the Giants at PETCO Park.
Bob Scanlan Padres fans – does last night’s victory feel familiar?
"How appropriate that David Eckstein would supply the fatal blow last night. If anyone symbolizes that never say die attitude it’s Eck, and this group of young players seems to have adopted his fighting predilection."
It Might Be Dangerous... You Go First: Four Good Wins and More
"As I've told my wife, going on these scouting trips has taken me to places that she'll never see...and really has no reason to. You may think you have lived a full life, but have YOU ever been to Caldwell, Idaho? Or eaten at a Denny's in Nampa on the way there?"
Bell’s cleats have special meaning - SignOnSanDiego.com
"Pop," Bell said. "My dad (Jim) was a Marine. He was also the one who talked me out of joining the Marines. Two times, actually. He told me, ‘Go to school and keep playing ball and graduate. If you still want to enlist then, go ahead and become something in the Marine Corps.’ "
Avenging Jack Murphy: Great Moments in 2010: The Padres Climb to .500 and I discuss the game I attended on Friday
"Every employee should know EXACTLY where all concessions are located."
What's a Picture Worth?: Flan Man
"For me, it was the start of something special. I was in 4th grade at the time, playing for my Little League team in Coronado, and I absolutely feel in love with the way Flan played the game."
Split-finger gives Mujica a boost | padres.com: News
It's an old pitch -- a split-finger fastball -- that has led Padres reliever Edward Mujica to become one of manager Bud Black's dependable and successful arms out of the bullpen.
Bullpen carrying Padres early | padres.com: News
Even with the two runs Padres relief pitchers allowed during a 5-3 victory Sunday, San Diego ranks third in the National League with a 2.74 ERA.
Eck of a Padres ending - SignOnSanDiego.com
"I was so disappointed in my three previous at-bats that my thought process was to see the ball and try not to do too much."
Bob Scanlan Padres bullpen answering the call
"While it may be the come from behind exploits of the Padre batters that gets the most attention during their current winning streak, the unsung heroes have been the Padres’ bullpen corps."
Padres staying put on cable TV - SignOnSanDiego.com
Padres fans hoping to watch their games on TV services other than cable are finding that Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable are still the only show in town. And it will probably stay that way all summer.
Quest: The mechanics of baseball - SignOnSanDiego.com
"Baseball may be a game of throwing, hitting and catching a baseball, but it’s hardly simple. It is a contest of physics, science diagrammed on a diamond by the boys of summer school."
PADRES: Eckstein comes up big, slams walkoff homer in 10th
"I definitely wasn't expecting that," Eckstein said. "That's probably the only part of the park I can hit it out of. In my career, I'd say 95 percent of my home runs have gone right down the line.
PADRES NOTES: Freak out: Padres to miss Lincecum
"No, it doesn't bother us," third baseman Chase Headley said of missing Lincecum's turn in the rotation. "He's as good as anyone in the game. Nobody's disappointed."
Bobblehead Goes Yard, Padres Move into Second – Ducksnorts
"The best part? During the postgame interview with Mark Neely, teammates doused Eckstein with a bucket of cold water (Chase Headley got the shaving cream pie after his walk-off earlier in the week; I guess they’re mixing it up a bit). Eckstein remarked that cold water is one of his least favorite things in the world and then continued answering Neely’s question."
Will Venable: Pitches Before and After The Almost Cycle :: Friar Forecast
"I was able to check the data. It turns out, if anything, Will Venable has seen more fastballs since falling a double short of the cycle on April 12."
Eckstein’s walkoff blast lifts Padres past Giants
David Eckstein launched a 10th-inning curving home run off the Western Metal Supply Co. building down the left-field line to lift the Padres (7-6) to their fourth straight victory on Monday.
The Friarhood - Win an Autographed Tony Gwynn Jr. Ball
I missed the "Jr." when I first saw this and I was like "I think Friarhood is giving away a forged Tony Gwynn ball!"
Friars on Cardboard: You Write The Caption Contest, Volume 1
"I have no idea what to say about this, so I'm putting it off on you."
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