Hoffman returns to old stomping grounds in SD | MLB.com: News
Brewers manager Ken Macha stood behind the veteran before Wednesday's game, and said he has no plans to alter his ninth-inning plans. "Just like I said [Tuesday night], he's done this a lot and he hasn't survived this long without making the adjustments," Macha said. "You have to, as a manager, respect the accomplishments that he's had. Here again, it's, 'How much rope does the guy get?'"
The Official Blog of Matt Antonelli: ESPN FIRST TAKE
"I want to thank everyone that has sent me good luck wishes for quick healing of my hand over the past couple of days. In a few hours I will be heading over to the hospital to receive surgery to repair my broken hamate bone in my left hand. From what I hear, the recovery time for a surgery like this is six to eight weeks, but I am hoping I can recover quicker and get back out on the field shortly. "
Pair of Padres in fine form ... at the hoop? | padres.com: News
When he wasn't rebuilding his swing in Spring Training, Padres second base prospect Matt Antonelli and his roommate, pitcher Wade LeBlanc, found an interesting way to pass the time. By playing mini-basketball in their apartment.
Padres perk up late, finish off Fish | padres.com: News
After being shut down on one hit through the first four innings, San Diego used a five-run fifth to pick up starter Kevin Correia and edge out a 6-4 win.
Padres’ bullpen answers call to arms - SignOnSanDiego.com
"You can use Mujica in middle and setup roles, and as a closer when needed. Thatcher, he has the ability to work two innings or face a tough left-handed hitter."
Hairston extols virtue of timely hitting - SignOnSanDiego.com
"The sign of a good team is not what you hit but when you hit," Hairston said.
Padres delay Young's rehab stint | padres.com: News
It turns out Padres starter Chris Young will be holding off on his rehab assignment with Triple-A Portland.
No Respect For The Padres?
In the latest 619 Sports podcast, Craig and Chris talk about the often-overstated concept of respect in the sports world. Do the Padres really deserve more respect after 20% of the season? What do they need to do to get more respect (and more attendance) in their home town?
The Padres Have Been an Excellent Fielding Team :: Friar Forecast
"The Padres rank first in the majors in UZR/150 and third in Dewan’s Defensive Runs Saved."
PADRES: Big fifth inning propels Padres
"It's hard to get off that California time," said Correia, who trailed 4-0 by the third inning. "It was an early game, and the Marlins were swinging right out of the box. I didn't feel that bad, but I felt like I had to battle for every out. I didn't get any easy outs."
Websoulsurfer: So who can afford to trade for Adrian Gonzalez?
"The biggest surprise on this list? The Nationals. The Nationals are aching to get some identity as something other than the biggest losers in the game. "
Padres Trail: There may be something to this
"The Padres return tonight off a 4-2 road trip, and in sole possession of first place in the Division. Nice. They face a sterner test this weekend in the offensively-loaded Milwaukee Brewers, but Milwaukee's Achilles heel is it's starting pitching, so they have a good chance to keep the momentum going."
THE KEPT FAITH: Streakin For the Weekend
"As a lifelong Padre fan, it has been really hard listening to every person calling the Padre games waxing on about David Eckstein’s grit and the little things he brings to the table. But at least he has something to do with the outcome of the game. "
The Sacrifice Bunt: " Dear Jeff Moorad (04/28)
The Sac Bunt wants the MLB to boycott Arizona for political reasons and the Padres to steal their All-Star Game.