ST. LOUIS - SEPTEMBER 16: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals beats Luis Durango #3 of the San Diego Padres to first base for an out at Busch Stadium on September 16 2010 in St. Louis Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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"Not that Stauffer was wholly unlucky. He had a poor game both defensively and as a hitter. If he had defended and bunted like, say, Greg Maddux, it likely would've been a much different ballgame. That's another way of saying, I miss Maddux."
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The video board showed a ballpark employee lower the flags and rearrange them, putting the black-and-orange "Giants" at the top, then wheeling it back up as the crowd roared.
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"The real question is, do I take a chance and get surgery and hope that it is a cyst that we think we see and are able to remove it and hope the pain goes away? Or, do I start to rehab, lifting weights, and hitting, and hope that there isn't a cyst in my hand and the pain goes away and never returns."
PADRES: Ludwick returns to Busch Stadium
"I got to be thankful for Tony," Ludwick said. "If it wasn't for Tony ... he gave me the opportunity to be an All-Star in the big leagues, to become the player that I am."
Young to start for Padres on Saturday - SignOnSanDiego.com
"I think he feels good about his arm and we like his command and his experience," Padres manager Bud Black said today. "We think this is a good place for him. Pushing him back and having him make his first start later wouldn't make much sense."
Cardinals knock Padres out of first - SignOnSanDiego.com
"You can’t rely on the pitcher to get in runs," said Padres manager Bud Black.
Padres hope to end Busch Stadium blues | padres.com: News
Busch Stadium hasn't been real kind to the Padres, who began a four-game series against the Cardinals on Thursday.
Padres' Bell gaining confidence in curveball | padres.com: News
There's no rhyme or reason as to when Padres closer Heath Bell will throw his curveball, which is considered a plus pitch for him and a big reason why he's reached the 42-save mark for the second time in as many years.
Ludwick returns to St. Louis with fond memories | padres.com: News
Ryan Ludwick made his return to St. Louis on Thursday with his new team, the Padres. He spent most of his time, though, talking about his four seasons with the Cardinals and what it meant to him.
Young set to start Saturday vs. Cardinals | padres.com: News
Padres right-hander Chris Young, who has been sidelined by a shoulder strain since the first week of the season, will start Saturday against the Cardinals.
Shutout costs Padres grip on NL West lead | padres.com: News
Only once in the eight innings Cardinals pitcher Jake Westbrook was on the mound on Thursday did the Padres get anything that even initially resembled an extra-base hit in a 4-0 loss that sent them into second place in the NL West.