- XX Sports Radio: Heath Bell Interview (MP3)
Heath shares the story about his long journey to the All-Star Game in St. Louis.
Bad mix: Padres' drought, aces out
"We knew going into the season that we were going to be outmanned due to our payroll," Padres General Manager Kevin Towers said. "We thought we would be competitive, though, because we had Peavy and Young at the top of the rotation. When we sat down this spring, we thought if Jake and Chris stayed healthy, we'd be OK. When they both went down, I knew we were in big trouble."
Padres look for help in second half | padres.com: News
Inexperience brought on by injuries played a big part in the Padres' inconsistent first half. They hope that the return of several players after the All-Star break will help out their struggling offense and pitching.
Who's your Padre?: How Jayson Werth nearly became a Padre ...
"We actually tried to sign him before he went to the Phillies, but [Philadelphia GM Pat] Gillick beat me to him."
Home Run Derby Thoughts :: Friar Forecast
Just like the title says.
A swing and a miss
"I'm a guy that has never taken pitches in batting practice, so it was kind of hard to take pitches," Gonzalez said as he made his way out of Busch Stadium. "I was going to try taking pitches, but then I kind of felt out of whack."
Bay the All-Star who got away
"I learned a lot," Bay said of his 13 months in the Padres' system. "Ultimately, I guess, career wise, it was a very good move for me going to Pittsburgh and having the chance to play every day because at that time I don't know if I was going to get that in San Diego.
Bell tolls at the wrong time
"I realized that I've been pitching really good lately and I kind of needed a wake-up call," Bell said. "And this was a very good wakeup call because it doesn't count on my record. I didn't ruin it for the Padres."
Bell philosophical about All-Star loss | padres.com: News
Whatever anguish Heath Bell felt as he walked off the mound after giving up the go-ahead run vanished quickly, replaced by the early memories of his first All-Star Game.
Latos likely to be called up by Padres | padres.com: News
All indications are that one of those players will be 21-year-old right-handed pitcher Mat Latos, will likely will be promoted from Double-A to start at PETCO Park.
Weary Gonzalez has a 'blast' at Derby | padres.com: News
After getting only 2 1/2 hours sleep due to travel difficulties, Padres All-Star Adrian Gonzalez mustered only two homers in the State Farm Home Run Derby.
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July 15: Quick Takes on the All-Star Game | Bernie’s 5 Minutes | STLtoday
I don’t know what Padres reliever Heath Bell was thinking. Before the AL’s Granderson slashed that triple in the top of the 8th, Bell shook off several signs from Molina. Bell wanted to throw the fastball. Molina had other ideas. Bell got his way and through the fastball. Triple. Granderson scored the winning run in what would be a 4-3 victory.
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