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  • insidethepadres: Upbeat day for Padres
    "Surgery went very well. They found the problem and fixed it without having to repair anything structurally. I was relieved to know that: a) it was a problem that would not have gone away with rest; and b) that it was a minor fix which should allow me to make a full recovery."

  • Young undergoes successful surgery | padres.com: News
    Padres starting pitcher Chris Young underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder on Monday at Scripps Clinic in Carmel Valley.

  • Gonzalez named NL Player of the Week | padres.com: News
    Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez added some hardware on Monday when he was named the National League Player of the Week presented by Bank of America for the period ending Aug. 16.

  • Blanks' walk-off home run tops Cubs
    "It's such a big ballpark, it's tough to gauge," said Blanks when asked if he knew his shot to left-center off closer Kevin Gregg would clear the fence. "I got it pretty good, but that part of the park I hit it to, it's pretty big out there. I was definitely hoping."

  • On brink, Padres walk off behind Blanks | padres.com: News
    Kyle Blanks hit a three-run, walk-off home run in the ninth as the Padres beat the Cubs, 4-1, in the opener of a three-game set on Monday at PETCO Park.

  • For Carrillo, a second chance is key | padres.com: News
    Cesar Carrillo's second career start with the Padres was nearly over before it started, but he'll get a second chance to impress on Tuesday vs. the Cubs.

  • Friar John's Blog: Padres lend a hand to Little Leaguers
    The Padres Foundation, Moorad announced, donated $10,000 to help defray expenses for the Park View Little League.

  • XX Sports Radio: Adrian Gonzalez (MP3)
  • Major League Baseball needs to curb macho beanball culture - Tom Verducci - SI.com
    "It's getting out of hand," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "Every time somebody gets hit they think it's on purpose and they're going to retaliate.