Blanks zips around bases for round-tripper
Said Blanks: "I hit it and started running and I looked up to see where it was. I knew if he didn't catch it it was going to clank off the wall. I put my head down and started running."
Top pick Tate earns veterans' respect
"It feels good to finally have a decision and know my plans for the future," said Tate, the son of star Georgia running back Lars Tate. "It's a hard decision. It's was definitely tough. But I just love baseball right now. That's my priority. "If you know me, when I make a decision I stick by it."
PADRES NOTES: Padres getting ahead with the advance work of Olson
Remember when Sandy Alderson said we didn't need an advance scout, well we have one now.
PADRES: Carrillo, Blanks, Tate provide youthful inspiration
"My hope is Donavan Tate will become the next Will (Venable) and Everth (Cabrera)," Towers said.
Blanks, Gonzalez team up for Carrillo | padres.com: News
Kyle Blanks hit an inside-the-park homer, Adrian Gonzalez belted his 33rd shot of the season and Kevin Kouzmanoff added three hits as the Padres toppled the Cubs, 6-3, on Tuesday.
Latos looking to bounce back vs. Cubs | padres.com: News
Mat Latos stormed out of the gate to win four of his first five starts, but finally hit a road bump in his last outing as he's hoping to rebound vs. Chicago.
Tate prepares for life in big leagues | padres.com: News
Donavan Tate, the Padres' first-round pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, took batting practice on Tuesday at PETCO Park.
Castro tosses first TinCaps no-hitter | padres.com: News
Fort Wayne's Simon Castro struck out nine while no-hitting Dayton in a seven-inning 6-0 shutout in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
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- Edgar Gonzalez was cleared by doctors to start rehab.
- Brian Giles is still experiencing soreness in the knee.
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