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Around the Mission: 8/4 Padres Links

  • XX Sports Radio: Kyle Blanks (MP3)
    He's giving Padres fans a semblance of hope for the future. Kyle Blanks discussed his hot streak and the opportunity to play first base with Adrian taking a few days off.
  • PADRES: Blueprint coming together with Latos in front : North County Times - Californian 08-04-2009
    "What Kevin Towers is trying to do is get as many good arms in here and see how they compete," said Padres manager Bud Black. "We want to see them the rest of this year and in the spring. We want to see if we can form a nucleus of a great, young staff."

  • Latos leads rookie barrage in victory | News
    Impressive performances by three rookies on Monday led the Padres to a 4-2 victory over the Braves before a crowd of 20,423 at PETCO Park.

  • New kid Latos tough vs. Braves
    Chipper Jones: "The Padres, for a good portion of my career, were very good," said the 16-year veteran of the Atlanta Braves and career .397 hitter at Petco Park. "So you knew you had to bring your "A" game. You knew you were going to be facing, more than likely, a Jake Peavy, a Chris Young, Trevor Hoffman, Sterling Hitchcock – all guys that were really good quality major league pitchers."

  • Padres: Some Signs Of Life
    In what has been a terrible year, the last week showed Padres fans at least a few hopeful glimpses for the future. Can the 619 Sports guys see a light at the end of the tunnel?

  • Stauffer smarter second time around
    "I'm just trying to show them I can still pitch, can still make pitches," Stauffer said. "I'm just trying to put up a good quality start out there every time, not necessarily numbers. You really can't do anything else other than that. It's a short window of opportunity."

  • Friars like what they see from Stauffer | News
    Tim Stauffer has raised eyebrows and expectations in San Diego after his promotion on July 11, and the Padres hope to see him continue his successs.

  • Hundley set to go on rehab assignment | News
    Padres catcher Nick Hundley is one step closer to returning from a wrist injury that has kept him out of the lineup for 42 games.

[Note by jbox, 08/04/09 2:09 PM PDT ]

  • Injury Expert Will Carroll
    Will Carroll is considered the top injury writer in the country. He is a senior writer for Baseball Prospectus and Football Outsiders and has appeared in SI and many other outlets. Will joins Craig and Chris to talk about the Jake Peavy trade, LT, and the Chargers

  • insidethepadres: Sign language
    Padres staffers were giggling as Blanks made Petco look tiny. "I thought he was going to break that yellow sign out there," said bench coach Ted Simmons.