Padres lose to Giants, miss playoffs - SignOnSanDiego.com
"We believed in ourselves when no one did. And just when we were being noticed, we struggled. I think we did great, not just quite enough."
Padres' budget success no consolation after elimination - SignOnSanDiego.com
"I’m never one to be disappointed at the end of the year," Adrian Gonzalez said. "If you give it all you have, and you play your heart out every day, there’s nothing to hang your head about."
Latos looks more like Latos of old in defeat - SignOnSanDiego.com
That was not the outcome I was hoping for," said Latos. "But I was happy with my stuff. My stuff was there. My velocity was there. They scratched out two runs.
Padres bound forward in 2010 | padres.com: News
"People can push us down, but we did a bunch of things that nobody thought we could do. Even though we didn't get to our main goal, we proved some people wrong and we learned what a lot of our young guys are made of, and they're made of winners," said Padres closer Heath Bell
Padres' unlikely run comes up short | padres.com: News
"I've been in this game for 32 seasons, and this was one of the most rewarding," Padres manager Bud Black said. "It was a great year."
Latos' growth apparent in wake of finale | padres.com: News
As Mat Latos turned to face reporters following his fifth consecutive defeat, the latest coming in a must-win game for the Padres to keep their postseason hopes alive, he didn't show the signs of the young, emotional pitcher that have come back to bite him in the past.
Plenty of reasons for Padres' pride | padres.com: News
"This is a very difficult one. I fully expected to make it," said Eckstein, who won the World Series with the 2002 Angels and the '06 Cardinals. "Coming up one game short definitely hurts. I fully expected to make the playoffs when we started this season. Oh my gosh, yes."
PADRES: Giants end Padres' playoff hopes on season's final day
Now the reality sets in that we didn't make it, but our guys should be proud," Padres manager Bud Black said. "My conclusion is we played our (butts) off and had a great year.
PADRES NOTES: Has Young pitched last game for Padres?
"I'm still digesting this," Young said. "I have no idea (about next year). I really don't. I can say this -- the last five years here in San Diego have been five of the best years of my life. I've had a lot of special memories, a lot of great teammates and coaches. We've made San Diego our permanent home. My wife and I have brought two kids into the world -- they're San Diegans. It's really just been great memories.
What's a Picture Worth?: A Great Run
It was a fun season to be a Padre fan with a lot more ups then downs...but if I'm being honest it's hard not to play the "what if" game right now. The one thing I do know however is that it was a great run.
Video: Padres Post Mortem
Craig and Chris break down the mistakes each thought were committed by Buddy in the season’s last week. We also address the issue of whether to be happy and proud about an overachieving Padres team, or disappointed and shocked at a team which surrendered a 6 1/2 game lead in less than four weeks:
Unfinished Business: Noooooooooooooooooo
I write this with tears streaming down my face. Man, it wasn't supposed to end like this.
Websoulsurfer: Padres complete swoon with shutout loss to Giants - A San Diego Padres Blog
With this final loss they proved all the pundits right. They did not belong on the same field as the good teams that are going to the playoffs.
The Friarhood - Friarhood Radio 10.03.10
Steve talks about what happened in game 162, shares comments from Padres fans and gets prepared to move on.
Padres Trail: That's A Wrap
It was a lot of fun, even if the final result is not one we wanted, and I for one can't wait for 2011.