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Around the Mission: 3/11 Padres Links

  • Who's your Padre?: Padres postscript: 3/10/10
    "I guess it doesn't matter if it's spring or the regular season. Adrian Gonzalez just doesn't get a whole lot to hit. He saw a bunch of pitches in his first two plate appearances Wednesday, walking twice."

  • Not a Rookie: Everth Cabrera - Minor League Ball
    A look at San Diego Padres sophomore shortstop Everth Cabrera.

  • The Friarhood - Starting rotation looking strong in Peoria
    "With a healthy Chris Young and a few surprises in Latos and Correia, the Padres appear to have what it takes to remain relevant this season."

  • Websoulsurfer: Why Eckstein didn't decline in 2009 or Park Factors 101
    "Offensively, in 2009 Eckstein was a player who outperformed his career numbers when you adjust for park factors and provided clutch hitting at a high level."

  • No letup in Thatcher's approach | News
    As he was running through the list of Padres players afflicted by injury, manager Bud Black casually mentioned that there was no need to rush left-handed pitcher Joe Thatcher back from minor tightness in his shoulder.

  • LeBlanc works three innings as starter | News
    Aaron Cunningham's RBI double got the Padres on the board in the second. Everth Cabrera ignited a three-run sixth with a leadoff double off Frank Herrmann.

  • Venable goes deep in first at-bat | News
    Right fielder Will Venable, who had two hits Tuesday, hit a three-run home run in his first at-bat on Wednesday. Nick Hundley got his first hit of the spring as did pitcher Mat Latos.

  • Pitcher in position to carve role with Padres -
    "Sometimes, I work too fast. The start today was one of those times. I could have blown up and given up a big inning there. But I got it under control."

  • Venable, Blanks swinging well -
    "I was a little erratic," said Adams. "I need to clean up a few mechanical flaws.