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  • LeBlanc learning how to command fastball | News
    "The changeup was the pitch you went to ... when you got in trouble," LeBlanc said."

  • Strikeouts may leave Padres out of luck -
    "Your call is tracking the same thoughts we’re having as coaches; we’re talking about it," Black said. "For us to achieve what we want to do, we have to cut down on strikeouts. Over the long haul, you just can’t strike out at the rate we’re striking out."

  • McLeod has bigger role in forging future Padres -
    "We’re looking for the most impact we can possibly get for that (first-round) pick," McLeod said. "I’m not saying we’re putting any more emphasis on this pick than we would on any prior years, but with me being new in this spot, with Jed (Hoyer) being new and (Director of Scouting) Jaron Madison being new, we want to do everything we can to get this pick right."

  • Tom Krasovic Interview (MP3)
  • Correia's brother dies in hiking accident -
    "Trevor Correia fell approximately 60 feet, landing on a ledge some 200 feet above the water of Potato Harbor. A park ranger and two friends found Trevor unresponsive, unconscious and barely breathing on the ledge. CPR was administered and Trevor was airlifted to St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard where he was pronounced dead at approximately 4:30 p.m. — two hours after the fall."

  • Strikeouts leading to inconsistent offense for Padres
    "So far the latter two have not been a problem. The Padres lead the league in stolen bases with 37 and are rated as the second best defense with a 17.2 UZR – but the inability to put the ball in play has led to an inconsistent offensive game from the club."


  • PADRES: Padres seeking relief for Correia
    "I asked 'Is there anything we could do?' and told him to go be with his family," manager Bud Black said. "We just all tried to comfort him."

  • PADRES: PCL president knows Padres are shopping
    "The central point is that the Portland franchise will not be in Portland in 2011. That is a very moveable situation, so it's important to have some dialogue. It's a given that the franchise is available."

  • The Official Blog of Matt Antonelli: CAST AWAY
    "Personally, I am excited today because I finally got my cast off this morning."

  • Chainsaw: Bush, but not Bush League
    "It was fun to guess which of the other ballpark patrons were Secret Service agents. Obviously the guy in the bulging blue suit next to them was on duty, but what about the others? Which of them were on undercover detail?"

  • THE KEPT FAITH: Craft and Class
    "This has been my favorite Padres season since 2006 and I don’t see that changing."

  • Chicken Friars | A San Diego Padres Blog
    "The supposed scenario is that Blanks will be sent down, Denorfia or Baxter will have his contract purchased from Triple-A, and Chris Young will be transferred to the 60-day DL."

  • Padres Trail: Still in first - YEE HA
    "I have one complaint about this series, only one complaint really, and that is why was Jon Garland lifted after 7 innings and 83 pitches on Saturday night? "