OK Padres, Time To Get Serious
For a Padres team that has struggled to make contact and has yet to beat a top-flight starter, three games against Zito, Cain and Sanchez could say a lot about the team’s staying power in the NL West race.
Bullpen helps Padres extend division lead | padres.com: News
"I wish," said Eckstein, the Padres second baseman, "that we could give these guys a little bit more of a breather."
Will NL West be won without offense? | padres.com: News
"I don't think our club is going to outslug some of these clubs as we move through our schedule," Padres manager Bud Black said Tuesday. "So that's an area for us -- and I would think the Giants would probably think along the same lines -- where the timely hitting, the hitting with runners in scoring position, those types of at-bats will be crucial."
Stauffer out after emergency appendectomy | padres.com: News
"It was pretty swollen; his whole side of the stomach was pretty tight," Hutcheson said.
XX Sports Radio: Darren Balsley Interview (MP3)
Darren Balsley on why he tells lefties to talk to Clayton Richard, why he says Latos has made enormous strides mentally & on the mound & when they expect Kevin Correia back.
Padres place Correia on bereavement list | padres.com: News
A player who is placed on the bereavement list has to miss a minimum of three games and a maximum of seven games.
Catching platoon working well for Padres | padres.com: News
"Obviously, we're in a situation where we have two really capable guys," Hundley said. "It's a great competition. He's played great and I feel like I'm making my strides toward being a better catcher.
Padres outlast Giants 3-2 - SignOnSanDiego.com
"It’s unusual, (considering) the way we’ve been playing this year," said Padres outfielder Scott Hairston of the high LOB total. "I believe it was more a case of them making pitches when they had to, but we made them work for everything."
Stauffer makes right appendicitis call - SignOnSanDiego.com
"He had himself diagnosed," said Hutcheson. "He said, ‘I think I have appendicitis.’ "
"We had over 1,500 people enter the Park at the Park gates at 4:30 and the PATP filled to roughly 5,000," Garfinkel said, admitting: "It was much bigger than we planned."
PADRES NOTES: Correia to return Saturday?
"As we move forward, we're thinking he might be able to make it," Black said. "I can't speak for him, but if I was to guess, he's looking forward to pitching."
PADRES: Pitching Panache
"You've got to give credit to their pitching staff but our staff did the same. Most teams would love to have that many opportunities.
Left on Base, Right on Time – Ducksnorts
"The franchise record is 14, which happened on August 25, 1979, against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a game that took 19 innings and more than six hours to decide."
Padres, Giants battle for first :: Friar Forecast
But, for the time being, this group is playing good baseball. There’s a reasonable chance that this team is "for real." And as far as May series go, this one has its significance.
Padres defeat Giants in battle for first place
"A moment of silence was held before the game in remembrance of late Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell and 22-year-old Trevor Brent Correia, who died Saturday."
Padres Stauffer headed to DL after appendectomy
"Adam Russell was recalled to fill the extra roster spot that opened when Correia went on the bereavement list. Russell has pitched three scoreless appearances in 2010 without allowing a hit. He will help solidify middle relief for the Padres while the rotation is in flux."
Unfinished Business: Hanging On To First Place
"The Giants are obviously a threat to us, and I don't think any Padres fans are really psyched to have to face these guys. They might take our first-place lead away from us!! "
Avenging Jack Murphy: Lake Elsinore:reveling in some Manny Ramirez fail
"I had a chance to go up to Lake Elsinore with Steve from the Friarhood to see the Storm play the Inland Empire 66ers (Dodgers High A) last Thursday night. While there we met up with Peter from the Padres Run Down. This game had two huge attractions"
Friars on Cardboard: Steve Garvey Is Not Heat Bell's Padre
"You oughta figure out a way to photoshop the 6 out"
THE KEPT FAITH: Thing I'm Thankful For
"I guess my point is, and I’ve probably said this already, one of the things I love about baseball, and the Padres especially is that the stakes are so low."