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Around the Mission: 5/20 Padres Links

  • It Might Be Dangerous... You Go First: At the Quarter Mark... Well, Almost
    "The bottom line is that it appears as though we deserve our run differential, and consequently, deserve our place in the standings. That's a reassuring feeling at the almost quarter mark. The challenge now is to keep it going, because there's still a long way to go. "
  • Gonzalez, Venable help Padres end Dodgers’ streak -
    "We needed this," said first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. "Just the way they beat us up three days in a row in San Diego (over the weekend), to get the first one here is nice. These games aren’t that important now, but they might end up being that way in September."
  • Venable flirts with Padres' first cycle | News
    In his first night as the leadoff hitter this season, Will Venable fell a home run shy of turning in the first cycle in Padres history.

  • Padres chat with U-T columnist Bill Center
    "This group cannot be held responsible for the sins of John Moores. At the same time, they came in without much money up front. The fans are being asked to help carry the mortgage until the sale is completed. Fair, no. The one thing Moorad has said is that if revenue rises, he will spend that money on payroll. I guess it's good business. But the product is paying a price. "
  • Blanks rests his elbow and cold bat -
    "It’s definitely a time to take a step back and watch the game from the other side," said Blanks, batting .157. "I guess it could be a time to get an empty head, just take it for what it is and learn from it."
  • Black keeping an eye on Thatcher | News
    Left-handed Padres reliever Joe Thatcher likely isn't available on Wednesday night against the Dodgers after he was removed on Tuesday night because of discomfort in his back.

  • Blanks has elbow strain | News
    Padres manager Bud Black said outfielder Kyle Blanks' availability for the opener of a two-game road series with the Dodgers Wednesday night could be determined in-game.
  • Gonzalez's six RBIs lead Padres past Dodgers | News
    Will Venable was a homer shy of the cycle and scored four runs and Adrian Gonzalez went deep and drove in five as the Padres halted the Dodgers' win streak on Wednesday.

  • PADRES: Gonzalez has six RBIs, Venable four hits in rout of Dodgers
    "I heard him the other day around the (batting) cage," Padres manager Bud Black said. "He mentioned he was felling really good at the plate. I think tonight you saw a little snippet of everything."

  • PADRES NOTES: OF Blanks battles elbow strain
    "I would never want a break for this reason," Blanks said. "It's definitely some extra time to sit back and watch the game from outside. I guess it could be beneficial."

  • The Official Blog of Matt Antonelli: MY NAME IS...
    "I was called up to grab my cookie, and when I looked down at it, this is what I saw. I couldn't help but laugh."

  • Padres AAA Team To San Marcos?
    NCTimes writer John Maffei joins 619Sports.Net to go through all the different angles of this intriguing story.

  • Gonzalez is heating up " Blogs
    "I kept telling my wife, ‘It’s close, maybe within a couple of days. I told her by the time I get to Seattle I think I’m going to be swinging the ball well,’ " Gonzalez said. "

  • But It Was a Fast Three Hours and Forty-Eight Minutes – Ducksnorts
    Jon Garland is amazing. How do you use 117 pitches in 5 innings and make a regulation game last 3 hours, 48 minutes?

  • What's a Picture Worth?: When All Else Fails...
    "Without getting into all the gory details or lame excuses, I essentially threw something that hit my co-worker Lorien right in the mouth yesterday...hard enough to draw some blood. "

  • Burrell to the Padres?
    "I know it would be a bold move, but for the price and what seems to be the plan to give Durango more experience in AAA, Pat Burrell kind of makes some sense for our team right now. Just a thought..."

  • Sometimes, We Don’t Know How Good We Have It | Chicken Friars | A San Diego Padres Blog
    "The case for Stairs being on the roster isn’t very strong–it basically boils down to "the guy accepts pinch-hitting, he’s a nice guy, and it’s better that he gets the PH role rather than a young player whose development would be hindered by the low ABs."

  • THE KEPT FAITH: Salazar's Is Almost Out Of Business.
    "I honestly don't get it. I am trying to wrap my brain around it but it just won't stretch that far. Can anyone, anywhere give me one reason we have Oscar Salazar on our team?"

  • Padres give foes the runaround - MLB - Yahoo! Sports
    “Philosophically, we think the Padres organization needs to become based on our park, based on our personnel, and based on our personnel going forward,” said Black, who witnessed the breakneck running game as a coach in Anaheim. “Speed is becoming sort of back in vogue, both offensively and defensively.”


  • Unfinished Business: BEAT LA!!
    "I think this is going to be a game that we'll remember for a long time. "