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  • Gonzo saw good swings on horizon - SignOnSanDiego.com
    "Struggles are going to happen, because baseball’s a game of failure," said Gonzalez. "I could be 0-for-30 and I could care less, because it’s baseball. I understand that this game ain’t easy. It’s tough. My mind is working, trying to figure out what I need to fix, but I’ve been through it in the past and I’m going to go through it again in the future. Why let it get to me?"

  • Padres stymied again by L.A., still in first - SignOnSanDiego.com
    "I don’t know why," said Correia of his problem with the misfired pickoff attempt. "I had the split-finger grip instead of my change-up grip because I’ve been throwing the split. I tried to go quick (to first) and didn’t have my best grip on the ball. But you can’t do that there in that situation."

  • Poor execution costs Padres in LA | padres.com: News
    Poor throws, from the mound and elsewhere, gave the Dodgers a tiebreaking three-run sixth inning on Thursday night in a 4-1 Padres loss at Dodger Stadium.

  • Padres out to exorcise Interleague demons | padres.com: News
    Interleague Play hasn't been kind to the San Diego Padres, who open a three-game series on Friday against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.

  • Blanks lands on DL with sore elbow | padres.com: News
    Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a strained right elbow, two days after the elbow tightened up on him during some pregame long toss.

  • Headley quietly having strong season | padres.com: News
    Lost in the shuffle Wednesday of Adrian Gonzalez's six RBIs and Will Venable's attempt at the cycle was Chase Headley.

  • Padres add Russell to bullpen mix | padres.com: News
    The Padres on Thursday recalled reliever Adam Russell from Triple-A Portland in place of injured outfielder Kyle Blank, giving them 13 pitchers and four position players on the bench.

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    "Wait....that's not enough Power Rankings for you?? Well how about some Breakfast Burrito Power Rankings too? I"

  • Blanks to the DL, Russell Back Up | Chicken Friars | A San Diego Padres Blog
    "I don’t know if Blanks’ injury really warrants DL time, but it makes sense for the Padres to give the slumping power hitter a break to recover from whatever ailments, mental and/or physical, are afflicting him."

  • Friars on Cardboard: This Tuesday's Guest: Steve from White Sox Cards on Shawn Abner
    This Thursday's Guest is Steve from the phenomenal White Sox Cards blog.