Who's your Padre?: Padres will buy ... and potentially sell
"I don't feel like you're ever all set," Hoyer said. "I think we're looking on both sides [pitching and offense]."
Add a bat? "I really don’t see a need," says Scott Hairston
"I think the team that we have now is in first place for a reason," Hairston said. "We’ve had timely hitting and our pitching has been great all year. I definitely think that we have the bats. There are a few guys that are starting to come on of late. "I really don’t see a need for [another bat], but obviously I don’t make those decisions so we’ll see what happens. "In the mean time, the 25 guys that we have now that’s our team, that’s our family. Team chemistry is great."
Gallagher likely done in San Diego - SignOnSanDiego.com
"Those were the final nails in the coffin. I saw it coming. It became a numbers game. I was the odd man out."
Eckstein has the force
Astros Trip Up Padres In Ten
"Luke couldn’t find his release point," said Padres manager Bud Black, "One of those rare outings."
For the Padres and Blue Jays, winning isn't always the best thing - Tim Marchman - SI.com
"The slight shame of things for the club is that no matter how well they're playing, in the abstract the best move would probably be to trade Gonzalez, a free agent after the 2011 season. His value will never be higher than it is now, and if Hoyer is any kind of operator he could turn his rights into enough young talent to alter the trajectory of the franchise. "
Free passes cost Padres in 10-inning loss | padres.com: News
Luke Gregerson, who figures to be in the discussion for a spot on the National League All-Star team, allowed two runs in the 10th inning Thursday as the Astros captured the first game of a four-game series against the Padres, 6-3, at PETCO Park.
Unheralded 'pen sets tone for Padres | padres.com: News
Other than All-Star Heath Bell, there aren't any household names in the Padres' bullpen. However, no other facet of the team is more responsible for its rise to the top of the NL West.
S. Hairston ejected after strikeout in eighth | padres.com: News
Padres left fielder Scott Hairston was ejected in the eighth inning of Thursday's game against the Astros by home-plate umpire Ron Kulpa.
Stauffer, Stairs activated from Padres' DL | padres.com: News
The Padres reinstated pitcher Tim Stauffer and outfielder Matt Stairs on Thursday from the disabled list.
Gregerson’s wild 10th dooms Padres - SignOnSanDiego.com
"I couldn’t find the zone," said Gregerson, who had walked only four walks over 39 1/3 innings in his first 37 outings of the season. "That was pretty much it … I wasn’t getting through the ball on the slider or the fastball. Tomorrow’s another day."
PADRES: Astros win one in a walk-over
"I definitely wasn't getting through the ball at all, for that matter, on the slider or the fastball. That's probably why I was hanging them up to righties."
The Official Blog of Matt Antonelli: VIDEO MAIL BAG
"Today I wanted to answer questions I have been receiving on my email over the last few days. "