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"Just wondering: if the Padres believe Mat Latos is going to be a superstar, one who they will not be able to afford if he continues to excel…then why are they so worried about burning him out now?"
For Padres, it’s better Latos than never - SignOnSanDiego.com
"Everything felt different. I felt my mechanics were off. I let little things affect me. I was frustrating myself. It was a little like early in the season.
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"It was an ugly day," Gwynn said. "It wasn't pretty. He got hit and both benches emptied. Andre, to me, was the most dominant guy in the Major Leagues at that point. I had blood on my uniform from trying to break up guys. It wasn't fun."
One Last Shot for Ben Davis - Bats Blog - NYTimes.com
His Padres signing bonus, $1.3 million, is long gone. Davis earned a little more than $3 million in the majors. Now he earns $2,000 a month. He said this will probably be his last season.
insidethepadres: Latos and Schilling
"Today Latos threw strikes with about 75 percent of his pitches. To my eyes, he is pitching slightly better than Stephen Strasburg. The San Diego Kid is sensational, but Latos seems to hit his target a bit more consistently."
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"Everything is just so lovely," said Padres center fielder Tony Gwynn, Jr., admiring the glow of 4,000 slow-burning candles atop the outfield wall as he sipped from a champagne flute and took practice swings in the on-deck circle.
Latos Is Good…But Not This Good :: Friar Forecast
"Mat Latos is a solid pitcher, and projects to be very good going forward. But, a low BABIP, low strand rate, and the wonders of Petco Park have combined to make a good pitcher look like a Cy-Young pitcher. Latos might be one some day, but he is not there quite yet."
Gwynn reflects on great grab vs. Pirates | padres.com: News
Padres center fielder Tony Gwynn wasn't about to anoint his diving catch of Pedro Alvarez's line drive in the eighth inning on Saturday his career highlight as far as catches go.
Adrian crushes homer as Padres sweep | padres.com: News
Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run home run, his 21st of the season, on Sunday to lead the Padres to a 6-3 victory over the Pirates and a sweep.
Thatcher thriving out of Padres' bullpen | padres.com: News
Joe Thatcher has been especially effective this season. After Saturday's game, his ERA is 1.80 in 20 innings.
Padres ink versatile infielder Green | padres.com: News
The Padres added organizational depth on Saturday when they signed Nick Green, a middle infielder with a .237 Major League average but someone is known for his defensive play.
Latos sharp as Padres run away from Bucs | padres.com: News
"It really felt a lot different, my mechanics were off," Latos said. "I was either closing myself off or opening myself up. Toward the end, it kind of picked up a little."
Hundley thriving with men on base | padres.com: News
There's one simple reason why San Diego catcher Nick Hundley has improved his average with runners in scoring position by nearly 100 points this season.
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"One thing we’ve done all season, our strength, is we haven’t played too far ahead," Bell continued. "All we can do is play every out. It’s why we’ve come back in so many games. It’s why we are where we are."
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"We’re playing the game right. When you do that, the breaks go your way more often. Three runs on two hits is better than one run on eight hits. So much of what we’ve done all year are the little things.
PADRES: Sweep in Pittsburgh lifts team to 19 games over .500
"You can look at 19 games over .500 all you want, but if you don't finish on top of the division, it doesn't really matter," Gonzalez said.
PADRES: Latos beats Pirates in return from DL
"From the first inning on, I didn't see anything that would indicate any time off," Black said. "He threw a number of pitches 95 miles per hour, and the arm strength was there."
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"For his part, Latos wasn’t entirely satisfied with his performance, which I love to see. He reminds me a little of Jake Peavy in that regard — dude wants to succeed in the worst possible way."
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"I'll give everyone a quick update with how baseball is going since I keep getting asked lately about when I'm coming back."
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"Steve was joined by Geoff Young from Ducksnorts to discuss the Padres season and how Geoff sees the remainder of the season playing out."