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Around the Mission: 8/23 Padres Links

  • Pitching prospect shut down for season -
    "When I really needed to reach back and get my velocity up in the high 90s, I couldn’t do it," he said.

  • Padres rebound to stave off sweep -
    "Every win gets you one day closer to where you want to be."

  • Stairs takes pride in pinch-hitting record | News
    He might have been joking, but Padres veteran Matt Stairs said Sunday that his historic home run ball from Saturday will likely end up displayed in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in Ontario before it does in Cooperstown.

  • Given free reign to run, Venable excelling | News
    While Padres outfielder Will Venable doesn't rank in the top five in the National League in stolen bases, he rates very highly as one of the most efficient base-stealers in the league.

  • Torrealba shaken, not stirred after foul balls | News
    Padres catcher Yorvit Torrealba was feeling much better Sunday after he departed Saturday's game as a precaution after taking two foul balls of his protective mask in the fifth inning.

  • Bauman: Healthy Young a boon to Padres | News
    The Padres already have a quality rotation with depth, but what a bonus it would be if Chris Young, an accomplished Major League starter, could come back in September.

  • Padres give Latos extra rest between starts | News
    The Padres decided to give 22-year-old starting pitcher Mat Latos two additional days off next week as they continue to watch his workload and his innings count.

  • Bauman: Persistent Padres not going away | News
    There is a persistent, relentless quality to the work of a winning baseball team. The Padres, with the best record in the National League, qualify as persistent, as relentless, and above all else, as winning.

  • Padres roll to seven-win trip behind Garland | News
    While no one is going to award the Padres the National League West title in August, nor are the Padres expecting as much, Sunday's 7-3 victory over the Brewers was another step closer to reaching that goal.