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Around the Mission: 8/30 Padres Links

  • Phillies sweep Padres at Petco -
    "Am I concerned?" closer Heath Bell said. "About what? We have the best record in the National League. We lost four (in a row) and we’re five games up. I mean, seriously. I have no idea why I should be concerned. None whatsoever."

  • insidethepadres: Weird glitch
    "Trevor Hoffman, one of the most accurate pitchers of his era, used to express concern at the prospect of fielding a comebacker or a bunt and then throwing to second base. He said he went several years without having to make that play, and had mild doubts about his ability to do it. And he was drafted as a shortstop. "

  • For Pads, ‘98 Still Great…but Still Greatest?
    But, seriously, would this club stand even a remote chance against the ‘98 powerhouse? The numbers, believe it or not, actually suggest they would.

  • Young Update -
    "I really don’t know what to expect in a game situation," Young said. "It’s been a controlled environment that I’ve been in (the past few weeks). I’m hopeful everything will go well and I feel fine. "That I like the results and come out physically feeling fine. But I don’t know what to expect. That’s why I’m doing it."
  • Ten questions for Miguel Tejada -
    Q: Antonio Banderas or George Clooney? A: "Oh wow, those guys have made some good movies. It’s hard for me to pick one. I guess Banderas. That movie "Desperado," I like how he was shooting people with his guitar.
  • Padres insist four-game skid just a bump | News
    Behind a lackluster offensive effort and four errors -- two by starter Clayton Richard -- the Padres fell to Philadelphia, 5-0, Sunday to suffer their first sweep since mid-May.

  • Young to pitch first game since May | News
    Padres pitcher Chris Young, who hasn't pitched in a game since May 2, will make a rehabilitation appearance on Tuesday with Triple-A Portland.

  • Eckstein not missing a beat since return | News
    A week after returning from a month-long stint on the disabled list, David Eckstein has picked right back up where he left off as a tough out.

  • PADRES: Cold bats, poor defense doom Padres as Phillies complete sweep
    "I like the way they were pitching, but we've got to swing the bat and we will," Padres manager Bud Black said. "We got shut down and it was a team-wide little funk this weekend."

  • insidethepadres: Bright side
    Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said the Padres shouldn't be distressed by the sweep. The team's pitching and defense, he added, remain formidable.

  • Websoulsurfer: Pathetic Padres Fans
    "I have to say that baseball fans in San Diego are absolutely pathetic. To be more specific I should say PADRES fans are pathetic."

  • Latos gets a boost " Blogs
    "I think it’s kind of a confidence thing – a confidence boost almost," Latos said. "To be able to go out there and the pitcher’s up and you’re thinking if you command your pitches you get an out. (Oswalt) somehow got it. Rollins was what, 2-for-2 off me already? I thought I was coming out. It was big to leave me in. It kind of let me know that he was happy with the job I’d done and I got the ground ball out."

  • Phillies Flatten Pads, Complete Sweep
    "One good thing about this team is, we learn from every loss," said Richard, "and we’ll learn from this loss and keep working. Nothing has changed."