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Around the Mission: 8/31 Padres Links

  • LeBlanc scuffles as Padres drop fifth straight | News
    Wade LeBlanc bested the D-backs' Joe Saunders five days ago at PETCO Park, but Saunders returned the favor on Monday at Chase Field.

  • Bloom: No Manny, but NL West not finished | News
    The day dawned on Monday for the Padres and life couldn't have looked much sweeter. They led the National West by five games with 33 left to play and Manny Ramirez was no longer working for the division-rival Dodgers. Now all they have to do is close the deal.

  • Padres add outfield depth with Cunningham | News
    The Padres announced Monday afternoon that they had recalled outfielder Aaron Cunningham, and to pave the for his return to the Major League roster, optioned right-handed reliever Luis Perdomo to Triple-A Portland.

  • Young to be on pitch count in rehab start | News
    The parameters for starting pitcher Chris Young's first game action since May 2 were set on Monday afternoon.

  • Gwynn hoping to return ahead of schedule | News
    Tony Gwynn is a speedster, so it only makes sense that he is already ahead of schedule.

  • Chainsaw: Sweepaphobia And How To Cure It
    "Yet this sweepaphobia thing is holding Padres fans back. The foreboding is palpable, the big tease, the sense of doom, the inevitable Lucy Ricardo/ George Costanza catastrophes. Those people had no choice but to be losers–it was in the script."

  • "Dodgers end Padres attempt to get Kuroda" by Padres Scorecard
    The Padres attempt to deal for Dodgers starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda ended over the weekend when the Dodgers withdrew the 35-year-old right-hander from waivers.

  • Unfinished Business: To My Dear First-Place Padres...
    "Thank you guys so much for the amazing season we've had so far and the fun times we're still going to have. "

  • Websoulsurfer: Time for Ludwick to Sit?
    "Padres should give Cunningham a few starts to allow Ludwick to get his body healed, to get his head on straight or his swing on straight. Whatever it takes to get Ludwick rested and ready to play like he did in St Louis. "