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Around the Mission: 9/1 Padres Links

  • Toast – Ducksnorts
    "I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have concerns. There are two good ball clubs chasing the Padres, and if the overachievers from San Diego don’t get back to playing smart baseball soon, they could find themselves looking up before long."

  • PADRES: This slump is no desert mirage
    "But it is probably a factor of the three things: defense, offense and pitching...We're in that range now where we are losing low-scoring games and losing some games when we score a few runs."

  • Padres at Park at the Park even when they're not -
    “It was never about driving revenue,” he said. “It’s about taking advantage of an asset that’s so unique, giving fans a chance to come downtown and watch our team in a community setting. “It’s an investment in our fans.”

  • Rookie’s start will give staff rest -
    “This is something we’ve talked about for awhile,” Padres manager Bud Black said Tuesday afternoon. “Our five starters have started all but two games this season.”

  • Padres keep sliding to sixth straight loss | News
    San Diego skipper Bud Black was ejected in the top of the sixth inning in his club's game against the D-backs at Chase Field on Tuesday night.

  • Luebke to make Major League debut Friday | News
    Cory Luebke will make his long-awaited Major League debut on Friday against the Rockies at PETCO Park. San Diego skipper Bud Black announced Luebke's promotion before his club's game on Tuesday in Arizona.

  • Torrealba scratched before Tuesday's game | News
    Padres catcher Yorvit Torrealba was scratched from Tuesday's starting lineup with a stiff back. He was replaced by Nick Hundley, who was slated to bat eighth against D-backs starter Ian Kennedy.

  • Padres' roster to expand with influx of talent | News
    In addition to Cory Luebke, who will be called up to pitch Friday, a handful of other players will join the Padres as rosters are expanded from 25 to 40 players on Wednesday.

  • PADRES: Skinny on the stretch run
    As the calendar flips to September, it reveals a tough road ahead for the Padres as the regular season winds down.

  • Perpetual Padres Saga: August Evaluation
    "Some fans are starting to worry about this team right now but I'm not. Keeping faith sounds cliche but it helps a lot for not only myself but for the fans and the team as well. Positive energy always outshines negative energy in so many ways. I have also been seeing whining and panicking from some of the fans and it's very unacceptable."

  • Padres Trail: It's STILL not time to panic
    "There is cause for concern. There's just no reason to panic yet."