Just in time, Padres might finally have found a leadoff hitter - MLB - CBSSports.com Baseball
Blonde, quiet and only 24, Cunningham remains just a guy looking for a chance. "[Monday], I hit second and I was excited about that," Cunningham said. "Most of the time, I've been hitting eighth, or seventh. "When they put you at the top of the lineup, you feel good, like they think you can help."
PADRES: Shift only seems to be for left-handed hitters
"I can't explain it. You look at a right-hander's spray chart and it's not as defined as a (left-handers)."
PADRES: Gonzalez mostly scoffs as foes align their defense to stop him
"I'm not a pull hitter," Gonzalez said. "That's why it's not going to change me. I never go up to the plate thinking I'm going to pull the ball. If there's a runner on first, I'm not even thinking about shooting the ball in the hole. It's not even a thought in my head. My goal is to drive the ball to left-center every at-bat. "I pay zero attention."
PADRES: Division-leading Padres fend off Rockies
I just felt like today was one of those days that I just didn't feel like I had my 'A' game," Bell said. "I probably had my 'B' or 'C' game, and when you have your 'B' or 'C' game, you've got to figure out a way to get people out. I managed to make a couple of good pitches and get myself out of the jam."
Rockies' gaffe opens door for Padres | padres.com: News
Leadoff hitter Aaron Cunningham had three hits and Jon Garland allowed one earned run as the Padres pushed the Rockies to 3 1/2 games back on Tuesday.
Padres face NL West early in 2011 | padres.com: News
The Padres open the 2011 season on the road against the Cardinals on March 31 before returning to PETCO Park to face the Giants and the Dodgers.
Cunningham joins Padres' leadoff mix | padres.com: News
Padres manager Bud Black penciled a new name into the leadoff spot in the batting order on Tuesday -- left fielder Aaron Cunningham.
Padres' 2011 schedule announced - SignOnSanDiego.com
The Padres' longest homestand of 2011 will be 11 games from June 2-12 against Houston, Colorado and Washington. They have two 10-game road trips, July 1-10 and Aug. 5-14.
Topsy-turvy night ends right way for Padres - SignOnSanDiego.com
If Bud Black had been the captain of the Titanic, the luxury liner wouldn’t have sunk.
Relievers revel in Rocky mountain bullpen - SignOnSanDiego.com
"It’s probably the nicest bullpen in all of baseball," said Mike Adams. "It’s better than the Rockies bullpen. We’ve got more room and more trees. I don’t know why the Rockies haven’t switched bullpens."
The bullpen is still going strong.
What's a Picture Worth?: VUUUUUUMMMMMM
That said, I still think it was cool to see soccer in downtown San Diego...and I'm still not convinced the timing was great.
Just When You Count Them Out…
I don’t know what’s coming next. I have no freaking idea. A win and a sweep in Colorado? In September? When the Rockies never lose, especially at home? Why not?
The Friarhood - Friarhood Radio 9.13.10
This week Steve breaks down the remaining schedule of the NL West, why Bud Black should be held accountable for the lack of effort by the players, and just how quiet the bats have been.
Padres Trail: Love Coors Field
There's nothing like playing in Coors Field to cure whatever offensive ills one has.