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Ludwick proving the Padres don't have their backs to the wall.
Ludwick proving the Padres don't have their backs to the wall.
  • NL West Primed for Wild Two Weeks -- MLB FanHouse
    "Although they were leaders of the division for most of the season, and are still close, you aren't going to find too many observers feeling great about San Diego's chances now. One scout said Friday that he didn't know which team would win the NL West, but he felt confident the Padres would finish third."

  • Twenty-Four – Ducksnorts
    "The two things that jump out at me are the complete collapse in plate discipline and base stealing efficiency. When the three-run homer isn’t a significant part of your attack, stuff like that gets magnified."

  • PADRES: Wainwright wins 19th as Padres continue fall
    "We definitely can't hang our heads," Ryan Ludwick said. "We got a good pitching effort, they got a good pitching effort and we had opportunities.

  • Padres lose to Cardinals, fall into second place - SignOnSanDiego.com
    "I don't know what to say about this one," Garland said. "If you give up two runs in the first against a guy like (Wainwright), you are in trouble."
  • Venable on hot streak - SignOnSanDiego.com
    "Will is playing great," said manager Bud Black. "It looks as though he is seeing the ball much better. He’s letting the game come to him. He’s taking balls and swinging at strikes. He’s playing with a great deal of energy."

 

  • Black pencils in 126th different starting lineup | padres.com: News
    Bud Black filled out his 126th different starting lineup in the 149th game of the season for Sunday's finale with the Cardinals.

  • Gregerson tied for single-season holds record | padres.com: News
    Without much fanfare, Padres relief pitcher Luke Gregerson tied the Major League record for single-season holds in Saturday's 8-4 victory over the Cardinals.

  • Young's return to Friars cause for celebration | padres.com: News
    Chris Young didn't factor in Saturday's decision, but his return to the mound after missing the 5 1/2 months with a right shoulder strain was cause for celebration.

  • Friars fall to Cards, lose grip on first place | padres.com: News
    Jon Garland surrendered two runs in the first inning Sunday and the Padres never recovered, losing, 4-1, to the Cardinals and Cy Young hopeful Adam Wainwright.

  • The Friarhood - Down the Stretch They Come!
    "The Padres have fought through the dog days and now sit with the most favorable schedule."