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  • PADRES NOTES: With veteran guidance, Venable learns to have fun with pennant race
    You talk to these guys, and them letting you know, 'Hey, this is a special thing. This is fun,' " Venable said. " 'Don't come to the ballpark worried about your swing, whatever it is. Embrace the opportunity. Have fun with it. If you can do one thing to help the team that day, that's huge. So start focusing on that kind of thing.' That really gave me piece of mind.

  • PADRES: Stauffer's latest clutch effort puts Padres back in first
    It's nice to get a little bit more of a look, especially this time of year coming down the stretch -- not that any game is not meaningful -- but in very meaningful games, too," Stauffer said. "It's nice to contribute.

  • Stauffer, Tejada help lift Padres back into first | padres.com: News
    Tim Stauffer allowed one run over six innings Wednesday and Miguel Tejada hit his 300th career home run in a 3-1 victory over the Dodgers that moved the Padres back into first in the NL West.

  • Padres' Tejada hits 300th career home run | padres.com: News
    "I'm not a home run hitter. I just go and swing and try to hit the ball hard. I'm more happy not with the 300, but that the 300th got the win. This is a great night for the Padres."

  • Stauffer’s Survival | FanGraphs Baseball
    Both in October and 2011, Tim Stauffer is one of the best 4 pitchers available to start for the San Diego Padres.

  • Gwynn vows to stay true to his hitting style | padres.com: News
    "I was trying to go out and drive the ball and do stuff that wasn't a strong suit for me," Gwynn said Wednesday. "You are what you are. And there's nothing wrong with just being an on-base [percentage] guy, hitting the ball consistently. "This season, I got away from what I was good at."

  • Tejada Fitting in San Diego | FanGraphs Baseball
    Tejada has played like an All-Star for San Diego down the stretch, and given their precarious and ever-changing position at the top of the National League West race, that makes him one of the most important deadline acquisitions of the season.

  • Padres outfield prospect to test infield | padres.com: News
    Padres outfield prospect Daniel Robertson, who hit .300 this past season for Class A Lake Elsinore, is giving the infield a shot during instructional league in Arizona this month.

  • insidethepadres: Quote of the day
    The Gunslinger: "My hope is to be next year's Padres."

  • The Official Blog of Matt Antonelli: ADVENTURES IN THE O.R. PART II
    Since I only have one hand, once again, I made a video of my surgery today. Enjoy!

  • Seat Belts Fastened, Tray Tables in Upright and Locked Position – Ducksnorts
    I wouldn’t mind if Bell decided to become, say, the Drama Prince. He could still make things interesting, just maybe a little less so.

  • Twelve Thoughts: Towers in Arizona, Car-Go and A's, Kirk Gibson's Future -- MLB FanHouse
    Towers agreed to a lower salary than what he got recently from the Padres but gained flexibility in years, plus escalators based on performance.

  • The Friarhood - Friarhood Radio 9.21.10
    Padres outfielder Mike Baxter to kick off the show. Steve talks about the last two weeks, how it breaks down and his disgust for players and media taking shots at Padres fans