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Around the Mission: 6/7 Padres Links

  • Padres play it up middle on draft's first day -
    "Everyone likes their draft right now," said Padres Assistant GM Jason McLeod. "I’m happy. I think we acquired talent and players who will advance quickly."

  • Padres’ bubble burst by Rockies -
    By going 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position, the Padres wasted a chance to escape the National League West cellar by percentage points.

  • Intangibles in place, but can Padres’ top pick play? -
    "He can just flat-out hit," Zalewski said. "You name it, he can hit."

  • Hawpe makes first start in right field -
    "It’ll be good to get back out there," Hawpe said. "I’m not saying I’m not going to make any mistakes out there. That’s part of the game. I’m human. I’ll go out there, get more acclimated. I’m excited."

  • Draft Impressions, First Basemen, Curmudgeonliness | Ducksnorts
    Is it legal to send a batter to home plate without a bat in his hands? Because I’d like to see the Padres try that with Alberto Gonzalez.

  • Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres - June 6, 2011 | SD Recap
    "We had some baserunners through the hit and through the walk, but we just couldn't break through, couldn't get that big hit," Black said. "We had a couple opportunities for some two-out knocks, just couldn't get them tonight."

  • PADRES: Padres load up on draft's first day
    "I know there were two clubs right behind us that liked him, and he wasn't going to be there when we picked at 25."

  • PADRES NOTES: Hawpe plays right field as Padres prepare for Rizzo
    "We do believe he's close to ready," Hoyer said. "We're happy with the progress he has made."

  • PADRES: Richard's outing wasted as Padres' bats struggle
    On a day when rumors swirled that top prospect Anthony Rizzo may soon be promoted, the Padres couldn't produce a timely hit and were shut out for the 10th time.