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'Round the Bases - September Week 2

(9/7 - 9/13) A weekly roundup of Padres performances. Another bleak week sees some action from the Rockies, a final series in Los Angeles, and our last battle against the Diamondbacks for 2014.

Stephen Dunn

This week we saw the last of the smelly Los Angeles Dodgers, and the dry-as-heck Arizona Diamondbacks. Both series were lost, and our records against them for the season remained unfavorable. Standouts featured your typical Padres favorites: some Ninja action, Rene Rivera's shiny 2014 season, and ech, two shutouts.

9/7 @ Rockies L 0-6 (Game threadRecap)

9/8 @ Dodgers L 4-9 (Game thread Recap)

9/9 @ Dodgers W 6-3 (Game threadRecap)

9/10 @ Dodgers L 0-4 (Game threadRecap)

9/12 @ D-backs W 6-5 (Game thread Recap)

9/13 @ D-backs L 4-10 (Game threadRecap)

A bit reminiscent of last week, the Padres only picked up two wins this season, dropping both of the very last series' against the Dodgers and the D-Backs. Still, there were Padres highlights to be had!

Dodgers' error extravaganza earns a run

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There are very few things to be enjoyed in life when you're being blown out by the Doyers, and an Angels in the Outfield-esque little league error parade is one of them.

Friars: Rene Rivera, Yangervis Solarte, Rymer Liriano
Game: @ Dodgers

Ninja dives to keep things calm

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The Little Ninja is a regular in these highlight reels for a reason: he has been absurdly good at shortstop defensively. Despite being the size of 1.03 Jose Altuve's, his ultimate zone range is up at 1.4, which puts him at top 15 in the National League.

Friar: Alexi Amarista, Jedd Gyorko
Game: @ Arizona

Ca$h spanks ball, legs out extra bases

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Ca$h loves to hit. If it isn't obvious enough, he does not shy away from a plate appearance. A unique opportunity a pitcher like Cashner has on the Padres is being able to contribute game-deciding or go-ahead RBI's literally any time there are RISP, which is exactly what he did here.

Friar: Andrew Cashner
Game: @ Dodgers

Top Performers (month)

Jedd Gyorko 15 H, 5 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 5 BB, .300 AVG, 0.4 WAR

Andrew Cashner 23 IP, 1.57 ERA, 1.17 BB/9, .221 BABIP, 73.9 LOB%, 0.5 WAR

  • Ian Kennedy has posted the highest ERA thus far, but is still the only starter to not give up a home run for the month.
  • Yasmani Grandal is still hitting for power, leading the club with 2 HR's and an ISO of .205.
  • Cory Spangenberg is an RBI machine. He not only has hit two off-the-bench HR's, but is leading the Friars with 7 RBI's and a .471 SLG.
  • Alexi Amarista has proven to be a defensive beast. Not only appearing in every single 'Round the Bases with some sort of amazing play, he has posted a career-best 487 innings at shortstop with only 5 errors.