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MLB: San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

Farm system preview: Prospects to watch as the Padres’ full-season affiliates open 2019 – Dennis Lin
“I think he felt like he had a little something to prove,” Padres farm director Sam Geaney said, “and obviously we haven’t started real games yet, but the impression he made in spring training was really strong. What he showed in spring training, he definitely doesn’t want to be an afterthought.”

Cheers, San Diego! Where to celebrate National Beer Day in the 'Capital of Craft' - Mark Saunders
AleSmith is a mainstay in Miramar with their Speedway Stout, AleSmith IPA, and San Diego Pale Ale .394, named after and created in partnership with San Diego Padres icon Tony Gwynn.

France brings versatility, enthusiasm to El Paso Chihuahuas baseball - Bret Bloomquist
“I managed Ty France for the first time in 2017," Chihuahuas manager Edwin Rodriguez said, referring to their time together at Lake Elsinore in High-A ball. "Back then, he was a player with very good offense, but they were still looking for a position for him.

2019 MLB playoffs will feature rebuilt teams – Brandon Downs
Don’t forget, the Padres have a gold-glove and silver slugger, Manny Machado at third base. Wil Myers has two home runs and a .391 average so far. A lot will have to fall into place, but the Padres will stay excited and win 90 games, sneaking in a wildcard spot.

Cards’ Miller misplaces lead as Padres win 6-4; Reyes, Munoz headed for Memphis - Rick Hummel
Miller allowed a pair of two-run homers in the eighth inning to San Diego’s Austin Hedges and Manny Machado. The second came after first baseman Paul Goldschmidt over-ran a foul popup to keep Ian Kinsler alive and shortstop Paul DeJong couldn’t hang onto the tag after taking Goldschmidt’s throw when Miller caught Kinsler off first.

Stark: The Useless Info Dept., What Just Happened Edition – Jayson Stark
THE HOMER HUNTER – Speaking of Greinke, how about this crazy note from the Elias Sports Bureau? Greinke on Tuesday: Two homers hit, two homers allowed – both to Hunter Renfroe.