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Good Morning San Diego - September 23, 2021

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Everything you need to know about MLB news and your San Diego Padres for Thursday, September 23, 2021.

San Diego Padres v St Louis Cardinals Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

Yesterday’s Game: Giants 8, Padres 6

Today’s First Pitch: 1:10 p.m. PST vs. San Francisco Giants

San Diego Padres News

Padres part ways with farm director and more changes are expected as San Diego slides out of contention (CBS Sports)

Tatis in rare air after smacking 40th homer (MLB.com)

Tatis hits 40th homer, but Padres can’t dig out of Velasquez’s early hole (San Diego Union-Tribune)

MLB News

TOR-TB benches clear after Kiermaier HBP (MLB.com)

Which Wild Card team could win it all? (MLB.com)

Bell extended through 2023: ‘I love my job’ (MLB.com)

MLB announces 2021 AFL schedule (MLB.com)

How MLB makes sure your souvenir is ‘real’ (MLB.com)

On This Day in 1987...

Los Angeles Dodgers v San Diego Padres Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Randy Ready and John Kruk hit back-to-back homers in the top of the 13th to power the Padres to a 6–4 win over the Reds in Cincinnati. Ready enjoyed a 13-year career and spent parts of four seasons with the Padres, while Kruk would go on to become an All-Star in Philadelphia following his Padres’ stint.