Spoiler Alert: He's not a fluke. He may not be quite as dominant if his walk rate goes back to 2010 levels, but he's the real deal. One thing I learned in this article is that a big difference in his results come from a switch to a 2-seam fastball from a 4-seamer.
Article from the Tucson paper on how the Escondido ballpark for the AAA team is toast thanks to the state.
So now it's six straight losses, and the Padres are one of five teams in Major League Baseball with a 0.0 percent chance of reaching the playoffs.Giants Win And Padres Lose, As Only Both Can - Baseball Nation - Rob Neyer
I didn't know what his plan was. I just saw a raging bull coming at me. I thought he was on PCP the way he was sprinting.Bruce Bochy was surprised by Heath Bell's entrance into the All Star Game. XX Sports Radio: Bruce Bochy Interview with Darren Smith (MP3)
He's now rockin' a Tin Cap for Fort Wayne. Not the best of debuts, but he managed a walk. Also, Rymer Liriano is really showing why he's a legitimate prospect. He is fast, hits for power, and gets on base. I'm wondering if a promotion is in his near future...
The Padres are trying to set a world record for most dogs at a costume parade.
"There was a little fistpump when I scored. I'm embarrassed every time I see it now because it's like one of the few times I ever did that. (Gwynn's son) Anthony rags me about it: 'Look at that left hand; look at that left hand! But that was a cool moment for me," Gwynn says. "The National League won. That was the first time the National League won in (six) years. I wanted to win. And I'm sure it's the same thing now, with the World Series homefield advantage at stake."West Coast Bias: Join Tony Gwynn On Guided Tour Of All-Star Memories in Sports & Recreation Blog - Tree.com
"I love when folks give me story ideas, and this is a fun one… if a bit easy to debunk."
Harris Poll has the Padres and Blue Jays tied for last based on 2,163 adults surveyed online between June 13 and 20, 2011
Dude tries to throw a no-hitter against the 2011 Padres on Xbox while on acid, gets continually thwarted by Nick Hundley