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5/28/2015 | Morrow throws first sim game

Prior to San Diego facing the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night, right-handed starter Brandon Morrow took the mound for his first simulated game since landing on the disabled list May 5 with a sore right shoulder.


5/28/2015 | Liriano looks to give Pirates eighth straight win

Francisco Liriano gets the start as the Pirates go for their eighth straight win. The Padres counter with James Shields.


5/28/2015 | Cashner finally gets support ... and a win

Andrew Cashner finally got his second win of the season Wednesday night in Anaheim. The right-hander allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk with six strikeouts over seven innings to pick up his second win and end a five-game losing streak.


5/28/2015 | Hagerty drops a line to talk M. Upton, Decker

El Paso Chihuahuas broadcaster Tim Hagerty phoned in to Padres Social Hour on Wednesday afternoon to give an update on how the Padres' Triple-A affiliate was handling its players.


5/28/2015 | ICYMI: Middlebrooks leads charge in series victory

The Padres' pitching staff has gotten into such a rhythm as of late that fans may be expecting a quality start every time a member of the rotation takes the mound. Andrew Cashner did not disappoint on Wednesday.


5/28/2015 | Jeremy Rodriguez named manager of Dominican Padres

Jeremy Rodriguez, who retired as a player last Sunday, has been named to manage the Padres in the Dominican Summer League.


5/28/2015 | Padres eye healthy return for Morrow

Brandon Morrow is slated to throw about a 45-pitch simulated game Thursday to test his sore right shoulder. If all goes well, he'll be sent out to pitch a rehab start in the Minor Leagues five days later. If that goes well, Morrow could be back in the rotation when the Padres travel to Cincinnati on June 5.


5/28/2015 | How they drew it up: Upton, Kemp deliver in clutch

When general manager A.J. Preller pulled off a stunning December deal that landed Matt Kemp from the Dodgers, he did so picturing the offensive pop Kemp and Justin Upton -- another key acquisition -- could offer the middle of the lineup. It showed up Wednesday.


5/27/2015 | Curveball completes Shields' elite swing-and-miss arsenal

James Shields has the second-highest number of swings and misses induced this season. His swinging-strike rate (15 percent) is the highest in baseball. But it's not entirely fastball or changeup that's doing the trick in 2015. It's his curveball.


5/27/2015 | Norris, Kemp, Upton among All-Star ballot leaderboards

The initial voting results from the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot were released Wednesday, and the Padres are well-represented. Outfielders Justin Upton, Matt Kemp and catcher Derek Norris each rank in the top 10 at their respective positions.


5/27/2015 | Defense helps Despaigne, starters extend streaks

With the help of his defense, Odrisamer Despaigne pitched six shutout innings in Anaheim Tuesday night -- allowing the Padres to extend their streak of quality starts to eight straight games.


5/27/2015 | Jones promoted to Double-A after leading Fort Wayne to sweep

The placement of infielder Taylor Lindsey on the seven-day disabled list at Triple-A El Paso Wednesday morning caused a shuffling of third basemen in the Padres' minor league system.


5/27/2015 | Burnett set to continue renaissance in San Diego

The Pirates and Padres will kick off a four-game series at Petco Park on Thursday night, with resurgent right-hander A.J. Burnett set to oppose fellow veteran Ian Kennedy.


5/27/2015 | NL All-Star Game ballot update: May 27

At the first update in the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot for the National League, the Cardinals have four players in line to start July 14 Midsummer Classic at Great American Ball Park, and another four among the voting leaders. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, an All-Star in each of the last two seasons, leads all NL players in balloting with 1,447,753 total votes.


5/27/2015 | ICYMI: Kemp's knock seals thriller in extras

Following a scoreless tie that stretched into extra innings in Anaheim, the Friars came out thanks to a handful of clutch moments on the field and at the plate on Tuesday. In case you missed it, here are some stories and highlights that may have passed you by.


5/27/2015 | MLB.TV unveils new Web-based media player

Major League Baseball Advanced Media is introducing its new Web-based media player (version 5.0), for those who currently subscribe or those who sign up now for MLB.TV Premium ($114.99 a year or $24.99 a month) or regular MLB.TV ($94.99/$19.99). You'll notice the difference right away as the HD media player has an in-page layout, so it all happens in your browser with no need for an additional download.


5/27/2015 | Shields enjoys hitting, life in the NL

After a decade with the Rays and Royals, James Shields finally found his way to the ideal place: the National League, courtesy of the Padres and a free-agent deal shaping up as one of the smartest of the offseason.


5/27/2015 | Kemp's double may break him out of funk

Matt Kemp has had one of those months so far for the Padres that he's better off forgetting. But sometimes -- as Crosby, Stills & Nash once sang -- the darkest hour is always, always just before the dawn.


5/27/2015 | Kemp breaks through with decisive double in 10th

A productive April has been followed by a month of offensive struggles for Padres' right fielder Matt Kemp. But even as his batting average plummeted and his swing got long in search of hits while RBI opportunities went unfulfilled, Kemp refused to hang his head.


5/27/2015 | Kemp's 2B, Venable's catch lead Padres past Angels

Matt Kemp, struggling through a nightmarish month of May, came up big Tuesday night, lining a two-out, bases-clearing double in the 10th inning to lead the Padres to a 4-0 win at Angel Stadium.


5/26/2015 | Venable robs Trout's homer with sensational grab

There was once a time when Will Venable used his 6-foot-3 frame for good use playing basketball at Princeton. On Tuesday, though, the Padres' center fielder used it to make an over-the-fence catch, robbing the Angels' Mike Trout of a two-run home run in the third inning.


5/26/2015 | I'm Walking Trout, Too

The Padres decided to intentionally walk Mike Trout to load the bases in the bottom of the ninth inning on Tuesday. Albert Pujols singled to win the game for the Angels, but walking Trout was the correct call.


5/26/2015 | Tests reveal improvement in Myers' wrist

There was some measure of good news to be had Tuesday in regards to Wil Myers' left wrist, manager Bud Black told reporters. Myers, on the disabled list with tendinitis in the wrist since May 11, had scans done Tuesday, which revealed improvement.


5/26/2015 | Venable making most of increased playing time

Don't look now, but the Padres' hottest hitter of late isn't one of general manager A.J. Preller's prized offseason acquisitions. Outfielder Will Venable, the longest-tenured Padre, is hitting .400 in his last 45 at-bats and has raised his batting average from .133 on May 7 to .293 entering Tuesday's game against the Angels.


5/26/2015 | Hard-throwing righties Cashner, Richards duel in finale

The Angels will wrap up their Interleague series against the Padres Wednesday night at Angel Stadium, when right-hander Garrett Richards will get the ball against San Diego righty Andrew Cashner.




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