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5/5/2015 | Padres' prolific offense hitting a rut in San Francisco

The most productive offense in the National League has hit the skids again at the hands of Giants' pitching.


5/5/2015 | Norris could see pregame reps at first base

Manager Bud Black said Tuesday that catcher Derek Norris could soon begin taking ground balls at first base during pregame drills with hopes that at some point this season he could see time there.


5/5/2015 | Morrow heads to DL with shoulder inflammation

The Padres placed starting pitcher Brandon Morrow on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday with inflammation of his right shoulder, though Morrow and the team both felt this could actually be helpful for him in the future.


5/5/2015 | Solarte's versatility in high demand by Padres

Yangervis Solarte has started games at first, second and third already this season, and the Padres need him at all three positions at once.


5/5/2015 | Padres can't repeat success vs. Bumgarner

A little over three weeks ago, Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner struggled through a rough start against the Padres at Petco Park, allowing five earned runs on 10 hits in three innings before getting an early hook. It was a far different story Monday, as Bumgarner handcuffed the Padres, taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning in what became a 2-0 victory by the Giants at AT&T Park.


5/5/2015 | MadBum prompts thoughts of no-no vs. Padres

Madison Bumgarner avenged his lone loss this season, which came last month in San Diego, by holding the Padres hitless until Justin Upton led off the seventh inning with a single. The Giants scored two runs,enough to hand Tyson Ross a tough-luck loss.


5/4/2015 | Collmenter aims to dominate Rox again in opener

Rockies left-hander Tyler Matzek and D-backs righty Josh Collmenter each ride momentum into their matchup Tuesday night.


5/4/2015 | Vogelsong faces tough challenge in Padres

Acquiring players like Wil Myers, Derek Norris, Matt Kemp and Justin Upton has given Padres manager Bud Black confidence in his team's offense. Struggling Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong will face the Padres on Tuesday, while San Diego will send Andrew Cashner to the mound.


5/4/2015 | Addition of Hedges takes pressure off Norris

The promotion of 22-year-old catching prospect Austin Hedges on Monday from Triple-A El Paso was by no means an indication of how the Padres feel about starting catcher Derek Norris.


5/4/2015 | Padres Minor League Report: May 4

Right-hander Bryan Rodriguez continued a hot streak by Double-A San Antonio pitchers with eight shutout innings in the Missions' 6-0 win at Midland on Sunday.


5/4/2015 | Nothing more for Hedges to prove in Minors

Austin Hedges will get a chance to show he can hit at the Major League level after the Padres promoted the catching prospect.


5/4/2015 | Upton talks shop on Padres Social Hour

Baseball has the longest season in professional sports, and that can be a tiring exercise for some. For outfielder Justin Upton, however, that marathon provides great perspective.


5/4/2015 | MLB reveals 30 Honorary Bat Girl winners

Thirty winners were announced on Monday by Major League Baseball in the 2015 Honorary Bat Girl contest.


5/4/2015 | Transition should be smooth for Hedges

Ever since he was one of the best catching prospects in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, people have been talking about Austin Hedges' defense. It still is calling card, and it will continue to be now that he's been called up to the big leagues by the Padres.


5/3/2015 | Padres set to promote No. 2 prospect Hedges

Austin Hedges, regarded as one of the top catching prospects in baseball, will join the Padres on Monday before they open a series at AT&T Park against the Giants, according to a source.


5/3/2015 | Benoit returns with scoreless frame vs. Rox

Late Sunday morning, Padres manager Bud Black said he wouldn't rule out the possibility of reliever Joaquin Benoit landing on the disabled list due to a dead arm. But when the eighth inning rolled around hours later, Benoit trotted in from the bullpen and tossed a scoreless inning in the Padres' 8-6 victory over the Rockies.


5/3/2015 | Gyorko hopes to turn page from rough April

A career .187 hitter in April, Jedd Gyorko managed to put behind him another vexing first month of the season when he drilled a 438-foot pinch-hit, two-run homer to center field in the sixth inning of a 8-6 victory over the Rockies.


5/3/2015 | Padres face big decision on Black's future

The Padres have a major decision to make whether tomorrow, next week or at the end of the season, regarding the future of Bud Black, the veteran manager in the final year of his contract.


5/3/2015 | Padres outslug Rox to pick up Shields and sweep

Justin Upton, Jedd Gyorko and Derek Norris each drilled home runs on Sunday to overcome four home runs by the Rockies on Sunday as San Diego held on for a 8-5 victory at Petco Park, securing a three-game series sweep.


5/3/2015 | Collmenter aims to dominate Rox again in opener

Rockies left-hander Tyler Matzek and D-backs righty Josh Collmenter each ride momentum into their matchup Monday night.


5/3/2015 | Bumgarner seeks better results vs. Padres

Left-hander Madison Bumgarner will try to atone for his worst start of the season Monday when the Giants open a three-game series against the Padres and right-hander Tyson Ross at AT&T Park.


5/3/2015 | Butler's power arm has stock rising fast

Ryan Butler hasn't been in the Padres' organization for a full year yet, though he is already moving fast. Not just through the system, but in terms of the velocity the 23-year-old right-hander offers to opposing hitters.


5/3/2015 | Maurer's long relief 'critical' for Padres in win

Brandon Maurer essentially saved the bullpen in Saturday's 4-2 victory over the Rockies, when he tossed two scoreless innings in relief, providing more than a capable bridge between starter Brandon Morrow and closer Craig Kimbrel.


5/3/2015 | Emerging Morrow, returning JJ key to Padres

As I looked over the Padres roster just before Spring Training, two starting pitchers intrigued me. They were not who you might expect.


5/3/2015 | Minors Report: Rea, Erlin shine on the mound

Right-hander Colin Rea pitched the best game of his professional career for Double-A San Antonio Saturday night and left-hander Robbie Erlin picked up his fourth win of season for Triple-A El Paso.




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