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7/27/2015 | Jankowski stays hot, gives prospect followers a scare

When one of your top prospects and lead-off candidates comes out of a tie game for a pinch-runner, alarms go off.


7/27/2015 | Padres try to stop revolving door at shortstop

When the Padres parted ways with Khalil Greene after the 2008 season, sending him to the Cardinals, they probably didn't think they'd spend the next seven seasons trying player after player at one of the most critical positions on the field.


7/27/2015 | ICYMI: Padres close homestand with series victory

Things seem to be going well for San Diego lately as the Swinging Friars won their third straight game in a row on Sunday and have gone 8-3 (.727) in their last 11 games.


7/26/2015 | Despaigne bounces back to earn win

After coming off a disappointing performance in his last start, allowing seven hits and six runs against the Giants on July 21, Odrisamer Despaigne earned his first win since May 31 as the Padres defeated the Marlins, 3-2, on Sunday.


7/26/2015 | Upton, Padres bracing for roster changes

As the longest-tenured Padres player, Will Venable has been around for more than a few Trade Deadlines and is used to seeing teammates come and go this time of year. Venable, who broke into the big leagues with the Padres in 2008, understands this is simply a matter of doing business.


7/26/2015 | J. Upton homers as Padres down Marlins

The Padres took the series after beating the Marlins, 3-2, on Sunday in San Diego. Craig Kimbrel came in for the ninth inning and earned save No. 29 of the season.


7/26/2015 | ICYMI: Friars fry Fish with second straight win

Sometimes history repeats itself -- in a good way, of course -- as the Padres took another 3-1 victory over the Marlins for the second night in a row down at Petco Park. While both games ended in the same exact score, there were some notable differences in the second and third meetings between San Diego and Miami during their four-game set.


7/26/2015 | Jankowski, Middlebrooks keep El Paso hot

Center fielder Travis Jankowski continued his torrid start with Triple-A El Paso Saturday night, going 3-for-6 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored as the Chihuahuas scored a 10-8 win at Salt Lake to extend their winning streak to five straight games (52-48).


7/26/2015 | Will Padres look the same upon return to Petco?

Sunday could be a watershed day in the Padres season. The Padres will be closing a 10-game homestand Sunday before hitting the road for a 10-game trip to the New York Mets, Miami and Milwaukee.


7/26/2015 | Myers to have wrist examined as precaution

Wil Myers will not travel with the Padres on their upcoming road trip, assistant general manager Fred Uhlman Jr. announced before Sunday's game against the Marlins.


7/26/2015 | Shields, Syndergaard to square off in New York

James Shields will start for the Padres when they face the Mets on Tuesday in New York in the first game of their 10-game road trip. Noah Syndergaard (4-5, 2.97 ERA) will get the start for the Mets in the three-game series.


7/26/2015 | Maurer comes through big in crucial situation

After starting pitcher Ian Kennedy gave up a home run and a triple, relief pitcher Brandon Maurer was called to the mound in the seventh with the tying run on third with no outs in Saturday's game against the Marlins.


7/25/2015 | Exacting Enberg accepts Frick honor at Hall

Dick Enberg always has been precise. He is exacting. His elocution, his eloquence, his choice of adverbs and adjectives. His timing. So there was Enberg on Saturday afternoon in, appropriately, the perfect setting -- Cooperstown, to be exact; at Doubleday Field, to be precise. Enberg was there to receive the 2015 Ford C. Frick Award for outstanding work as a baseball announcer and deliver salutes and words of appreciation for those had ushered him to this point in his life.


7/25/2015 | Hedges gaining confidence at big league level

Like many rookies, catcher Austin Hedges is taking every opportunity he can to learn, whether it's chatting with pitching coach Darren Balsley or picking the brain of starter James Shields, who he refers to as "a mastermind of pitch calling."


7/25/2015 | Righties Latos, Despaigne square off in finale

It's a bit of a homecoming for Marlins right-hander Mat Latos, an 11th-round Draft pick of the Padres in 2006. The 27-year-old spent three seasons in San Diego, but Sunday he will be throwing for Miami in the series finale at Petco Park.


7/25/2015 | Renfroe, Jankowski, Rea have big nights on the farm

Top Padres prospects Hunter Renfroe, Travis Jankowski and Colin Rea had big games Friday night, and rehabbing catcher Tim Federowicz hit his first homer for Triple-A El Paso.


7/25/2015 | Kemp has 11 extra-base hits in last 12 games

The Padres acquired Matt Kemp and Craig Kimbrel with the idea that the two would team up in a number of victories this season. During the team's recent five-game winning streak, it finally came to pass, as Kemp and Kimbrel played major roles.


7/25/2015 | Padres topple Marlins with three solo shots

With the game tied, 1-1, with two outs in the bottom of the fifth Friday night, Yonder Alonso and Matt Kemp hit back-to-back home runs, solidifying the Padres' 3-1 win over the Marlins.


7/24/2015 | Dick Enberg: Hall of Famer ... and good sport

Minutes after Dick Enberg was named the play-by-play voice of Padres telecasts in 2010, I approached the Hall of Fame announcer with a simple question.


7/24/2015 | Renfroe continues to mash for Double-A San Antonio

Hunter Renfroe is allergic to slumps. Entering Friday, he had failed to hit in three of four games for the first time since late May. But he hit two homers for Double-A San Antonio in a 7-1 win over Midland.


7/24/2015 | Competitive Cashner escapes jam in seventh

Andrew Cashner picked up his first win since July 3 and helped the Padres snap a three-game losing streak as they defeated the Marlins 3-1 on Friday night.


7/24/2015 | Phelps, Kennedy square off in San Diego

David Phelps looks to improve on his luck in the third of a four-game series against the Padres at Petco Park. But the challenge won't be easy, especially with veteran Ian Kennedy (3-1 with a 3.11 ERA lifetime against Miami) on the mound for San Diego.


7/24/2015 | Another reminder of Tony Gwynn's brilliance

Bill Center compares the careers of Tony Gwynn and Ichiro Suzuki, looks at the recent records set by Tyson Ross, and goes over the Padres' recent play.


7/24/2015 | Gettys, Giron, Urias combine for 11 hits at Single-A Fort Wayne

Right-handed reliever Nick Monroe became the first member of the Padres' 2015 draft class to be promoted to low Single-A Fort Wayne Thursday, while prospects Michael Gettys and Ruddy Giron each had four hits as the TinCaps earned a 7-1 win.


7/24/2015 | ICYMI: One tough inning downs Padres in opener

In case you missed it, here are some highlights and stories you may not have seen on Thursday.




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