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  1. Edinson Volquez pulls off a first: seven innings, no walks

    Apr 25, 2013, 1:33 AM EST

    Edinson Volquez

    Padres starter Edinson Volquez blanked the Brewers for seven innings Wednesday to win for the first time this year. Normally, that wouldn’t necessarily be worthy of a blog entry. However, it happened to be the first time in 127 career starts in which Volquez went seven innings and walked no one. Volquez, who walked 105…

  2. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 8, 2013, 6:09 AM EST

    Country Breakfast

    Royals 9, Phillies 8: Country. Breakfast. Billy Butler drives in seven via a grand slam and a three-run double. The loss is an especially disheartening one for Philly, as they were staked to a 4-0 lead early with their ace on the hill. Cole Hamels was rocked, though, and now stands at 0-2 with a 10.97 ERA…

  3. Padres pick Edinson Volquez as Opening Day starter

    Mar 25, 2013, 2:48 PM EST

    Edinson Volquez

    For the second straight season Edinson Volquez will get the Opening Day start for the Padres. Volquez wasn’t very good last year, walking a league-high 105 batters in 183 innings while posting a 4.14 ERA that was much worse than average considering the Padres’ pitcher-friendly ballpark. He was particularly bad in the second half, allowing…

  4. Padres release rotation candidate Freddy Garcia

    Mar 24, 2013, 2:37 PM EST

    freddy garcia getty

    The Padres signed Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract in January and gave him a legitimate shot at a starting rotation spot this spring. It didn’t work out. According to MLB.com’s Corey Brock, the Padres granted Garcia his release on Sunday morning. He is now a free agent and can sign with any team.…

  5. 2013 Preview: San Diego Padres

    Mar 23, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Bud Black

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The San Diego Padres. The Big Question: Can the Padres build on their strong second half from last year? While…

  6. Dominican Republic defeats the Netherlands, will face Puerto Rico in WBC final

    Mar 19, 2013, 12:22 AM EST

    Jose Reyes Reuters

    The championship game for the 2013 World Baseball Classic is set. The Dominican Republic defeated the Netherlands by the score of 4-1 this evening at AT&T Park in San Francisco and will advance to face Puerto Rico in the WBC finals tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET. Samuel Deduno is slated to start for the…

  7. Robinson Cano, Jose Reyes power Dominican Republic past Italy

    Mar 12, 2013, 5:11 PM EST

    Dominican Republic's Cano greets teammates after defeating Italy in their World Baseball Classic game in Miami

    Trying to pull off another stunner, Italy jumped out early against the Dominican Republic on Tuesday, only to see its 4-0 lead whittled away in a 5-4 loss. After Dominican starter Edinson Volquez at one point threw 11 straight balls in the first, Alex Liddi hit a sac fly and Chris Colabello followed with a three-run…

  8. Dominican Republic routs Venezuela 9-3 in WBC

    Mar 7, 2013, 11:36 PM EST

    Robinson Cano

    Robinson Cano went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI and Hanley Ramirez added a long homer as the Dominican Republic torched Venezuela 9-3 in the start of Pool C play. The Dominican team jumped out to a 3-0 lead off Anibal Sanchez in the bottom of the first, only to see the game halted…

  9. Can Japan be beat? Previewing the World Baseball Classic

    Mar 1, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Ryoji Aikawa, Koji Yamamoto, Osamu Higashio

    While we’re still a week away from any World Baseball Classic play in North America, the tournament kicks off in Japan and Taiwan on Saturday (Friday night in the U.S.), with eight teams in two pools participating in round-robin play. Pool A (Japan, March 2-6): Brazil, China, Cuba, Japan Pool B: (Taiwan, March 2-5): Australia,…

  10. Mat Latos, Reds avoid arbitration with two-year contract

    Feb 12, 2013, 12:46 PM EST

    Mat Latos

    Cincinnati has avoided arbitration with Mat Latos by signing the right-hander to a two-year, $11.5 million contract. Latos was arbitration eligible for the first time at age 25 and requested $4.7 million while the Reds countered at $4.15 million. This deal gives him some financial security in case an injury happens and gives the team…

  11. Baseball cannot, and will not, punish A-Rod any more than any other PED offender

    Jan 31, 2013, 9:14 AM EST

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    Tim Keown of ESPN suggests  that Bud Selig should drop the hammer on A-Rod so as to make an example out of him. In his words, to “make an honorary sacrifice” out of him. Among his suggestions: … could A-Rod be suspended from the game long enough to effectively end his career? Just spitballing here,…

  12. Advice to A-Rod that, if taken, will make people’s heads explode

    Jan 30, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    I doubt A-Rod would take this advice. He’s gone in with a full denial and likely will keep that up until he either skates clear or gets suspended by Major League Baseball. But if A-Rod really and truly wanted to try something novel and fun he’d ignore all those people who are suggesting he try…

  13. Even if Nelson Cruz is suspended, the Rangers are not going after Michael Bourn

    Jan 30, 2013, 9:39 AM EST

    nelson cruz reuters wide

    Believe it or not, there are players besides Alex Rodriguez subject to MLB’s investigation of the Biogenesis clinic. Players like Nelson Cruz, whose loss due to a suspension would be a way more significant to the Rangers than A-Rod’s would be to the Yankees (heck, A-Rod could serve his suspension while on the disabled list,…

  14. Arbitration avoidance roundup: Loose ends

    Jan 18, 2013, 7:20 PM EST

    arbitration

    By noon we’d already done a dozen posts about players and teams avoiding arbitration ahead of today’s deadline, so something had to give. We’ll keep posting the more noteworthy cases, but here’s a roundup of the not-so-noteworthy ones that will be updated throughout the day. • Gaby Sanchez and the Pirates: $1.75 million • Antonio…

  15. Padres starters Tim Stauffer, Dustin Moseley become free agents

    Oct 26, 2012, 6:23 PM EST

    Tim Stauffer

    By outrighting Tim Stauffer and Dustin Moseley on Friday, the Padres dropped two-fifths of their planned 2012 rotation from the 40-man roster. Both have opted for free agency, the Union-Tribune reports. Stauffer had a 1.85 ERA in seven starts and 25 relief appearances for the Padres in 2010 and a 3.73 ERA in 31 starts…

  16. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 26, 2012, 6:11 AM EST

    Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves

    Braves 4, Marlins 3: The Braves clinch a playoff berth on a Freddie Freeman walkoff jack. It only guarantees them a slot in the one-game gimmicky thing next Friday, but that beats the hell out of last September. The only thing that would have made this better is if Heath Bell, as the the Marlins…

  17. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 21, 2012, 6:07 AM EST

    Jayson Werth, Danny Espinosa, Kurt Suzuki,

    Nationals 5, Braves 4: I suppose you can yell at Dan Uggla for messing up the play with the infield in and a runner on third in the 13th inning which allowed the winning run to score. But perhaps it’s also worth noting that the Braves played perhaps their most important game to date, in…

  18. Padres lose hot-hitting rookie catcher Yasmani Grandal to oblique injury

    Aug 1, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

    Yasmani Grandal AP

    Rookie catcher Yasmani Grandal has provided a huge spark for the Padres since being called up on June 2, hitting .312 with five homers and a .947 OPS in 24 games, but now he’ll miss at least two weeks with a strained oblique muscle. He’ll be eligible to return from the disabled list in the…

  19. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 31, 2012, 6:21 AM EST

    Kendrys Morales, Albert Pujols

    Angels 15, Rangers 8: Kendrys Morales hit homers from each side of the plate in the sixth inning — one of which was a grand slam — and drove in six runs overall as the Angels make mincemeat out of the Rangers. Roy Oswalt got tattooed. Between that, Cliff Lee trade rumors and Roy Halladay‘s…

  20. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 20, 2012, 6:22 AM EST

    Chicago White Sox v Boston Red Sox

    Red Sox 3, White Sox 1: All Cody Ross does is hit three-run homers. The walkoff one here was his third in two days. Mets 9, Nationals 5: David Wright his a two-run and a three-run homer. He’s like a poor-man’s Cody Ross! R.A. Dickey is the first player in the NL to notch 13…

  21. So who’s available at the trade deadline?

    Jul 16, 2012, 9:18 AM EST

    Justin Upton

    The non-waiver trade deadline is coming. July 31, as usual. After a slow beginning to crazy season due to so many teams being in contention or erroneously believing so, the rumblings are getting louder. It’s great fun, yes? Over the next couple of weeks, we will obviously be writing individual posts for each of the…

  22. Red Sox join the James Shields hit parade

    Jul 15, 2012, 3:59 PM EST

    James Shields

    Already leading the majors in hits allowed with 135, James Shields gave up 11 more Sunday in the Rays’ 7-3 loss to the Red Sox, making this four straight starts in which he’s allowed at least 10. Shields is the first pitcher since the Cardinals’ Joel Pineiro in 2008 to surrender at least 10 hits…

  23. The Cardinals may consider trading Shelby Miller

    Jul 12, 2012, 10:21 AM EST

    Cardinals logo

    Shelby Miller, the Cards’ ace pitching prospect, has previously been considered off-limits in any trade discussions. That could change soon, according to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Mozeliak must now deal off the top of his minor-league pitching depth to acquire an impact starter. Secondary names such as the San Diego Padres’ Edinson…

  24. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 6, 2012, 5:50 AM EST

    New York Mets manager Collins congratulates Wright on hitting a walk off single to beat the Philadelphia Phillies in their MLB National League baseball game at Citi Field in New York

    Mets 6, Phillies 5: The R.A. Dickey vs. Cole Hamels matchup didn’t pan out as some expected, but David Wright took care of things, going 3 for 5 with four RBI including the game winner. Cardinals 6, Rockies 2: Lance Lynn had been skidding but the Rockies cured his ills. The Rockies cure everyone’s ills.…

  25. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 15, 2012, 5:40 AM EST

    Dusty Baker, Brandon Phillips

    Reds 12, Indians 5: One in a bunch of lopsided Thursday games. Brandon Phillips simply abuses Indians pitching as a rule and he did so again yesterday, driving in four. And he likes it too. He said after the game: “Deep down, it feels good to beat up on the Tribe.” Michael Brantley extended his hitting…

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