Aug 7, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT
Joe Kelly gave his old mates fits. Well, maybe he gave them fits before too. Maybe they weren’t his mates. Maybe there were long-simmering disputes between him and the Cardinals about politics and religion and things. We can’t know!
Jul 2, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
Apparently not having an actual general manager following the firing of Josh Byrnes isn’t stopping the Padres from making significant moves, as the team announced that they’ve agreed to a two-year, $13 million contract extension with outfielder Seth Smith.
Jun 20, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT
The Padres are without two of their sluggers for Friday night’s contest against the Dodgers.
Jun 18, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
There is one lone sticker on the nameplates in the A’s locker room. It boasts the words “Clutch Norris” above Derek Norris’ stall.
May 21, 2014, 9:01 AM EDT
Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki hit an inside-the-park home run last night against the Padres, except here’s the thing: It wasn’t.
May 19, 2014, 5:07 AM EDT
Two homers for Alex Gordon, a triple play for the Rockies and another shellacking of a hapless opponent by the Oakland Athletics.
May 18, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT
The Rockies needed a little help from the second base umpire, but they turned a triple play in the third inning on Sunday against the Padres.
May 12, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT
After spending the first six weeks of the season on the disabled list with a knee injury Padres outfielder is expected to come off the disabled list Tuesday.
Apr 25, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT
Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner played left field last night–in a game he didn’t even start–because manager Bud Black didn’t want to burn through another bench player in an extra-inning game.
Apr 25, 2014, 6:51 AM EDT
The Yankees bounce back. The Astros play like bush leaguers.
Mar 30, 2014, 11:31 PM EDT
Padres 3, Dodgers 1: The coolest thing about baseball is that all of us yakkers can spend two months talking about teams’ strengths and weaknesses and How It Will All Go, and then the games start and none of it matters one damn bit. Like the back end of the Dodgers’ bullpen, for example. Brian…
Mar 27, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT
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 2014 season. Next up: The San Diego Padres The Big Question: Can the Padres stay healthy enough to surprise? The last two years with…
Mar 15, 2014, 3:44 PM EDT
Interesting news out of Dodgers camp, as 17-year-old Julio Urias is starting this afternoon’s Cactus League game against the Padres. Just to put things into perspective, he was born in August of 1996, less than two months after Tommy Lasorda managed his final game in Dodger Blue. Feeling old yet? Urias, a native of Mexico,…
Mar 6, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT
It was originally thought that Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin would be lost for 2-3 months after he suffered a torn left biceps tendon while making a diving catch Sunday, but there’s a chance he could be back sooner. According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, Padres general manager Josh Byrnes said that Maybin opted against surgery…
Mar 3, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT
The Padres’ sleeper status in the NL West has already taken a hit: center fielder Cameron Maybin will miss 2-3 months with a ruptured biceps tendon he suffered making a diving catch in Sunday’s game. The injury comes after Maybin was limited to 14 games last season with wrist and knee injuries. So, the Padres…
Jan 14, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT
Seth Smith has agreed to a one-year contract with the Padres, avoiding arbitration. San Diego acquired Smith from Oakland six weeks ago in exchange for reliever Luke Gregerson and he figures to see consistent playing time in the Padres’ outfield against right-handed pitching. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says it’s a $4.5 million deal, which is…
Dec 3, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT
Clearing out their outfield logjam a bit following the deal for Craig Gentry earlier today the A’s have traded Seth Smith to the Padres for reliever Luke Gregerson. Smith put up some big numbers in Colorado early in his career, but hit just .246 with a .738 OPS in 242 games for Oakland during the…
Oct 10, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT
Justin Verlander can no longer join an exclusive club with Don Larsen and Roy Halladay, but he’s still on the verge of leading his team to the ALCS. Verlander’s no-hit bit ended with two outs in the seventh inning after Yoenis Cespedes hit a hard grounder past shortstop Jhonny Peralta and into center field. Having…
Oct 10, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT
Lineups for Game 5 in Oakland … Tigers: CF Austin Jackson RF Torii Hunter 3B Miguel Cabrera 1B Prince Fielder DH Victor Martinez SS Jhonny Peralta C Alex Avila 2B Omar Infante LF Don Kelly SP Justin Verlander Tigers manager Jim Leyland has made a big change, benching slick-fielding rookie shortstop Jose Iglesias and shifting…
Oct 8, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT
Lineups as the Tigers try to force a fifth game … Athletics: CF Coco Crisp 3B Josh Donaldson SS Jed Lowrie 1B Brandon Moss LF Yoenis Cespedes DH Seth Smith RF Josh Reddick C Stephen Vogt 2B Eric Sogard SP Dan Straily A’s manager Bob Melvin didn’t change a thing after the Game 3 win,…
Oct 7, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT
The Tigers’ backs are up against the wall. They fell to the A’s 6-3 this afternoon, and now find themselves in a 2-1 hole in their best of five series vs. Oakland. A team with a reputation for bashing the ball had to scratch and claw for runs the past two games and, with the…
Oct 7, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT
Lineups for the first of four games (!) today … Athletics: CF Coco Crisp 3B Josh Donaldson SS Jed Lowrie 1B Brandon Moss LF Yoenis Cespedes DH Seth Smith RF Josh Reddick C Stephen Vogt 2B Eric Sogard SP Jarrod Parker Oakland manager Bob Melvin is going with the same lineup he used in Game…
Oct 6, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT
The Tigers and Athletics played what could very well end up being the best game of the entire post-season tonight as starters Justin Verlander and Sonny Gray took the hill in opposition. The two right-handers traded zeroes through seven innings, each allowing just four hits, each walking two or fewer, each striking out at least…
Oct 5, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT
Tigers and Athletics lineups for Game 2 of the ALDS, at O.co Coliseum. First pitch is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. ET … Tigers: CF Austin Jackson RF Torii Hunter 3B Miguel Cabrera 1B Prince Fielder DH Victor Martinez C Alex Avila 2B Omar Infante LF Don Kelly SS Jose Iglesias SP Justin Verlander I speculated…
Oct 5, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT
Backed by 11 strikeouts over seven innings from AL Cy Young favorite Max Scherzer, the Tigers topped the Athletics 3-2 in Game 1 of the ALDS at O.Co Coliseum. The two teams will meet for Game 2 this evening at 9:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on TBS. Here’s a quick look at…
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