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Lucchesi sharp as Urias and Hedges power Padres to a series win

The Padres flew to Philadelphia with devastating news. Rookie of the year candidate and budding superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. would likely be out for the season. A major blow to a team hanging on for dear life in the...

08/18 Game Thread: Padres (57-65) vs. Phillies (64-59)

WHO: San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies WHAT: Padres try to take the series WHEN: Sunday, August 18, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia PA HOW: Watch on FOX Sports San Diego (or FOX Sports Go), listen on...

Padres have hit parade in 5-3 win over the Phillies

The Padres (57-65) bounced back after a loss last night to capture a 5-3 victory over the Phillies (64-59) in Philly. Dinelson Lamet threw six innings and surrendered all three runs on six hits, while racking up six strikeouts. The...

08/17 Game Thread: Padres (56-65) vs. Phillies (64-58)

WHO: San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies WHAT: Padres try to get back on track after dropping game 1. WHEN: Saturday, August 1 7, 2019, at 4:05 p.m. WHERE: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia PA HOW: Watch on FOX Sports San Diego (or FOX...

Paddack struggles in 8-4 loss to Philadelphia

The Padres went down without much of a fight Friday night in Philly, losing 8-4 in a game that was never close. Chris Paddack gave up four earned runs on nine hits in only four-and-two-thirds innings, raising his ERA to...

Fernando Tatis Jr. likely done for the season with back injury

Here’s some news! Fernando Tatis Jr. is likely done for the season.— Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) August 16, 2019 You’re probably saying to yourself right now, “Oh, no! Our young prince! What ever will we do without him?” Enter me, a reasonable fellow,...

Andy Green is bad at lineups

This season, I’ve occasionally felt the need to come out in defense of Padres manager Andy Green. When the whole “Fire Andy Green” movement hit an apex back in April, I penned an article on this blog illustrating why...

Checking in on Buddy Reed

Buddy Reed has a ton of baseball talent. Buddy Reed is also not performing, and has struggled after what looked like a breakout season in 2018. It took me several games this year to focus on Reed; I finally was...

Balanced offensive attack lifts Padres over Rays

The Padres avoided a sweep at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday afternoon, riding another solid outing from Cal Quantrill to a 7-2 victory. For Quantrill, it was his sixth consecutive outing allowing less than three runs, this...

08/14 Game Thread: Padres (55-64) vs. Rays (71-50)

WHO: San Diego Padres vs. Tampa Bay Rays WHAT: Padres try to bounce back after dropping games 1 & 2 of the series WHEN: Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at 12:40 p.m. WHERE: PetCo Park, San Diego, CA HOW: Watch on FOX...

Tatis leaves game with injury, Padres lose to Rays

The Padres dropped their third consecutive game Tuesday night in San Diego, falling to the Rays 7-5. Before getting to the game, let’s talk about the Tatis injury, which is far more important than wins and losses at this point...

08/13 Game Thread: Padres (55-63) vs. Rays (70-50)

WHO: San Diego Padres vs. Tampa Bay Rays WHAT: Padres try to bounce back after dropping game 1 of the series WHEN: Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 7:10 p.m. WHERE: PetCo Park, San Diego, CA HOW: Watch on FOX Sports San...

08/12 Game Thread: Padres (55-62) vs. Rays (69-50)

WHO: San Diego Padres vs. Tampa Bay Rays WHAT: Padres try to bounce back after dropping series finale to Rockies. WHEN: Sunday, August 12, 2019, at 7:10 p.m. WHERE: PetCo Park, San Diego, CA HOW: Watch on FOX Sports San Diego (or FOX...

Padres lose finale to Rockies, welcome Tampa Bay Monday night

The Padres came into Sunday’s ballgame looking to sweep the rival Rockies. In fact, it got off to a nice start. Francisco Mejia continued to hit, slugging his 6th homer of the year in the 2nd inning. Josh Naylor...

08/11 Game Thread: Padres (53-60) vs. Rockies (47-69)

WHO: San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies WHAT: Break out the brooms! WHEN: Sunday, August 11, 2019, at 12:40 p.m. WHERE: PetCo Park, San Diego, CA HOW: Watch on FOX Sports San Diego (or FOX Sports Go), listen on 97.3FM The Fan. Spanish...

08/10 Game Thread: Padres (52-60) vs. Mariners (47-68)

WHO: San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies WHAT: It’s Paddack Day! WHEN: Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 5:40 p.m. WHERE: PetCo Park, San Diego, CA HOW: Watch on FOX Sports San Diego (or FOX Sports Go), listen on 97.3FM The Fan. Spanish broadcasts...

Paddack: “I’m missing that one more piece”

In an interesting profile with the Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee, Padres rookie Chris Paddack gives insight on what, in his estimation, is holding him back from becoming a truly top-flight starting pitcher. From the article: “I’m missing that one more...

Quantrill’s gem lifts Padres over Rockies

The Padres defeated the Rockies Friday night by a score of 7-1 at Petco Park. Starter Cal Quantrill, who came into the game sporting a 1.36 ERA over his last four outings, continued his brilliant stretch by scattering five...

All of the best Fernando Tatis Jr. statistics, in one place

I’m not going to formulate some long, drawn-out argument about why Fernando Tatis Jr. is good. I think highly enough of our wonderful Gaslamp Ball readers to trust that you have figured that out by now. Instead, what I...

Podcast: How to fix the MLB trade deadline

It’s your weekly installment of the Make the Padres Great Again podcast! In this one, Craig Elsten has a little bit too much to drink and gets very angry at me for arguing that Eric Lauer and Joey Lucchesi...

Tatis Jr. homers in the first, Padres earn overdue victory

On August 5, 2019 the Padres took the win against the Colorado Rockies in the first of a four-game series. Hopefully the Padres can keep it up for the rest of the series and get some wins under their...