San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres' much-maligned defense put on a display. The offense continued to be a no-show ... until a long-awaited delivery in extras. In the 10th inning of Tuesday night's 4-0 win over the Angels, Matt Kemp did what he had so often failed to do this month. Batting fourth for the first time all..." May 27
Wil Myers (left wrist tendinitis) saw Padres hand specialist Lorenzo Pacelli in San Diego today. "Marked improvement" but still no timetable
L.A. Daily News "It’s a no-win situation: pitch to reigning AL MVP Mike Trout with the potential winning run at third base and two out in the ninth inning, or walk him intentionally and try your luck with three-time NL MVP Albert Pujols. That was the predicament San Diego Padres manager Bud Black faced. He had..." May 26
Josh Johnson is taking a break from throwing. Bud Black he has a bit of a "nerve situation" in his neck. Doesn't sound serious. #Padres
Brandon Morrow's sim game will be Thursday at Petco. Yonder Alonso is going through full baseball activities. Rehab assignment Wednesday.
Bud Black said Wil Myers is feeling better but will return to San Diego after tonight's game to undergo scans and tests on his left wrist.
San Diego Union-Tribune "The first time Justin Upton swung a bat Sunday afternoon, he fouled off a 91 mph cutter from Dodgers starter Carlos Frias. The second time he swung, he fouled off a 96 mph two-seam fastball, cracking his bat in the process. So Upton walked toward the dugout and retrieved a new piece of..." May 25
Josh Johnson experienced some soreness after his bullpen session Tuesday. Didn't throw today as originally scheduled.
Orange County Register "While Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi are spending a good portion of their days assessing the trade market for starting pitching, Mike Bolsinger and Carlos Frias are acting like houseguests who don’t want to leave. Bolsinger was outstanding Saturday night, making the most of the Dodgers’..." May 24
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres made a waiver claim Saturday, acquiring left-handed reliever Eury De La Rosa from the Dodgers. To clear a spot for De La Rosa on their 40-man roster, they transferred right-hander Josh Johnson to the 60-day disabled list. De La Rosa, whom the Dodgers designated for assignment..." May 24
Gaslamp Ball "A small number of San Diego residents are concerned that the Padres and Petco Park are using too much water while California experiences one of its worst droughts in recent decades. It's a classic example of a new fad in the Golden State, drought shaming. One resident attended his first Padres..." May 24
Orange County Register "It spanned five days, six hours and seven or so minutes, but the Dodgers’ scoreless streak finally ended in Friday’s fifth inning at Dodger Stadium, when Andre Ethier doubled and Justin Turner walked in the run, seemingly savoring it. Thirty-five full innings had passed since the Dodgers..." May 23
San Diego Union-Tribune "In Thursday's 3-0 loss to the Cubs, Odrisamer Despaigne pitched well enough to earn another start. The Padres right-hander overcame a two-run homer in the top of the first to allow no more damage over six innings. He'd entered the series finale at Petco Park after disasters in his last two games,..." May 22
Chicago Sun-Times "The first time through the San Diego Padres batting order Wednesday night, Cubs left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada struck out seven and faced the minimum. Then as he walked off the field to the dugout, looking down at the grass, he stopped suddenly in foul territory, and reached down. And picked up a..." May 21
San Diego Union-Tribune "James Shields was 33 when he signed with the Padres on the eve of spring training. He'd spent the offseason watching the days tick away, hearing doubts about his durability, reading articles on what was sure to be an inevitable decline. What's he done about it? So far this season, the..." May 20
Gaslamp Ball "In a move that probably doesn't surprise anyone, the Padres are placing Wil Myers on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 11th. The outfielder / first baseman hasn't played since May 10th, when he first started to feel discomfort in his left wrist after sliding into third base. He was scratched from..." May 19
Washington Post "Days like Sunday are what make the Washington Nationals such a captivating team, when the talented roster many believed would contend for a title in 2015 is on full display. In a 10-5 victory over the San Diego Padres, Bryce Harper’s torrid hitting showed no sign of ending. And Stephen..." May 18
Wil Myers hit in the cage before today's game. Didn't swing 100 percent yet. Hope is still for a Tuesday return.
5/17 @Padres lineup vs WSH Spangenberg 3B Almonte CF Kemp RF Upton LF Solarte 1B Norris C Gyorko 2B Amarista SS Kennedy P
Washington Post "This winter, the Washington Nationals invested $210 million in Max Scherzer because of his past performance as one of baseball’s elite starters. From 2012 to 2014, he was among the elite starting pitchers in baseball, including winning the 2013 American League Cy Young Award. But through eight..." May 17
SI.com "In an emotional hearing inside a Los Angeles courtroom this week, former major league outfielder Milton Bradley was ordered to begin serving the 32-month jail sentence he received following his 2013 conviction on multiple counts of domestic violence and abuse. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge..." May 17
Brandon Morrow (right shoulder inflammation) played light catch this afternoon.
Bud Black said the Padres are hoping Wil Myers can return to the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.
Washington Post "Only three weeks ago, the Washington Nationals’ offense ranked in the bottom third in the majors in runs. Denard Span and Jayson Werth were back from preseason surgeries, but their bats had yet to click. Since, the hits and runs have come in bursts — the latest evidence Friday’s 10-0 mashing of..." May 16
San Diego Union-Tribune "At least this time when they pulled out the tarp, a family of skunks didn’t greet the grounds crew. Wet weather necessitated tarping the Petco Park infield before Thursday night’s Nationals-Padres game — and again two minutes into the game. But a 1-hour, 56-minute rain delay didn’t bother..." May 15
Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15
Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15
San Diego Union-Tribune "Melvin Upton is moving yet another step closer to joining the Padres. The 30-year-old outfielder is expected to join Triple-A El Paso over the weekend for the start of a lengthy rehab assignment after getting into games this week in extended spring training. The Padres acquired Upton on the eve..." May 15
Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15
San Diego Union-Tribune "James Shields had barely finished his 108th pitch, not a particularly good one, when Padres manager Bud Black emerged from the dugout and walked to the mound, a game hanging in the balance. Shields had issued consecutive walks to open the bottom of the sixth. This was not what he envisioned..." May 14
Tendinitis in left wrist for Wil Myers. No DL. #Padres will play short handed for a few days. Hope to get him back in 3-4 days.
Seattle Times "n terms of comfortable and easy, few of the Mariners’ wins would fall into either category. When you’ve had 28 of your 31 games decided by three runs or less, every inning is played on edge with a certain level of anxiety. So it was a little better on Tuesday night. After all, an 11-4 win — the..." May 13
Bud Black says Wil Myers will have his left wrist scanned today in San Diego- will have further update tomorrow
San Diego Union-Tribune "Padres outfielder-first baseman Wil Myers was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup because of a sore left wrist, which he aggravated during batting practice at Safeco Field. Myers had first felt something in his wrist after sliding into a base during Sunday's game in Arizona. He jammed the same..." May 13
Arizona Republic "Five pitchers combined to allow just one run as the Diamondbacks defeated the San Diego Padres 2-1, winning a game for the first time this season in which they scored fewer than four runs. Right-hander Daniel Hudson started and did not allow a run in 3 1/3 innings. Hudson was followed by..." May 11
San Diego Union-Tribune "For a change, the Padres’ pitching staff kept the ball in yard. Against Justin Upton, that’s proved a difficult task for the Diamondbacks. On a night in which Craig Kimbrel again proved fallible, Upton continued tormenting his former team, this time blasting a 12th-inning homer that sent the..." May 10
San Diego Union-Tribune "Sooner or later, Bud Black will have to find a fit for Melvin Upton. For now, the Padres manager is content to cross that bridge when he comes to it, although the hobbled outfielder is making significant progress in push to return from a left foot injury that has shelved him since late..." May 10
San Diego Union-Tribune "The longest-tenured member of the Padres, Will Venable should have a firm grasp of just how elusive the cycle has been in this team’s 47-year history. Wil Myers, playing in just 30 of the franchise’s 7,359 games, would not. History, alas, will have to wait for another day. While both Wil(l)s..." May 09
Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks tallied their third-straight win, routing the San Diego Padres 11-0 in front of 16,929 at Chase Field on Thursday. It was the second time in three games Arizona recorded double-digit runs. Arizona also received a standout performance from RHP Rubby De La Rosa, who gave up no..." May 08
San Diego Union-Tribune "When Yonder Alonso grounded into a bases-loaded double play to end the top of the first, Wednesday's game at AT&T Park struck a familiar nerve for the Padres, who had been shut out each of the two previous nights. When Ian Kennedy struck out to end the top of the second, the Padres' scoreless..." May 07
Sporting News "In his first year as commissioner, Rob Manfred already has overseen an improvement in pace of play on the field. Might he be up for shortening the length of the season, too? Manfred certainly appears open to the possibility. At a news conference Wednesday night in Houston, Manfred indicated..." May 07
CSN Bay Area "If Bruce Bochy had other options, the odds are good that Ryan Vogelsong would not have started Tuesday night. The veteran right-hander gave up four homers in his last start, but the Giants are without Jake Peavy and Matt Cain and already have recalled Chris Heston from Triple-A. So Vogelsong..." May 06
San Jose Mercury News "Madison Bumgarner is an October legend. He is a World Series MVP and three-time champion at the age of 25. He owns a truck with technology and stuff. He is pals with Khal Drogo from "Game of Thrones." But Bumgarner has not achieved it all. Unlike Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum, he hasn't thrown a..." May 05
CBSSports.com "Earlier this week the Padres shook up their catching tandem by calling up top prospect Austin Hedges, who will split time with Derek Norris. Despite a .914 OPS in 21 Triple-A games this year, Hedges' calling card is his elite defense. The Padres made the decison to call the 22-year-old Hedges..." May 05
MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres announced that they have designated veteran catcher Wil Nieves for assignment in order to clear a 40-man roster spot for top prospect Austin Hedges, whose previously reported promotion is now official. Nieves, 37, won the Padres’ backup catching job out of Spring Training but rarely..." May 04
San Diego Union-Tribune "With James Shields fronting their pitching staff – their hurlers throwing half their games in (what used to be) a pitcher’s haven, no less – the Padres don’t figure to lead the league in homers allowed for long. Good thing A.J. Preller built this offense to carry the load for a change. Three..." May 04
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres will officially promote catching prospect Austin Hedges in time for Monday's series opener against the Giants at AT&T Park, sources told the U-T. Hedges, 22, joined the team in San Francisco on Sunday night. He caught Triple-A El Paso's game in Sacramento earlier in the day before..." May 04