San Diego Padres

Padres perplexed after fruitless eighth
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Manager Andy Green liked the Padres’ chances in the eighth inning of Sunday’s game, in which all the players wore pink. But Green was seeing red after a scenario unfolded that seemed unlikely in a 4-3 loss to the Mets.

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Green confident Shields will turn it around
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Padres pitcher James Shields was more “Big Fly” than “Big Game.” Shields was touched for two home runs — including the first of 42-year-old pitcher Bartolo Colon’s career — as San Diego fell to the Mets, 6-3, on Saturday night at Petco Park.

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With mom in stands, Cashner starting on Mother's Day
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The Padres’ Andrew Cashner is pitching against the Mets on Sunday, and that’s appropriate on Mother’s Day. Cashner’s mother, Jane, is a breast cancer survivor and will be in attendance. Matt Harvey will oppose Cashner in the series finale at Petco Park.

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Shields, Padres done in by 4 Mets HRs
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Lost in the stories, the standing ovations and the instant legend surrounding Bartolo Colon’s first career homer was the simple fact that, in context, it was the critical component to the Mets winning a game. Colon’s two-run shot allowed the Mets to lead wire-to-wire Saturday night in a 6-3 win over the Padres, snapping the […]

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Weeks strains hamstring, likely headed to DL
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Padres second baseman Jemile Weeks suffered a strained right hamstring and had to exit Saturday’s game against the Mets at Petco Park.

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Quartet of Padres ramping up rehab stints
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Four Padres horses are headed for the starting gate. “I’m pulling out all the stops,” said manager Andy Green, a Kentucky native. Green was talking Kentucky Derby and mending Padres before facing the Mets on Saturday night.

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Starters pacing Padres' recent improvement
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For all the modern analysis of data, there is an adage in baseball that I totally support. “Momentum in baseball is only as good as the next day’s starting pitcher.”

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Welcoming Williams, Caminiti to Padres Hall of Fame
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There are not nearly as many questions as I thought there might be. But they are out there. Ted Williams? Padres Hall of Fame? Huh? Well, put me down as someone who likes the idea of inducting both Williams and Ken Caminiti into the Padres Hall of Fame. And I know, I am a contributor […]

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Fun-loving Myers off to fast start with Pads
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Wil Myers is a little wacky, though the Padres can live with that after the strong start he’s gotten off to in 2016.

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Pomeranz, Jay shine as Padres top Mets
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Drew Pomeranz lowered his ERA to 2.12 and leadoff hitter Jon Jay had three hits Friday as the Padres topped the Mets, 2-0.

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Jay a spark at top of order for Padres
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Jon Jay was a catalyst at the top of the order Friday against the Mets, as he had three hits, scored a run and knocked in a run.

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Whiff machine: Pomeranz transformed with more curves
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Drew Pomeranz has been around, going from Cleveland to Colorado to Oakland to San Diego, but it looks like he’s finally found a home with the Padres. Thanks to a high-spin fastball thrown high and increased usage of his curve, he’s whiffing hitters left and right.

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