Half of the Padres’ usual 1-2 punch atop the order was back on the lineup card for Tuesday’s series opener against San Francisco.
Padres second baseman Cory Spangenberg and right-hander Brandon Morrow are being held out of baseball-related activities after suffering setbacks in their recoveries.
Ryan Schimpf’s two-run homer Saturday and five straight singles Sunday afternoon gave Triple-A El Paso two straight walk-off wins over the weekend, while right-handed pitchers Dinelson Lamet (Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore) and Michael Kelly (Double-A San Antonio) scored impressive wins.
During the offseason, the Padres added Jon Jay and Alexei Ramirez. They also decided to use a pair of lifelong center fielders next to each other in the outfield and moved Wil Myers (permanently, it seems) to first base. Those personnel changes and positioning decisions made the Padres an improved defensive ballclub; few argued that […]
Padres rookie pitcher Cesar Vargas bounced back from the worst start of his young career, allowing two runs in five innings Sunday, with seven strikeout, in a no-decision against the Brewers.
After using its bullpen to cover 12 innings Saturday, the Padres brought up a fresh arm in Tayron Guerrero and optioned Leonel Campos to Triple-A El Paso.
After being swept at AT&T Park last month, the Padres get their first look at the Giants at home beginning Tuesday.
Padres first baseman Wil Myers was a late scratch from Sunday’s lineup with left forearm tightness.
The Brewers got home runs from Chris Carter and Jonathan Lucroy and strong pitching from Zach Davies to close their series against the Padres with a victory.
A pair of rookie pitchers — Zach Davies of the Brewers and Cesar Vargas of the Padres — face off in the series finale Sunday at Miller Park.
Catcher Hector Sanchez, making his first start for the Padres, was called for catcher’s interference twice Saturday — and the Brewers took advantage of the second call in the eighth inning to tie the game.