The Padres are hopeful that Opening Day starter Tyson Ross, on the disabled list since early April with shoulder inflammation, can start throwing soon.
Padres catcher Christian Bethancourt appeared on the hill in the eighth inning of Tuesday afternoon’s 16-4 loss to the Mariners at Safeco Field, recording two outs without allowing a run or a hit and setting off a flurry of reaction.
The Mariners hit five home runs, two of them by Seth Smith, and won both games of the short two-game series against the Padres with a 16-4 victory at a sun-splashed Safeco Field on Tuesday afternoon.
Right-hander Michael Kelly continued his run of strong starts for Double-A San Antonio, Alex Dickerson extended his hitting streak to 27 games for Triple-A El Paso and a trio of hitters had big games for Class A Fort Wayne in the Padres’ farm system Sunday.
In terms of familiarity, San Diego starter James Shields has a distinct advantage over Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma as the Padres and Mariners conclude a two-game series on Tuesday afternoon at Safeo Field.
In his second start since coming off the disabled list, Andrew Cashner appeared to have found the form the Padres were hoping for all season.
Kyle Seager and Dae-Ho Lee combined to drive in five runs with home runs and Nathan Karns won his fifth straight decision as the Mariners snapped a three-game losing streak by topping the Padres, 9-3, in a Monday afternoon Memorial Day game at Safeco Field.
First-year Padres manager Andy Green got his inaugural taste of Interleague play from the bench in the first of two games at Seattle’s Safeco Field on Monday.
Padres reliever Fernando Rodney, who has not allowed an earned run this season, returns to the ballpark where just two seasons ago he set the Mariners’ single-season record for saves.
The Padres and Mariners resume their Interleague rivalry Monday afternoon with the first of four games between the clubs this week. The opening two contests will take place at Safeco Field, before the teams head to San Diego for the last two.
Through nine starts with the Padres, everything had gone smoothly for left-hander Drew Pomeranz — perhaps a bit too smoothly, considering that the sport he plays typically ensures that things don’t go according to plan. “I guess I was due for one of those crazy innings where stuff happens,” Pomeranz said. That crazy inning came […]