When the 2018 season begins, there’s a chance the Padres’ rotation could look very similar to the version that finished the ’17 campaign. There’s also a chance it looks very different.
Rich Hill squares off with the Padres’ Clayton Richard in a battle of lefties on Wednesday as the Dodgers’ march toward clinching the Major Leagues’ best record continues in their regular-season Dodger Stadium finale.
Yasmani Grandal, Adrian Gonzalez and Corey Seager each went deep as the Dodgers secured home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs with a 9-2 victory over the Padres on Tuesday night.
No one has ever questioned Hunter Renfroe’s prodigious power. On Tuesday night, the rookie right fielder used that power to secure himself a place in the Padres’ record books.
Padres right-hander Carter Capps appears to be headed for offseason surgery to address thoracic outlet syndrome. The club is hopeful he will be fully recovered by Spring Training.
Like much of the baseball world, Mark McGwire found himself glued to Aaron Judge’s at-bats over the past few weeks. Never mind that it was McGwire’s 30-year-old rookie home run record that the Yankees phenom had in his sights. The former slugger and current Padres bench coach was pulling for Judge, just the same.
The National League West champion Dodgers will continue their march toward home-field advantage throughout the postseason when they face the Padres on Tuesday in Los Angeles. L.A. can lock up home-field advantage in the NL playoffs with a win and a Washington loss.
For the first time in 43 years, the Dodgers are a 100-win ballclub, and the complete performance they turned in Monday night — a 9-3 throttling of the San Diego Padres — went a long way toward showing how they got there.
The Dodgers locked down the National League West title on Friday, but as they begin a three-game series against the Padres at Dodger Stadium, they still have plenty to play for. Right-hander Yu Darvish will start Monday’s series opener. San Diego will send left-hander Travis Wood to the mound.
As the Padres packed up after their final homestand, with bats, bags and boxes scattered around the clubhouse, Wil Myers stood in front of his locker and discussed the most difficult season of his career.
Pat Valaika delivered a pinch-hit RBI double in the sixth inning, then blasted a solo homer to improve the Rockies’ playoff hopes with an 8-4 victory over the Padres at Petco Park on Sunday.