A pair of young right-handers are looking for bounceback efforts Sunday when the Padres and Royals meet for the finale of their three-game set at Petco Park.
Tony Gwynn became a baseball player by chance — both at the college and professional levels. Gwynn was on a basketball scholarship at San Diego State.
Enrique Resendez had been to Petco Park before; his family used to have Padres season tickets. He’d been on the field before; he ran the bases after a game once. But he never had a day in the park like Saturday.
In a somewhat surprising roster move, the Padres optioned slumping third baseman Ryan Schimpf to Triple-A El Paso on Friday, recalling right-hander Jose Valdez to help fill out a depleted bullpen.
The Padres called on Matt Szczur and Franchy Cordero in a pinch on Friday night. They delivered in a big way. Szczur launched a go-ahead blast to lead off the seventh inning, and Cordero smacked a two-run double in the eighth, sending the Padres to a 6-3 victory over the Royals and snapping their five-game […]
Right-hander Ian Kennedy, who played with San Diego from 2013-15, will start for the Royals in the second game of the team’s series against the Padres. Padres right-hander Miguel Diaz will make his first career start.
The record will show that Jhoulys Chacin threw 39 sliders in Friday night’s 6-3 victory over the Royals at Petco Park. In truth, the Padres right-hander didn’t throw 39 of the same pitch. When Chacin’s slider is working — and it was working for seven innings on Friday — he can use it in different […]
In the wake of injuries to members of the Padres’ starting rotation, they are handing a start to a Rule 5 Draft pick. Rookie Miguel Diaz, who had never pitched above Class A before Opening Day, will make his first Major League start on Saturday after two months in the bullpen.
Jhoulys Chacin’s struggles away from Petco Park have been well documented. Fortunately for the veteran right-hander, he gets the ball when the Padres return home Friday night to open a three-game set against the Royals.
Chris Iannetta homered, doubled twice and drove in a career-high seven runs as the D-backs completed a three-game sweep of the Padres with a 15-3 win on Thursday afternoon at Chase Field.
The D-backs opened the first inning Thursday with a pair of weak groundouts. They led off the fifth with a popup and a chopper back to the mound. And they started the sixth with consecutive strikeouts.
Last year, the Draft was about quantity for the Padres, who had six picks in the top 84. This time around, they don’t have as many early selections. But they’ve got a better chance to take a potentially franchise-changing player at No. 3 overall. Scouting director Mark Conner will be pulling most of the strings.