New York Post "With apologies to the others, Jacob deGrom at his best might be the most imposing of the Mets’ young arms. Matt Harvey can still carry the “ace” label because of his gunslinger’s mentality and Noah Syndergaard is the impressive newcomer, but deGrom gets results and makes it look easy. On..." June 02
As per Bud Black; high probability that Alonso returns Tuesday. Also, Myers could advance to BP on field Wednesday. #Padres
San Diego Union-Tribune "Sooner than later, the Padres figure to have more healthy arms than rotation slots. Whatever grip Odrisamer Despaigne has on one of those spots likely tightened a bit Sunday evening. The Padres’ up-and-down Cuban twirled a career-high eight innings as his offense scored early and often,..." June 01
San Diego Union-Tribune "Padres center fielder-first baseman Wil Myers made notable progress in his ongoing recovery from left wrist tendinitis on Saturday by taking swings off a tee. Myers hasn't played since May 10 and hadn't taken swings since he re-aggravated his wrist during batting practice in Seattle on May..." May 31
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The way Charlie Morton pitched Sunday night, Andrew McCutchen had plenty of free time in center field. Batter after batter pounded the ball into the ground, unable to square up Morton’s sinking, two-seam fastball, leaving McCutchen and the outfielders unoccupied. When McCutchen wasn’t singing..." May 31
San Diego Union-Tribune "Derek Norris had had a number of memorable moments in his young career. There were the three postseason trips in as many years with the A’s. There were the two three-run shots he hit last Mother’s Day. There was his walk-off blast against the Giants on June 24, 2012, in his third game as a major..." May 30
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Through the first two months of this season, Petco Park has been more lenient on long balls than in recent years. Part of that has to do with the roster that plays home games here. San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller tore apart and rebuilt his team during the winter, transforming the..." May 29
San Diego Union-Tribune "Before Wednesday's game at Angel Stadium, manager Bud Black succinctly described the state of his club. The Padres were coming off an extra-inning win that had followed a walk-off loss. Their production at the plate had fluctuated wildly. Their pitchers had made eight consecutive quality starts,..." May 28
Black says Yonder Alonso could be activated as early as next week. "We're extremely confident on Yonder." Rehab assignment today in Elsinore
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres' much-maligned defense put on a display. The offense continued to be a no-show ... until a long-awaited delivery in extras. In the 10th inning of Tuesday night's 4-0 win over the Angels, Matt Kemp did what he had so often failed to do this month. Batting fourth for the first time all..." May 27
Wil Myers (left wrist tendinitis) saw Padres hand specialist Lorenzo Pacelli in San Diego today. "Marked improvement" but still no timetable
L.A. Daily News "It’s a no-win situation: pitch to reigning AL MVP Mike Trout with the potential winning run at third base and two out in the ninth inning, or walk him intentionally and try your luck with three-time NL MVP Albert Pujols. That was the predicament San Diego Padres manager Bud Black faced. He had..." May 26
Josh Johnson is taking a break from throwing. Bud Black he has a bit of a "nerve situation" in his neck. Doesn't sound serious. #Padres
Brandon Morrow's sim game will be Thursday at Petco. Yonder Alonso is going through full baseball activities. Rehab assignment Wednesday.
Bud Black said Wil Myers is feeling better but will return to San Diego after tonight's game to undergo scans and tests on his left wrist.
San Diego Union-Tribune "The first time Justin Upton swung a bat Sunday afternoon, he fouled off a 91 mph cutter from Dodgers starter Carlos Frias. The second time he swung, he fouled off a 96 mph two-seam fastball, cracking his bat in the process. So Upton walked toward the dugout and retrieved a new piece of..." May 25
Josh Johnson experienced some soreness after his bullpen session Tuesday. Didn't throw today as originally scheduled.
Orange County Register "While Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi are spending a good portion of their days assessing the trade market for starting pitching, Mike Bolsinger and Carlos Frias are acting like houseguests who don’t want to leave. Bolsinger was outstanding Saturday night, making the most of the Dodgers’..." May 24
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres made a waiver claim Saturday, acquiring left-handed reliever Eury De La Rosa from the Dodgers. To clear a spot for De La Rosa on their 40-man roster, they transferred right-hander Josh Johnson to the 60-day disabled list. De La Rosa, whom the Dodgers designated for assignment..." May 24
Gaslamp Ball "A small number of San Diego residents are concerned that the Padres and Petco Park are using too much water while California experiences one of its worst droughts in recent decades. It's a classic example of a new fad in the Golden State, drought shaming. One resident attended his first Padres..." May 24
Orange County Register "It spanned five days, six hours and seven or so minutes, but the Dodgers’ scoreless streak finally ended in Friday’s fifth inning at Dodger Stadium, when Andre Ethier doubled and Justin Turner walked in the run, seemingly savoring it. Thirty-five full innings had passed since the Dodgers..." May 23
San Diego Union-Tribune "In Thursday's 3-0 loss to the Cubs, Odrisamer Despaigne pitched well enough to earn another start. The Padres right-hander overcame a two-run homer in the top of the first to allow no more damage over six innings. He'd entered the series finale at Petco Park after disasters in his last two games,..." May 22
Chicago Sun-Times "The first time through the San Diego Padres batting order Wednesday night, Cubs left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada struck out seven and faced the minimum. Then as he walked off the field to the dugout, looking down at the grass, he stopped suddenly in foul territory, and reached down. And picked up a..." May 21
San Diego Union-Tribune "James Shields was 33 when he signed with the Padres on the eve of spring training. He'd spent the offseason watching the days tick away, hearing doubts about his durability, reading articles on what was sure to be an inevitable decline. What's he done about it? So far this season, the..." May 20
Gaslamp Ball "In a move that probably doesn't surprise anyone, the Padres are placing Wil Myers on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 11th. The outfielder / first baseman hasn't played since May 10th, when he first started to feel discomfort in his left wrist after sliding into third base. He was scratched from..." May 19
Washington Post "Days like Sunday are what make the Washington Nationals such a captivating team, when the talented roster many believed would contend for a title in 2015 is on full display. In a 10-5 victory over the San Diego Padres, Bryce Harper’s torrid hitting showed no sign of ending. And Stephen..." May 18
Wil Myers hit in the cage before today's game. Didn't swing 100 percent yet. Hope is still for a Tuesday return.
5/17 @Padres lineup vs WSH Spangenberg 3B Almonte CF Kemp RF Upton LF Solarte 1B Norris C Gyorko 2B Amarista SS Kennedy P
Washington Post "This winter, the Washington Nationals invested $210 million in Max Scherzer because of his past performance as one of baseball’s elite starters. From 2012 to 2014, he was among the elite starting pitchers in baseball, including winning the 2013 American League Cy Young Award. But through eight..." May 17
SI.com "In an emotional hearing inside a Los Angeles courtroom this week, former major league outfielder Milton Bradley was ordered to begin serving the 32-month jail sentence he received following his 2013 conviction on multiple counts of domestic violence and abuse. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge..." May 17
Brandon Morrow (right shoulder inflammation) played light catch this afternoon.
Bud Black said the Padres are hoping Wil Myers can return to the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.
Washington Post "Only three weeks ago, the Washington Nationals’ offense ranked in the bottom third in the majors in runs. Denard Span and Jayson Werth were back from preseason surgeries, but their bats had yet to click. Since, the hits and runs have come in bursts — the latest evidence Friday’s 10-0 mashing of..." May 16
San Diego Union-Tribune "At least this time when they pulled out the tarp, a family of skunks didn’t greet the grounds crew. Wet weather necessitated tarping the Petco Park infield before Thursday night’s Nationals-Padres game — and again two minutes into the game. But a 1-hour, 56-minute rain delay didn’t bother..." May 15
Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15
Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15
San Diego Union-Tribune "Melvin Upton is moving yet another step closer to joining the Padres. The 30-year-old outfielder is expected to join Triple-A El Paso over the weekend for the start of a lengthy rehab assignment after getting into games this week in extended spring training. The Padres acquired Upton on the eve..." May 15
Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15
San Diego Union-Tribune "James Shields had barely finished his 108th pitch, not a particularly good one, when Padres manager Bud Black emerged from the dugout and walked to the mound, a game hanging in the balance. Shields had issued consecutive walks to open the bottom of the sixth. This was not what he envisioned..." May 14
Tendinitis in left wrist for Wil Myers. No DL. #Padres will play short handed for a few days. Hope to get him back in 3-4 days.
Seattle Times "n terms of comfortable and easy, few of the Mariners’ wins would fall into either category. When you’ve had 28 of your 31 games decided by three runs or less, every inning is played on edge with a certain level of anxiety. So it was a little better on Tuesday night. After all, an 11-4 win — the..." May 13
Bud Black says Wil Myers will have his left wrist scanned today in San Diego- will have further update tomorrow
San Diego Union-Tribune "Padres outfielder-first baseman Wil Myers was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup because of a sore left wrist, which he aggravated during batting practice at Safeco Field. Myers had first felt something in his wrist after sliding into a base during Sunday's game in Arizona. He jammed the same..." May 13
Arizona Republic "Five pitchers combined to allow just one run as the Diamondbacks defeated the San Diego Padres 2-1, winning a game for the first time this season in which they scored fewer than four runs. Right-hander Daniel Hudson started and did not allow a run in 3 1/3 innings. Hudson was followed by..." May 11
San Diego Union-Tribune "For a change, the Padres’ pitching staff kept the ball in yard. Against Justin Upton, that’s proved a difficult task for the Diamondbacks. On a night in which Craig Kimbrel again proved fallible, Upton continued tormenting his former team, this time blasting a 12th-inning homer that sent the..." May 10
San Diego Union-Tribune "Sooner or later, Bud Black will have to find a fit for Melvin Upton. For now, the Padres manager is content to cross that bridge when he comes to it, although the hobbled outfielder is making significant progress in push to return from a left foot injury that has shelved him since late..." May 10