Only 5 Padres no-hit bids are longer than Ross'

April 21, 2018

Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres. Yes, the Padres remain the only team in Major League history without a no-hitter. Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres. Yes, the Padres remain the only team in Major League history without a no-hitter. Starter Tyson Ross and reliever Brad Hand combined on the 29th one-hitter in Padres…

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Ross comes 4 outs shy of no-no; SD wins in 9th

April 21, 2018

PHOENIX — From about the fourth inning at Chase Field on Friday night, the thoughts started popping into Tyson Ross‘ head. He had to find a way to keep them out. “I realized, this is why the guys won’t talk to me,” Ross said. View Full Game Coverage He was flirting with the first no-hitter in Padres history. He was rolling. Dominating. In the eighth inning, it all ended when…

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You'll never guess who hit 2018's longest HR

Franchy obliterates 489-foot homer Longest by a Padre in the Statcast era By Justin Toscano MLB.com Facebook Share Twitter Share Email Copy Link Print PHOENIX — Franchy Cordero has shown an ability to hit for power, as he entered Friday night’s game against the D-backs with two home runs in 31 at-bats this season. But in his second time up, he did something to remember. Cordero blasted a 489-foot solo…

April 21, 2018
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Myers back and healthy after 'freak thing'

April 21, 2018

PHOENIX — Wil Myers was eager to get back. “Fourteen days felt like two months,” the Padres outfielder said of his time spent on the disabled list. View Full Game Coverage Myers landed on the 10-day disabled list on April 4 after exiting a game two days earlier because of nerve irritation in his right arm. Myers most recently completed a three-game rehab assignment with Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore,…

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Lower back tightness sidelines Hosmer

April 16, 2018

SAN DIEGO — Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer was held out of the starting lineup Sunday with lower back tightness, but the club is optimistic that its prized offseason signing will return to action Monday against the Dodgers. San Diego’s 10-1 victory over the Giants on Sunday marked the second consecutive game Hosmer has missed. The injury cropped up on Hosmer on Saturday afternoon. He was initially available to pinch-hit…

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Padres pair among top prospect performers

April 16, 2018

Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Sunday. The Iowa Cubs received strong offensive contributions from a pair of top prospects, as Mark Zagunis and David Bote each collected three hits, including a home run, while combining for five RBIs and five runs in a 9-4 win over Memphis. Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on…

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Padres, Giants celebrate Jackie's impact

April 15, 2018

SAN DIEGO — Seventy-one years after Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier, the Giants and Rockies felt his impact as strongly as ever on Sunday afternoon at Petco Park. As has been tradition each April 15 since 2009, MLB celebrated Jackie Robinson Day with all players and on-field personnel wearing Jackie’s iconic No. 42. The Padres recognized Robinson with a pregame tribute on their left-field videoboard. View Full…

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Hand makes Padres history during 4-out save

April 15, 2018

SAN DIEGO — There’s a pretty illustrious history of closers in San Diego, most notably a Hall of Fame-bound Trevor Hoffman. But with his save on Saturday night, Brad Hand turned in a dominant performance that’s never been matched by a Padres reliever. Hand struck out all four batters he faced to seal a thrilling 5-4 Padres victory over the Giants at Petco Park. In the process, he became the…

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Renfroe's late HR powers Friars past Giants

April 15, 2018

SAN DIEGO — When Hunter Renfroe truly squares up a baseball — as he did against Giants reliever Cory Gearrin with the Padres trailing by a run in the seventh inning on Saturday night — it tends to carry. And carry. And carry some more. For a moment, the ball looked destined for the glove of left fielder Gregor Blanco. Then it looked like it might clear Blanco for a…

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Padres' bats burst to life against Giants

April 14, 2018

Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres. Going into the fifth inning on Friday night, the Padres didn’t have a hit off Giants starter Ty Blach. Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres. Going into the fifth inning on Friday night, the Padres didn’t have a hit off Giants starter Ty Blach. In fact, they had…

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