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5/26/2015 | Venable robs Trout's homer with sensational grab

There was once a time when Will Venable used his 6-foot-3 frame for good use playing basketball at Princeton. On Tuesday, though, the Padres' center fielder used it to make an over-the-fence catch, robbing the Angels' Mike Trout of a two-run home run in the third inning.


5/26/2015 | I'm Walking Trout, Too

The Padres decided to intentionally walk Mike Trout to load the bases in the bottom of the ninth inning on Tuesday. Albert Pujols singled to win the game for the Angels, but walking Trout was the correct call.


5/26/2015 | Tests reveal improvement in Myers' wrist

There was some measure of good news to be had Tuesday in regards to Wil Myers' left wrist, manager Bud Black told reporters. Myers, on the disabled list with tendinitis in the wrist since May 11, had scans done Tuesday, which revealed improvement.


5/26/2015 | Venable making most of increased playing time

Don't look now, but the Padres' hottest hitter of late isn't one of general manager A.J. Preller's prized offseason acquisitions. Outfielder Will Venable, the longest-tenured Padre, is hitting .400 in his last 45 at-bats and has raised his batting average from .133 on May 7 to .293 entering Tuesday's game against the Angels.


5/26/2015 | Hard-throwing righties Cashner, Richards duel in finale

The Angels will wrap up their Interleague series against the Padres Wednesday night at Angel Stadium, when right-hander Garrett Richards will get the ball against San Diego righty Andrew Cashner.


5/26/2015 | ICYMI: Friars' comeback for naught as Angels walk off

Monday night's game had a little bit of everything for the Padres as Tyson Ross collected the team's seventh quality start in a row before outfielder Will Venable and first baseman Yangervis Solarte tied the game with a three-run rally in the seventh. Unfortunately, the Angels were able to undo the work set forward by the team after walking off to a 4-3 victory over the Friars at Angel Stadium.


5/26/2015 | Giron named Class A Midwest League Player of the Week

Eighteen-year-old shortstop Ruddy Giron has been named the Midwest Player of the Week for his first week in the Class A Miwest League, and Double-A San Antonio got strong pitching efforts from right-handed starters Justin Hancock and Ryan Butler on Monday while splitting a Texas League doubleheader with Frisco.


5/26/2015 | Decker hits two homers, drives in six runs for Triple-A El Paso

Justin Upton wasn't the only member of the Padres family with six RBIs Sunday. Triple-A slugger Cody Decker hit two home runs and drove in six runs and right fielder Rymer Liriano was 4-for-5 with a homer as El Paso had 18 hits in a 10-3, Pacific Coast League victory at New Orleans.


5/26/2015 | Pitch to Pujols or Trout? 'It's a tough one,' Black says

When Mike Trout came to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday with runners on the corners and two outs, Padres manager Bud Black was left to mull over a difficult decision. Do you pitch to Mike Trout or do you walk him, set up a force at any base, and instead pitch to Albert Pujols?


5/25/2015 | Shoemaker seeks bounceback effort vs. Padres

It could be a high-scoring affair Tuesday when the Padres and Angels get together for the second game of their three-game series at Angel Stadium.


5/25/2015 | Maurer stakes claim on 'pivotal' 7th inning

The Padres feel like they've found their seventh-inning guy, Brandon Maurer, who hasn't allowed a run in his last 11 outings, spanning 10 innings.


5/25/2015 | Myers encouraged, but no timetable for return

Center fielder/first baseman Wil Myers will return to San Diego on Tuesday to get a new scan done on his injured left wrist. Myers, who hasn't played since May 10 due to tendinitis in his left wrist, will also undergo tests to check the rate of healing with the tendinitis, manager Bud Black said.


5/25/2015 | ICYMI: Padres rebound on batting resurgence

Getting swept by the Dodgers was absolutely not an option on Sunday as the Padres broke out in a big way to beat Los Angeles by a score of 11-3 at Chavez Ravine. In case you missed it, here are some stories and highlights that may have passed you by.


5/25/2015 | Shields sets several Padres marks starting 6-0

James Shields became only the second pitcher in franchise history to start a season with a 6-0 record Sunday. He had seven strikeouts to raise his season total to 82. That is the Padres' record for strikeouts in the first 10 starts of a season.


5/24/2015 | Shields keeps edge with bats' big backing

Before James Shields threw a single pitch Sunday, he'd already been staked to a 4-0 lead, thanks to Justin Upton's grand slam in the top of the first inning.


5/24/2015 | Upton sparks Padres' offense out of slumber

Justin Upton gave the Padres scuffling offense something it desperately needed on Sunday, and he did it with one singular swing of the bat.


5/24/2015 | Upton's slam sets tone as Padres rout Dodgers

With Justin Upton's six RBIs and seven solid innings from James Shields, the Padres on Sunday avoided a series sweep while coasting to an 11-3 win over the Dodgers.


5/24/2015 | Shortstop Giron continues amazing first week for Fort Wayne

Shortstop Ruddy Giron continued his phenomenal first week of full-season Minor League baseball on Saturday, going 3-for-4 with two steals for low Single-A Fort Wayne.


5/24/2015 | Morrow eyes return after encouraging BP session

Brandon Morrow, on the disabled list since May 3 with inflammation of his right shoulder, is closing in on a simulated game after an encouraging bullpen session on Sunday.


5/24/2015 | ICYMI: Offense left stunned as Friars fall in LA

For the fifth start in a row, a member of the Padres' starting rotation threw a quality start -- after starter Ian Kennedy pitched beautifully on Saturday night. Kennedy allowed only two earned runs, while striking out six over six innings, but was given no run support in his endeavor against the Dodgers. The Padres managed to collect only one hit against Mike Bolsinger and were unfortunately shut out, 2-0.


5/24/2015 | Alonso 'feeling good,' to begin rehab stint soon

First baseman Yonder Alonso, who has missed the last 15 games with a bone bruise in his right shoulder, will hit on the field Monday in Anaheim and will likely begin a rehabilitation assignment on Wednesday.


5/24/2015 | Now that pitching has returned, where has offense gone?

The Padres completed a turn through their rotation on Saturday night with five quality starts by their pitchers in as many games. And the Padres' record in those five games ... 1-4.


5/24/2015 | Weaver aims to keep cruising vs. Ross, Padres

The Padres head down I-5 after a series at Dodger Stadium for a three-game series starting Monday against the Angels. This will be the team's first trip to Anaheim since 2009 when they were swept in three games.


5/24/2015 | Lineup struggling to generate any offense

Runs, often plentiful for the Padres in April, have essentially disappeared during a fitful month of May -- and Saturday's 2-0 loss to the Dodgers was no different.


5/23/2015 | Shields eyes 6-0 in faceoff with Frias, Dodgers

Carlos Frias faces off against James Shields in the series finale between NL West rivals Dodgers and Padres.




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