4/16/2014 | Alonso fields grounders at third base just in case
With Chase Headley nursing a mild strain of his right biceps, and with the Padres short on options at third base, first baseman Yonder Alonso crossed the diamond during batting practice prior to the game Wednesday.
4/15/2014 | After rocking start, Padres' bats held in check
After a first-inning flurry of hits, the Padres fizzled as right-hander Juan Nicasio settled down, pitching six strong innings as the Rockies came back for a 3-2 victory Tuesday night at Petco Park.
4/15/2014 | Cashner to face Rockies coming off one-hitter
Right-hander Andrew Cashner nearly made history in his last start. The recent past hasn't been nearly as good for Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. The pitchers square off Wednesday night in the third of four games at Petco Park, after the clubs split the first two meetings in the series.
4/15/2014 | Cabrera racking up doubles in leadoff spot
Padres leadoff hitter Everth Cabrera probably isn't going to finish among the top five in the National League in doubles this season, but after 13 games, he's tied for fourth. "It's great, he's using the whole field," said manager Bud Black.
4/15/2014 | Johnson to have Dr. Andrews inspect forearm
Pitcher Josh Johnson, on the disabled list since March 21 with a right forearm strain, will meet with noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. "We'll get him in to see Dr. Andrews next week, get another set of eyes, and see where we are," said Padres general manager Josh Byrnes.
4/15/2014 | Bullpen arms fresh for long stretch before off-day
Padres manager Bud Black joked Tuesday that he needs to "reintroduce" himself to rookie reliever Donn Roach, who hasn't been needed lately with the starting pitchers working deep into games. Roach might be seen before too long, as the Padres are in a stretch of 20 consecutive days without a day off.
4/15/2014 | Padres honored for chance to wear No. 42
A wide grin washed across Padres closer Huston Street's face when he saw the No. 42 jersey hanging in his locker Tuesday. "It's just ... cool," said Street, who wore the commemorative jersey number as part of Jackie Robinson Day across Major League Baseball.
4/15/2014 | Wisler outduels Rockies prospect at Double-A
Right-handers Matt Wisler and Eddie Butler may grow accustomed to pitching against each other in the National League West for years to come. But on Monday, Padres prospect Wisler outshined the Rockies' Butler in a 2-1 Texas League victory.
4/14/2014 | Erlin, Nicasio look to secure footing in matchup
The Padres will turn Tuesday to left-hander Robbie Erlin for the second meeting in a four-game series at Petco Park, with the hopes he can replicate the success he had last week facing a mostly left-handed Indians lineup. The Rockies will counter with right-hander Juan Nicasio.
4/14/2014 | Padres rally in wild eighth without notching hit
A wild pitch from Rockies reliever Rex Brothers and an error by catcher Wilin Rosario on the same play Monday night paved the way for an unlikely Padres victory at Petco Park.
4/14/2014 | Quentin progressing, takes BP on field
After hitting inside the indoor cage at Petco Park the past five days, Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin stepped out into the late-afternoon sun Monday and took batting practice. "It's a good first step for him," manager Bud Black said.
4/14/2014 | Smith also making early impression with glove
When the Padres traded for Seth Smith, they did so to specifically address their woeful production last season against right-handed pitching. As it turns out, he has shown the ability to make an impact in the outfield as well.
4/14/2014 | Gyorko gets contract extension from Padres
The Padres announced a $35 million contract extension for second baseman Jedd Gyorko on Monday afternoon, one that could keep the 25-year-old in San Diego through 2020.
4/13/2014 | Adjustments pay off for Ross in Padres' win
Right-hander Tyson Ross held the Tigers to one run as the Padres beat Detroit, 5-1, on Sunday at Petco Park.
4/13/2014 | Playing against Tigers not strange for Benoit
Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit enjoyed visiting with several of his former Tigers teammates during the series at Petco Park, but as they said farewell to each other on Sunday, the right-hander said the weekend reunion did not feel strange.
4/13/2014 | Quentin likely to take batting practice at Petco
For the first time since sustaining a bone bruise in his left knee in March, injured Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin is expected to make an appearance on the field Monday.
4/13/2014 | Padres to host 42 youngsters on Robinson Day
The Padres will join the rest of Major League Baseball on Tuesday as the game celebrates Jackie Robinson Day. As part of the festivities on Jackie Robinson Day, the Padres will host 42 youngsters from the Jackie Robinson YMCA.
4/13/2014 | Rockies' Lyles hopes to break Petco Park spell
Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles, who is 1-2 with a 5.51 ERA in three career starts against the Padres and 0-2 with an 8.10 ERA at Petco Park, will start Monday's opener of four games at Petco Park against the Padres and lefty Eric Stults, the type of pitcher who has given the Rockies problems in recent years.
4/12/2014 | Black's first challenge overturns call at second
Padres manager Bud Black lodged the first official replay request in club history in the eighth inning against the Tigers on Saturday -- sort of -- and happily stepped into the record books with a successful appeal that most likely saved a run.
4/12/2014 | Padres to meet Scherzer in Interleague finale
With the Padres' offense just beginning to come out of its early-season struggles, Max Scherzer will aim to keep on his current roll in the teams' series finale on Sunday. Tyson Ross will start for San Diego.
4/12/2014 | Padres' progress not enough vs. Verlander
Ian Kennedy and the Padres fell, 6-2, to the Tigers and Justin Verlander in the first of San Diego's back-to-back Cy Young battles this weekend.
4/12/2014 | Rivera-Cashner battery working for Padres
Rene Rivera has been behind the plate for all three of Andrew Cashner's starts this season, including the Padres' season opener and Cashner's one-hit shutout of the Tigers.
4/12/2014 | With shutout, Cashner gives energy, reliability
Andrew Cashner on Friday became the first pitcher in the Majors to throw a shutout this season, and going back to last September in Pittsburgh, the big right-hander has fired one-hitters in two of his past five starts.
4/11/2014 | Maybin to start rehab with Triple-A El Paso
It still will be a while until the Padres are in one piece again, but outfielder Cameron Maybin shipped out to Triple-A El Paso on Friday and the club is hoping to see him sooner rather than later.
4/11/2014 | Quentin continues steady recovery from injury
While Cameron Maybin's return is beginning to creep onto the horizon, and while the Padres' offense works to shake its early-season slump, the club does not expect injured slugger Carlos Quentin back any time soon.
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