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4/20/2015 | Matzek faces Padres looking to build on last start

Rockies left-hander Tyler Matzek (1-0, 1.80) will make his third start and second at Coors Field on Tuesday, and Padres right-hander Brandon Morrow (0-0, 1.29) will start there for the first time in almost five years.


4/20/2015 | New teammates giving Alonso offensive boost

Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso credits his strong start at the plate to the veteran presences new teammates Justin Upton and Matt Kemp bring to the clubhouse and the dugout.


4/20/2015 | Kennedy's extended spring start goes well

Ian Kennedy had a promising appearance Monday in extended spring camp in Arizona, throwing six innings and 81 pitches. He has been on the disabled list since leaving his start in the fourth game of the season after 2 1/3 innings and 33 pitches in the Padres' home opener against San Francisco.


4/20/2015 | Dickerson, Lindsay pace El Paso in rally

Designated hitter Alex Dickerson and third baseman Taylor Lindsey hit bases-loaded triples Sunday, and first baseman Tommy Medica had three hits as Triple-A El Paso rallied to a 9-7 win over Tacoma to move into a tie for first place in the Pacific Coast League's Pacific Southern division. Dickerson was 2-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs, and he raised his batting average to .318.


4/20/2015 | Padres off to captivating start in 2015

If we've learned one thing about the 2015 Padres after 13 games, it's that they are definitely not boring. Sunday was the perfect example. They made mistakes in the field. They made mistakes on the basepaths. And they rallied to win ... again.


4/19/2015 | Different bullpen mix locks down Padres win

The Padres closed out their 5-2 victory over the Cubs in slightly unusual fashion Sunday, as reliever Dale Thayer and closer Craig Kimbrel remained bundled in their jackets on a cold and drizzly afternoon at Wrigley Field.


4/19/2015 | Cashner regroups after rough first, gets first win

Andrew Cashner settled down, got outs early in counts and made it through six innings after a rocky start to earn his first victory of the season as the Padres topped the Cubs, 5-2.


4/19/2015 | Little Leaguers participate in clinic at Petco Park

On a Sunday afternoon when the Padres were out of town facing the Cubs, there was still baseball being played on the field at Petco Park. In this case, it was the Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic put on by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association for close to 250 lucky Little Leaguers.


4/19/2015 | Despaigne, De La Rosa set to open series

Odrisamer Despaigne has never pitched at Coors Field, which could play in his favor when he takes the mound Monday for a start, the beginning of a four-game series against the Rockies. This will be the first start of the season for Rockies lefty Jorge De La Rosa, who began the regular season on the disabled list with a strained left groin.


4/19/2015 | Homers power Padres to series win over Cubs

Yangervis Solarte's two-run home run in the seventh inning gave the Padres some breathing room on Sunday in their 5-2 victory over the Cubs before a crowd of 29,113 at Wrigley Field.


4/19/2015 | Padres like Myers' aggressive leadoff approach

First-year hitting coach Mark Kotsay likes what he's seen from Wil Myers and hasn't asked him to become something he isn't. They don't want to take away one of his best attributes: his aggressiveness.


4/19/2015 | Upton's quad feeling 'much better'

Left fielder Justin Upton, who strained his left quad in the ninth inning against the Cubs on Saturday, wasn't in the lineup on Sunday but said his leg was feeling "much better."


4/19/2015 | Hedges off to hot start with Triple-A El Paso

Austin Hedges hit his second home run in three games, and Bryce Morrow and Elliot Morris were sharp in their second straight starts Saturday night in the upper levels of the Padres' farm system.


4/19/2015 | Five thoughts: Padres working on jelling as a team

Defensive miscues are part of the game, and it's going to take these Padres -- with 11 new players on the roster since the end of the 2014 season -- some time to completely jell as a team.


4/18/2015 | Kimbrel not at his best in first loss with Padres

Craig Kimbrel spent part of his postgame on a stationary bike in the tiny visiting clubhouse at Wrigley Field on Saturday, pedaling away as part of his workout routine as if he might be trying to get away from something or someone. At the very least, the Padres' closer was certainly ready to distance himself from a fitful ending to the Padres' 7-6 loss in 11 innings to the Cubs.


4/18/2015 | Upton day to day after straining left quad

Padres left fielder Justin Upton left Saturday's 7-6 loss in 11 innings to the Cubs with a slight strain of his left quad, said manager Bud Black, and Upton is day to day.


4/18/2015 | Kemp launches first homer with Padres

It took 12 games and 46 at-bats, but Padres' right fielder Matt Kemp got his first home run as a Padre on Saturday at Wrigley Field.


4/18/2015 | Lester eyes first win, faces Cashner at Wrigley

Jon Lester seeks his first quality start of the season as the Cubs and Padres wrap up their three-game series on Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field.




4/18/2015 | Decker's homer, 3 RBIs lift El Paso to win

Cody Decker hit a two-run homer and drew a tie-breaking, bases-loaded walk Friday night to lead Triple-A El Paso a 4-2 win at Tacoma.


4/18/2015 | Opposite-field approach pays off for Middlebrooks

When Will Middlebrooks connected for a two-run home run in the fourth inning on Friday, it marked the second time this season the right-handed hitter has gone the other way. This wasn't by accident, he said.


4/18/2015 | Norris' defense providing good early returns

Chances are that no matter how much time passes, Padres catcher Derek Norris will always remember that American League Wild Card game last October when, playing for the A's, the Royals ran wild on him and the Oakland pitchers.


4/18/2015 | Starlin's single lifts Cubs past Padres in 11

Starlin Castro knocked in the game-winning run in the 11th inning with a bases-loaded single onSaturday as the Cubs edged the Padres, 7-6, before a crowd of 33,958 at Wrigley Field.


4/17/2015 | Taking advantage of opportunity, Myers stays hot

Including the go-ahead homer in the Padres' 5-4 victory over the Cubs, Wil Myers has 12 hits in his last 26 at-bats. He took a close ball in the seventh before launching a three-run shot.


4/17/2015 | Without sharpest stuff, Shields aids winning effort

There were a few lamentable moments for Padres' pitcher James Shields to sort through in his first start at Wrigley Field on Friday, but he buckled down, struck out nine and came out ahead in San Diego's 5-4 win over the Cubs.




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