San Diego Padres

Mike Ursery - May 8, 2022

A solid pitching rotation and defense win championships. The San Diego Padres (18–9) defeated the Miami Marlins 3–2 on May 6th to move within a half-game of the first place Los Angeles Dodgers. Their National League West rivals watched as the rain fell in Chicago, washing out their game against the Chicago Cubs.  The Padres […]

Padres Diamondbacks

Padres 10, Diamondbacks 5 PHOENIX, Apr. 10 — San Diego Padres left fielder Jurickson Profar and catcher Jorge Alfaro crushed back-to-back homers in a five-run second inning, with the former being a grand slam, to lead the Padres to a 10–5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday afternoon. Diamondbacks starter Caleb Smith had a strong […]

Padres Diamondbacks

Padres 5, Diamondbacks 2 PHOENIX, Apr. 9 — The San Diego Padres scored two runs in the eighth and one in the ninth to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5–2, Saturday night. Third baseman Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored to lead the Padres to victory. Both starters — […]

Padres Diamondbacks

Padres 3, Diamondbacks 0 PHOENIX, Apr. 8 — Recent acquisition Sean Manaea pitched seven scoreless no-hit innings, and Tim Hill, Dinelson Lamet, and Taylor Rogers combined for a scoreless eighth and ninth, as the San Diego Padres blanked the Arizona Diamondbacks, 3–0, Friday night. Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly pitched four scoreless innings, allowing four hits […]

Diamondbacks Padres

Diamondbacks 4, Padres 2 PHOENIX, Apr. 7 — Seth Beer belted a walk-off three-run home run — on National Beer Day, no less — to cap a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth and give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 4–2 Opening Day victory over the San Diego Padres Thursday night. The first run […]

Sean Manaea
Caleb Begley - Apr 3, 2022

Left handed starting pitcher Sean Manaea is being dealt to the San Diego Padres, per Mark Feinsand. Minor league relief pitcher Aaron Holiday will be heading there as well. In return, the Oakland Athletics are receiving minor leaguers Euribiel Angeles and Adrian Martinez. Manaea will become a free agent after this season, and is owed […]

Dan Jaycox - Mar 18, 2022

According to multiple reports, the New York Yankees are sending Luke Voit to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Justin Lange. The addition of Voit adds another first baseman and potential designated hitter to the mix for San Diego. Voit brings serious thump when healthy, but his numbers were down across the board in […]

Caleb Begley - Mar 16, 2022

Free-agent outfielder Eddie Rosario has signed a new deal with the Atlanta Braves. #Braves Sign OF Eddie Rosario: — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 16, 2022 The deal is good for two years and $18 million, with no buyout. There is an option attached for a potential third season. Rosario will also be donating 1% […]

Padres Cardinals
Justin Merrlles - Mar 13, 2022

Padres 7, Cardinals 3 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the San Diego Padres All-Time Team against the St. Louis Cardinals All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen, but this simulation took place at Sportsman Park in St. Louis, Missouri.) This game was a battle of […]

Padres All-Time Team
Bob Taenaka - Feb 21, 2022

The San Diego Padres joined the NL as an expansion team in 1969 – one of MLB’s four new teams. In the 53 seasons since that beginning, the Padres have made the postseason six times and won two NL pennants but have come up short in both of their World Series appearances to date. However, […]

Nick Castellanos
Braden Herb - Feb 7, 2022

The remaining free agents will be signed in a big spending spree whenever the MLB lockout is over. Nick Castellanos is one of the best bats and is still looking for a contract. Castellanos is looking for a big deal after opting out of his contract with the Cincinnati Reds. The All-Star is coming off […]

Greg Maddux

Baseball Mythbusters: Greg Maddux and the 3–0 Count Hall of Famer Greg Maddux is one of the greatest pitchers of the Live Ball Era. One reason was his pinpoint control, with his ability to notch front-corner strikes leading to claims that umpires gave him a much wider strike zone than the rest of the league. […]

2021 MVP Finalists

Why the 2021 MVP Finalists Truly Were the Most Valuable MLB Network announced the awards finalists — the top three vote-getters in each league’s award category — Monday night. Each announcement provoked passionate discussion. The Most Valuable Player (MVP) finalists, heavily discussed every year, provoked unusually intense discussion. Most surprising (to some) is that none […]

Harper Soto Tatis Jr.
Brady Albert - Nov 9, 2021

For the first time since 2015, all three NL MVP finalists were eliminated from playoff contention. Bryce Harper, Juan Soto, Fernando Tatis Jr. were the leading vote getters, all of whose teams had a disappointing 2021. There is a case to be made for each, with pros and cons to each candidate. Bryce Harper I’ll […]

Lewis Masella - Oct 29, 2021

The San Diego Padres needed a shakeup after a disappointing end to their season. On Thursday, they seemingly got it. The Padres have reportedly hired Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin as their new skipper, giving him a three-year contract. News of the hiring was first reported by Padres writer AJ Cassavell of, and ESPN […]

manager openings
Taylor Krause - Oct 12, 2021

Both the San Diego Padres and the New York Mets manager positions are open this offseason. On paper, both manager openings appear appealing to any candidate. Budding young superstars. Strong veteran presence. Teams that are both on the rise. Yet both teams fizzled out over the last couple of months during the 2021 regular season. Both […]

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Caleb Begley - May 8, 2022

When it comes to pitching, 300 wins is the equivalent to 500 home runs; or, at least, this is what a certain school of thought espouses. It is the gold standard, the pinnacle of what any pitcher can accomplish. Winning 300 games involves a lot of dedication and a lot of practice. It means showing […]

Nathan Melton II - May 8, 2022

For the first time in what seems like forever, the Los Angeles Angels are winning, and they’re winning big. For the first time in what seems like forever, the Angels pitching staff is shoving lineups left and right; up and down. The Halos offense is relentless, and the stars have all finally started to click […]

Jim Marshall - May 8, 2022

Jorge López has had a new calling as a closer. So far, this “new calling” has turned out to be a success for the Baltimore Orioles. As of this writing, the 29-year-old right-hander has four saves, three wins, and a 1.06 ERA. The former starter has seen his career change dramatically for the better. Always […]

liebler - May 8, 2022

If you’ve followed the Oakland Athletics at all this year, you’d know that the A’s bats have been a glaring weakness of the team. The A’s came into Monday’s action in Detroit as losers of nine straight–with a team batting average of .200. The team’s OBP hadn’t faired much better. The A’s packed their bags […]

Riley Stovka - May 8, 2022

Things do not look good in the city of brotherly love. The Philadelphia Phillies, who once again spent big this past offseason on free-agent outfielders Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber, find themselves below .500, and 5.5 games behind the division-leading New York Mets. The Phils have slowly clawed their way back up the standings and […]

Scoreless Outing

Scoreless Outing Percentage and Goose Eggs, 2022 Presenting the full list of Scoreless Outing Percentage (ScOtg%), Goose Eggs (GE), and related statistics for 2022. Statistics run through the end of play on May 16. These statistics aim to further measure effectiveness of relief pitchers. Scoreless Outing Percentage, which first appeared in this piece, is based […]

Rangers' bats
Nate Miller - May 8, 2022

Rangers 7, Angels 4   ARLINGTON, Texas, May 16 — The Texas Rangers‘ bats came to life on Monday, as they beat the Los Angeles Angels by a final score of 7–4. Rangers’ catcher Jonah Heim homered to help lead them to the win. On a night when the Angels jumped out to an early […]

Texas Rangers
Nate Miller - May 8, 2022

Rangers 7, Red Sox 1   ARLINGTON, Texas, May 15 — The Texas Rangers were able to avoid the sweep on Sunday afternoon, by defeating the Boston Red Sox by a final score of 7–1. Everything went right for the Rangers in the series finale. Adolis Garcia and Kole Calhoun hit back-to-back Jacks in the […]