Bob Melvin Hired as Padres Manager

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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 MLB.com, and ESPN […] READ MORE


Machado, Snell Carry Padres Past Diamondbacks

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Padres 3, Diamondbacks 0 PHOENIX, Aug. 31 — Blake Snell had a no-hitter through seven before running out of gas, and Manny Machado belted a no-doubt two-run home run as the San Diego Padres topped the Arizona Diamondbacks, 3–0, in NL West action Tuesday night. The two starting pitchers — Zac Gallen for the Diamondbacks […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week Six: Two Diamondbacks Ejected in Relatively Quiet Week

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Two Diamondbacks Ejected in Relatively Quiet Week Welcome to Week Six of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment rating […] READ MORE


Padres Beat Diamondbacks in Blowout Win

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The 11 game losing streak for the San Diego Padres versus the Arizona Diamondbacks is finally over. Last night, the Padres beat the Diamondbacks 12-3. It was their first victory at Chase Field in over two years.  “We swung the bats well all day,” manager Jayce Tingler said. “We hit some balls hard the first, […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week Three: A Yawner of a Week

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Three Managers and Two Pitchers Get Yawner Ejections Welcome to Week Three of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment […] READ MORE



Jayce Tingler Turned the San Diego Padres into Winners

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A.J. Preller, the San Diego Padres general manager, took a chance on Jayce Tingler to lead his ball club, and boy did it pay off. The 38-year old rookie manager was named a finalist for the National League (NL) Manager of the Year Award by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) on Monday, Nov. […] READ MORE


Rick Renteria, Don Mattingly Among Manager of the Year Finalists

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One was fired after a winning season and another dealt with the first massive COVID outbreak. Nonetheless, Rick Renteria of the Chicago White Sox and Don Mattingly of the Miami Marlins were named Manager of the Year finalists announced Monday by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Kevin Cash of the Tampa Bay Rays, Charlie […] READ MORE


Padres Advance To NLDS, Shutout Cardinals 4-0

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Game Three: Padres 4, Cardinals 0 The San Diego Padres advanced to the National League Division Series after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 on Friday night. After falling behind 1-0 in the best-of-three Wild Card Series, San Diego rallied from a 6-2 deficit in Game Two and pulled off a remarkable shutout in Game […] READ MORE


Top Candidates for Manager of the Year

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Managers to Watch for the Manager of the Year Award The conclusion of the regular season is nearing. That means that besides the focus being on the postseason, discussions surrounding candidates for the various awards begin. One of those awards is the Manager of the Year Award. Often times, the Manager of the Year ends […] READ MORE