8/28/2015 | Kennedy frustrated by run-scoring wild pitch
Over the course of 6 2/3 innings of work on Friday, Ian Kennedy found himself in a pair of tough situations. The first, he escaped with the help of third baseman Yangervis Solarte and a spectacular play. The second, he pushed the envelope just a bit too far and in a tough game, and that was the difference.
8/28/2015 | Rookies square off as Rea faces Morgan
The Padres will look to keep their playoff hopes alive in a battle of rookie starters when they face the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday.
8/28/2015 | Phillies snap 4-game skid behind Nola
Phillies rookie Aaron Nola looks like the real deal. He allowed two hits, one run, two walks and struck out six in seven innings on Friday night in a 7-1 victory over the Padres at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies' first-round pick in the 2014 MLB Draft improved to 5-1 with a 3.26 ERA in eight big league starts.
8/28/2015 | ICYMI: Friars rally late, fall short in finale
For the second day in a row at Nationals park a pitcher named Ross was given the "W" after a hard-fought win at the ballyard, but unfortunately for the Padres that Ross brother played for the wrong team.
8/28/2015 | OF Asencio, RHP Rea, coach Jones honored by Texas League
Left-hander Thomas Dorminy and two relievers combined on a five-hit shutout to move low Single-A Fort Wayne to the brink of a Midwest League playoff berth and two members of Double-A San Antonio were named to the post-season Texas League All-Star team Thursday.
8/28/2015 | Renfroe continues torrid stretch at Triple-A El Paso
It's safe to say that Hunter Renfroe likes hitting in the Pacific Coast League. The Padres' No. 1 prospect had another big game Thursday, going 3-for-5 with a home run, double and three RBIs in Triple-A El Paso's 9-7 loss to Oklahoma City.
8/28/2015 | M. Upton puts on a show for Padres in OF
If you've seen Nationals Park, you know that it's not a symmetrical ballpark, which actually served Padres center fielder Melvin Upton Jr. well Thursday during a 4-2 loss in his pursuit of a long fly ball off the bat of Ryan Zimmerman.
8/27/2015 | Potential duel on tap between Nola, Kennedy
Two hot pitchers will try to finish August on a high note when the Padres and Phillies open a three-game series on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.
8/27/2015 | Ross goes 6 strong as Nationals top Padres
The Nationals, who are chasing the Mets in the National League East race, got a much-needed win on Thursday night against the Padres. Right-hander Joe Ross pitched six strong innings in a 4-2 victory at Nationals Park. Washington remains 6 1/2 games back of the Mets, who topped the Phillies.
8/27/2015 | El Paso wins key game, to play Padres next March
Right fielder Hunter Renfroe and left-handed starting pitcher Thomas Dorminy led the way on Saturday night, as Triple-A El Paso and low Class A Fort Wayne continued their strong playoff bids.
8/27/2015 | Johnson feels good following simulated game
Nearly four months to the day of his last simulated game, Padres pitcher Josh Johnson went through the paces of doing the same again at Nationals Park on Thursday afternoon.
8/27/2015 | Kemp day to day due to sore left shoulder
The Padres were looking for a way to give right fielder Matt Kemp a day off, but they probably didn't envision it working out this way.
8/27/2015 | Benoit-Kimbrel form imposing late-inning tandem
The Padres Wednesday night ran their record to 46-0 when leading after eight innings.
8/27/2015 | ICYMI: Padres even series behind J-Up's 3 RBIs
Just as Jedd Gyorko did the night before, Justin Upton hit a pair of home runs against the Nationals on Wednesday night to follow suit and lift the Friars to a close 6-5 victory over Washington in game two of a three-game set. .
8/27/2015 | J-Up, Kemp turning it on in second half
It was certainly a Matt Kemp and Justin Upton kind of night on Wednesday at Nationals Park, as the Nos. 3 and 4 hitters in the Padres' lineup combined to knock in five of the team's six runs. Just what the team had in mind when San Diego acquired both players in December -- getting Kemp from the Dodgers and Upton from the Braves.
8/26/2015 | Padres pull escape act with DP on 3-0 pitch
It was a mostly forgettable seventh inning for the Padres on Wednesday at Nationals Park. They allowed three runs on two hits, two walks and a hit batter. One of the walks forced in a run. They used three pitchers in the inning.
8/26/2015 | Ross faces original club during finale in DC
Nationals rookie right-hander Joe Ross will start against the Padres for the first time in his career on Thursday, but San Diego is plenty familiar with the 22-year-old.
8/26/2015 | 2 home runs from J-Up lead Padres past Nats
The Padres watched a late lead dwindle on Wednesday night as the Nationals scored one run in the sixth and three more in the seventh. The Padres never lost an early lead, though, and evened the series with a 6-5 win at Nationals Park.
8/26/2015 | Padres, Chihuahuas to play exhibition game
Interim manager Pat Murphy's eyes lit up Wednesday when he was asked about the Padres' plans to play an exhibition game in March at the home of their Triple-A affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas. The game will take place on March 31, 2016, at Southwest University Park.
8/26/2015 | Myers takes BP for first time since surgery
Padres outfielder Wil Myers, who had surgery on June 18 to remove a bone spur from his left wrist, took batting practice for the first time on Wednesday.
8/26/2015 | Gyorko reaches season-high with resurgent bat
The Padres have already promoted two promising prospects to the parent club this season and a third could be on the way.
8/26/2015 | SS Giron, RHP Montas pace A-Fort Wayne win
Shortstop Ruddy Giron drove in two runs and right-handed starter Ernesto Montas picked up his 11th win Tuesday as low Single-A Fort Wayne defeated Lansing 5-3 for its 15th straight home win to move closer to a Midwest League playoff berth.
8/26/2015 | ICYMI: Gyorko's 2 HR not enough in opener
Jedd Gyorko was in prime form on Tuesday as the young Padres infielder slugged a pair of home runs in a single game against the Nationals during the Padres' series opener against the Nats at Nationals Park. Unfortunately for Gyorko and the Padres, those two home runs would prove to be the only offense of the evening.
8/25/2015 | Padres cry foul after Harper gets foul call
Ryan Zimmerman's grand slam in the sixth inning Tuesday might have been the critical at-bat in the Nationals' 8-3 victory over the Padres, but it certainly didn't rate as the most momentous.
8/25/2015 | Road warrior Ross takes on Nationals in DC
If you think Tyson Ross, who gets the start for the Padres on Wednesday against the Nationals, will be out of his element pitching away from Petco Park, think again. In fact, Ross has had much more success pitching away from his pitcher-friendly home ballpark in 2015.
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