5/23/2015 | Shields eyes 6-0 in faceoff with Frias, Dodgers
Carlos Frias faces off against James Shields in the series finale between NL West rivals Dodgers and Padres.
5/23/2015 | Wallace, Pena lead El Paso to sweep
Infielders Brett Wallace and Ramiro Pena homered and right-handed starting pitchers Zack Segovia and Daniel McCutchen allowed a one run over a combined nine innings Friday night as Triple-A El Paso (22-19) swept a doubleheader at New Orleans by identical 4-1 scores.
5/23/2015 | Clock already ticking on Padres' season
Are the Padres rapidly approaching a point of urgency? Friday night's 2-1 loss to the Dodgers at Los Angeles dropped the Padres to three games under .500 for the first time this season -- and also into fourth place in the National League West for the first time this season.
5/23/2015 | Middlebrooks makes first pro start at shortstop
Looking for a way to get more production out of a lineup that's hit the skids in May, the Padres gave third baseman Will Middlebrooks his first professional start at shortstop Saturday against the Dodgers.
5/23/2015 | Padres claim lefty De La Rosa for Minor League depth
The Padres made a waiver claim on Saturday to give them bullpen depth in their Minor League system, adding left-handed pitcher Eury De La Rosa.
5/23/2015 | Padres claim lefty De La Rosa from Dodgers
The Dodgers lost left-handed pitcher Eury De La Rosa to the San Diego Padres on a waiver claim on Saturday.
5/23/2015 | Dodgers pit Bolsinger vs. Padres' Kennedy
Mike Bolsinger will get a chance to continue his impressive run in the Dodgers' rotation on Saturday when he faces the Padres for the first time since last season -- when he was with the D-backs. San Diego counters with Ian Kennedy.
5/23/2015 | Benoit's hiccup a Padres bullpen rarity
Joaquin Benoit found himself in yet another high-leverage situation at Dodger Stadium on Friday night, and much like his outing here on April 7, it didn't end well. But it was a rare hiccup in what has been a solid May for the Padres' bullpen.
5/23/2015 | Cashner takes latest injustice in stride
Padres righty Andrew Cashner might well be the unluckiest pitcher on the entire planet, stuck with a 1-7 record despite a sparkling 2.89 ERA, thanks in part to the 12 unearned runs with which he's been charged.
5/23/2015 | Joc backs Zack's attack vs. Padres
Rookie Joc Pederson hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and Zack Greinke spun a gem on Friday night as the Dodgers edged the Padres, 2-1, despite another solid start from Andrew Cashner.
5/23/2015 | Padres' Renfroe among top performers in Minors Friday
Padres No. 1 prospect Hunter Renfroe is starting to hit his stride. He notched four hits for the first time Friday night, which was his third straight multi-hit game.
5/22/2015 | Padres seek leadoff hitter with Myers out
The Padres continue to audition leadoff hitters as they attempt to fill the void left when Wil Myers landed on the disabled list last week with tendinitis in his left wrist.
5/22/2015 | Despaigne's rotation spot appears to be safe
Odrisamer Despaigne's spot in the Padres' starting rotation appears to be safe for now, after the right-hander delivered a solid performance in Thursday's loss to the Cubs.
5/22/2015 | ICYMI: Friars shut out in finale vs. Cubs
The Padres' bats were silent on Thursday as the Cubs shut out the Friars and took the final game of a seven-game homestand in San Diego. In case you missed it, here are some stories and highlights that may not have seen on Thursday.
5/22/2015 | Giron hits 3-run HR in TinCaps' victory
Shortstop Ruddy Giron continued his dramatic first week with a full-season team in the Padres' farm system Thursday, hitting a three-run homer in the top of the 14th inning to cap Class A Fort Wayne's 9-5 Midwest League win at Lake County.
5/22/2015 | Pitching improves as offense hits the skids
The Padres were shut out for the fifth time this month -- and the seventh time this season -- on Thursday, wasting what turned out to be a quality start from right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne.
5/22/2015 | Padres confident offense will turn things around
After the Padres were was shut out for the seventh time this season on Thursday, Padres manager Bud Black was asked about the team's recent offensive woes.
5/20/2015 | Prior relishes role as Minors pitching coordinator
Mark Prior is six-or-so weeks into his job as the first-year Minor League pitching coordinator, where he has a chance to impact pitchers throughout the system. He's enjoying every second.
5/20/2015 | Cubs hold off Padres for another one-run victory
Tsuyoshi Wada struck out nine over 4 2/3 innings on Wednesday and Kris Bryant knocked in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth as the Cubs edged the Padres, 3-2, at Petco Park.
5/20/2015 | Despaigne, Hendricks set for duel in series finale
Odrisamer Despaigne, filling in for the injured Brandon Morrow, gets another turn in the rotation on Thursday in the Padres series finale against the Cubs.
5/20/2015 | Jankowski has 2 hits to raise average to .348
Right-hander Ryan Butler struggled in his Double-A debut Tuesday while center fielder Travis Jankowski had two hits to raise his average to .348.
5/20/2015 | ICYMI: Clutch hitting, solid Shields start series right
James Shields threw an absolute gem on Tuesday evening, striking out 11 in seven innings in the series opener against the Cubs. Unfortunately for Shields, his stellar performance didn't factor into the final decision, but the Friars still went on to succeed as he earned a no-decision en route to a 4-3 victory over Chicago.
5/20/2015 | Despite HRs, Shields puts Padres in position to win
James Shields allowed two home runs in the third inning, but little else against the Cubs on Tuesday. After his first nine starts with the Padres, he is 5-0 with a 3.74 ERA. Seven of those outings have rated as quality starts.
5/20/2015 | A Will and a way: Venable answers the call
Will Venable has responded to his increased playing time by going 10-for-26 since May 8. He's already got more at-bats in May (32) than he had in all of April (24).
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