Hoskins, Pirela hit 2-run HRs as Phillies stop Braves 5-4
ATLANTA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins and the Philadelphia Phillies haven't given up on their NL wild card hopes.
Beating the first-place Atlanta Braves helped the Phillies keep the...
Mitchell, Yates combine on 7-hitter, Padres top Giants 5-0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bryan Mitchell has had plenty to deal with: inconsistent command, a monthlong demotion to the minors, and stint on the disabled list with an elbow injury.
Now, the 27-year-old San Diego Padres right-hander believes he's a better pitcher for it.
Mitchell struck out seven in 8 2/3 strong innings, Jose Pirela had a homer among his three hits, and the Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-0 Monday night.
Padres’ Myers takes grounder in face practicing at 3B
DENVER (AP) — San Diego infielder Wil Myers has a cut on his nose after taking a groundball to the face while practicing at his new position.
Myers was fielding grounders at third base during batting practice Wednesday prior to a game against the Colorado Rockies when a ball went over his glove and struck him. Myers fell to the dirt as teammates rushed in to check on him. Myers left the field holding a towel over his face with a trainer near his side.
Fowler Ks with bases loaded in 9th, Cards lose to Padres 3-0
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Clayton Richard got the better of Lance Lynn in a rematch of an Indiana high school playoff game from 14 years ago, and Brad Hand just narrowly made sure the result held.
Dexter Fowler struck out against Hand with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, capping the San Diego Padres' 3-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
Aybar, Pirela homer off Wood in Padres’ 6-4 win vs Dodgers
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The rebuilding San Diego Padres won't reach the postseason this year, and maybe not for the next few years.
They're got this, though — three straight September wins against the runaway NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, who continue to have the best record in the majors but have lost eight of nine in their worst stretch of the year.
Aybar, Pirela homer off Wood in Padres’ 6-4 win vs Dodgers
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Erick Aybar hit a go-ahead, two-run homer and Jose Pirela also went deep off Alex Wood for the San Diego Padres, who won 6-4 Sunday to hand the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers their eighth loss in nine games.
Asuaje, Margot lead late rally as Padres beat Cardinals 4-3
ST. LOUIS (AP) — If Jose Pirela got a boost of confidence from facing a struggling St. Louis bullpen, he wouldn't admit it.
Carlos Asuaje's RBI single in the ninth inning gave San Diego the lead and Pirela's sacrifice fly proved to be the game-winner as the Padres rallied to beat the Cardinals 4-3 on Thursday night.
Solarte’s HR spoils Strasburg’s return in Padres’ 3-1 win
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stephen Strasburg was one strike away from getting out of the first inning of his first start in almost a month when switch-hitter Yangervis Solarte drove a fastball into the right-field seats for a two-run home run.
That was enough to carry the Padres past Strasburg and the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Saturday night.
"I know he throws a lot of breaking pitches but sometimes he likes to surprise you. I was ready for that when he threw it," Solarte said through an interpreter.
Pirela’s homer in 8th leads Padres to 4-3 win over Dodgers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The win total may not be where the San Diego Padres would like, though they have shown some power this season.
Baseball's top team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, got a firsthand look at that Friday, when the Padres hit three solo home runs in a 4-3 victory.
Manuel Margot homered twice and Jose Pirela hit a tiebreaking drive in the eighth to push San Diego's record to 51-64.
CINCINNATI - Every time Luis Perdomo got into trouble, he got what he wanted - a ground ball on Great American Ball Park's accommodating infield grass. Perdomo escaped threats by inducing three ground-ball double plays - his specialty - and the San Diego Padres used a balanced offense to pull away for a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Jose Pirela tied his career high with four hits, and Yangervis Solarte had a homer among his three hits as the Padres improved to 4-1...
Jose Pirela has 4 hits, Padres beat Reds 7-3
CINCINNATI (AP) — Every time Luis Perdomo got into trouble, he got what he wanted — a ground ball on Great American Ball Park's accommodating infield grass.
Perdomo escaped threats by inducing three ground-ball double plays — his specialty — and the San Diego Padres used a balanced offense to pull away for a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Austin Hedges leads Padres to 4-3 win over Phillies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Austin Hedges got excited when he saw the bunt sign with the game on the line. That plan didn't work out, but the San Diego Padres backstop still came through.
Hedges hit a pair of solo homers and had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the ninth, Jose Pirela also went deep and the Padres beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Friday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Austin Barnes and the Los Angeles Dodgers put on another power display while tempers flared between the two maangers.
Barnes hit two homers and drove in seven runs in a 10-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night in a game where both managers were ejected early on for arguing with each other.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and Padres manager Andy Green were ejected after a dispute in which Roberts shoved Green behind home plate.
Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood yelled at Padres baserunner Jose Pirela on second base in the bottom of the first inning Friday and gestured back at the plate, an indication he believed Pirela was giving pitch signs to a Padres hitter.
Plate umpire Greg Gibson then issued a warning to both dugouts, and the inning was completed without incident.