PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Padres outfielder Travis Jankowski will miss the first couple months of the season after breaking a bone in his right wrist while diving to catch a fly ball against...
Diamondbacks end deflating September with 4-3 loss to Padres
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manuel Margot made sure the woeful San Diego Padres finished the season on a positive note and the deflated Arizona Diamondbacks went into the offseason lamenting one more game that got away.
Margot scored on a dropped third strike in the 10th inning, two innings after he was erased at the plate by being too aggressive, and the Padres beat the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Sunday.
"I had to score no matter what," Margot said. "When I saw no one was at home, I went for it."
Margot, Reyes rally Padres past Brewers 11-5
MILWAUKEE (AP) — San Diego rookie Franmil Reyes is getting less of a kick at the plate these days. The Padres are OK with that.
Reyes homered for the second straight game and doubled in the go-ahead runs off All-Star Josh Hader as the Padres overcome an early deficit and beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-5 Tuesday night.
Manuel Margot homered, tripled, singled and drove in five runs for San Diego. Reyes, called up Saturday after two earlier stints with the Padres, also added a single.
CHICAGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres may be at the bottom of the National League, but Austin Hedges is at the top of his game.
Hedges hit a go-ahead, three-run homer, Robbie Erlin pitched two-hit ball over five innings in a spot start and the Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Thursday night to end a season-high, seven-game losing streak.
Crawford, Rodriguez key Giants’ 3-2 win vs Padres in 10
SAN DIEGO (AP) — If he keeps pitching this well, Derek Rodriguez will be in the discussion for the NL Rookie of the Year Award.
"That would be one thing that my dad never got, so that would be nice," Rodridguez, the son of Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez, said after pitching seven strong innings in the San Francisco Giants' 3-2, 10-inning victory against the staggering San Diego Padres on Tuesday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks showed up with a purpose on Friday, a day after blowing a five-run lead and losing to the Chicago Cubs.
Zack Greinke won his seventh straight decision by holding San Diego to three hits in seven innings, and Steven Souza Jr. had the big hit in the six-run third that carried the Diamondbacks to a 6-2 victory.
NEW YORK (AP) — First with his bat and then with his brain, Devin Mesoraco gave the New York Mets a big lift Tuesday night.
The veteran catcher hit an early three-run double and made a heads-up play on defense that sent Zack Wheeler and the Mets to a 6-3 victory over the San Diego Padres.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Musgrove had quite the homecoming at Petco Park.
Pitching in front of at least 75 friends and family members, the right-hander tossed seven shutout innings against his hometown team and Jody Mercer homered to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-3 victory over the sloppy San Diego Padres on Friday night.
Hosmer ends Mike Minor’s perfect game bid in 7th
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers left-hander Mike Minor had his perfect-game bid ended when San Diego's Eric Hosmer singled with one out in the seventh inning Wednesday night.
Minor cruised through six perfect innings on just 70 pitches. The closest San Diego had come to a hit was Jose Pirela's sharp grounder to the left side in the fifth inning. Shortstop Elvis Andrus went deep in the hole to field it, and his long throw narrowly nabbed Pirela.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Padres manager Andy Green is trying not to get too excited about San Diego's run of success. His players seem to be enjoying it, though.
Eric Lauer carried a shutout into the sixth inning, Manuel Margot had three hits and the Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Wednesday night to win their fifth straight series.
San Diego has won 11 of 15 games, including five of its last seven. It's the first time the Padres have won five consecutive series since 2010.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Matt Szczur doesn't get many chances at the plate. So, he didn't waste his opportunity with the game on the line Wednesday night.
Szczur hit a go-ahead RBI double in the seventh inning and San Diego's bullpen pitched four scoreless innings to lift the Padres past the Washington Nationals 2-1.
Padres manager Andy Green penciled in Szczur against lefty starter Gio Gonzalez and it paid off.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Showing some fight seems to be a good thing for the rebuilding San Diego Padres.
While awaiting word on punishment from MLB for their brawl Wednesday with the Colorado Rockies, the Padres vowed not to get pushed around by anyone.
After five Padres batters were hit in six games against the Rockies this season, including Manuel Margot taking a fastball to the ribs Tuesday night and going on the disabled list, the Padres felt enough was enough.
Padres OF Manuel Margot lands on DL with bruised ribs
DENVER (AP) — The San Diego Padres have placed outfielder Manuel Margot on the 10-day disabled list with bruised ribs.
Margot left in the ninth inning on Tuesday after getting hit by a fastball from Colorado reliever Scott Oberg. Manager Andy Green said Wednesday before the game that he's hoping Margot feels better in four or five days and can resume taking some swings.
The 23-year-old Margot is hitting .159 with one homer and three RBIs this season.
Kershaw strong in return, Dodgers snap skid with 1-0 win
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It's almost as if Clayton Kershaw hadn't been away at all.
The Los Angeles ace was sharp in his first start in five weeks, holding the San Diego Padres to two infield singles in six innings in a 1-0 victory Friday night that snapped the Dodgers' season-high five-game losing streak.
Kershaw (16-2) hadn't started since July 23, when he was pulled after two innings with a strained lower back that landed him on the disabled list.
Padres beat Giants 6-3 behind Perdomo
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Luis Perdomo went from on the ropes to the winner's circle for the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
Manuel Margot and Jabari Blash homered to back Perdomo's six innings of solid pitching as the Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3.
Perdomo (7-8) settled in after his pitch count climbed as he wiggled from jams in the first two innings.
"You could see that he was on the edge," Padres manager Andy Green said.
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.
Lamet sharp for Padres, who beat Pirates 4-2
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dinelson Lamet needed 27 pitches to get through the first inning. He settled down quite nicely from there.
Lamet pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and fellow rookie Manuel Margot homered and scored twice, leading the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres manager Andy Green called it "an ugly, sloppy" performance by his team Thursday night.
Fortunately for the Padres, several players had big moments to cook up a 7-5 victory over the New York Mets.
Manuel Margot came within a triple of the cycle, and fellow rookie Dusty Coleman hit his first major league home run.
Reliever Phil Maton restored order in the seventh inning before striking out the side in the eighth.
Torrens’ triple helps lift Padres over Mets 6-3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Mets' Rene Rivera sent a shot up the middle, a certain two-run single that would close the gap with the Padres.
But Allen Cordoba had other ideas and his diving stab help preserve a 6-3 win for the Padres on Wednesday night.
"I saw the ball come off the bat and I just wanted to try and make the play and not let any runs score," he said through a translator.
Cordoba stretched to field the ball, bounced to his feet and fired to first to retire Rivera.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jhoulys Chacin shook his fist and hollered on the mound. Yes, he was fired up to help the San Diego Padres get a rare win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Chacin pitched five scoreless innings, Manuel Margot homered and drove in two runs, and the Padres beat the Dodgers 5-3 Sunday.
San Diego won for just the second time in nine meetings against the Dodgers this season, beating Kenta Maeda for the second time in 13 weeks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The San Diego Padres placed Manuel Margot on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right calf before Saturday's game against the Washington Nationals.
The centerfielder left Wednesday's game with calf soreness. He was in a walking boot ahead of Friday's series opener.
Second on the team in at-bats, the 22-year-old Margot is batting .259 with four home runs and 13 RBIs.
CHICAGO (AP) — After going more than a week without a win, the Chicago White Sox had to wait an extra 2 minutes before officially snapping a six-game losing streak.
Yolmer Sanchez singled with one out in the bottom of the ninth to score Tyler Saladino and give the White Sox a 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
The play at the plate was close and went to replay. It was finally confirmed — Saladino got under the tag of catcher Austin Hedges — and the White Sox could celebrate.
CHICAGO (AP) — Yolmer Sanchez singled with one out in the bottom of the ninth to score Tyler Saladino and give the White Sox a 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night, snapping Chicago's six-game losing streak.
Saladino went 2 for 3 with two runs scored and Avisail Garcia homered for Chicago.
Wil Myers, Manuel Margot and Allen Cordoba all had solo homers for San Diego.
David Robertson (2-0) pitched a scoreless top of the ninth for the win.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It's probably a surprise to most baseball fans that the rebuilding San Diego Padres are among the top 10 teams in the majors in home runs this season.
The Padres showed their pop Tuesday night when Yangervis Solarte and Ryan Schimpf hit back-to-back home runs off Tyler Chatwood in the sixth inning of a 6-2 victory against the Colorado Rockies that spoiled Bud Black's return to Petco Park.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A handful of rookies and a journeyman pitcher carried the rebuilding San Diego Padres to a 2-1 victory over Madison Bumgarner and the struggling San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.
Rookie Manuel Margot doubled twice off Bumgarner and Jhoulys Chacin and two relievers held San Francisco to five hits in dealing the Giants their fourth straight loss.
Margot, Solarte lead Padres to 7-6 win over Giants
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Playing an entertaining home opener in front of an enthusiastic sellout crowd, the San Diego Padres looked nothing like a team deep in rebuilding mode.
Rookie Manuel Margot hit his first two big league homers and Yangervis Solarte had a go-ahead two-run double in the seventh inning, helping the Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 Friday.
With most of the 43,411 on hand standing and cheering, Brandon Maurer threw a perfect ninth for his first save.
Combined projected WAR: 12.1Top five everyday players:-1B Wil Myers (2.6 WAR)-3B Yangervis Solarte (1.7)-2B Ryan Schimpf (1.6)-C Austin Hedges (1.6)-CF Manuel Margot (1.3)Wil Myers is far from your prototypical slugging first baseman. A converted outfielder, he was eighth in the league with 28...
Rookie Margot has 3 hits, Padres beat Giants 4-3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — With the NL West won by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the San Francisco Giants have six more games to try to clinch a wild-card berth.
The good news is, they don't have to play the San Diego Padres anymore.
Rookie Manuel Margot tripled in the seventh inning and scored the go-ahead run on Wil Myers' single as the Padres beat San Francisco 4-3 to drop the Giants a game behind the New York Mets in the NL wild-card race.
Diego Goris drove in two runs on a double, Manuel Margot swiped two bases and Frank Garces turned in five strong innings to lead Triple-A El Paso to a 5-1 win over Salt Lake on Saturday night in the Pacific Coast League.
Gabriel Quintana homered in both ends of Double-A San Antonio’s doubleheader, providing the lone run in a 5-1 loss to Arkansas after driving in three runs in a 5-2 win in seven innings earlier Wednesday.
The Padres began Wednesday 19 games under .500, have reallocated their resources to longer-term assets and are not expected to be in a position to contend until at least a couple years from now. In a season in which they could finish with fewer than 70 wins for the first time since 2008, they have limited incentive to burn through major league service time for their best prospects.
Austin Allen drove in a run on a sacrifice fly but went hitless in his other three at-bats, snapping his franchise-record 24-game hitting streak in low Single-A Fort Wayne’s 2-1 win over Bowling Green on Saturday in the Midwest League.
There was plenty of symbolism to be found before Sunday's Futures Game at Petco Park, perhaps none of it as on-the-nose as in a certain corner of the home clubhouse. Standing in front of the locker typically occupied by Padres right fielder Matt Kemp was one of the organization's top prospects, a strapping, fresh-faced 24-year-old who could literally replace Kemp someday.