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PADRES SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ANDY GREEN WITH A BIG SHUTOUT WIN AGAINST SLUMPING DODGERS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 7, 2016 (Los Angeles) - After (finally!) a series win against the Diamondbacks, the Padres traveled back to California to take on the NL West rival Dodgers in a four-game series before the All-Star break.  Drew Pomeranz started for San Diego against the recently activated Hyun-Jin Ryu for the Dodgers.

PADRES TAKE SERIES AGAINST DIAMONDBACKS TWO TO ONE WITH BIG WIN

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 6, 2016 (Phoenix) - The Padres aren’t going to get a sweep opportunity this series, but they would get an opportunity to take the series from the Diamondbacks tonight.  Colin Rea started for the Padres against a rare, slumping Shelby Miller for Arizona.

PADRES GET INDEPENDENCE DAY WIN AGAINST DBACKS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  a patriotic Diamondbacks fan at Chase Field on the Fourth of July.  Courtesy @Dbacks on Twitter

July 4, 2016 (Phoenix) - After failing to get a sweep AGAIN, the Padres celebrated our nation’s Independence Day in the desert with a night game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Luis Perdomo started for San Diego against Archie Bradley for the snakes.

THE SWEEP CURSE CONTINUES; PADRES LOSE GAME THREE 6-3

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  the Chair of Honor was awarded to prisoners of war and soldiers that are missing-in-action for their service this Fourth of July weekend.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 3, 2016 (San Diego) – Over there, over there, send the word, send the word over there, that the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming, the drums rum-tumming everywhere…the Pads and Yanks finished up their series on the eve of the Fourth of July and it’s almost like they wanted me to open this recap by singing Over There with this scheduling.  Andrew Cashner, recently reinstated from the DL, started for the Padres today against Chad Green for New York.

TWO FORMER AZTEC TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES MAKE RIO OLYMPICS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo: Shanieka Thomas, courtesy goaztecs.com

July 3, 2016 (Kingston, Jamaica) - Former San Diego State Aztec track and field athlete Shanieka Thomas qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics today with a runner-up finish in the triple jump at the Jamaican Senior National Championships in Kingston, Jamaica.

UPTON IS A HERO AGAIN AS PADRES TAKE GAME TWO 2-1

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  Travis Jankowski and Matt Kemp strategize before the game.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 2, 2016 (San Diego) – The Padres narrowly escaped the jaws of a comeback defeat against the Yankees last night.  Their job tonight was to come away with the win at a much larger margin.  Ivan Nova started on the hill for the Bombers against Drew Pomeranz for the Padres.

PADRES NEARLY BLOW IT IN NINTH, BUT STAY STRONG AND GET THE WIN AGAINST SLUMPING YANKEES

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  San Diego native Ted Williams is entered into the Padres Hall of Fame before the game.  He is honored by his daughter, Claudia Williams.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 1, 2016 (San Diego) - The Padres started July with an unusual opponent:  the New York Yankees.  The Bronx Bombers, who are generally excellent, have been slumping a bit this season, which could only (hopefully) mean good news for the Padres.  Or could it?  Let’s see if it did.

PADS STAGE A FEW RALLIES, BUT NOT ENOUGH TO BEAT SWOOPING ORIOLES INGAME ONE

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  the Padres and SDG&E recognize teachers as part of Homeruns for Homerooms before the game.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

June 28, 2016 (San Diego) – Remember those black birds from last week?  They’re back!  And so is Padres baseball!  The Orioles flew into San Diego for another two-game series against the Padres.  Ubaldo Jimenez started on the mound for Baltimore against Erik Johnson for the Padres.

IMPRESSIVE OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE OUTING BY POMERANZ GIVES PADRES GAME THREE SHUTOUT WIN

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

June 25, 2016 (Cincinnati) – The Padres and Reds got a nationally televised game three today.  What a treat!  It was also Pete Rose’s retirement ceremony (his number will be retired tomorrow), but considering that the Padres have won the last two games in this series decidedly, I don’t think they need any gambling help.  Drew Pomeranz started for San Diego against Brandon Finnegan for Cincy.

PADRES HAVE THE REDS SEEING RED IN GAME TWO

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  tonight’s hero.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

June 24, 2016 (Cincinnati) – After a great rally win yesterday in the series opener, the Padres looked to do it again tonight.  Colin Rea started for San Diego against Cody Reed, who was pitching in his first big league game for Cincinnati.  Let’s see how he did.

PADRES TAKE GAME ONE OF WEEKEND SERIES WITH RALLY

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  red everywhere.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

June 23, 2016 (Cincinnati) - After failing to sweep (again), the Padres traveled west to the Great American Ballpark and back to the National League to face the Cincinnati Reds for the first time this season in a four-game weekend series.  Christian Friedrich started on the mound for San Diego against John Lamb for Cincinnati.

PADRES PLAY WITH HEART; BEAT THE BEST TEAM IN THE AL EAST WITH DOUBLE DIGITS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  did you know that Babe Ruth was born right behind the center field wall at Camden Yards, or close to it?  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

June 21, 2016 (Baltimore) – Good news:  Padres baseball is back.  The bad news:  it’s against the Orioles, who started the season undefeated, so no one has high expectations for this series.  Maybe some more good news (?):  this series is only for two games.  More bad news:  Luis Perdomo was starting tonight’s game against Tyler Wilson for Baltimore.

PADRES SPLIT SERIES WITH NATS WITH MATINEE WIN

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  some post-game catch with dads on Father’s Day.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

June 19, 2016 (San Diego) - Happy Father’s Day, dads!  This year, you get a decent pitching matchup on the Padres and Nationals matinee series finale.  But most of all, you get a Padres win.  Gio Gonzalez took the hill for Washington against Drew Pomeranz for San Diego.

PADS RALLY, BUT IT ISN'T ENOUGH; NATS TAKE GAME TWO

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  2016 All-Star Ambassador Wil Myers takes a selfie with an SDFD officer before the game on San Diego Fire-Rescue Night.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

June 17, 2016 (San Diego) - As if the pain from last night’s loss and from not having Tyson Ross wasn’t enough, the Padres got to face Tyson’s little brother, Joe, tonight in game two against the Nationals. Christian Friedrich started on the hill for San Diego.

SANTEE LOCAL NAMED TO U.S. MEN'S WATER POLO TEAM

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  Alex Bowen during day three of the 15th FINA World Championships in Spain in 2013.  Courtesy Alex Bowen on Zimbio, originally from Al Bello/Getty Images Europe

June 17, 2016 (San Diego's East County) - Alex Bowen, a native of Santee who graduated from Stanford University last year, has been one of 14 athletes named to the U.S. Men's Water Polo team at the FINA League Super Final in Huizhou, China, KNSD reports.

PADRES HAVE TYPICAL SERIES GAME ONE AGAINST THE NATIONALS: THEY LOSE

 

By Liz Alper

Photo: Rady Children’s auxiliary was recognized for their hard work before the game.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

June 16, 2016 (San Diego) - The Washington Nationals arrived in San Diego for the start of a four-game series tonight.  Tanner Roark got the start for Washington against Erik Johnson for San Diego.

SDSU TRACK & FIELD'S ASHLEY HENDERSON NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD'S STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

 

By Liz Alper

Photo: Ashley Henderson courtesy goaztecs.com

June 16, 2016 (Colorado Springs, Co.) - San Diego State University sophomore Ashley Henderson has been named the Mountain West Conference's outdoor track & field Student Athlete of the Year.

SIX AZTECS TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES NAMED ALL-AMERICANS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo: Alexa Evans (left) and Rachel Alesi (right).  Courtesy goaztecs.com

June 13, 2016 (New Orleans) - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced today that six San Diego State athletes have been named All-Americans due to their performance at the last stop of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship last week in Eugene, Oregon.

FISH GET OFF THE HOOK IN GAME ONE, BEAT PADRES 13-4

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  if you were watching tonight’s game, you know who this is.  This Ichiro impersonator delighted Pads and Marlins fans alike at tonight’s game.  Courtesy @Marlins on Twitter

June 13, 2016 (San Diego) - The Miami Marlins, who have kind of fallen off the face of the Earth after fighting for their 15 minutes of fame a few years ago with a new state-of-the-art amusement par...er, I mean, stadium and drafting slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who lit up the league, came to Petco Park for a three-game series.  Wei-Yin Chen took the mound for the fish against Colin Rea for San Diego.

PADRES' SUNDAY LOSING STREAK MOVES TO 12 STRAIGHT

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  Coors Field takes a moment of silence for the victims of the Orlando nightclub shootings.  Courtesy @Rockies on Twitter

June 12, 2016 (Denver) – The Padres and Rockies wrapped up their series today.  Christian Friedrich took the mound for San Diego against Tyler Anderson making a surprise start for Colorado.

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