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METS RALLY IN NINTH, BUT PADS HANG ON TO WIN 5-3 ON EXCELLENT OUTING BY REA

 

 

By Liz Alper


Photo:  Jon Jay celebrates making a great catch in the sixth inning.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

 

May 5, 2016 (San Diego) - The other New York team came to San Diego for the start of a four-game series on Cinco de Mayo.  Jacob DeGrom started for the Mets and Colin Rea for San Diego.

PADRES CURSED BY NO SWEEP BUG; FAIL TO GET SWEEP AGAINST ROCKIES, LOSE 2-0

 

By Liz Alper

Photo: fans enjoy day baseball.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

May 4, 2016 (San Diego) - Cesar Vargas started for San Diego and Tyler Chatwood for Colorado in the matinee series finale between the Padres and Rockies. The score stayed at zero for five innings until Tony Wolters scored in the fifth to give the Rockies a 1-0 lead.

In the ninth, D.J. LeMahieu finished the job with a sacrifice bunt to score Mark Reynolds and make the score 2-0 Rockies. That would be the final score as the Padres once again fail to get the sweep.

BOOK REVIEW: 100 THINGS PADRES FANS SHOULD KNOW & DO BEFORE THEY DIE

100 Things Padres Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, by Kirk Kenney (Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2016, 269 pages).

By Dennis Moore

May 3, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) - Baseball has been called “America’s Pastime,” and for those who have played or enjoyed watching the game as I have, they will absolutely fall in love with the book by Kirk Kenney; 100 Things Padres Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. With a foreword by former San Diego Padres’ pitcher Randy Jones, this book resurrected many of my childhood memories and dreams about actually playing in the Major Leagues.

CHARGERS LOOK TO SOLVE RECEIVING WOES; DRAFT TIGHT END HUNTER HENRY

 

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  Youtube screenshot

April 29, 2016 (Chicago) - On day one of the NFL draft, the Chargers added to their defensive line by drafting Joey Bosa.  On day two, they sought to change the fact that Philip Rivers has almost no one to throw to by drafting tight end Hunter Henry as their 35th overall pick in round two.

PITCHING DOMINATES, BUT PADRES STILL LOSE GAME TWO 1-0

 

 

By Liz Alper


Photo:  view from the Padres’ dugout, courtesy @Padres on Twitter

April 26, 2016 (San Francisco) - Night two of the Pads’ stay in the bay area featured a much more even pitching matchup:  Johnny Cueto (who has cooled off a bit following his last excellent World Series-winning season for the Kansas City Royals) for San Francisco against James Shields for San Diego.

PADRES HEAD TO THE BAY AREA AND LOSE GAME ONE TO THE GIANTS 5-4

 

 

By Liz Alper


Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

 

April 25, 2016 (San Francisco) - The Padres started a 14 game road trip, but bad luck always seems to follow them wherever they go.  Tonight, their bad luck came in the form of Giants starter Madison Bumgarner, who pitched lights out as usual.  It didn’t help that Drew Pomeranz was starting and he’s no MadBum.

EAGER CHARGERS FANS PACK 13TH AND K FOR CHARGERS STADIUM INITIATIVE

 

 

By Liz Alper



Photos by Liz Alper



April 23, 2016 (San Diego) - Chargers fans gathered at the parking lot of 13th and K Streets downtown, the site of the proposed new downtown stadium, to listen to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Chargers chairman Dean Spanos, quarterback Philip Rivers, former Charger LaDainian Tomlinson and other Chargers representatives and players.

PIRATES LOOT PADRES IN SEVENTH; AVOID SWEEP AND WIN 11-1

 

By Liz Alper



Photo:  the presentation of the colors before the game.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

 

April 21, 2016 (San Diego) - The Padres were looking for the sweep in the final game of the series against the yinzers from Pittsburgh.  James Shields was on the hill for San Diego, with Pirates ace Gerrit Cole on the mound for Pittsburgh.

SYCUAN CASINO ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE PADRES MEMBERSHIP CARD

 

Card announced during opening series

Press Release

April 19, 2016 (El Cajon) - Sycuan Casino recently announced an exciting new level of partnership with the San Diego Padres. Coinciding with their home opener, the casino rolled out a Padres version of its Club Sycuan membership card, a first of its kind program for Major League Baseball. The card, available to all sports fans and casino patrons alike, will allow guests to enjoy exclusive Padres benefits like 10% off future individual game tickets as well as opportunities to win fun VIP experiences and items like batting practice or playing catch on the field, a pre-game tour of Petco Park, VIP game seats and autographed Padres memorabilia.

AFTER MISHAPS IN THE FIRST, DBACKS GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER AND BEAT PADRES 7-3; TAKE SERIES 2-1

 

By Liz Alper


Photo:  the Padres honor the armed forces on Military Appreciation Sunday.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

April 17, 2016 (San Diego) - It was a beautiful day for baseball and a series finale as the Padres took on the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Patrick Corbin started on the hill for the DBacks and Robbie Erlin for San Diego.  Unfortunately, it looks like the Padres’ military jerseys are cursed.

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