Yangervis Solarte had a homer, two doubles and knocked in a career-high six runs as the Padres topped the Cardinals in the series opener, dropping St. Louis 4 1/2 games back of the Cubs in the NL Central. Austin Hedges added a three-run homer for the Padres. Jedd Gyorko, Yadi Molina and Stephen Piscotty hit homers for the Cardinals, but Lance Lynn saw his streak of eight consecutive quality starts end.
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Once a highly-regarded prospect in the Cardinals system, Allen Cordoba was plucked by the Padres with the No. 3 selection in December's Rule 5 Draft. Having never played a game above Rookie ball before this season, many doubted whether he'd be able to stick at the Major League level. But he has.
In the midst of a tense National League Central race, the Cardinals turn to rookie right-hander Luke Weaver on Wednesday night in the second game of a three-game set against the Padres. Jhoulys Chacin gets the nod for San Diego.
Most days, Yangervis Solarte rides into the home clubhouse at Petco Park on his electric scooter -- shades on, shirt tucked, hair slicked and a mischievous grin fixed on his face. Some days he tinkers with the speaker that plays music next to his locker. Other days, he breaks into a full-on salsa dance.
What will the Padres' rotation look like in four years? Beat reporter AJ Cassavell answers fans' questions
Gio Gonzalez overcame a cumbersome first inning to pitch into the seventh, guiding the Nationals to a 4-1 victory over the Padres as they took three of four games at Petco Park.
Hunter Renfroe has work to do offensively and defensively. He needs to reach base more on offense and run better routes and tune the accuracy of his arm on defense.
Who do the Padres have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for San Diego's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
The induction of former general manager and manager Jack McKeon into the Padres Hall of Fame brought the number of members to 14. Who will be No. 15?
MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.
Coming off of one of the better outings in his young MLB career, Dinelson Lamet labored through his latest start. Lamet (7-5) walked a career-high six batters and allowed three runs over 4 2/3 innings on Sunday as the Padres dropped the series finale to Washington, 4-1, losing the series three games to one.
Jack McKeon became the 14th member of the Padres Hall of Fame on Saturday. Known as "Trader Jack" for the deals he swung as San Diego's general manager from 1980-90, McKeon, 86, constructed the 1984 National League champion Padres. He also spent parts of three years as both the team's GM and manager, from 1988-90.
Yangervis Solarte's two-run home run off Stephen Strasburg provided the only offense Travis Wood needed Saturday, as the Padres edged the Nationals, 3-1, at Petco Park.
Making his fifth start for San Diego, Travis Wood pitched a season-high seven innings on Saturday, holding the Nationals to one unearned run in a 3-1 victory.
The San Diego Padres optioned outfielder Hunter Renfroe to Triple-A El Paso and recalled outfielder Jabari Blash from El Paso to take his place on the 25-man roster, the club announced Saturday.
Matt Grace and five other Nationals relievers did their best Max Scherzer impressions Friday night in a 7-1 victory over the Padres at Petco Park.
'Saxy Section' celebrates Hedges' birthday
Four infielders for three spots? It's the perfect balance, in the eyes of San Diego skipper Andy Green.
Now into his second month playing in the Florida State League, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is finding his power stroke.
As he tore through the Minor Leagues, Manuel Margot always projected as an elite big league defender. In the first half of his first season, however, he didn't get the chance to show it.
Ryan Zimmerman's opposite-field homer broke an eighth-inning tie Thursday night, sending the Nationals to a 2-1, series-opening victory over the Padres at Petco Park.
For seven seasons, Craig Stammen felt at home in the Nationals' clubhouse. It didn't take long for the veteran right-hander to begin feeling the same way in San Diego.
In one trip around the bases, Padres first baseman Wil Myers set a career high with three steals Wednesday.
As I was watching Clayton Richard wrap up his first complete-game shutout in five years Wednesday afternoon, my thoughts wandered back to the events earlier in the day.
Wil Myers knocked in a run, then stole one for himself Wednesday at Petco Park, sending the Padres -- behind Clayton Richard's three-hit shutout -- to a 3-0 victory and their first sweep of Philadelphia since 1998.
Having missed only five games at Petco Park the past two years, Jackie Fisher has seen her Padres plenty on the field. Wednesday night, she wanted to make sure to take advantage of a chance to see them off it.
Padres right-hander Jered Weaver has announced his retirement from baseball, following a 12-year career in which he racked up 150 wins, a 3.63 ERA and three All-Star berths.
Cory Spangenberg had a two-run double and a homer and Hector Sanchez also went deep, backing Dinelson Lamet, who didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning Tuesday as the Padres topped the Phillies. Rookie Jorge Alfaro broke up Lamet's no-no with a two-run homer in the fifth inning, his first big league homer. Lamet allowed two runs over seven innings with seven strikeouts. Rhys Hoskins, who hit his first two big league homers Monday, had a two-run shot Tuesday.
Even after one of the best starts of his young career, Dinelson Lamet wasn't satisfied. The rookie right-hander continued to dominate opposing lineups in the Padres' 8-4 victory against the Phillies on Tuesday night. Matching a career high with seven innings, Lamet held Philadelphia without a hit until the fifth inning.
During Spring Training, I sat down with Jered Weaver to do an interview for the Padres' podcast. We were discussing the importance of Weaver's presence in the clubhouse around the young pitchers assembled by the Padres.
Since the All-Star break, Padres infielder Cory Spangenberg is hitting .336/.413/.617 with seven home runs. Counting his lone dinger for Triple-A El Paso, Spangenberg has more homers this year (13) than any year in his life. In essence, he has become the player the Padres hoped he'd become, "and more," said manager Andy Green.
Margot's gum causes short delay in game
The Padres have a rotation's worth of starters on the disabled list, but one of them is nearing a return. Right-hander Miguel Diaz tossed two scoreless innings in the Arizona Rookie League on Tuesday night, making his first rehab appearance after exiting his June 21 against Chicago with a right forearm strain.
The hits just keep coming for Jahmai Jones. The Angels' No. 2 prospect extended his hitting streak to 18 games on Tuesday with a leadoff double in Class A Advanced Inland Empire's 2-0 win over Lake Elsinore. He also hit a single and walked once in the contest, finishing 2-for-4 at the plate.
Austin Hedges notched his fourth multi-hit game in August, knocking in a pair of runs as the Padres topped the Phillies in the series opener on Monday.
Jose Pierla had a two-run single as part of a four-run sixth and Cory Spangenberg slugged his third home run in the last two games as the Padres raced past the Phillies in Monday's opener. Rookie Rhys Hoskins slugged his first two big league home runs and Odubel Herrera extended his career-best hit streak to 17 games.
Development in baseball is not linear for most players.
Mark McGwire arrived in Oakland in 1987, a bright-eyed rookie with a powerful swing. Before he had time to fully comprehend his status as a big leaguer, he says, he was already threatening Major League Baseball's 31-year-old rookie homer record -- held at the time by Frank Robinson and Wally Berger.
Padres general manager A.J. Preller announced Sunday the club has extended the contract of manager Andy Green.
Heading into a rubber match against the Padres, Justin Turner and Yasmani Grandal ensured that the Dodgers wouldn't lose their first series since the first week of June as they homered to push Los Angeles past San Diego, 6-4, on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.