8/27/2015 | Potential duel on tap between Nola, Kennedy
Two hot pitchers will try to finish August on a high note when the Padres and Phillies open a three-game series on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.
8/27/2015 | Ross goes 6 strong as Nationals top Padres
The Nationals, who are chasing the Mets in the National League East race, got a much-needed win on Thursday night against the Padres. Right-hander Joe Ross pitched six strong innings in a 4-2 victory at Nationals Park. Washington remains 6 1/2 games back of the Mets, who topped the Phillies.
8/27/2015 | El Paso wins key game, to play Padres next March
Right fielder Hunter Renfroe and left-handed starting pitcher Thomas Dorminy led the way on Saturday night, as Triple-A El Paso and low Class A Fort Wayne continued their strong playoff bids.
8/27/2015 | Johnson feels good following simulated game
Nearly four months to the day of his last simulated game, Padres pitcher Josh Johnson went through the paces of doing the same again at Nationals Park on Thursday afternoon.
8/27/2015 | Kemp day to day due to sore left shoulder
The Padres were looking for a way to give right fielder Matt Kemp a day off, but they probably didn't envision it working out this way.
8/27/2015 | Benoit-Kimbrel form imposing late-inning tandem
The Padres Wednesday night ran their record to 46-0 when leading after eight innings.
8/27/2015 | ICYMI: Padres even series behind J-Up's 3 RBIs
Just as Jedd Gyorko did the night before, Justin Upton hit a pair of home runs against the Nationals on Wednesday night to follow suit and lift the Friars to a close 6-5 victory over Washington in game two of a three-game set. .
8/27/2015 | J-Up, Kemp turning it on in second half
It was certainly a Matt Kemp and Justin Upton kind of night on Wednesday at Nationals Park, as the Nos. 3 and 4 hitters in the Padres' lineup combined to knock in five of the team's six runs. Just what the team had in mind when San Diego acquired both players in December -- getting Kemp from the Dodgers and Upton from the Braves.
8/26/2015 | Padres pull escape act with DP on 3-0 pitch
It was a mostly forgettable seventh inning for the Padres on Wednesday at Nationals Park. They allowed three runs on two hits, two walks and a hit batter. One of the walks forced in a run. They used three pitchers in the inning.
8/26/2015 | Ross faces original club during finale in DC
Nationals rookie right-hander Joe Ross will start against the Padres for the first time in his career on Thursday, but San Diego is plenty familiar with the 22-year-old.
8/26/2015 | 2 home runs from J-Up lead Padres past Nats
The Padres watched a late lead dwindle on Wednesday night as the Nationals scored one run in the sixth and three more in the seventh. The Padres never lost an early lead, though, and evened the series with a 6-5 win at Nationals Park.
8/26/2015 | Padres, Chihuahuas to play exhibition game
Interim manager Pat Murphy's eyes lit up Wednesday when he was asked about the Padres' plans to play an exhibition game in March at the home of their Triple-A affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas. The game will take place on March 31, 2016, at Southwest University Park.
8/26/2015 | Myers takes BP for first time since surgery
Padres outfielder Wil Myers, who had surgery on June 18 to remove a bone spur from his left wrist, took batting practice for the first time on Wednesday.
8/26/2015 | Gyorko reaches season-high with resurgent bat
The Padres have already promoted two promising prospects to the parent club this season and a third could be on the way.
8/26/2015 | SS Giron, RHP Montas pace A-Fort Wayne win
Shortstop Ruddy Giron drove in two runs and right-handed starter Ernesto Montas picked up his 11th win Tuesday as low Single-A Fort Wayne defeated Lansing 5-3 for its 15th straight home win to move closer to a Midwest League playoff berth.
8/26/2015 | ICYMI: Gyorko's 2 HR not enough in opener
Jedd Gyorko was in prime form on Tuesday as the young Padres infielder slugged a pair of home runs in a single game against the Nationals during the Padres' series opener against the Nats at Nationals Park. Unfortunately for Gyorko and the Padres, those two home runs would prove to be the only offense of the evening.
8/25/2015 | Padres cry foul after Harper gets foul call
Ryan Zimmerman's grand slam in the sixth inning Tuesday might have been the critical at-bat in the Nationals' 8-3 victory over the Padres, but it certainly didn't rate as the most momentous.
8/25/2015 | Road warrior Ross takes on Nationals in DC
If you think Tyson Ross, who gets the start for the Padres on Wednesday against the Nationals, will be out of his element pitching away from Petco Park, think again. In fact, Ross has had much more success pitching away from his pitcher-friendly home ballpark in 2015.
8/25/2015 | Strong Stras, slam by Zim carry Nats to win
If Stephen Strasburg's dismal start to 2015 led to plenty of questions, lately he's done nothing but provide answers. On Tuesday, the former No. 1 overall pick turned in his seventh consecutive terrific start as the Nationals toppled the Padres, 8-3, to notch their third consecutive win.
8/25/2015 | Murphy ejected during series opener in DC
Padres interim manager Pat Murphy was ejected from Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Nationals during the seventh inning at Nationals Park. With the Padres trailing, 8-3, Murphy was tossed by home-plate umpire David Rackley, then came out on the field to argue before pinch-hitter Melvin Upton Jr. came to the plate.
8/25/2015 | Ross brothers to start in Padres-Nats series
On June 6, Padres pitcher Tyson Ross made a whirlwind one-day trip from Cincinnati to Nationals Park to see his younger brother, Joe Ross, make his Major League debut for the Nationals.
8/25/2015 | Herrera Texas League Pitcher of Week
Twenty-year-old Double-A San Antonio right-handed starter Ronald Herrera has been named the Pitcher of the Week in the Texas League.
8/25/2015 | Next step for Padres: Reaching elusive .500 mark
The Padres remain two games below .500 with 38 games to play. Yet they are only seven games behind the division-leading Dodgers in the National League West.
8/24/2015 | Renfroe hits 3rd HR in 5 games for El Paso
Hunter Renfroe doubled and homered Sunday as the outfielder continued his torrid hitting since being promoted from Double-A San Antonio to Triple-A El Paso.
8/24/2015 | Director of fun: Coy entertains Petco crowd
Walking into the control room at Petco Park during a game, one might notice a resemblance to a major television network newscast. There are about 15 people, some with headsets on and some with their eyes locked on the screen in front of them. There is a Major League Baseball game about to begin, and at the center of it all is senior director of game day presentation Matt Coy.
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