Diamond Dave archive for June, 2012

Game Day

Rockies Roll Over Padres

San Diego Padres starter Jason Marquis (pictured) was unlucky Friday night, or else the Colorado Rockies simply had a knack for getting the key hit at the right time. Marquis went six innings and gave up a walk and six hits with six runs (five earned) as the Rockies beat ...

Game Day

Cashner, Amarista Power Padres Past Astros

In six innings, Andrew Cashner made only one mistake, otherwise eighteen Astros hitters would have gone down in order. In the second inning, Cashner walked Houston catcher Jason Castro, but otherwise did not allow a hit. In the seventh inning with one out, Cashner gave up a single to Carlos ...

Game Day

Cashner Begins Career as a Starting Pitcher

Andrew Cashner will make the start Thursday night for the San Diego Padres, as they play the final game of a four-game series against the Houston Astros in Houston. The Padres took the first game against the Astros but have dropped the last two games, including suffering a 1-0 shutout ...

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Outhit by Padres, Rangers Still Win 2-1

After completing a ten-day, nine-game road trip with a record of five wins against four losses, the Padres came home to face the offensive powerhouse Texas Rangers on Monday evening to kick off a three game series. Instead of the typical offensive battle most ball clubs find themselves in with ...

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Padres Fall Just Short, Lose to Giants

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/07/25762/ Unlike the first game of this three-game set on Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants, the Padres fell just short on Wednesday afternoon and the Giants hung on for a 6-5 win. But it wasn't as though the Padres didn't have opportunities to pull the game out. They ...

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Quentin and Forsythe Slay Giants

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/06/25700/ It hasn't been often this season that the San Diego Padres have done the majority of their damage with the long-ball, but on Tuesday evening that is precisely what happened. Carlos Quentin hit a pair of home runs and Logan Forsythe hit a walk-off shot in the bottom of ...

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Padres Draft Pitching and Infielders

Through the first 15 rounds of the 2012 Major League Baseball first-year player draft, the San Diego Padres selected eight pitchers and six infielders with their 19 picks, including compensation picks for players lost through free agency in 2011. Also selected were four outfielders and a catcher. With their first-round ...

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A Balk, a Walk, and Diamondbacks Bite Padres

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/03/25500/ There are countless ways to lose a baseball game, some rare and some common, but most involve the pure play of the game in so much as the team that plays better in critical moments prevails. But there are also times where the judgement of an umpire affects the ...

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Guzman Mashes, Padres Rattle Diamondbacks

After a disastrous 10-game road trip which resulted in only one win, the Padres were apparently hungry for some home cooking. Once again back in Petco Park, the Padres offense waited until the eighth inning to erupt for six runs and beat the Diamondbacks Friday evening, 7-1. Luckily, Padres starting ...

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