Tag Archives: San Diego Padres

After 35 Starts, Chris Carpenter ties MLB Record with Latest Complete Game

In the “How Did These Teams Crash & Burn?” series, St. Louis Cardinals’ right-hander Chris Carpenter threw his first complete game of the season in the Redbirds 6-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies. According to Elias Sports Bureau, Carp (16-9) tied the … Continue reading

Posted in Colorado Rockies, History, Pitching, St. Louis Cardinals, Starting Pitchers, Statistics | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reds HOTT! Aroldis Chapman Throws Fastest MLB Pitch Clocked

If the Cincinnati Reds can figure out how to use him at the right time, red-hot reliever Aroldis Chapman could make a real difference for them in the playoffs. Friday night, Dusty Baker brought Chapman in the seventh inning — one batter after the … Continue reading

Posted in Cincinnati Reds, Pitching, Records, Relievers, Rookie, San Diego Padres | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Aaron Cook Ends Up with a Bad Break

The Colorado Rockies and pitcher Aaron Cook were cruising toward their six straight victory, when Cincinnati Reds first baseball Joey Votto crushed a sharp one-hopper off Cook’s lower right leg. Even though the Rockies won 9-2, Cook may be lost … Continue reading

Posted in Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, Injuries, San Diego Padres | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mat Latos Impressive Pitching Sets Record

Mat Latos missed his start Monday night due to the stomach flu. Either he was playing hooky or has incredible bounce-back. On Tuesday, he shut down the Los Angeles Dodgers limiting them to one run on four hits over seven … Continue reading

Posted in History, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Starting Pitchers | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trevor Hoffman Rings Hells Bells for 600th Time

Trevor Hoffman earned his 600th career save by closing the door on the Milwaukee Brewers‘ 4-2 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals last night. The 42-year old Hoffman nabbed his 600th save in 676 opportunities, though this year was … Continue reading

Posted in History, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees, Records, Relievers, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Portland Kicks Out Beavers After Nearly 100 Seasons

The Portland Beavers, who in various incarnations, have been around almost continuously since 1903 (sans 1973-77 and 1994-2000) played their last game in the Rose City yesterday afternoon. The reason: the Beavers’ stadium PGE Park was renovated as a soccer-only stadium in … Continue reading

Posted in History, Minor League Baseball, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Snubbed Padres’ Prospect Hits for Cycle in Dramatic Fashion

Even though Matt Clark ranks second in the Texas League with 27 homers and is tied for first with 95 RBI, he was not selected to the Texas League Postseason All-Star Team. Really? I’d like to know what criteria the league uses … Continue reading

Posted in Minor League Baseball, San Diego Padres | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment