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Jerry Coleman is physically gone from this world, but his spirit continues to live on. And now, his statue is an even more timeless and lasting part of Petco Park's landscape.
For as wonderful as it must be for a 20-something rookie to be getting an extended look at the big league level in September, you can imagine the toll the accompanying struggles these players often have can take on a manager. The Padres completed a vexing nine-game road trip Sunday with an 8-6 loss to the D-backs in front of a crowd of 26,075 at Chase Field, a road trip that saw them score six runs on four different occasions -- and also get shut out three different times.
Rapping out 15 hits and getting home runs from rookie Matt Clark and Mark Reynolds, the Brewers blasted the Cincinnati Reds, 9-2, in front of a sellout crowd of 41,870 at Miller Park. The nine runs were the most in a game for the Brewers since they beat the San Diego Padres, 10-1, on Aug. 25 at Petco Park.
Aug 31, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Matt Kemp at bat during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports The Dodgers shellacked the Giants 17-0 Saturday night, setting records for most runs and hits in the romp.
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Of the ten two-game wonders in Padres history, Sean Mulligan had the briefest career. While two others eventually joined him in spending the only two games of their major league career in San Diego, he spent less time between the white lines than either of them.
It's been a little over a week since the Arizona Diamondbacks relieved Kevin Towers of his general manager duties, and at least on the surface Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa sounds like a man with a plan. Speaking on Arizona Sports 98.7FM 's D-backs and San Diego Padres broadcast with Greg Schulte and Tom Candiotti Friday, the former Hall of Fame manager sounded encouraged with his long list of potential candidates.
The Padres got back in the win column last night with a 6-5 win in the first game of a three-game series in Arizona. They'll go for the series win tonight with their All-Star on the mound.
Aug 30, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke reacts as he comes off the field in the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports So how do the Dodgers recover from Friday night's train wreck? Scoring a lot of runs would help.
Justin Morneau #33 of the Colorado Rockies watches his two run home run during the third inning as catcher Yasmani Grandal #8 of the San Diego Padres looks on at Coors Field on September 6, 2014 in Denver. ST. LOUIS - A grand statue outside Busch Stadium honors Stan "The Man" Musial, one of the greatest and most consistent players in baseball history.
Aug 27, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez pitches during the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports Francisco Rodriguez has been in a Major League Baseball uniform for parts of thirteen seasons now, and parts of the last four with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Some of the names and roles have changed this season but there's been one constant with the Padres' bullpen in 2014 -- six months of unwavering success. got the final nine outs in the Padres' 6-5 victory over the D-backs before a crowd of 31,238 at Chase Field.
San Diego Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte makes an off-balance throw for the out against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning during a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Phoenix.
Best known for earning the 1968 World Series MVP with the Tigers by pitching three complete games and winning all of them, Mickey Lolich finished his career with two seasons, 1978 and '79 in the Padres' bullpen. The former 25-game winner and strikeout champ had been out of baseball for a year when he signed with the Padres on Groundhog Day in 1978.
The Diamondbacks have lost six in a row and went 2-8 on a recent 10-game road trip. They have suffered back-to-back sweeps at the hands of Los Angeles and San Francisco, and are coming off Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Giants.
After a miserable 2-8 NL West road trip, Arizona is forced to try and regroup quickly as they host the San Diego Padres. After starting the road trip strong with a four-game split against the Padres , Arizona collapsed over the final six games, getting swept in consecutive series by the Dodgers and the Giants .
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:32 am
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