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4/15/2014 | Wisler outduels Rockies prospect at Double-A

Right-handers Matt Wisler and Eddie Butler may grow accustomed to pitching against each other in the National League West for years to come. But on Monday, Padres prospect Wisler outshined the Rockies' Butler in a 2-1 Texas League victory.


4/14/2014 | Erlin, Nicasio look to secure footing in matchup

The Padres will turn Tuesday to left-hander Robbie Erlin for the second meeting in a four-game series at Petco Park, with the hopes he can replicate the success he had last week facing a mostly left-handed Indians lineup. The Rockies will counter with right-hander Juan Nicasio.


4/14/2014 | Padres rally in wild eighth without notching hit

A wild pitch from Rockies reliever Rex Brothers and an error by catcher Wilin Rosario on the same play Monday night paved the way for an unlikely Padres victory at Petco Park.


4/14/2014 | Quentin progressing, takes BP on field

After hitting inside the indoor cage at Petco Park the past five days, Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin stepped out into the late-afternoon sun Monday and took batting practice. "It's a good first step for him," manager Bud Black said.


4/14/2014 | Smith also making early impression with glove

When the Padres traded for Seth Smith, they did so to specifically address their woeful production last season against right-handed pitching. As it turns out, he has shown the ability to make an impact in the outfield as well.


4/14/2014 | Gyorko gets contract extension from Padres

The Padres announced a $35 million contract extension for second baseman Jedd Gyorko on Monday afternoon, one that could keep the 25-year-old in San Diego through 2020.


4/13/2014 | Adjustments pay off for Ross in Padres' win

Right-hander Tyson Ross held the Tigers to one run as the Padres beat Detroit, 5-1, on Sunday at Petco Park.


4/13/2014 | Playing against Tigers not strange for Benoit

Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit enjoyed visiting with several of his former Tigers teammates during the series at Petco Park, but as they said farewell to each other on Sunday, the right-hander said the weekend reunion did not feel strange.


4/13/2014 | Quentin likely to take batting practice at Petco

For the first time since sustaining a bone bruise in his left knee in March, injured Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin is expected to make an appearance on the field Monday.


4/13/2014 | Padres to host 42 youngsters on Robinson Day

The Padres will join the rest of Major League Baseball on Tuesday as the game celebrates Jackie Robinson Day. As part of the festivities on Jackie Robinson Day, the Padres will host 42 youngsters from the Jackie Robinson YMCA.


4/13/2014 | Rockies' Lyles hopes to break Petco Park spell

Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles, who is 1-2 with a 5.51 ERA in three career starts against the Padres and 0-2 with an 8.10 ERA at Petco Park, will start Monday's opener of four games at Petco Park against the Padres and lefty Eric Stults, the type of pitcher who has given the Rockies problems in recent years.


4/12/2014 | Black's first challenge overturns call at second

Padres manager Bud Black lodged the first official replay request in club history in the eighth inning against the Tigers on Saturday -- sort of -- and happily stepped into the record books with a successful appeal that most likely saved a run.


4/12/2014 | Padres to meet Scherzer in Interleague finale

With the Padres' offense just beginning to come out of its early-season struggles, Max Scherzer will aim to keep on his current roll in the teams' series finale on Sunday. Tyson Ross will start for San Diego.


4/12/2014 | Padres' progress not enough vs. Verlander

Ian Kennedy and the Padres fell, 6-2, to the Tigers and Justin Verlander in the first of San Diego's back-to-back Cy Young battles this weekend.


4/12/2014 | Rivera-Cashner battery working for Padres

Rene Rivera has been behind the plate for all three of Andrew Cashner's starts this season, including the Padres' season opener and Cashner's one-hit shutout of the Tigers.


4/12/2014 | With shutout, Cashner gives energy, reliability

Andrew Cashner on Friday became the first pitcher in the Majors to throw a shutout this season, and going back to last September in Pittsburgh, the big right-hander has fired one-hitters in two of his past five starts.


4/11/2014 | Maybin to start rehab with Triple-A El Paso

It still will be a while until the Padres are in one piece again, but outfielder Cameron Maybin shipped out to Triple-A El Paso on Friday and the club is hoping to see him sooner rather than later.


4/11/2014 | Quentin continues steady recovery from injury

While Cameron Maybin's return is beginning to creep onto the horizon, and while the Padres' offense works to shake its early-season slump, the club does not expect injured slugger Carlos Quentin back any time soon.


4/11/2014 | Black calls on Stults, Erlin for Rox series

With the spate of off-days and rainouts likely finished, the Padres opened a stretch of schedule on Friday in which they will play 20 games in the next 20 days against the Tigers, Rockies, Giants, Brewers, Nationals and Giants. With a roof in Milwaukee, the only chance of a rainout is in Washington and, far less likely, San Francisco.


4/11/2014 | Headley not concerned by sore right knee

Third baseman Chase Headley has a sore right knee. But for now, it's pretty clear that his slow start pains him worse than the knee.


4/11/2014 | Verlander hopes to continue dominance vs. Padres

Justin Verlander will try to help the Tigers rebound from a tough loss when he faces Ian Kennedy and the Padres at Petco Park on Saturday night.


4/11/2014 | Cashner spins one-hitter to tame Tigers lineup

Andrew Cashner was outstanding, striking out 11 batters in a one-hit shutout against the Tigers on Friday night at Petco Park. Chase Headley led the offense with an RBI double and a two-run homer.


4/11/2014 | Padres, National University announce partnership

The Padres announced an initial three-year deal and introduced National University on Friday morning as the team's latest locally-based major partner.


4/10/2014 | New concessions at Petco Park are full of local flair

There's a whole new element to Petco Park this season -- besides exciting Padres baseball. Many new restaurants have set up shop inside the stadium, offering fans a remarkable array of dining experiences.


4/10/2014 | Roberts settling in to new post as bench coach

Dave Roberts has been a bench coach for less than two weeks, yet he has already detected some subtle and some not-so-subtle differences between his former job as first-base coach and his new gig.




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