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GIANT GAME LEADS TO GIANT WALK-OFF; PADRES LOSE GAME ONE

 

 

By Liz Alper


Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter



May 23, 2016 (San Francisco) - After last night’s devastating loss in extra innings, the Padres once again found themselves in the Bay Area taking on the Giants.  Also once again, they found themselves facing Johnny Cueto.  Drew Pomeranz started for San Diego.

EXTRA INNINGS BATTLE ENDS IN SAME OLD STORY; PADRES FAIL TO GET THE SWEEP, FALL TO DODGERS 9-5 IN LONGEST GAME OF THE SEASON

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  fallen Navy SEAL Charles H. Keating ‘s family participates in a moment of silence before the game on Military Appreciation Sunday.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

May 22, 2016 (San Diego) - The Padres looked for the sweep in game three of the series against the Dodgers.  Kenta Maeda started on the hill for LA against Colin Rea for San Diego.

PADRES ERROR DURING GAY MEN’S CHORUS PERFORMANCE OUTRAGES LGBT FANS

 

Update, May 23, 2016: he Padres  issued a new statement indicating their investigation found no evidence of malicious intent, however based on the unintentional mistake and failure of those with oversight to immediately intervene, "we have terminated our relationship with the third-party contractor who was responsible for the error, and taken disciplinary action against our employee who was responsible for the game production...We once again sincerely apologize to members of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, their families and those who came out to support their Pride Night performance. The  Padres organization is proud of our longstanding commitment to inclusion – within both our sport and our community. We deeply regret that a mistake on our part has called this into question, but accept full responsibility.”

By Miriam Raftery

May 22, 2016 (San Diego)—When 100 volunteer members of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus  took to the field Saturday night to sing the national anthem at the San Diego Padres vs. Dodgers game,  their microphones were inexplicably off . A recording of a woman singing the Star Spangled Banner was played over the loudspeakers instead of the men's voices.   

No announcement or explanation was offered.  Afterwards, the stunned performers were ushered off the field and heckled by baseball fans shouting homophobic taunts including “You sing like a girl,” according to a post on the group’s Facebook page by Bob Lehman, director of the Chorus.

UNDRAMATIC EXTRA INNINGS PITCHERS DUEL SEES PADRES OUT ON TOP OF DODGERS IN GAME TWO

 

 

By Liz Alper


Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter



May 21, 2016 (San Diego) - The Padres were riding a momentum wave after last night’s walk-off homer by Melvin Upton Jr.  They were still hungry, though, and looking for a repeat.  Alex Wood started on the mound for Los Angeles against Cesar Vargas for San Diego.

UPTON JR. HITS SPECTACULAR WALK OFF HOMER TO GIVE THE PADRES A GAME ONE WIN AGAINST NL WEST RIVAL DODGERS

 

 

By Liz Alper

 

Photo:  the bear from Energy Upgrade CA recognizes Petco Park for its energy efficiency.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

 

May 20, 2016 (San Diego) - The hated Dodgers came to Petco tonight to start a three-game weekend series against the Padres.  Scott Kazmir started on the hill for Los Angeles and Christian Friedrich for San Diego.  This would've been an awkward matchup if Kazmir was still in his glory days with the Tampa Bay Rays.

HELIX ALUM JIMMY PRUITT SIGNS WITH NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  Jackson Cummings of Stanford gets pushed out of bounds by Jimmy Pruitt in the second quarter of a game at Stanford Stadium on August 31, 2012 in Palo Alto, California. (Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America)

May 16, 2016 (New Orleans) - Talk about a change of scenery.  Jimmy Pruitt has gone from the small town of La Mesa to the campus of San Jose State and now, he's going to the Big Easy.

AZTECS FINISH SEASON AT HOME BY WINNING BIG ON SENIOR DAY

 

By Liz Alper


Photo:  seniors catch the ceremonial first pitch from their moms on Senior Day.

May 15, 2016 (San Diego) - The Aztec baseball team looked to end their home season on a strong note on Senior Day and boy, did they ever.  Cody Thompson started on the hill for SDSU against Nick Biancalana for Air Force.

UPTON DOES IT ALL IN PADS' 3-0 WIN OVER BREWERS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  Melvin Upton Jr., the hero of the game, gets high-fives from his teammates after his solo home run in the ninth.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

May 12, 2016 (Milwaukee) - After a great series against the Cubs, the Padres traveled to Miller Park in Milwaukee to start a four-game weekend series against the struggling Brewers.  James Shields got the start for San Diego against Jimmy Nelson for the Brewers.

BARE MINIMUM GETS THE JOB DONE FOR PADRES, TAKE SERIES TWO GAMES TO ONE

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

May 11, 2016 (Chicago) - Just four hours after the morning game, the Pads and Cubs took Wrigley Field again for the final game of the doubleheader and of the series.  Drew Pomeranz took the mound for the Padres against another former Red Sox, John Lackey, for Chicago.

DICKERSON HITS GRAND SLAM IN EIGHTH, BUT IT'S NOT ENOUGH; CUBS TAKE GAME ONE 8-7

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter


May 10, 2016 (Chicago) - After a rain out yesterday, the Padres were ready to get back in action and start a three-game series against the red-hot Chicago Cubs.  Cesar Vargas took the mound for the Padres against Jon Lester for the Cubs.

STEPHEN STRASBURG SIGNS SEVEN YEAR, $1.75M EXTENSION WITH NATS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy Johnmaxmena2 on Wikipedia, Creative Commons attribution

May 9, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) - On Monday, San Diego State graduate and starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg signed a seven year, $175 million extension with the Washington Nationals, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman.  The deal includes an opt-out option after the third or fourth year, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.  Bonuses are also included for hitting 180 innings pitched each season.

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