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PADRES WIN LEAP FROG BATTLE; TAKE SERIES FROM NATS TWO GAMES TO ONE

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 24, 2016 (Washington D.C.) – All of San Diego was up bright and early to watch the Padres take on the Nationals in the series finale.  Christian Friedrich started for San Diego, while the rookie Lucas Giolito took the mound for Washington.

BLOWN LEAD COSTS PADRES AS NATIONALS WALK IT OFF

 

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 23, 2016 (Washington D.C.) - It felt good to win last night.  So good, in fact, that the Padres wanted to do it again tonight in game two against the Nationals.  Edwin Jackson, who pitched a sensational game last Sunday at Petco, started on the hill against Max Scherzer for Washington.

PADS TAKE GAME ONE IN PATRIOTIC FASHION AGAINST NATIONALS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 22, 2016 (Washington D.C.) – After a frustrating loss last night that resulted in a sweep by the Cardinals, the Padres looked to be patriotic and rebound in our nation’s capital against the Washington Nationals.  Luis Perdomo started for the Pads against Tanner Roark for the Nats.

PADRES NEARLY AVOID SWEEP BY REDBIRDS, BUT PISCOTTY THREE RUN HR AND DIAZ WALK-OFF MAKES THEM LOSE IT ALL

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 21, 2016 (St. Louis) – It has been a very bad series for the Padres in St. Louis.  But tonight they got one more chance to avoid a sweep.  Andrew Cashner—despite swirling rumors that he could’ve been traded before his scheduled start tonight—was on the mound for San Diego against Adam Wainwright for the Cards.

SCHIMPF'S KNOCK NOT ENOUGH; PADRES LOSE 4-2 IN GAME ONE OF DOUBLEHEADER

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 20, 2016 (St. Louis) – Thanks to rain, the Padres and Cardinals are now playing two games today, the first of which is a morning (for us) matinee for game two which should’ve been last night.  Colin Rea started for San Diego against Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez.

AZTECS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TO HOLD SUMMER CAMPS FOR GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL IN AUGUST

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  Lady Aztecs head coach Stacie Terry via goaztecs.com

July 20, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State University women's basketball team has scheduled another session for its Elite Camp for August 5 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the new Jeff Jacobs JAM Center at SDSU.  Also, the team announced that spots are still open for the Girls High School Team Camp August 6 and 7.

THE SWEEP CURSE IS GONE; PADRES SWEEP GIANTS 5-3 ON OUTSTANDING OUTING FROM EDWIN JACKSON

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  National Ice Cream Day at Petco Park.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 17, 2016 (San Diego) - It's that day again, folks.  Sweep day.  Do the Padres finally break the curse?  Surprise:  they did.  And they did it in a dramatic way.  The kind of dramatic that's way more dramtic than it should've been.  Not the good kind of dramatic.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY: PADRES, GIANTS EXCHANGE GIFTS, GO TO EXTRA INNINGS, PADRES COME AWAY WITH WIN TWO

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 16, 2016 (San Diego) - The Padres looked to capitalize on the momentum from beating the Giants for the first time this season last night.  Jeff Samardzija took the mound against Luis Perdomo.

2016 HOME RUN DERBY: MYERS FAILS TO IMPRESS HOMETOWN CROWD, BUT STANTON PUTS ON A SHOW

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy Leon Thompson

July 11, 2016 (San Diego) – Today’s Home Run Derby at Petco Park had it all; from former Padre Dave Winfield throwing out the ceremonial first pitch to Wil Myers’ little brother Beau throwing him pitches, it proved that All-Star Week was off to a great start.

PADRES HEAD TO ALL-STAR BREAK WITH SERIES LOSS TO DODGERS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 10, 2016 (Los Angeles) – The Padres won’t be able to get a nice four-game sweep before the All-Star break, but they did have the chance for a clean split.  Christian Friedrich started on the hill against Kenta Maeda—the Japanese phenom who gave the Padres such a headache in that opening series--for the Dodgers. 

CHARGERS' STADIUM INITIATIVE HEADING TO BALLOT

 

City clerk says team collected enough signatures from citizens

By Liz Alper

Photo: Voice of San Diego, originally from JMI Realty

July 9, 2016 (San Diego) - Despite low approval ratings from some Republicans, the initiative for a proposed "convadium" downtown for the Chargers and for the San Diego Convention Center is headed to the November ballot, the San Diego Union Tribune reports.

HITS, HOME RUNS AND STRANDED RUNNERS GALORE, BUT DODGERS COME AWAY WITH 10-6 WIN IN GAME TWO

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 8, 2016 (Los Angeles) – The Padres conquered the Dodgers with a shutout win on Andy Green’s birthday last night.  Would they do it again tonight?  We shall see as Andrew Cashner took the mound against Scott Kazmir for LA.

PADRES SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ANDY GREEN WITH A BIG SHUTOUT WIN AGAINST SLUMPING DODGERS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 7, 2016 (Los Angeles) - After (finally!) a series win against the Diamondbacks, the Padres traveled back to California to take on the NL West rival Dodgers in a four-game series before the All-Star break.  Drew Pomeranz started for San Diego against the recently activated Hyun-Jin Ryu for the Dodgers.

PADRES TAKE SERIES AGAINST DIAMONDBACKS TWO TO ONE WITH BIG WIN

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 6, 2016 (Phoenix) - The Padres aren’t going to get a sweep opportunity this series, but they would get an opportunity to take the series from the Diamondbacks tonight.  Colin Rea started for the Padres against a rare, slumping Shelby Miller for Arizona.

PADRES GET INDEPENDENCE DAY WIN AGAINST DBACKS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  a patriotic Diamondbacks fan at Chase Field on the Fourth of July.  Courtesy @Dbacks on Twitter

July 4, 2016 (Phoenix) - After failing to get a sweep AGAIN, the Padres celebrated our nation’s Independence Day in the desert with a night game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Luis Perdomo started for San Diego against Archie Bradley for the snakes.

THE SWEEP CURSE CONTINUES; PADRES LOSE GAME THREE 6-3

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  the Chair of Honor was awarded to prisoners of war and soldiers that are missing-in-action for their service this Fourth of July weekend.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 3, 2016 (San Diego) – Over there, over there, send the word, send the word over there, that the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming, the drums rum-tumming everywhere…the Pads and Yanks finished up their series on the eve of the Fourth of July and it’s almost like they wanted me to open this recap by singing Over There with this scheduling.  Andrew Cashner, recently reinstated from the DL, started for the Padres today against Chad Green for New York.

TWO FORMER AZTEC TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES MAKE RIO OLYMPICS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo: Shanieka Thomas, courtesy goaztecs.com

July 3, 2016 (Kingston, Jamaica) - Former San Diego State Aztec track and field athlete Shanieka Thomas qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics today with a runner-up finish in the triple jump at the Jamaican Senior National Championships in Kingston, Jamaica.

UPTON IS A HERO AGAIN AS PADRES TAKE GAME TWO 2-1

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  Travis Jankowski and Matt Kemp strategize before the game.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 2, 2016 (San Diego) – The Padres narrowly escaped the jaws of a comeback defeat against the Yankees last night.  Their job tonight was to come away with the win at a much larger margin.  Ivan Nova started on the hill for the Bombers against Drew Pomeranz for the Padres.

PADRES NEARLY BLOW IT IN NINTH, BUT STAY STRONG AND GET THE WIN AGAINST SLUMPING YANKEES

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  San Diego native Ted Williams is entered into the Padres Hall of Fame before the game.  He is honored by his daughter, Claudia Williams.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 1, 2016 (San Diego) - The Padres started July with an unusual opponent:  the New York Yankees.  The Bronx Bombers, who are generally excellent, have been slumping a bit this season, which could only (hopefully) mean good news for the Padres.  Or could it?  Let’s see if it did.

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