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MLB DRAFT DAY THREE: NOW WE CAN FOCUS ON THOSE OTHER GUYS

 

By Liz Alper

Photos in order:  Jack Suwinski, Youtube screenshot, Jared Poché, Youtube screenshot, Chris Mattison, Youtube screenshot

June 11, 2016 (Secaucus, Nj.) - The last 29 rounds of the 2016 MLB Draft were today and the Padres finally remembered that there are other positions besides pitchers.  Scroll down for more info on all of the last 29 Padres picks.

WHEN ALL WAS LOST, WIL MYERS SAVES THE DAY FOR PADS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

June 10, 2016 (Denver) – After a needed day off, the Padres went back to work tonight against the NL West rival Colorado Rockies.  Andrew Cashner started for the Padres against Jon Gray for Colorado.  Cashner left the game early with a stiff neck and Luis Perdomo took his place.  This was a game that will go down in Padres' history.

MLB DRAFT DAY TWO: PITCHERS, PITCHERS, PITCHERS!

 

 

By Liz Alper


Photos in order:  Lake Bachar, Mason Thompson, courtesy @MLBDraftTracker on Twitter

June 10, 2016 (Secaucus, Nj.) - The Padres were busy on Day One of the MLB Draft, drafting five picks.  Day Two of the MLB Draft covered Rounds 3-10.  Scroll down for reports on all seven of today’s Padres draft picks.

MLB DRAFT DAY ONE: PADRES DRAFT MOSTLY PITCHERS TO AID SUFFERING BULLPEN, ROTATION

 

By Liz Alper


Photos in order:  Cal Quantrill, Hudson Sanchez, Eric Lauer and Buddy Reed, courtesy @MLBDraftTracker on Twitter


June 9, 2016 (Secaucus, Nj.) - The 2016 MLB draft began today and everyone waited with baited breath to see who the Padres would pick.  Voice of the Padres Dick Enberg was at the MLB studios in New Jersey to announce some second round picks.

PADS HAVE BIG REBOUND IN FIRST GAME AGAINST BRAVES

 

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

June 6, 2016 (San Diego) - The Padres began a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves tonight.  Thankfully, this series is in San Diego, so we won’t have to deal with that annoying tomahawk chop.  Williams Pérez started on the hill for the visitors against Christian Friedrich for San Diego.

PADRES FORGET THEIR BROOMS...AGAIN

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  the U.S. Coast Guard is honored on Military Sunday.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

June 5, 2016 (San Diego) - Would the Padres finally remember their brooms today?  Let’s find out together in our wonderful foray of the 2016 Padres season.  Jon Gray started on the hill for Colorado and Luis Perdomo started for San Diego in place of the traded James Shields.

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH BASEBALL WRITER/AUTHOR KIRK KENNEY

 

East County News Service

June 4,2016 (San Diego) – At bat in our lineup of radio interviewees recently was Kirk Kenney, author of 100 Things Padres Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die.

Kenney, a sportswriter with the San Diego Union-Tribune, shared some colorful insights and fascinating facts with our Bookshelf editor Reina Menasche on the East County Magazine Show,  aired originally on KNSJ  89.1 FM Radio.  

You can listen online now to our interview by clicking the orange arrow above (sound files may take a few moments to load).

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PADRES SCORE SAME AMOUNT OF RUNS AS IN GAME ONE, BUT IT GETS THE JOB DONE

 

 

By Liz Alper


Photo:  Girl Scout Troop 6116 from Imperial Beach presents the colors on Bitmoji Night.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

 

June 4, 2016 (San Diego) - The Padres got a much-needed simple win last night.  They looked to do it again tonight against the Rockies.  Andrew Cashner was on the mound for San Diego against Chad Bettis for Colorado.

PADS SLOW IT DOWN, GET MUCH NEEDED WIN OVER THE ROCKIES

 

 

By Liz Alper


Photo:  recognizing the San Diego Police Department before the game on SDPD Night.  Courtesy @PadresMikeDee on Twitter

 

June 3, 2016 (San Diego) - The Colorado Rockies came to town for a three-game weekend series that started tonight.  Chris Rusin got the start for Colorado against Drew Pomeranz.

SANDERS THRILLS FANS AT WARRIORS GAME

 

East County Magazine

Photo: Twitter

 May 30, 2016 (Oakland) – After several campaign stops including addressing a crowd of 60,000 people in Oakland, Senator Bernie Sanders took time out to enjoy a Warriors game along with actor/activist Danny Glover at Oracle Arena, where the Golden State Warriors are playing Game 7 of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The winner will go on to play for the NBA Championship.

PADS TAKE EARLY LEAD, BUT SEATTLE RALLIES BACK TO TAKE GAME ONE

 

 

By Liz Alper


Photo courtesy @Mariners on Twitter

 

May 30, 2016 (Seattle) - On this Memorial Day, the Padres traveled to Seattle, the land of Starbucks and where rain is the dominant weather pattern, to face the Mariners in a split four-game home-and-home series.  Andrew Cashner started on the mound for San Diego against Nathan Karns for Seattle.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FINDS MISTAKE DURING GAY CHORUS PERFORMANCE WAS HUMAN ERROR

 

East County News Service

May 30, 2016 (San Diego) - Score one for the Padres. Major League Baseball has completed its investigation and concluded that human error, not any intentional action, was responsible for the mix-up during the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus appearance at a recent Padres game.

HOMERS IN THE DESERT; PADRES TAKE GAME ONE AGAINST DBACKS 10-3

 

 

By Liz Alper


Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

 

May 27, 2016 (Phoenix) - After that embarrassing sweep by the Giants, the Padres got a much-needed day off before they headed to Phoenix to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Arizona, as we all know, is Andy Green’s old stomping grounds and he was happy to be back.  Christian Friedrich started on the hill for San Diego against Robbie Ray for Arizona.

CHARGERS' SWAIN GRADUATES FROM NAVY; DEFERS SERVICE AND WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY IN 2016

 

By Liz Alper

Photo credit:  DoD News on Flickr; Department of Defense Photo by Marv Lynchard

May 27, 2016 (Annapolis, Md.) - Chargers' rookie fullback Chris Swain has dedicated his life to two great American institutions; football and the military.

GAY CHORUS ACCEPTS PADRES’ APOLOGY, ASKED FOR FIRED DJ’S REINSTATEMENT

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 24, 2016 (San Diego) – Previously, we reported on the uproar that occurred when the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus took the field to perform before a Padres game last week.  Their microphones were turned off inexplicably and a woman’s voice singing the Star Spangled banner blared over the loudspeakers instead. 

PADRES OFFENSE STRUGGLES AGAIN, LOSES GAME TWO TO GIANTS

 



By Liz Alper



Photo:  Jon Jay had the only run of the game for the Padres, a solo homer in the fifth.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

May 24, 2016 (San Francisco) - The Padres have suffered two heartbreaking games in a row.  Tonight they decided to change that.  The recently called up Andrew Cashner started on the hill for San Diego against Jeff Samardzija for San Francisco.

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: The 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.

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