San Diego Padres

ECM PADRES REPORT: MARLINS SNATCH LEAD FROM PADRES, WIN SERIES

 

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Photo:  Air Force, Air Force reserve California Air National Guard & California Civil Air Patrol units on Military Sunday.  Via @Padres on Twitter

April 23, 2017 (San Diego) - After losing last night’s short extra innings battle, the Padres tried to rebound again during today’s rubber match against the Marlins.  They also tried not to waste everyone’s time with extra innings.  Tom Koehler started on the mound against Luis Perdomo for the Padres.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES LOSE LEAD EARLY AND GAME IN EXTRA INNINGS

 

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Photo:  Fellowship of Christian Athletes recognized before the game.  Via @Padres on Twitter

April 22, 2017 (San Diego) - Great offense late in the game led to a Padres win over the Marlins last night.  They looked to replicate in game two tonight with Jered Weaver on the mound against former Padre Dan Straily.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES' PATIENT OFFENSE GETS GAME ONE WIN OVER FISH

 

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Photo: San Diego Gay Men's Chorus, the San Diego Women's Chorus and San Diego LGBT Pride sing the national anthem for Out at the Park night.   Via @Padres on Twitter

April 21, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres had probably their first good series of the season against the Diamondbacks.  They left and now the Padres face another NL East team, the Miami Marlins, for their weekend series.  Adam Conley started game one for the fish against Trevor Cahill for the Padres.

ECM PADRES REPORT: STELLAR PITCHING AND INNING OF OFFENSE CARRY PADRES TO SERIES WIN OVER DIAMONDBACKS

 

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Photo:  Miracle League SD honored before the game.  Via @Padres on Twitter

April 20, 2017 (San Diego) - Last night, the Padres did the bare minimum and still won.  Could they replicate that failing high school student-esque success tonight?  We would see with Clayton Richard on the mound against Patrick Corbin for the Dbacks.

ECM PADRES REPORT: AYBAR'S HOMER ENOUGH TO LIFT PADRES OVER DIAMONDBACKS

 

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April 19, 2017 (San Diego) - Last night was disastrous.  Luckily in baseball, you get more chances to redeem yourself.  The Padres tried that again tonight in game two against the Diamondbacks.  Zack Greinke started on the hill for Arizona against Jhoulys Chacin for the Padres.

ECM PADRES REPORT: TOP OFFENSE IN NL WEST TOO MUCH FOR PADS

 

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Photo:  2017 Jackie Robinson Family YMCA scholarship recipients.  Via @Padres on Twitter

April 18, 2017 (San Diego) - Most people have a pretty good time in Atlanta.  The Padres didn’t, getting swept in four games by the Braves.  But tonight, they’re back home and in the NL West again. It was time to get back on track against the Diamondbacks.  Shelby Miller started tonight for Arizona against Jared Cosart for the Padres.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES ACTUALLY TRY, BUT BRAVES WALK IT OFF FOR THE SWEEP

 

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April 17, 2017 (Atlanta) - They may have already lost the series, but tonight, the Padres had one last chance to redeem themselves and avoid a sweep by the Braves.  Jered Weaver started on the mound for San Diego against Jaime Garcia for the Braves.

ECM PADRES REPORT: BRAVES SERVE UP NINE RUNS FOR EASTER DINNER TO TAKE SERIES FROM PADRES

 

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April 16, 2017 (Atlanta) - Happy Easter!  Will the Easter Bunny bless the Padres?  Let’s find out with Trevor Cahill on the mound for San Diego against the legendary Bartolo Colon for the Braves!

ECM PADRES REPORT: BRAVES TAKE TWO FROM PADS ON BACK-TO-BACK HOMERS

 

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April 15, 2017 (Atlanta) - It wasn’t a Good Friday for the Padres, losing the first game of a series to the Braves in their new stadium.  Luckily for them, they have three more games to set the record straight.  Clayton Richard started on the mound for San Diego against veteran ace R.A. Dickey for the Braves.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES HELP BRAVES CHRISTEN NEW BALLPARK WITH LOSS

 

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April 14, 2017 (Atlanta) - After starting the season in their cozy little nook of the NL West, the Padres were suddenly whisked away to the east coast to face the Braves in their new home, SunTrust Park.  Jhoulys Chacin started on the hill for the Padres against Julio Teherán for the Braves.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES SHUT OUT ROCKIES TO WIN SERIES

 

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April 12, 2017 (Denver) - The series is even at 1-1, so the Padres had a chance to win it today with Zach Lee on the mound against Denver native--and Rockies fan from birth--Kyle Freeland.

ECM PADRES REPORT: FRIARS FALL SHORT IN GAME TWO AGAINST ROCKIES

 

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April 11, 2017 (Denver) - Probably no Padres win will ever top last night’s, when Wil Myers hit for the cycle, but that doesn’t mean the Pads can’t try and win again.  The veteran Jered Weaver faced the rookie, 22-year-old Antonio Senzatela for the Rockies.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES TAKE GAME ONE, MYERS HITS FOR CYCLE IN HOMER-INFESTED COORS FIELD

 

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Photo:  the balls that Wil Myers hit in his cycle tonight at Coors Field.  Via @Padres on Twitter

April 10, 2017 (Denver) - The Padres couldn’t get the sweep yesterday, but did manage to win two out of three against the Giants.  Now it was off to Denver to face the Rockies, who have had a rockin’ start to the season.  Jared Cosart was on the hill for the Padres against Tyler Chatwood for the Rockies.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES CAN'T COMPLETE SWEEP AND RALLY; FALL TO GIANTS 5-3

 

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Photo:  Buster Posey contributed to the Giants' win on Twitter.  Via @SFGiants on Twitter

April 9, 2017 (San Diego) - Don’t look now, but the Padres have a chance to sweep a series.  Against the Giants.  With Clayton Richard on the mound against Johnny Cueto for San Francisco.

ECM PADRES REPORT: LOW SCORING GAME, BUT PADS GET THE WIN OVER GIANTS

 

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Photo:  The Padres are joined by the SDSU and USD cheerleaders, the Gulls and the Sockers and Albion SC Pros to Celebrate San Diego.  Via @Padres on Twitter

April 8, 2017 (San Diego) - After an exciting home opener that ended positively with a win, the Padres looked to recreate it again tonight.  They’d have a tough go of it with Madison Bumgarner on the mound for the Giants against Jhoulys Chacin, but they did their best, as we all know they can.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES SECURE WIN IN EXCITING HOME OPENER WITH STYLE

 

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Photo:  Manuel Margot celebrates with Wil Myers after his second homer of the day.  Via @Padres on Twitter

April 7, 2017 (San Diego) - People always feel better when they come home.  Today, we would see if that saying held true for the Padres as they played their home opener against the San Francisco Giants.  Luis Perdomo got the home opener nod for the Padres against Matt Cain for the Giants.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PUIG'S TWO HOMERS AND MISERABLE SIXTH LEAD TO SERIES LOSS AGAINST DODGERS

 

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April 6, 2017 (Los Angeles) - It wasn’t half as bad as Opening Day, but the Padres still lost last night by only two runs.  They looked to even up the series and get out of LA with an even season series against the Dodgers.  New Padre (and perhaps a shadow of his former self) Jered Weaver started on the hill against Twitter funnyman Brandon McCarthy.

EFFECTIVE PITCHING NOT ENOUGH AS PADRES FALL TO DODGERS 3-1

 

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April 5, 2017 (Los Angeles) - Don’t look now, but the Padres could have the lead in a series.  The opening series, in fact.  And away from home.  Against the Dodgers.  With Trevor Cahill on the mound against Rich Hill for the Dodgers.

IMPRESSIVE OUTING FROM RICHARD GIVES PADRES FIRST WIN OF SEASON

 

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April 4, 2017 (Los Angeles) - After an abysmal showing on Opening Day, the Padres tried again in game two with Clayton Richard on the mound against Kenta Maeda.

PADRES CLOBBERED BY DODGERS, KERSHAW ON OPENING DAY FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

 

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April 3, 2017 (Los Angeles) - Ah, Opening Day.  Probably the best time of the year besides Christmas.  The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the field is green and another Padres season is upon us.  And since the Pads failed so miserably at home on Opening Day against the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw last year, the MLB decided to see how they do on an Opening Day away from home against the Dodgers.  Jhoulys Chacin got the Opening Day nod for San Diego against Kershaw. Good luck.

PADRES WALK IT OFF ON BETHANCOURT'S HOMER

 

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March 20, 2017 (Peoria, Ariz.) - The Texas Rangers came to Peoria Sports Complex tonight for a rare spring training night game.  Clayton Richard started on the mound for the Padres against Nick Martinez for the Rangers.

PADRES LOSE SPRING TRAINING NAIL-BITER TO REDS

 

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March 15, 2017 (Goodyear, Ariz.) - The extended spring training continued for the Padres with a visit to the Cincinnati Reds’ spring training facility in Goodyear, Arizona.

CUBS COAST TO EASY SPRING TRAINING WIN OVER PADRES

 

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March 13, 2017 (Peoria, Ariz.) - The Padres’ lackluster spring training continued with a game against the World Series champion Cubs.  Luis Perdomo started on the hill for the Padres against John Lackey for Chicago.

PADRES WIN FRIENDLY AGAINST MEXICO 7-3

 

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March 7, 2017 (Peoria, Ariz.) - Padres spring training continued today with a special exhibition game against the Mexican national team.  Walter Lockett started on the mound for the Padres against Luis Mendoza for Mexico.

PADRES HOLD ON TO GET SPRING TRAINING WIN

 

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March 4, 2017 (Peoria, Ariz.) - Padres spring training continued with a game against the Diamondbacks. Jarred Cosart started on the mound for the Padres.

PADRES WIN FIRST GAME OF SPRING TRAINING AGAINST GIANTS 9-5

 

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February 28, 2017 (Peoria, Ariz.) - They say spring training is meaningless.  The 0-3 Padres may want to challenge that theory as they went back to Peoria to face the Giants.  It didn't help that Madison Bumgarner was on the mound for San Francisco against Jhoulys Chacin for the Padres.

PADRES' MISERABLE SPRING TRAINING CONTINUES WITH LOSS TO ANGELS

 

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February 27, 2017 (Tempe, Ariz.) - Thanks to Fox Sports San Diego and our sports editor being sick, ECM got their first look at the 2017 Padres today when they faced the Los Angeles Angels in a spring training exhibition.  J.C. Ramirez started on the hill for the Angels against the new Friar from the Atlanta Braves, Tyrell Jenkins.

THE BENEVOLENCE OF RAY AND JOAN KROC

 

Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away, by Lisa Napoli (Dutton, New York, NY, 2016, 353 pages).

Book Review by Dennis Moore

January 3, 2017 (San Diego) - Virtually everyone in the world has had and tasted a McDonald’s hamburger at some time or another. In my case I have actually had thousands, and as a matter of fact, my first job at the age of 19 was preparing burgers and fries at a McDonald’s in Kansas City. Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away, is an intriguing book about fame and fortune, and how it all began.

MIKE DEE LEAVES PADRES

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October 12, 2016 (San Diego) - After just three years with the Padres, the team announced this morning that president and CEO Mike Dee is stepping down, MLB.com's A.J. Cassavell reports.

In a statement released today, the team announced that the decision was made by Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler and managing partner Peter Seidler.

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