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HAND, CIMBER DEALT TO INDIANS

 

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July 19, 2018 (San Diego) - Padres relievers Brad Hand and Adam Cimber have been dealt to the Cleveland Indians, Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray of The Athletic report.

"Brad Hand to #Indians, sources tell me and @ByRobertMurray," Rosenthal tweeted just this morning.

The trade is crucial for the Indians, who, even though they sit atop the AL Central, have needed bullpen help all season long.

In return, the Padres will receive the Indians' no. 15 catching prospect, Francisco Mejia.

Hand signed with Cleveland for $6.5 million and $7 million the next two years, with a $10 million club option for 2021.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES BLOW SAVE, GAME IN ONE EXTRA INNING

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Austin Hedges hit the RBI double that we thought would give the Padres the win.  Turned out the Padres had some Padres'ing to do.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 13, 2018 (San Diego) - After failing against the Dodgers, the Padres were ready to take a break from the NL West and take on an NL Central team in the Cubs before the All-Star break.  Tyler Chatwood started for Chicago against Clayton Richard.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADS' RALLY STOPPED SHORT AS DODGERS TAKE SERIES

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Wil Myers started the Padres' rally that would fall flat in the seventh.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 12, 2018 (San Diego) - Tonight was the Padres’ last chance to split the Dodgers after losing last night.  Ross Stripling started for the Dodgers against Tyson Ross.

ECM PADRES REPORT: TWO HOME RUNS GIVE PADRES 4-1 VICTORY OVER DODGERS

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo: Eric Lauer gave his best pitching performance of the year: 8 2/3 innings, four hits, one run, one earned run, two walks and eight strikeouts. Via @Padres on Twitter

July 10, 2018 (San Diego) - It’s day two and don’t expect the Padres to be successful against the Dodgers.  They weren’t last night.  Rich Hill started tonight for L.A. against Eric Lauer.  

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES EMERGE FROM EXTRA-INNINGS MARATHON VICTORIOUS OVER SNAKES

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Carlos Asuaje scored the first run of the game for the Padres to give them the initial lead. Via @Padres on Twitter

 

July 8, 2018 (Phoenix) - Last night was uh…yep, we’re moving on.  Clayton Richard started against Zack Greinke for Arizona.

ECM PADRES REPORT: DBACKS DESTROY PADRES, SCORE MOST RUNS IN FRANCHISE HISTORY

 

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July 7, 2018 (Phoenix) - The Padres have so far split the series with the Diamondbacks.  They hope to take a series lead tonight with Tyson Ross on the mound against Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES TAKE GAME ONE AGAINST SNAKES SMOOTHLY

 

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By Liz Alper

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July 5, 2018 (Phoenix) - After being swept by the As, the Padres headed to Arizona and back to the NL West for a four-game weekend series with the Diamondbacks.  Eric Lauer started against Shelby Miller for the Dbacks.

ECM PADRES REPORT: ATHLETICS LEAP OVER PADRES TO TAKE GAME ONE

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Clayton Richard was perfect through five until the sixth when he lost control.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 3, 2018 (Oakland) - After a decent series against the Pirates at home, the Padres traveled north for some interleague play against the Athletics.  Clayton Richard started against Chris Bassitt for the Athletics.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PIRATES STOP PADRES' RALLIES TO TAKE SERIES

 

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By Liz Alper

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July 1, 2018 (San Diego) - To kick off July, the Padres looked to take the series against the Pirates.  No East County or San Diego kids today; Jameson Taillon started for the Pirates against Tyson Ross.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES SQUEEZE PAST BUCS TO EVEN SERIES

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Joey Lucchesi went only five innings but gave up just one hit.  Via @Padres on Twitter

June 30, 2018 (San Diego) - The Padres were outsmarted by two Grossmont High alumni last night. Tonight they faced another San Diego high school alum, Trevor Williams from Rancho Bernardo High.  He faced Joey Lucchesi.

ECM PADRES REPORT: GROSSMONT HIGH ALUMNI HELP PIRATES SAIL PAST PADRES IN GAME ONE

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Joe Musgrove, the Grossmont High alumnus, was phenomenal in his return to San Diego:  shutting out the Padres through all seven of his innings of work.  Via @Pirates on Twitter

June 29, 2018 (San Diego) - It’s always good to be back in San Diego after a typical Padres road trip in which they lose most games but manage to win a couple.  Tonight, the Pirates sailed in for a weekend series.  Grossmont High alum and El Cajon native Joe Musgrove started for Pittsburgh against Eric Lauer.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES DROP SERIES TO RANGERS

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Mike Minor was unstoppable tonight; seven innings, one hit and five strikeouts.  Via @Rangers on Twitter

June 27, 2018 (Arlington) - Last night, the Padres turned the tables and came from behind to get the win and even the series against the Rangers.  Tonight, they tried to take the series with Clayton Richard on the mound against Mike Minor for the Rangers.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES TURN TABLES, COME FROM BEHIND TO TAKE GAME TWO FROM RANGERS

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  the Padres were able to get past Robinson Chirinos' power tonight, coming back in the eighth from a 2-0 deficit that he made.  Via @Rangers on Twitter

June 26, 2018 (Arlington) - The Padres are starting to do that thing they used to do last year when they would get the lead and then immediately let it go and lose.  It’s happened for the past two games, but tonight, they tried to stop it with Tyson Ross on the mound against Austin Bibens-Dirkx for the Rangers.

ECM PADRES REPORT: SIXTH INNING COMEDY OF ERRORS COSTS PADS GAME ONE AGAINST RANGERS

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  despite the loss, Joey Lucchesi pitched well, striking out four over four innings and giving up just one hit.  Via @Padres on Twitter

June 25, 2018 (Arlington) - After a measly showing against the Giants, the Padres were ready to take a break and try out some interleague play against the Rangers.  Joey Lucchesi started tonight’s game one against Rancho Bernardo High alum Cole Hamels.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES TAKE LEAD IN EXTRAS, BUT BLOW IT IN 11TH

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Andrew McCutchen's one-out double in the 11th led to the Giants' game-winning rally.  Via @SFGiants on Twitter

June 24, 2018 (San Francisco) - The Padres are 1-2 in this series with the Giants.  They looked to split today with Eric Lauer on the mound against Dereck Rodriguez for the Giants.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES END FIVE-GAME SKID WITH SERIES-EVENING WIN OVER GIANTS

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Clayton Richard has now gone six or more innings in nine consecutive games, the longest by any lefty in the majors this season.  Via @Padres on Twitter

June 22, 2018 (San Francisco) - The Padres lost game one to the Giants last night in a poor effort game which resulted in a shutout.  They tried again in game two tonight with Clayton Richard on the mound against Chris Stratton for the Giants.

ECM PADRES REPORT: FISH TIE GAME, BUT FRIARS SWIM BACK TO 5-4 SERIES EVENER

 

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By Liz Alper

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June 9, 2018 (Miami) - Getting shut out by the worst team in the NL East isn’t the ideal, but it’s the Padres, so there’s nothing we can really do.  They’d look to rebound today with Tyson Ross on the mound against former Padre Dan Straily for the Marlins.

ECM PADRES REPORT: MLB DRAFT EDITION - DAY THREE

 

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Story by Liz Alper

Photo:  West Hills alum Trenton Toplikar was drafted 466th overall in the 16th round by the Giants.  Photo via gohighlanders.com

June 6, 2018 (Secaucus, N.J.) - The third and final day of the MLB Draft is today.  Yesterday, the Padres were all over the board, drafting position players, pitchers and even one Puerto Rican-born player.  Click the cut and strap in, because rounds 11-40 are today and there’s a lot to do.  And be on the lookout for any East County and SDSU kids.

ECM PADRES REPORT: MLB DRAFT EDITION - DAY TWO

 

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Photo:  Helix alum DaShawn Keirsey Jr. was drafted 124th overall in the fourth round by the Minnesota Twins.  Photo via mlb.com

June 5, 2018 (Secaucus, N.J.) - On day one of the MLB Draft, the Padres surprisingly only chose one pitcher and devoted their other two picks to fielding.  Click the cut to see who they picked today in rounds 3-10, as well as where some East County kids are headed.

ECM PADRES REPORT - MLB DRAFT EDITION: DAY ONE

 

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Photo:  7th round pick Ryan Weathers via @MLBDraft on Twitter

June 4, 2018 (Secaucus, N.J.) - The 2018 MLB Draft is underway.  Today, we started with rounds one and two and the compensation round and both competitive balance rounds.  Click “read more” to see who the Padres took.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES WALK IT OFF ON ERROR IN GAME THREE AGAINST MARLINS

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo: despite giving up two runs to Miami, Clayton Richard was impressive; seven innings pitched, four hits, two runs, two earned runs, one walk and five strikeouts.  Via @Padres on Twitter

May 30, 2018 (San Diego) - The Padres’ series with the Marlins is tied at one game apiece.  Tonight, the Padres tried to take a series lead with Jose Urena on the mound for Miami against Clayton Richard.

ECM PADRES REPORT: DODGERS HOLD PADS TO ONE RUN TO TAKE SERIES

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Freddy Galvis (right) scored the Padres' lone run of the day on a Raffi Lopez sac fly.  Via @Padres on Twitter

May 27, 2018 (Los Angeles) - The Padres have split the series with the Dodgers so far and today, they tried to take it with Walker Buehler on the mound for L.A. against Matt Strahm.

ECM PADRES REPORT: HAT TRICK OF HOMERS LEAD NATS TO BIG WIN OVER PADS IN GAME ONE

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Juan Soto kicked off a night of three home runs for the Nationals with his first big league homer in the second.  Via @Nationals on Twitter

May 21, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) - After a successful series against the Pirates, the Padres journeyed to our nation’s capital to start a midweek series with the Nationals.  Robbie Erlin started against Gio Gonzalez for the Nats.

ECM PADRES REPORT: ERROR COSTS PADRES GAME ONE AGAINST BUCS

 

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Photo:  Eric Hosmer drove in an RBI in the Padres' loss to the Pirates.  Via @Padres on Twitter

May 17, 2018 (Pittsburgh) - The Padres are finally getting some variety in their schedule with an East coast road trip to face the Pirates.  Eric Lauer started on the mound against Chad Kuhl for Pittsburgh.

“PADRE FOR LIFE” MATT LACHAPPA FEATURED ON ESPN E:60

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 10, 2018 (Lakeside) – A quarter of a century ago, Matt LaChappa was drafted by the San Diego Padres out of El Capitan High School in Lakeside, the pride of the Barona tribe on the Native American reservation where he grew up. But three years later, tragedy struck on April 6, 1996 while the talented left-hander was warming up in the bullpen on opening day of the season with the Padres’ minor league team, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.

He collapsed after suffering a heart attack, then had a second heart attack during an ambulance ride to the hospital.  In a coma for months, he suffered irreversible brain damage. Yet to this day, he remains on contract with the Padres, who promised to take care of their injured player for life.

LaChappa’s inspiring story was highlighted last Sunday on ESPN’s E:60 program in an episode titled “The Contract.” (View trailer.) The show will be replayed throughout the month.

CHICK-FIL-A IN LA MESA, SANTEE PARTNER WITH SAN DIEGO PADRES ON DOUBLE PLAY PROMOTION; FREE CHICKEN SANDWICH WHEN THE TEAM COMPLETES A DOUBLE PLAY

 

East County News Service

May 8, 2018 (San Diego's East County) – The 14 Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County, including the two East County restaurants at 9418 Mission Gorge Road in Santee and 8200 Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa, are partnering with the San Diego Padres for a “Chick-fil-A Double-Play” promotion during the 2018 season at Petco Park.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES COAST BY DODGERS TO TAKE MEXICO SERIES

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Eric Hosmer's two-run homer led the Padres to a 3-0 win.  Via @Padres on Twitter

May 6, 2018 (Monterrey, Mexico) - On their last day in Mexico, the Padres tried to take the series against the Dodgers. Ross Stripling started for LA against Eric Lauer.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES STUN DEFENDING WORLD SERIES CHAMPS

 

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April 6, 2018 (Houston) - This weekend will probably be the most predictable weekend in Padres history.  ECM’s Sports department has been told that readers can probably get their Padres news from the Union-Tribune, but ECM also loves being first to report anything, so we’d rather you experience the slaughter first-hand as the Padres traveled to Houston to face the defending World Series champion Astros.  Luis Perdomo started tonight’s game one against Lance McCullers Jr. for the Astros.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PITCHER'S DUEL ENDS IN PADRES SERIES LOSS

 

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Photo:  Joey Lucchesi shone in his second start, striking out seven.  Via @Padres on Twitter

April 5, 2018 (San Diego) - Well, looks like one win was too much work for the Padres because they went right back to losing last night.  But they’d try for a series split with the Rockies today with Tyler Anderson on the mound for Colorado against Joey Lucchesi.

ECM PADRES REPORT: VILLANUEVA HOME RUN HAT TRICK GIVES PADRES THEIR FIRST WIN OF 2018

 

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Photo:  Christian Villanueva hit three home runs to give the Padres their first win of the season.  Via @Padres on Twitter

April 3, 2018 (San Diego) - 0-4.  That’s the Padres’ record so far.  But they’ll win one.  They have to.  No team is that bad.  We were all holding our collective breaths tonight, however, as Tyson Ross took the mound against Kyle Freeland for the Rockies.

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