Kennedy has day to remember

Aug 1, 2015

Kennedy has day to remember

Ian Kennedy expected to miss Friday’s start against the Miami Marlins to be with his wife Allison, who was in labor with their fourth child. Bad weather delayed Kennedy’s flight to Southern California, and he wound up pitching seven innings as the San Diego ...

Padres fire manager Black

Jun 16, 2015

Padres fire manager Black

Bud Black understood full well the expectations for San Diego to win now with a remade, star-studded roster — and with a new front office, too. He had a short leash when it came to trying to get a new-look team to come together ...

Wada makes mark in first outing of season with Cubs

May 21, 2015

Wada makes mark in first outing of season with Cubs

Left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada left a lasting impression with the San Diego Padres even though he didn’t last long enough to get the decision. Wada struck out nine in 4⅔ innings in his season debut and scored the tying run, and Kris Bryant drove in ...

Padres shell De La Rosa

Apr 21, 2015

Padres shell De La Rosa

Jorge De La Rosa’s season debut went awry in a hurry. De La Rosa, returning from a groin injury that sidelined him for the first two weeks of the season, lasted two innings and gave up a career-high tying nine runs in the Colorado ...

Padres retool with blockbusters

Dec 20, 2014

Padres retool with blockbusters

The San Diego Padres took a break from a dizzying series of trades Friday afternoon to introduce one of their new sluggers, Matt Kemp. Kemp, in turn, put the blockbusters by general manager A.J. Preller into perspective as only a guy fresh from Hollywood ...

Kershaw sails to 18th victory

Sep 9, 2014

Kershaw sails to 18th victory

Clayton Kershaw toyed with yet another opponent. Kershaw became the major leagues’ first 18-game winner, Yasiel Puig ended a 60 at-bat RBI drought, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Padres 9-4 on Monday night. Hanley Ramirez tied a season high with four hits ...

Kershaw snatches 15th win

Aug 22, 2014

Kershaw snatches 15th win

The first-place Dodgers have staged plenty of comebacks this season. Just not after seven innings. They snapped an 0-for-46 skid with two runs in the eighth and Clayton Kershaw outdueled Tyson Ross for a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night. ...

Wada handed first MLB loss

Jul 24, 2014

Wada handed first MLB loss

When asked through a translator if he was nervous in his second big-league start, Tsuyoshi Wada said simply, “Yes.” It showed as Wada (0-1) allowed five runs on five hits and four walks in four-plus innings in an 8-3 loss to San Diego on ...

Despaigne wins debut

Jun 24, 2014

Despaigne wins debut

Cuban defector Odrisamer Despaigne became the fourth Padres pitcher to throw seven scoreless innings in his first big league start, leading San Diego to a 6-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday. Tommy Medica hit a two-run double off Matt Cain (1-6) ...

Hall of Famer, batting icon Gwynn dies at 54

Jun 17, 2014

Hall of Famer, batting icon Gwynn dies at 54

Tony Gwynn, the Hall of Famer with a sweet left-handed swing who spent his entire 20-year career with the Padres and was one of the game’s greatest hitters, died of cancer Monday. He was 54. Gwynn, a craftsman at the plate and winner of ...

Royals thrash  lowly Padres

May 8, 2014

Royals thrash lowly Padres

Kansas City Royals leadoff man Norichika Aoki kindled a three-run, first-inning rally and his team walloped the San Diego Padres 8-0 on Wednesday. Aoki, who went 3-for-6 with a stolen base and two runs, smashed the first pitch of the game, a 153-kph fastball ...

Padres beat Dodgers in U.S. curtain raiser

Mar 31, 2014

Padres beat Dodgers in U.S. curtain raiser

For one day at least, the moderate-payroll San Diego Padres are in first place in the NL West, ahead of the big-spending Los Angeles Dodgers. Seth Smith hit a towering drive for a tying homer leading off the eighth and Chris Denorfia singled home ...