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Gaslamp Ball Apr 22, 2015

Game 16 Preview: 04/22 Padres @ Rockies

Game 3 of 4 at Coors Field features a battle between the Padres' and Rockies' relative aces, James Shields and Kyle Kendrick. Continuing what's already been an exciting series in Colorado, the Padres and Rockies will send out their aces in game 3 of the four-game set tonight. Furthermore, San Diego will be looking to clinch the series with a win tonight and continue their journey to the top of the NL West. James Shields has been exactly what we expected going into the season. Entering his fourth start of the year, he boasts a 2-0 record and 2.84 ERA. He's gone six or more innings in each of...
Who's your Padre? Apr 17, 2015

Attacking Kris Bryant … soft, softer, softest

James Shields knows what he’s doing. Look at his resume. Look at the innings, the success. The guy keeps a big binder of pitch tendencies, what he’s done to who, when and how. He’s got the stuff and he has the brains, too. Derek Norris told me about the binder in Spring Training. That’s when […]
Gaslamp Ball Apr 17, 2015

Game 11 Preview: 04/17 Padres @ Cubs

The Padres open up the three-game series in Chicago at 11:20 am PT. Though James Shields has never pitched at Wrigley Field before, he might feel at least a little bit at home this afternoon when he makes the start in Chicago. He'll be facing his former Rays manager, Joe Maddon, who's in his first year with the Cubs, and pitching against his former Rays teammate, Jason Hammel. It's only been a couple of starts, but so far Shields has lived up to the expectations we had coming into the season. He's kept opponents to three runs on nine hits through 13 innings of work, while only walking three...

Kevin Haskin: Volquez learns the meaning of the KC cap in Royals debut

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – One reaction among those who follow the Royals would be to want to forget James Shields. Although the right-hander was the ace who doubled as the club’s workhorse the past two seasons, his struggles throughout the 2014 postseason hurt his legacy in Kansas City. Too bad, really. Shields’ acquisition in the controversial deal that sent Wil Myers to Tampa Bay was key to the Royals finding themselves as big-leaguers and believing they could compete as playoff darlings. read more
Gaslamp Ball Apr 7, 2015

Game 2 Preview: 04/07 Padres @ Dodgers

Yesterday we had a baseball game. And today we have a baseball game, too! Opening Day didn't go quite as planned, but it was still so wonderful watching our team play a game that matters yesterday, and it's wonderful to be able to do so again today. In game 1, the Padres went toe-to-toe with the reigning MVP and Cy Young Award Winner Clayton Kershaw, and they came up with three runs (all driven in by former Dodger Matt Kemp) to back their starter James Shields. Today they'll look to Tyson Ross to help lead them to victory as they face Zack Greinke... weather permitting. Ross had a...
Gaslamp Ball Apr 1, 2015

Spring Training Game Thread: 04/01 Padres @ White Sox

It's the second to last game of Spring Training and James Shields' final putting before the regular season. The team is on the road in Glendale today to take on Scott Carroll and the White Sox. Lineups: The Padres head to Glendale to face the White Sox today with Shields on the bump and this lineup: pic.twitter.com/m1KgETz2PZ — San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 1, 2015 How to watch/listen: No TV or traditional radio for these last two games in Arizona, but you can listen live via Gameday Audio on padres.com.
Gaslamp Ball Mar 31, 2015

SD 6, CIN 3: More scoreless outings, More home runs

At this point it's routine. Ian Kennedy put in his six scoreless innings, and there was plenty of hitting and scoring in the form of home runs. The number four starter spot at this point is locked in for Ian Kennedy. This spring training he hasn't been putting up big headlining numbers, but instead has been using this time to specifically develop his pitches. Today his offspeed-heavy performance allowed him to go the six-inning distance that James Shields, Tyson Ross, and Andrew Cashner have all pulled off. Kennedy's day saw seven strikeouts and only six damage-less hits, and the guy is...
DRaysBay Mar 30, 2015

Rays Season Preview: Alex Cobb

2014: 27 starts, 10-9, 166.1 innings pitched, 1.136 WHIP, 79 ERA-, 2.7 fWAR 2015 PECOTA Projections: 29 starts, 183 innings pitched, 3.46 ERA, 1.24 WHIP 2015 ZiPS Projections: 29 starts, 12-9, 178 innings pitched, 3.20 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 2.5 fWAR The announcement that Alex Cobb would start Opening Day against Baltimore on April 6 represented the beginning of a new era for the Rays pitching staff. Cobb was to become the first pitcher other than James Shields or David Price to start opening day since Scott Kazmir in 2007. With Shield's departure prior to the 2013 season, and Price's at last...
Gaslamp Ball Mar 30, 2015

SD 8, SEA 5: A Mullet a Matt and a Myers handle the M's

Cashner had a good outing, even comparison to Ross' 12-K start yesterday. Myers, Gyorko and Kemp all popped off on some Seattle batting practice. To kick off the last week of spring training, the Padres set Cashner on the mound. With James Shields already announced as the opening day starter, this puts Tyson Ross and Cash at projected 2 and 3 spots, respectively. To both work on and strut his stuff today, Cashner only allowed a lone run and four hits over six and a half innings. He also struck out six poor souls. On the offensive side of things, the swingin' Friars collected 14 hits for 8...
Gaslamp Ball Mar 29, 2015

James Shields named Padres' Opening Day Starter

There was little to no doubt who would toe the rubber in Los Angeles on Opening Day for the Padres, but yesterday morning it became official.  It's the Padres' most costly acquisition and best pitcher, James Shields.  If only it hadn't taken me a full 24 hours to realize it had happened.  I'm the worst blogger. Shields' seventh Opening Day start promises to be special one | padres.com "It doesn't matter how many times you pitch Opening Day, any time you get named Opening Day starter, it's definitely an honor," Shields said. "It's a great day in baseball." Your browser does not support...

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