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Tampa Tribune Aug 26, 2015

Rays Notes: Arencibia happy to return to big leagues

ST. PETERSBURG -- C/1B J.P. Arencibia homered on the first pitch he saw as a big leaguer, a two-run shot off former Ray James Shields on Aug. 7, 2010, in Toronto. He homered again that day as part of a 4-for-5, three-RBI, three-run day. "I think I set the bar too high,"
Gaslamp Ball Aug 25, 2015

Game 125 preview: 08/25 Padres at Nationals

Lately the Padres have been playing the way we expected or at least hoped they would all season. They've won four series in a row, five of their last six games, and seven of their last nine; that goes down as good times in my book. They look to extend their hot streak this afternoon in this nation's capital against the Walgreens' company softball team. Ace of the staff James Shields will lead the Friars against the artists formerly known as the Expos in search of his tenth win. He has a 3.74 ERA to show for his 158.2 innings of work so far, right in line with his career mark of 3.72. His...
Gaslamp Ball Aug 18, 2015

Game 120 Preview: 08/18 Padres vs. Braves

Last night's victory has the Padres looking to clinch another series. Tonight in game 2 they'll send their ace James Shields to the hill against a familiar face in rookie Matt Wisler. Shields is coming off one of his worst outings of the season. He gave up five runs on six hits and four walks through 6 1/3 innings of work against the Reds. The fifth Cincy run, which ended up being the difference in the game, came home on a balk by Shields, which he attributed to miscommunication. But he followed the error by retiring ten straight batters. Shields got a no-decision at Turner Field in June....
Gaslamp Ball Aug 12, 2015

Reds 7, Padres 3: No sweep for Shields

The Padres, presumably under ownership's orders to make brown look bad, lost yet another Wayback Wednesday game today, and it was uglier than any fashion that came out of the '80s. After giving up three runs in the first, James Shields was given a gift by Second Half Matt Kemp, which he blew by balking in the game-winning run in the third. It's not entirely fair to pin the loss solely on Shields, since the offense came up silent after the first and the bullpen let the Reds pile on, but the fact is that the team's number one starter got sloppy and gave his opponents a free run. Of course,...
Gaslamp Ball Aug 12, 2015

Game 115 Preview: 08/12 Padres vs. Reds

After clinching the series last night behind rookie Colin Rea, the Padres turn to veteran and staff ace, James Shields, to help them secure a sweep. The Padres locked up the series last night with an 11-6 win over the Reds, a nice welcome gift for Colin Rea in his MLB debut. Today it'll be veteran James Shields on the hill to close out the three-game set and hopefully get some of that run support too. Shields didn't pitch in the last series between these two teams, and he only has one prior career appearance against the Reds. He took the loss in that start after going seven innings and...
Friars on Base Aug 10, 2015

Padres News: James Shields Clears Waivers

Leading up to the Trade Deadline, Padre fans were set up to expect anything. Names like Justin Upton, Craig Kimbrel, and James Shields were said to be on the trading block. Shields has reportedly cleared waivers and can now be traded freely to any team, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.  Upon being signed, James Shields […] Padres News: James Shields Clears Waivers - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town Aug 10, 2015

Is James Shields a fit for the Minnesota Twins?

San Diego's ace has cleared waivers. Let's talk about that for a minute. Leading up to the trade deadline this year, the Twins and the Padres were tied to one another for at least two or three weeks. We noted the league's interest in Joaquin Benoit, and Minnesota was consistently one of the clubs listed as a destination for the 38-year old right-hander. But this morning's topic of discussion isn't about San Diego's bullpen. On Wednesday it was noted that the Padres had placed both Matt Kemp and James Shields on waivers. All things considered that isn't a surprise, and it's also worth...
Padres Public Aug 8, 2015

While You Were Drinking 2015 – PHI vs SD (Game 110)

Sometimes, things get a little fuzzy after a night at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (52-58) lost to the Phillies (43-67) last night, 4-3 in 12 innings, in front of 31,344 fans, as San Diego kicked off a 6-game home stand by losing their fourth in a row.  James Shields threw 6 2/3 innings, striking out 8, but could not hold the 3-0 lead his teammates gave him via an RBI single by Derek Norris and a 2-run triple by Justin Upton.  Philadelphia starter Aaron Nola went 6 ... Read the full post
Gaslamp Ball Aug 8, 2015

Phillies 4, Padres 3: Shields can't stop the long ball

Once again, James Shields was brought down by his unfortunate penchant of giving up home runs. Now it's true that most of the long balls Shields has given up have been solo shots, and that held true tonight, but it's no good when you give up three of them. The game started out well, at least. In the bottom of the second, Justin Upton took one for the team. Then he stole second, and went to third when Yonder Alonso grounded out. A Derek Norris single brought him home. Upton made a couple more runs happen in the third. Alexi Amarista and Yangervis Solarte put up a pair of back to back...
Gaslamp Ball Aug 7, 2015

Game 110 Preview: 08/07 Padres vs. Phillies

The Padres are coming off an initially exciting, but ultimately disappointing, ten-game road trip which they split 5-5. Tonight they're back in San Diego to kick off a three-game series against the Phillies. It'll be the Padres ace, James Shields, on the hill for the opener at Petco Park. Shields is seeking his first win since July 17th, though he hasn't pitched poorly in his three starts since then. During that winless stretch, he kept opponents to five total runs through 18 innings of work. The right-hander is 2-0 in three starts all-time against the Phillies, though he gave up a combined...

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