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Gaslamp Ball May 20, 2015

Game 41 Preview: 05/20 Padres vs. Cubs

It wasn't easy, but the Padres opened up their home series against the Cubs with a 4-3 win last night behind a great pitching performance from James Shields and some timely hitting while capitalizing on errors. Hopefully Tyson Ross can help them go 2-for-2 in the series as he takes the mound for the middle game of the three-game set. This will by Ross' fourth game (third start) against the Cubs. He most recently faced them during the road series at Wrigley last month, when he went 5 2/3 innings and allowed three runs, getting tagged with a no-decision. Ross has been mostly solid in the...
Gaslamp Ball May 19, 2015

Game 40 Preview: 05/19 Padres vs. Cubs

James Shields looks to get the Padres back to .500 as he opens up the series at home against the Cubs. A few weeks ago the Padres took two of three against the Cubs in Chicago. The two teams meet again for another three-game series in San Diego, and tonight's series opener will pit James Shields against Jason Hammel once again. Shields is undefeated in his first eight games, becoming the first Padres pitcher to open their season with a 5-0 record since Justin Germano in 2007. He threw at least six innings in seven of his eight starts. However, it hasn't been a smooth ride lately for the...
Friars on Base May 16, 2015

Padres News: James Shields Getting It Done

There is something to be said about simply knowing how to win. James Shields knows that feeling. When the Padres signed him to a Padres free agency record $75M contract over the winter, they were counting on him bringing that mentality to San Diego. He has delivered. In an article for USA Today by legendary […] Padres News: James Shields Getting It Done - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball May 14, 2015

SD 4, SEA 2: Shields, Middlebrooks, bullpen get the job done

Today's game wasn't a dumpster fire. In fact, it was a pleasant victory. After a harsh beatdown last night that highlighted some holes in the San Diego Padres sails, it was crucial that the team bounce back and salvage the 2-game series with a split. Tonight, it was up to James Shields to be our hero, and a recently-lazy lineup to start popping off. Both roles were on point, and the Padres pushed themselves above .500 and one game closer to the Doyers with their loss to the Marlins. Game Preview: 05/13 Padres @ Mariners Coming into the game, the Padres had taken the league lead...
Gaslamp Ball May 13, 2015

Game 35 Preview: 05/13 Padres @ Mariners

After getting dominated in the series opener last night, the Padres hope to end the road trip on a good note by splitting the two-game set against the Mariners. The Padres list a rough one last night in the opening game of the 2015 regular season Vedder Cup. Tonight they'll turn to James Shields to get them above the. 500 mark and leave Seattle with a series split. Shields will also be looking to keep his undefeated streak intact as he makes his eighth start of the season. For him, and the rest of the Padres pitching corps, the long ball has been an issue lately. San Diego leads the majors...
U.S.S. Mariner May 13, 2015

Game 33, Padres at Mariners

Taijuan Walker vs. James Shields, 7:10pm After tieing a club record with six HRs yesterday against a HR-challenged Padre Starter (and their HR-challenged bullpen), the M’s face a guy who’s having even more trouble with the long ball this year. James Shields has yielded seven HRs in his last two starts. His season total of This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and not, for instance, spam blogs.Game 33, Padres at Mariners
Gaslamp Ball May 8, 2015

Game 31 Preview: 05/08 Padres @ Diamondbacks

Last night the Padres found themselves on the wrong end of a shutout/blowout, dropping the series opener at Chase Field by a score of 11-0. The Padres will try to even up the series tonight at 6:40 pm PT. Last night's loss brought them to 15-15 on the season, and hopefully they can get back over that .500 mark and stay there. If anyone can get these guys back on track, it's staff ace James Shields, who takes the hill this evening in game 2 of the series. This will be just his third career start against the Diamondbacks, and second at Chase Field. But his first in Arizona was one to forget....
Gaslamp Ball May 3, 2015

Padres 8, Rockies 6: Sunday Sweep Day

It was another Sunday Run Day at Petco Park, and the Padres came out of the slugfest with their first sweep of the season. Justin Upton led the field today, going 3-4 with a homer and two doubles. He was joined in the dinger club by Derek Norris and Jedd Gyorko (yes, you're reading that right). The game started off in the worst way possible, with James Shields giving up a solo shot to Rockies leadoff man Charlie Blackmon. After allowing a single to Corey Dickerson, Shields settled down to strike out the side. In the bottom half of the inning, Kyle Kendrick got the first two outs without...

Rockies' Morneau sits vs. Padres' Shields despite .320 average

Walt Weiss knows first baseman Justin Morneau has hit Padres ace James Shields well -- a .320 average, with four home runs. Still, Weiss sat Morneau on Sunday against the Padres.
Gaslamp Ball May 3, 2015

Game 26 Preview: 05/03 Padres vs. Rockies

The Padres really needed a win coming into this three-game set at home against the Rockies. Well, they've got two so far to clinch the series and get back over .500 on the season, and today they go for the sweep to close out the homestand. They'll turn to James Shields in the finale. The ace has pitched a quality start in each of his five appearances this season, winning both of his decisions while posting a 2.90 ERA. In four career starts against Colorado, Shields is 2-1 with a 3.96 ERA. That includes a six-inning showing last month at Coors Field, where he gave up three runs on six hits....
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...

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