10:07 PM EDT, Mon May 30, 2016

SportsNet Central: Hayes talks White Sox, Shields rumors

White Sox Insider Dan Hayes joins SportsNet Central to discuss the teams struggles as well as the teams pursuit of starting pitcher James Shields.
Gaslamp Ball May 28, 2016

Padres trade rumor: White Sox showing serious interest in James Shields

The American League Central Division-leading Chicago White Sox are currently in talks with the Padres in an attempt to acquire workhorse starter James Shields. The veteran right-hander is in the second year of a four-year contract worth $75 million, and it makes less than good sense for a team whose best case scenario is a fourth-place finish to keep that salary obligation aboard, especially when the player in question has the right to opt-out after this season. In addition to getting at least a good bit of the money due to Shields off the books, and having one less competent starter to get...
Gaslamp Ball May 25, 2016

Padres Preview: 5/25 James Shields up against former Padre Jake Peavy and the Giants

James Shields faces off against Jake Peavy in the series finale at San Francisco. After yet another loss to the Giants, the Padres will look to seize their best opportunity for a win against a familiar face in Jake Peavy, former Padre and now Giants pitcher. To say that Jake Peavy is not doing well is an understatement. Even though both James Shields (2-6) and Jake Peavy (1-5) have very similar records this season, Peavey's ERA (8.21) is much more telling of his performance as of late. His ERA over his last five starts (9.58) is even worse, and he has allowed at least five runs in four of...
Gaslamp Ball May 19, 2016

Padres Preview: 05/19 Padres turn to James Shields to salvage a win against Giants

The Padres will try to avoid the sweep in their first home series against the Giants. The Padres were defeated yet again last night, conceding the series to the visiting Giants. Tonight they'll have one last chance to salvage a win and avoid a sweep with James Shields going opposite Jeff Samardzija on the mound. It's taken eight starts for Shields to get just two wins this season. In his latest, he went seven scoreless innings, collecting nine strikeouts, on the road against the Milwaukee Brewers. That win brought him to 2-5 on the season and lowered his ERA to 3.12. While Shields hasn't...
Gaslamp Ball May 13, 2016

Shields dominates and Upton Jr. elevates

Another shutout, 3-0 against the Brewers, gives the Friars three straight wins. It's easy to win when you're dishing out shutout performances and putting up runs. For the Padres, the past two games have been just that: lights out pitching and lights on hitting. The Padres will return home after this series with Milwaukee, and they started things right today. Things stayed hot for the Pads after their double-header sweep of the Chicago Cubs. Tonight, James Shields mirrored Drew Pomeranz' no-run effort with one of his own. James went 7 full innings, gave up 7 hits, but was knocking out...
Gaslamp Ball May 12, 2016

Padres Preview: 05/12 James Shields will open up four-game series against Brewers

The Padres look for their third win in two days as they take on the brewers. We're still riding the high from the Padres' doubleheader sweep and series win over the MLB-leading Cubs, but the team is preparing for their next challenge. Tonight they begin a four-game set against the Milwaukee Brewers, who haven't been the toughest team to beat but have had about the same amount of success as the Padres this season. James Shields will get the ball for tonight's series opener, hoping to improve on a 1-5 record and 3.60 ERA on the season. In his most recent start, he went six innings and allowed...
Gaslamp Ball May 12, 2016

Padres Minor Roster Moves Roundup

Pitchers and Catchers Do the Hokey-Pokey! The first half of May has been an active month on the Padres' transaction front. While all of the moves could be considered "minor", they all have fringe impacts on the organization. Here's a rundown to keep you up to date. Lefty reliever Michael Kirkman was DFA'd on May 2nd and claimed by the Brewers on the 5th. He made one appearance for the Padres after Andrew Cashner stumbled out of the gate, giving up four runs in 1.1 inning pitched to compliment the six that Cashner gave up to the Giants. Maybe he'll be in one of Joe Lanek's columns about...
Gaslamp Ball May 7, 2016

Padres Preview: 05/07 James Shields takes the mound in game 3 against the Mets

The Padres could clinch their third straight series win tonight in game 3 of 4 against the visiting Mets. After a couple of really encouraging performances in a row, the team looks to keep the momentum on their side as they send James Shields to the mound. The veteran right-hander is coming off his first win of the season and looking to make it two in a row. His last time out he kept the Rockies to just one run despite nine hits in six innings of work. This evening's matchup will be his fourth career start against the Mets. In his previous four, he went 2-1 with a 2.57 ERA and 0.857...
Friars on Base May 3, 2016

James Shields Finally Gets Padres Run Support

James Shields insisted that he would just keep doing his part and not blaming the offense for the first 0-4 start in his career. While he didn’t need to provide his own offense ala Clayton Kershaw on Sunday for the Dodgers, the Padres provided two runs in the first inning that ended up being all […] James Shields Finally Gets Padres Run Support - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball May 3, 2016

Padres 2, Rockies 1: Shields finally gets a win

It only took him a month. After a long, difficult April, James Shields no longer has a goose egg in his W column. He still didn't get much run support tonight, but a two spot in the first inning gave him all he needed. A sharp defense and a lockdown bullpen cemented the win to open the series. The top of the lineup started the night in brilliant fashion. Jon Jay and Wil Myers singled back to back. Matt Kemp got his mojo working and followed up with a two-RBI double. Rockies starter Jon Gray shut them down for the next five innings, but it was too late for him. Former Friar Nick Hundley...

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