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Game 129 Preview: 08/29 Padres @ Phillies

San Diego looks to bounce back after last night's loss. The Padres dropped their second straight series opener last night as veteran righty Ian Kennedy went 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball. The entirety of San Diego's offensive output was a solo home run by Justin Upton. Hopefully they can put together more runs for their rookie Colin Rea tonight and even up the series in Philadelphia. Rea makes his fourth career start this evening, following the worst of his previous three outings. He only lasted four innings against the Cardinals his last time out, giving up five runs (four earned) on five...
Friars on Base Aug 16, 2015

Padres News: Padres Rally to Win in 9th Despite Dugout Accident

The San Diego Padres came from behind twice to win 7-5 Saturday night in Colorado. Kevin Quackenbush pitched two innings of relief to get the win after a short 5 inning start from Andrew Cashner. The game was marred though by a strange incident in which Justin Upton appeared to hang onto his helmet too […] Padres News: Padres Rally to Win in 9th Despite Dugout Accident - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Aug 15, 2015

Justin Upton throws helmet in dugout, hits Yonder Alonso in head

Sometimes when players get mad they throw things just to show everyone how made they are.  That's what Justin Upton did after he was picked off at first base.  Yonder Alonso was the one paid the price when Upton's helmet bounced off the ground and ricocheted off the wall to hit him in the forehead.  Alonso was pissed and was removed from the game by trainers. Yonder Alonso hit by Justin Upton's helmet | MLB.com Upton, who was caught in a rundown for an out in the top of the inning, appeared to have thrown his helmet to the ground after returning to the dugout and it hit Alonso, who was...
Padres Public Aug 14, 2015

Five Facts: August 14, 2015

I was so busy researching stuff this week that I forgot to read things, so you’re getting facts today instead of links. It’s the same, only different. Justin Upton Has Forgotten How to Hit Lefties Upton is having a strange season. Beyond the fact that his home/road splits are all wrong (951 OPS, 15 homers at home; 626 OPS, five homers on the road), he’s getting destroyed by southpaws. This hasn’t happened to him in the past: Year PA BA OBP SLG HR BB K 2013 164 .268 .427 .567 10 36 36 2014 139 .286 .384 .597 11 19 42 2015 85 .177 .226 .266 2 5 28 Small sample or...
Gaslamp Ball Aug 12, 2015

Who was the Series MVP for the Padres Against the Reds?

Vote for the Series MVP for the Padres THE PADRES WON A SERIES. Too bad it ended with a bad dessert. But the appetizer and the entree were delicious. A nice little quesadilla for us to split within the group. People saying "Trust me, it'll taste good" so you start chewing and nothing's happening then BOOM. Your teeth break open the flavor surprise that was waiting inside and your eyes widen. Stunned that it looked so bland on the plate sitting there then to your surprise, it was AMAZING. Like a Justin Upton homer to take the lead. That kind of amazing. You're like, "Man, I hope the entree...

Friar talk: Justin Upton's Petco HR binge

Left fielder figures to cash in as free agent after taming Padres' pitcher's park.
Columbus Dispatch Aug 11, 2015

Padres 2, Reds 1: Anemic offense sinks Reds again

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};SAN DIEGO — Justin Upton hit a two-run homer and the San Diego Padres edged the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 on Monday night to snap a six-game losing streak.
Redleg Nation Aug 11, 2015

Reds drop first game in San Diego despite Jay Bruce’s 200th career HR

David Holmberg didn’t allow a hit until the fourth inning. Then out of the nowhere, the no-hitter, and the 1-0 lead were gone. Justin Upton smoked a 2-2 pitch for a home run to right-center, and the Padres took a 2-1 lead. Holmberg did give the Reds his best performance of his young career, as …
Gaslamp Ball Aug 10, 2015

Justin Upton Was Series MVP Against the Philadelphia Phillies

Justin Upton was the Series MVP. This was a bad series. Worse than the last one. Yangervis Solarte was the Series MVP in Milwaukee with 59% of the vote. If you read the title, you can see he won't be this time. Batters Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Total Alonso 2 0 0 2 Amarista 2 X 3 5 Barmes X 0 X 0 Dickerson 2 X X 2 Gyorko -2 4 3 5 Hedges X X X 0 Kemp -1 4 -2 1 Norris 5 0 -2 3 Solarte 7 3 2 12 J. Upton 13 1 11 25 M. Upton Jr. -6 -2 -2 -10 Venable X X 9 9 Wallace 0 X -2 -2 Shields -4 X X -4 Ross X 2 X 2 Cashner X X 2 2 Starters Game 1 Game...
Newark Star-Ledger Aug 10, 2015

MLB trade rumors: What would Mets have had to give up to get Padres' Justin Upton?

The Padres are now closer to the basement in the National League West than the top.
Athletics Nation Aug 9, 2015

Why Ryan Braun Could Be A Shrewd Off-Season Trade Target

FIrst off, credit goes to the always thought-provoking Taj Adib for his fanpost suggesting a Braun-y picker upper. While I think the trade proposal itself is not realistic I actually think the target is right on. It's tempting to look at a pretty deep class of free agent outfielders and hope the A's can nab one of them. Jason Heyward and Justin Upton may be off limits, but from Gerardo Parra, Dexter Fowler on down to Will Venable and Austin Jackson, there are multiple intriguing options. However, on the free agent market you are going to overpay and you are likely to lose out once you zero...
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...
MetsBlog Aug 7, 2015

Mets offered Fulmer for Upton before getting Cespedes

In late July, the Mets offered RHP prospect Michael Fulmer to the Padres for Justin Upton, according to Peter Gammons (Aug. 7, 2015). The Padres were not interested, explains Gammons, so the Mets traded Fulmer and Luis …
Gaslamp Ball Aug 2, 2015

Who was the Series MVP for the Padres against the Marlins?

Determine who should be the most recent Series MVP for the Padres. This is nice. Starting to like writing these Series MVP posts when the Padres win the series. Even better when IT'S THE THIRD STRAIGHT SERIES WIN. And now they've won 5 out of their last 6 series'. They were supposed to be sellers! In the last series, I didn't even give you a chance to pick a player because JUSTIN UPTON HIT A GAME WINNING 3 RUN HOMER IN THE 9TH and that's what was most important. Batters Game 1 Game 2 Game...
Plain Dealer Jul 31, 2015

MLB trade deadline: Follow the latest news and rumors on Carlos Carrasco, Justin Upton and more

Keep track of the latest news and rumors ahead of Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline.

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