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Gaslamp Ball May 20, 2016

Padres RF Matt Kemp eating downtown, C Christian Bethancourt starting in his place

Padres right fielder Matt Kemp was seen hanging out by radio hosts Scott & BR at the Union Kitchen & Tap eating french fries at 3pm today. One of the Mighty 1090 sales guys went to ask Kemp if he wanted to be on the show and he said "No" x 7 and went back to eating his fries. Someone told Scott that Kemp was waiting to talk to his agent. The guys wondered if there were any rumors that Kemp might be part of a transaction now that the season is all but over with the Padres in last place and 17-25. After all it's somewhat strange for a player to be out and about on a game day, even if it's...
Gaslamp Ball May 20, 2016

Padres Preview: 05/20 Christian Friedrich looks to impress against Dodgers

The Padres failed to win one against the division-leading Giants over the past three days, and tonight they'll start a series against another tough rival. The Dodgers come to town for the second time this season, hoping to continue their dominance at Petco Park. The Padres, meanwhile will just try to get back in the win column and possibly climb out of the NL West cellar this series. Tonight's series opener will pit Christian Friedrich against Scott Kazmir. Friedrich is making his second start for the Padres, and it could be his last for the time being, with Andrew Cashner expected to...
Gaslamp Ball May 20, 2016

Padres Organizational Depth Chart: First Base

Wil Myers is a strong leader of a weak class. Last week I ran through the catchers in the Padres system, which is currently a position that has some promising depth. The next stop around the diamond is first base. As you'll see, the Padres organizational depth at the "other" hot corner is actually pretty shallow. MLB Wil Myers: Traded from Tampa Bay in a three-team deal along with Ryan Hannigan, Gerardo Reyes, and Jose Castillo for Rene Rivera, Burch Smith, Jake Bauers, Joe Ross, and Trea Turner in the 2014/2015 offseason. The former Rookie of the Year has shown glimpses of the talent...
Gaslamp Ball May 7, 2016

Padres 2, Mets 0: Jon Jay hammers Thor

Last year, the Mets rookie starter Noah Syndergaard earned the nickname Thor, but tonight Jon Jay made him look a little more like Thunderstrike. Jay went 3-for-4 with a run and RBI in a performance that was key to the Padres' first shutout victory of the season. And Syndergaard wasn't the only Met whose hammer was on the fritz tonight. The New York bats managed only three hits against Friar pitching while striking out nine times. Jay led off the game with a double to left. A ground out put him on third, and then Matt Kemp hit a sacrifice fly to generate the only lead the team would need....
Gaslamp Ball May 3, 2016

Sorting Out A Crowded Padres Outfield

A Six-Man Outfield Can't Stand, Man! You might have noticed an interesting roster move yesterday. The Padres gave Alex Dickerson a call-up from Triple-A. He joins veterans Matt Kemp, Jon Jay, and Melvin Upton as well as relative youngsters Travis Jankowski and Jabari Blash to form a six-man group of outfielders on the Padres' 25-man active roster. Add Wil Myers and Brett Wallace to the picture, and it really gets confusing. Unless Andy Green intends to play four outfielders at a time, it's hard to see where each of these players fit. I'm going to try to make some sense from this...

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