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Melvin Upton crushed two home runs to lead the Padres to a 13-4 whipping of the Reds on Friday.

He finished the day 3-for-5 with four RBI and scored two runs. He now has 11 home runs on the season. Upton was one of the worst hitters in the league his two years in Atlanta but has been pretty good since moving to San Diego last year. His owners could benefit from a 20 homer, 30 steal season from Upton if he continues his current pace. He has stolen 16 bases this year and has stolen 40 or more three times in his career -- most recently in 2010 however.
Jun 25 - 12:01 AM

Colin Rea gave up four runs (one earned) in five innings in a win over the Reds on Friday.

He struck out seven and walked four while giving up three hits. The Padres gave Rea plenty of run support to raise his record to 4-3 with a 4.81 ERA on the season. He lines up for an interleague game against the Yankees in New York next Friday.
Jun 24 - 11:53 PM

Wil Myers went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI on Friday night versus the Reds.

The home run was his 17th. He has a .289 batting average to go with 49 runs, 50 RBI and 10 stolen bases. After three injury-plagued seasons, the 25-year-old Myers is finally turning into the fantasy stud we all expected when he was a prospect. He may surpass his career high of 335 at-bats before the All Star break.
Jun 24 - 11:49 PM

Padres sent C Hector Sanchez outright to Triple-A El Paso.

Sanchez cleared waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this month. He'll stick around as catching depth in the minors.
Jun 24 - 9:35 PM

Andrew Cashner (neck) threw a side session Friday afternoon.

Cashner, who is making his way back from a neck strain, threw 25 pitches before taking a break and returning for a few more pitches. The next step is expected to be a minor league rehab start. He's tentatively scheduled to pitch with High-A Lake Elsinore on June 28.
Jun 24 - 6:20 PM

Tyson Ross (shoulder) threw 35 pitches in a bullpen session on Thursday.

Ross mixed in some sliders during the session and will likely throw again on the side before progressing to batting practice. He's making progress, but his return isn't expected until after the All-Star break.
Jun 24 - 6:13 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Jon Jay (wrist, forearm) is out of the Padres' lineup again Friday versus the Reds.

Jay was hit by a pitch last Sunday and is still dealing with some swelling. He will see a hand specialist upon returning to San Diego next week and the Padres haven't ruled out a potential stint on the disabled list.
Jun 24 - 6:09 PM

Derek Norris hit a three-run home run, and the Padres bested the Reds 7-4 on Thursday.

The Padres were trailing 4-3 when Norris connected on a JC Ramirez pitch for the three-run bomb in the sixth inning. The homer was his second in as many games and his third in his last five contests, giving him 10 home runs and 25 RBI on the year. The power is nice, but Norris' on-base skills have disappeared completely this year en route to a paltry .215/.266/.402 line overall.
Jun 24 - 12:02 AM

Fernando Rodney struck out two Reds batters in a scoreless ninth inning Thursday to earn his 16th save.

Rodney issued a free pass in the inning but it didn't amount to anything more for the Reds. The 39-year-old has been nothing short of brilliant in his first year with the Padres, having allowed just one earned run, a 0.33 ERA, while striking out 31 over 27 2/3 innings of work. With the Padres going nowhere fast, Rodney is one of the most likely players to have a new home after the July 31 trade deadline.
Jun 23 - 11:55 PM

Melvin Upton went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored Thursday against the Reds.

The stolen base was the 16th in 20 tries for Upton this season. He's now got six multi-hit games in his last 10 contests, batting .375 with two homers, five RBI and nine runs scored in that stretch. The 31-year-old is experiencing a mini career resurgence with the Padres this year, batting .257/.308/.404 with those 16 steals and nine homers overall.
Jun 23 - 11:52 PM

Christian Friedrich allowed four runs over five innings in a win over the Reds on Thursday.

The Reds put together a four-run third inning, but Friedrich was able to keep them off the scoreboard otherwise. The southpaw gave up six hits and walked four while striking out just two in the start. Friedrich, a former Rockies first-rounder, has a 3.60 ERA and 1.56 WHIP through eight starts this year, and he's now 4-2 overall. He will have a tough assignment Wednesday when the Orioles are in town for an interleague contest.
Jun 23 - 11:24 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Jon Jay (forearm) is out again Thursday.

Jay hasn't appeared in a game for the Padres since suffering a bruised right forearm last Sunday. He's still considered day-to-day. Travis Jankowski will bat leadoff and start in center field Thursday versus the Reds.
Jun 23 - 3:29 PM

Erik Johnson surrendered six earned runs in four innings while giving up nine hits, including two home runs, as his record fell to 0-3 in an inter-league loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.

When you come into a game with a 7.66 ERA it is hard to make it even worse, but Johnson did exactly that. He now has a terrible 8.54 ERA and 1.90 WHIP after five starts. He has given up an unbelievable 12 home runs in only 26 1/3 innings. Johnson recently came to the Padres in the James Shields deal. Both Johnson and Shields have been shelled mercilessly since the trade.
Jun 22 - 11:08 PM

Matt Kemp finished 2-for-4 with two RBI in the Padres' loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.

Kemp hits much better versus left-handed pitchers, but today he did some damage against a righty. He delivered RBI-singles in the first and fifth innings to account for all the Padres' runs tonight. Kemp is no longer the superstar he once was, but he still hits for power. His 51 RBI rank in the top 10 in the majors. After playing his entire career in pitchers' parks there is a chance he could be traded to a better place for hitters if the Padres become sellers later this summer.
Jun 22 - 10:49 PM

Matt Kemp went 4-for-6 with a pair of doubles and two RBI on Tuesday, leading the Padres to a 10-7 victory over the Orioles.

Kemp got the scoring started in a wild ballgame with an RBI single in the first inning. He also provided the final punch for the Padres with a run-scoring knock in the ninth. With his four-hit attack, Kemp is now hitting .265/.281/.481 with 15 homers and 49 RBI on the season, though he has yet to even attempt a stolen base.
Jun 22 - 1:13 AM


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