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Will Middlebrooks went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBI in Wednesday's 5-4 win against the Angels.

Middlebrooks' two-run round-tripper off Garrett Richards in the fourth inning gave the Padres a 3-2 lead in an eventual 5-4 triumph. He continues to be a frustrating asset in NL-only leagues, though the third baseman has performed better of late. Middlebrooks has exactly two hits in five of his last eight games. Of course, in the other three he had zero. He's slashing .226/.260/.397 with six homers.
May 28 - 1:11 AM

Andrew Cashner yielded three runs on eight hits across seven innings Wednesday in a 5-4 victory versus the Angels.

Cashner struck out six and walked one. The right-hander is pitching pretty well on the whole this season -- he has a 3.00 ERA and 1.27 WHIP through 10 starts -- but the win improves his record to a still unsightly 2-7 and the Padres are 2-8 in his starts. Between shoddy defense and an offense that no-shows his outings, Cashner would be forgiven for feeling persecuted. His prognosis will improve as his luck normalizes, as it did tonight (zero errors, five runs of support).
May 28 - 1:09 AM

Odrisamer Despaigne held the Angels scoreless over six innings of work but got a no-decision as the Padres won in 10 innings on Tuesday.

Despaigne scattered five hits -- all singles -- without issuing a walk and striking out five. The Angels only had a runner reach scoring position three times and they, obviously, failed each time. Despaigne's most recent two starts have been much better than his first two starts after rejoining the rotation in early May but he still carries a lackluster 5.23 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP and a 21/11 K/BB ratio in 41 1/3 innings. Despaigne matches up against the Pirates at home in his next start.
May 27 - 1:38 AM

Matt Kemp hit a bases-clearing double in the 10th inning to break a scoreless tie and send the Padres to a victory against the Angels on Tuesday.

Kemp made reliever Joe Smith pay for a single and two walks by clearing the bases with a double to left field. He scored not long after and finished the night 1-for-5. It marks his first multi-RBI game since April 29 as he has hit the skids offensively. Kemp is hitting .255/.291/.348 with only one home run and 25 RBI.
May 27 - 1:35 AM

Cory Luebke (elbow) is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Tuesday.

He recently began throwing live batting practice and is ready to take the next step. Working his way back from a second Tommy John surgery, Luebke is hoping to be an option for the Padres in the second half.
May 26 - 8:44 PM

Casey Kelly (elbow) will make his first start of the season for Double-A San Antonio on Thursday.

It will be just his fifth start since he had Tommy John surgery in 2013, as Kelly has battled elbow issues during his recovery. He's posted a 3.79 ERA over 14 relief appearances in the minors this season as the Padres attempt to ease him back into things. Injuries have posed a major roadblock for the former top prospect, but he's still just 25.
May 26 - 8:32 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said that Wil Myers has experienced "marked improvement" with his left wrist after he visited specialist Dr. Lorenzo Pacelli on Tuesday.

It's good to hear, although Myers has yet to resume swinging a bat and there's currently no timetable for him to do so. The outfielder hasn't played in two weeks because of tendinitis in his left wrist.
May 26 - 8:19 PM

Tyson Ross took a no-decision after allowing three runs (two earned) in six innings as the Padres lost 4-3 to the Angels on Monday.

Ross was fortunate to only allow the three runs as he gave up 10 hits in the outing along with a walk. The Angels also stole three bases off of him and catcher Derek Norris. Ross used seven strikeouts to limit runner advancement. The young right-hander has pitched well, but not at the level that led to an All-Star bid in 2014. He has a 3.84 ERA, a 1.50 WHIP, and a 69/30 K/BB ratio in 58 2/3 innings. Ross will face the Pirates at home in his next outing.
May 26 - 12:33 AM

Craig Kimbrel didn't take the loss, but allowed the Angels to walk off winners in the ninth inning on Monday.

Kevin Quackenbush allowed the Angels to put runners on the corners with one out, prompting manager Bud Black to bring in Kimbrel to put out the fire. Kimbrel struck out Erick Aybar, then intentionally walked Mike Trout to load the bases for Albert Pujols. Kimbrel broke Pujols' bat, but the grounder snuck into left field for a walk-off single. Kimbrel wasn't charged with the run or the loss, but entered the appearance having allowed runs in seven of his previous 11 outings and he carries a miserable 5.63 ERA with a 17/5 K/BB ratio in 10 innings while going 11-for-12 in save chances.
May 26 - 12:26 AM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) will throw a simulated game on Wednesday.

If that goes well, he should be cleared to begin a rehab assignment. Morrow has been on the shelf since early May with right shoulder inflammation but could be ready to rejoin the Padres' rotation in a couple weeks if all goes well.
May 25 - 7:44 PM

Josh Johnson (elbow) will be shut down from throwing due to a nerve issue in his neck.

Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Johnson has now had setbacks with his triceps and now his neck. The good news is that the nerve issue doesn't appear to be a big deal and he hopes to resume playing catch later this week. However, obviously he can't be counted on anytime soon.
May 25 - 7:32 PM

Wil Myers will undergo scans on Tuesday to check the healing of his left wrist.

Myers said Monday that he's feeling better, but the Padres want to see how his tendinitis is progressing before he's cleared to do anything. The outfielder hasn't played in two weeks and it doesn't sound like he's going to be back in the near future.
May 25 - 7:22 PM

Padres first base prospect Cody Decker belted a pair of homers Sunday in a win for Triple-A El Paso.

Decker finished with six RBI, padding his season total to 31. The 28-year-old is fourth in the Pacific Coast League in homers (10), sixth in RBI and seventh in slugging percentage (.581). Decker also posted two homers and six RBI May 8 in a win against Las Vegas. Sunday was Decker's 13th career multi-home run game. He's hitting .304 in May after batting just .229 in April.
Source: MILB.com
May 25 - 1:00 PM

Justin Upton had a monster game against the Dodgers on Sunday, hitting a first-inning grand slam, doubling and driving in six.

Upton had six RBI by the end of the second inning, clubbing a grand slam off Carlos Frias in the first inning, then smacking a two-run double in the second. These would be his only hits of the game, as he finished 2-for-4. Good on the Dodgers for closing that barn door after the horse was halfway to Mexico. The early MVP race in the National League is something to behold at the moment and Upton's certainly in the running with 12 homers, 35 RBI, 32 runs scored, nine steals and a .284/.343/.562 slash.
May 24 - 7:15 PM

James Shields pitched well in a win over the Dodgers on Sunday, striking out seven and allowing three runs over seven innings.

Shields was the benefactor of an early barrage of runs by his offensive mates. He was up 4-0 after the first inning, 8-0 after the second and 9-0 after the third. Suffice it to say, Big Game James did not end up the losing pitcher. The Dodgers finally managed some traction against Shields in the seventh inning, scoring on a double-play and a two-run homer by Alex Guerrero, but these were just cosmetic runs and had no actual bearing on the 11-3 final score. Shields now holds a 3.75 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and a shiny 82/17 K/BB ratio across 62 1/3 innings. He hasn't posted a 200-strikeout season since 2012, but that's definitely in play if he keeps fanning batters at his current rate. A home date with the Pirates is next on the schedule for Shields.
May 24 - 7:00 PM


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