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Ian Kennedy went unrewarded after blanking the Dodgers for eight innings on Saturday.

Kennedy has nine starts this season in which he's allowed one or no runs, but he has just seven wins total (six coming in those games, plus one more in which the Padres offense flexed its muscles in a 3-2 victory). The Padres have scored a total of 15 runs in his nine losses.
Jul 13 - 1:10 AM

Padres optioned RHP Jesse Hahn to Triple-A El Paso.

Hahn should return after the All-Star break. He was sent down so that the Padres could add an extra infielder for their final two games of the season's first half. Hahn is 5-2 with a 2.21 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 47 strikeouts in 40 2/3 innings (seven starts) this year for San Diego.
Jul 12 - 6:17 PM

Padres recalled INF Jace Peterson from Triple-A El Paso.

Peterson will give the Padres some needed infield depth. He has hit well this season at the Triple-A level, but that success has not translated to the major leagues.
Jul 12 - 6:12 PM

Jesse Hahn moved to 5-2 after limiting the Dodgers to one run and three hits in six innings Friday.

Hahn struck out six and walked four in his latest gem. Since returning to the majors on June 14, he's won five of his six starts, allowing just six earned runs over 37 innings. However, while Hahn figures to remain an asset in mixed leagues in the coming weeks, he's a prime candidate to be shut down for the season in early or mid-September. Prepare accordingly.
Jul 12 - 1:51 AM

Carlos Quentin doubled, singled and drove in three runs Friday against the Dodgers.

Quentin raised his average to .175 with the performance! He's still just 10-for-75 (.133) since the beginning of July, but if he can stay healthy for a while, he should begin to pick it up.
Jul 12 - 1:46 AM

Tommy Medica is not in the Padres starting lineup on Friday, and is unlikely to be available the remainder of the weekend due to continued rightness in his right groin.

The Padres remain hopeful that he'll avoid a trip to the disabled list, so they'll play with a short bench for the weekend series against the Dodgers. Medica is hitting .230/.275/.410 with four homers and 13 RBI in his 122 at-bats on the season.
Jul 11 - 8:40 PM

Chase Headley hit a solo homer off Clayton Kershaw in a 2-1 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday.

He finished 1-for-4. This was Headley's first homer since June 14. He's taken plenty of heat for a subpar season, but the veteran third baseman has shown signs recently of breaking out of his funk. He entered this game batting .371 with an .829 OPS this month.
Jul 11 - 1:00 AM

Odrisamer Despaigne tossed seven innings of two-run ball in a loss Thursday versus the Dodgers.

Despaigne struck out a career-high seven and walked zero but was stuck with his first big league loss anyway. The Cuban right-hander isn't overpowering, but he's begun his major league career with four consecutive quality starts. Despaigne, who should be owned in most formats as long as he's pitching well, is 2-1 with a 1.35 ERA and 0.98 WHIP.
Jul 11 - 12:47 AM

Tommy Medica left Thursday's game against the Dodgers with right groin tightness.

It's not clear how long he might be sidelined, but the Padres should provide more on Medica's status after the game. Rene Rivera replaced Medica at first base Thursday.
Jul 10 - 11:12 PM

Jedd Gyorko (plantar fasciitis) began running at the Padres' spring training complex Thursday.

It's the first time he's done so since landing on the disabled list and is obviously a big step as he works his way back from plantar fasciitis. Gyorko remains several weeks away from a return, but he's moving in the right direction.
Jul 10 - 8:28 PM

Eric Stults surrendered three earned runs over five innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Rockies.

Stults was fantastic in his previous start, throwing seven scoreless innings against the Giants. But, as usual, Coors Field proved to be a tough test. He did strike out five without issuing a walk and will try to get back in the win column next week against the Mets.
Jul 9 - 6:26 PM

Jedd Gyorko (plantar fasciitis) remains several weeks away from a return.

The good news is that Gyorko, according to Padres manager Bud Black, "had a good day" Tuesday as he resumed baseball activities at the team's spring training complex. The second baseman performed throwing exercises, took some swings and tested his injured left foot by running in a pool. "I want to know when he puts his spikes on and runs," said Black. "I've never seen anybody play baseball in a pool."
Jul 9 - 11:03 AM

Chase Headley has gone back to his natural "unorthodox" grip of the bat, which he last used during his breakout 2012 season.

Headley broke a bone in spring training of 2013, forcing him to go to a more conventional grip. "I struggled when I came back, so I went to a more conventional grip," he said. "I decided to try to stay with it. I gave it a fair number of at bats this year and didn’t feel like I was able to control the barrel like I have in the past." Headley has had two four-hit games over his last five contests, suggesting the grip change is working. It's hard to get too excited since he's still batting only .225/.301/.344 overall, but the change is certainly notable.
Jul 9 - 10:59 AM

Ian Kennedy allowed one run over seven innings and struck out nine to beat the Rockies in Coors Field on Monday night.

After a bumpy June, Kennedy has opened July 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA in two starts. Overall, he's struck out 125 batters in 116 1/3 innings this season. He should bring a nice return if the Padres opt to move him this month.
Jul 8 - 1:05 AM

Chase Headley went 4-for-5 with a two-run triple versus the Rockies on Monday.

Two four-hit games in four days have given Headley's batting average a nice boost, all of the way up to .229. Unfortunately, he still has just two extra-base hits and four RBI in his last 17 games. Trade suitors will want to see more power from him before parting with any top prospects.
Jul 8 - 1:00 AM


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