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Burch Smith will pitch in the Arizona Fall League.

Smith has been limited to just five innings in the minors this season due to a flexor muscle strain in forearm, so the Padres want him to get some extra work going in 2015. The 23-year-old had an ugly 6.44 ERA and 46/21 K/BB ratio in 36 1/3 innings during his first taste of the majors in 2013.
Sep 23 - 2:51 PM

Kevin Quackenbush pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his sixth save of the season on Monday against the Rockies.

Since taking over closing duties from an injured Joaquin Benoit on August 20, Quackenbush has posted a 3.21 ERA across 14 innings. On the year, he's 6-for-7 in save situations with a 2.58 ERA, 1.09 ERA and 55/18 K/BB rate over 52 1/3 innings.
Sep 23 - 1:07 AM

Eric Stults shut out the Rockies over 6 1/3 innings, scattering seven hits, in Monday's 1-0 triumph.

Stults struck out five and walked one. In so doing, the left-hander managed to stay tied with Philadelphia's A.J. Burnett for the most losses in the majors (8-17). That isn't to say he's pitching poorly. On the contrary, Stults, who was 3-13 with a 5.22 on July 27, has gone 5-4 with a 2.90 ERA in his 10 starts since. Stults' final assignment of the season takes place in San Francisco on Saturday.
Sep 23 - 1:00 AM

The Padres are unsure whether Odrisamer Despaigne (lat) will be able to make his final start of the season.

Despaigne is nursing a sore right lat. He's responded well to treatment and will play catch Monday, but the Pads might ultimately decide not to push him. Despaigne holds a 3.36 ERA over 16 starts with San Diego.
Sep 22 - 7:02 PM

Joe Wieland will start on Wednesday against the Rockies in place of the injured Tyson Ross (forearm).

Wieland finally made it back this month after a pair of elbow surgeries but has struggled with a six runs and 13 hits allowed over six frames. His pitch count will be limited and he's not someone to consider in fantasy leagues.
Sep 22 - 6:47 PM

Tyson Ross will be shut down for the season after being diagnosed with a slight strain of flexor muscles in right forearm.

The Padres' doctors aren't overly concerned about the injury, but there's obviously no reason for them to allow Ross to make another start. A first-time All-Star in 2014, Ross' season ends with a 2.81 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 195/72 K/BB ratio over 195 2/3 innings. Joe Wieland will start for the Padres on Wednesday versus the Rockies.
Sep 22 - 6:45 PM

Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) tossed a perfect inning Sunday in his first appearance since August 26.

Benoit missed close to a month with a right shoulder injury. He struck out two of the three batters he faced Sunday in his return to action and could rack up another save or two before the 2014 regular season comes to a close. Benoit owns a stellar 1.55 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, and 62/14 K/BB ratio in 52 1/3 innings this season.
Sep 22 - 8:30 AM

Yasmani Grandal doubled and had three RBI as the Padres bested the Giants 8-2 on Sunday.

Grandal brought home a run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning before belting a two-run double in the seventh. Grandal has now doubled in three straight contests and has scored a run in four straight games. The catcher, who has filled in at first base in Yonder Alonso's absence, is batting a paltry .219/.316/.388 overall this year.
Sep 21 - 10:35 PM

Rene Rivera went 2-for-4 with two RBI in a win over the Giants on Sunday.

Rivera had an RBI groundout in the sixth inning, adding a run-scoring single in the seventh as well. Rivera has four RBI over his last two games, giving him 40 RBI on the year. He's moved into an everyday role with Yasmani Grandal manning first base, and Rivera is hitting .252/.319/.431 on the season.
Sep 21 - 10:26 PM

Will Venable went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Venable singled and scored in the sixth and seventh innings. The hits were as many as he'd had over his previous 21 at-bats as he's struggled for the majority of the year. Venable owns a .220/.285/.318 line in a season he'd surely like to be over.
Sep 21 - 10:21 PM

Ian Kennedy limited the Giants to two runs over 6 2/3 innings to earn the win Sunday.

Kennedy yielded just five hits and a walk, with a two-run home run the only damage against him. Kennedy also struck out five in the outing. Kennedy has won two straight, improving to 12-13 while lowering his ERA to 3.76, and he'll have one more shot to improve on those numbers this season. That opportunity will come Friday in a rematch with the same Giants in San Francisco.
Sep 21 - 10:09 PM

Tyson Ross will miss another start after feeling continued soreness in his lower forearm while playing catch Friday.

The Padres have yet to officially rule Ross out for the season, but there's little to no chance we'll see him again. He's already easily set a career high with 195 1/3 innings. Robbie Erlin will get another start in Ross' place on Tuesday versus the Rockies and is a nice streaming option.
Sep 21 - 10:39 AM

Kevin Quackenbush had his feet to the fire, but managed to escape the ninth inning with his fifth save as the Padres hung on to beat the Giants on Saturday.

Andrew Cashner was working on a shutout, but allowed a solo homer and a single before making his exit, and Quackenbush nearly dumped a vat of gasoline on the fire, allowing a two-out RBI single to Gregor Blanco to make it 3-2. Fortunately for the Padres, Quack was able to get Brandon Crawford to fly out to left to end the contest. The right-hander has picked up four saves in Joaquin Benoit's absence, and owns a 2.63 ERA on the season.
Sep 20 - 11:39 PM

Andrew Cashner flirted with a second consecutive shutout, but settled for allowing two runs in eight-plus innings in Saturday's win over the Giants.

Cashner brought the shutout into the ninth, but was greeted with a Hunter Pence solo home run to lead off the inning. He allowed a single to Joe Panik next before making his exit. Panik later scored against reliever Kevin Quackenbush. Overall, Cashner allowed just four hits and a walk while striking out seven. The right-hander has yet to allow more than two runs since returning from the disabled list, and now owns a 2.21 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and an 89/29 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Giants again to wrap up his season, on Thursday in San Francisco.
Sep 20 - 11:34 PM

Abraham Almonte left Saturday's game after reinjuring his left ankle.

Almonte missed a week earlier this month, and he was making just his second start since returning to the lineup on Wednesday. He hurt himself again on a ground rule double tonight, and Will Venable pinch-ran for him.
Sep 20 - 9:23 PM


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