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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

Odrisamer Despaigne, who shut out the Giants for seven innings Friday, has soreness in his right lat area.

The Padres will probably let Despaigne's side session determine whether he'll make his final scheduled start Wednesday against the Rockies. That's a nice matchup for him, coming at home, but he looks like a risky play right now.
Sep 20 - 6:25 PM

Odrisamer Despaigne limited the Giants to two hits over seven innings in the Padres' 5-0 victory Friday.

It must have been a Petco Park start: Despaigne improved to 3-1 with a 1.83 ERA in eight home starts, compared to 1-6 with a 5.31 ERA in eight road starts. Unfortunately, it's currently unclear whether he'll make his last start Wednesday at home against the Rockies or Thursday on the road against the Giants. He'd be worth playing in mixed leagues versus the Rockies, but not if he's starting in San Fran. Hopefully, the Padres will settle the matter prior to Monday.
Sep 20 - 1:10 AM

The Padres have yet to provide an update on the status of Tyson Ross (shoulder), but it sounds as though he could be shut down for the remainder of the season.

The right-hander has had a tremendous season, registering a 2.81 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 195/72 K/BB ratio, but he has already logged a career-high 195 1/3 innings. With nothing left to play for, the smart move on the Padres end would be to just call it a season and let Ross get fully rested and ready to go for 2015.
Sep 19 - 7:21 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said after Thursday's game that Robbie Erlin has probablyy earned another start.

Erlin held the Phillies to just one run over six innings while making a start in place of the injured Tyson Ross (general soreness). The Pads haven't officially shut Ross down yet, but even if they don't they could still give Erlin another shot. The left-hander would likely face the Rockies at home, making him a nice streaming option.
Sep 19 - 8:48 AM

Seth Smith went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in his return to the lineup Thursday.

Smith didn't start the last couple days due to a minor hamstring issue, but he's fine. He's hit .267/.369/.444 for the Padres this season.
Sep 19 - 4:22 AM

Alexi Amarista continued to torment the Phillies on Thursday, going 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored.

He finished a triple short of the cycle on Tuesday, and went 6-for-11 (.545) with a double, two homers, three runs scored and five RBI over the last three games. Where did this come from? Your guess is as good as ours. Amarista entered those games batting .237 with three homers total. He's got the slash line up to .245 /.294/.323.
Sep 19 - 12:50 AM

Tommy Medica went 1-for-3 with a steal in Thursday's win against the Phillies.

It was his fifth steal of the season. The first baseman went 4-for-8 in this series with a pair of steals after entering it mired in a brutal 3-for-53 (.057) slump over his previous 28 contests. Medica's struggles down the stretch have rendered his odds of making next season's Opening Day roster not a sure thing. He's slashing .233/.286/.401 through 97 games.
Sep 19 - 12:45 AM

Robbie Erlin limited the Phillies to one run over six innings Thursday in a 7-3 victory.

Erlin got this start in place of Tyson Ross, who is battling general soreness. The 23-year-old left-hander made it count, striking out four and walking none as he makes a case to be considered for next year's rotation. We already know Erlin has taken well to Petco Park, where he came into tonight with a 2.53 ERA in nine outings. This was Erlin's first start since May 17. He's struggled with elbow soreness, but should be just fine through the end of the season. Ross' availability will determine whether Erlin (4-4, 4.53 ERA) gets another start.
Sep 19 - 12:41 AM

Everth Cabrera (hamstring) is not expected to rejoin the Padres before the end of their homestand on September 24.

That would leave just a handful of road games left, so Cabrera's return at all at this point is looking up in the air. The speedy shortstop has played just 10 games since the beginning of July due to a pair of hamstring injuries.
Sep 18 - 6:58 PM

The Padres could ease Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) back into game action before using him in save situations.

Benoit is expected to be available out of the bullpen starting on Friday after missing the last few weeks with a shoulder issue. With the veteran reliever likely to pitch in a low-leverage situation or two before returning to the ninth inning, fantasy owners shouldn't drop Kevin Quackenbush just yet.
Sep 18 - 6:56 PM


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