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Freddy Galvis had a three-run homer and an RBI single in the Padres' 8-4 victory over the Giants on Wednesday

Galvis has busted out of his slump; he's 10-for-20 with five extra-base hits in his last five games. It's pushed his OPS up to .661, which is right at his career mark. It doesn't seem likely that he'll ever take much of a step forward, but a couple of teams will probably want to sign him as a starting shortstop this winter.
Sep 20 - 1:06 AM

Robbie Erlin yielded three runs in five innings Wednesday in a win over the Giants.

All of the runs came on pitcher Chris Stratton's unlikely double with two outs in the second (Stratton had been 7-for-56 with no extra-base hits and a 28/0 K/BB ratio as a major leaguer). If Erlin could have made one more pitch there, his ERA almost surely falls tonight. As is, he's 4-7 with a 4.33 ERA. It's unclear whether he'll be brought to camp as a starter or a reliever next year, so every outing counts for him right now.
Sep 20 - 1:01 AM

Joey Lucchesi yielded three runs on seven hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Giants on Tuesday.

Lucchesi struck out eight batters and only issued one walk. Giants veteran outfielder Hunter Pence accounted for all of the damage against him in this one, swatting a two-run homer in the second inning and an RBI double in the fourth inning. The 25-year-old left-hander’s 3.74 ERA is the lowest by a Padres rookie since fellow southpaw Corey Luebke posted a 3.29 ERA over 46 appearances (17 starts) in 2011. He’s allowed three earned runs or fewer in 12 of 15 starts since June 20, but has consistently struggled to pitch deep into his starts. He has yet to complete seven innings in a game this season. He’s 8-8 with a 3.74 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 131/41 K/BB ratio in 24 starts. He’ll face the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Sep 19 - 3:25 AM

Freddy Galvis went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and runs scored in the Padres' loss to the Giants on Tuesday.

Galvis busted out of a 9-for-52 slump to begin the month with a monster four-hit effort. The 28-year-old impending free agent has started every game for the Padres this year. He's hitting .238/.292/.361 with 55 runs scored, 11 homers, 61 RBI and six steals in 611 plate appearances.
Sep 19 - 3:10 AM

Franmil Reyes went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer, three RBI and extended his hitting streak to 10 games in the Padres’ loss to the Giants on Tuesday.

Reyes poked an RBI single up the middle in the third inning and clobbered a go-ahead, two-run homer to left-center field in the fifth inning. The 23-year-old slugger is hitting an impressive .279/.333/.527 with 32 runs scored, 16 homers and 27 RBI in just 240 plate appearances. He’s going to be an extremely popular late-round target in fantasy drafts next spring if the Padres are willing to carve out an everyday role for him in right field moving forward.
Sep 19 - 3:01 AM

Austin Hedges hit a solo homer in a loss to the Giants on Monday.

The homer came in the second off of Andrew Suarez, and it's the 14th round-tripper of the season for the backstop. Hedges doesn't walk and he's hitting just .245, but the power is legit, and makes him relevant as long as he's a catcher. There's no reason to think he won't be a catcher anytime soon.
Sep 18 - 1:09 AM

Bryan Mitchell allowed nine hits and four runs over five innings in a loss to the Giants on Monday.

Mitchell didn't walk anyone and struck out four. End of positives. The former Yankees hurler pitched well in his previous two starts, but this was the Mitchell we've become accustomed to seeing; at least as a starter, anyway. His ERA jumps up to 6.16 with an ugly 1.83 WHIP in 64 1/3 inning. He'll pitch again against the Giants next Monday.
Sep 18 - 1:01 AM

Francisco Mejia played the role of hero on Sunday, clobbering a walk-off grand slam to propel the Padres to a 7-3 victory over the Rangers.

The Padres entered the ninth inning trailing 3-2, but an RBI double by Freddy Galvis knotted things up. A couple of walks later, Mejia obliterated the first pitch that he saw from Jeffrey Springs for the game-winning blast. The rookie backstop finished the day 1-for-4 plus a walk and is now slashing .241/.353/.586 with three homers and eight RBI in his first 34 plate appearances with the Padres.
Sep 16 - 7:34 PM

Hunter Renfroe clubbed his 23rd home run of the season as the Padres rallied to beat the Rangers on Sunday afternoon in San Diego.

Renfroe's solo shot came off of Mike Minor in the first inning on Sunday. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. He's now slashing .253/.303/.514 with 23 homers and 61 RBI on the season, with 18 of those home runs coming after the All-Star break.
Sep 16 - 7:30 PM

Jacob Nix logged a quality start in a no-decision against the Rangers on Sunday, allowing three runs on seven hits over his six innings of work.

Nix struck out three and walked one on the afternoon. Most of the damage done against him came via the long ball, with Willie Calhoun and Jurickson Profar each tagging him for solo home runs. The right-hander will carry a 5.75 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 19/10 K/BB ratio into Sunday's start against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
Sep 16 - 7:29 PM

Eric Lauer gave up two runs — one earned — over five-plus innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Saturday.

Lauer served up a solo homer to Joey Gallo in the second inning and was pulled after giving up a leadoff single to Elvis Andrus in the sixth. Jose Castillo eventually coughed up the lead in the frame. Lauer fanned four and walked one. He’s allowed three earned runs or fewer in four straight starts, but he hasn’t completed six innings since way back on July 10. He makes for an underwhelming streaming option in fantasy leagues.
Sep 16 - 12:53 AM

Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Saturday’s loss to the Rangers.

His third-inning blast against Ariel Jurado was the only offense of the night for San Diego. Hosmer has enjoyed a nice little power surge of late, with four homers over his last seven games. He had four homers combined over his previous 72 games. While Hosmer is doing his best to finish strong, he’s disappointed to the tune of a .250/.316/.400 batting line with 17 homers over 144 games during his first season with the Padres.
Sep 16 - 12:50 AM

Christian Villanueva (finger) has been shut down for the remainder of the 2018 season.

Currently on the disabled list with a fractured right middle finger, there simply isn't enough time for the injury to fully heal before the end of the regular season, so they won't try to rush him back. The 27-year-old clubbed 20 homers and slashed .236/.299/.450 in 384 plate appearances.
Source: MLB.com
Sep 15 - 9:04 AM

Robbie Erlin yielded two runs -- one earned -- in 5 1/3 innings and struck out six Friday against the Rangers.

Erlin certainly deserves some success with all he's dealt with since making his major league debut in 2013, but he's thus far struggled to a 5.49 ERA in eight starts since being added to the Padres' rotation at the beginning of August. He needs a couple of more starts like this in order to help convince the Padres to bring him to camp as a starter next spring. Otherwise, he could return to the pen.
Sep 15 - 1:49 AM

Freddy Galvis went 0-for-4 on Friday and is 7-for-56 with no homers in his last 15 games.

That Galvis has started all 148 games for the Padres this year has little to do with his offensive production; he's batting .230/.285/.350 in 543 at-bats. The Padres might attempt to re-sign him as a free agent this winter, though hopefully not because they see him as a long-term starter; he could open next year at shortstop and then become a backup once Fernando Tatis Jr. is deemed ready.
Sep 15 - 1:44 AM


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