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Yangervis Solarte belted his fourth home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.

His solo blast off Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez in the fourth inning wound up being the extent of the Padres offense in the contest. He finished the day 1-for-4 and is now hitting .249/.298/.378 with four homers and 30 RBI on the season.
Jul 4 - 4:59 PM

Odrisamer Despaigned pitched well in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Saturday, allowing just one run on four hits over his five frames.

The right-hander punched out three and walked just one on the afternoon. He has done a serviceable job as a replacement for the injured Brandon Morrow, posting a 4.75 ERA and 46/17 K/BB ratio in 83 1/3 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column on Friday when he takes on the Rangers in Texas.
Jul 4 - 4:57 PM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) threw 40 pitches in a successful bullpen session on Saturday.

The next step in his recovery is to throw a simulated game in Pittsburgh next week, and as long as everything goes well, he'll then be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. Barring any setbacks, he could return to the rotation before the end of July.
Jul 4 - 1:36 PM

Matt Kemp is not in the Padres starting lineup on Saturday.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for Kemp. Melvin Upton is getting the start in his place in center field and will bat leadoff for the Padres against Carlos Martinez and the Cardinals.
Jul 4 - 12:03 PM

Jedd Gyorko hit a game-tying homer in the seventh inning and a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth to help lead the Padres to a 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Friday.

Gyorko was just called up on June 30 to help fill in for the injured Cory Spangenberg (knee). He showed his worth on Friday when he homered off of the ever-dominant Michael Wacha in the seventh inning to tie the game at 1-1. He then helped ensure things wouldn't move to extras when he singled home Yangervis Solarte in the ninth inning to put the Padres up 2-1. Gyorko hit .283/.368/.500 with four home runs in 15 games for Triple-A El Paso after being sent down in early June and should see his share of playing time in the near future, though there's little to love on the fantasy front here.
Jul 4 - 1:21 AM

Yangervis Solarte went 1-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

Don't expect to see Solarte legging out triples on a regular basis. The three-bagger was his first of the season and just the second of his career. He's hitting .249/.299/.367 with three homers and 29 RBI for the 2015 campaign and shouldn't be relied upon in fantasy formats, despite the newfound existence of wheels on those feet.
Jul 4 - 1:14 AM

Andrew Cashner pitched well on Friday, limiting the Cardinals to one run on three hits over six innings.

Cashner struck out three and walked three in the contest. Despite the well-pitched outing, he was unable to come away with a decision, as the Padres would not pull ahead for the win until the ninth inning. Cashner is the owner of a 4.06 ERA and 1.39 WHIP and will carry those numbers in to his next start, a road date with the Pirates.
Jul 4 - 12:51 AM

Yonder Alonso is hitting leadoff for the first time in his career on Friday.

While he doesn't possess the prototypical speed that you'd like to see out of a leadoff hitter, he certainly gets on base enough to make it a worthwhile endeavor. It'll be interesting to see if it's a permanent move, or a one-time thing. Alonso is slashing .310/.399/.402 with two homers and 20 RBI in 54 games this season.
Jul 3 - 6:15 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mets "might at least look at Justin Upton if he becomes available."

The club would prefer a left-handed hitter as they look to upgrade their offense, but it appears they'd overlook Upton's right-handedness since he'd be a potential game-changer. It's not a given that the Padres will be sellers, though, as they're still within reach of a Wild Card spot at six games out. Upton, of course, will be a free agent after the season.
Jul 3 - 1:12 PM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) threw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

He's slated to throw off the bump again on Saturday. Morrow has hit some bumps in the road in his recovery from inflammation in his right shoulder, but at least for the moment he's starting to get back on track. There remains no timetable for his return.
Jul 3 - 10:54 AM

Will Venable slugged a go-ahead two-run homer in a 5-3 win over the Cardinals in 11 innings on Thursday.

The Cardinals tied the game in the fifth inning, but both sides remained scoreless from there until Venable took Carlos Villanueva deep in extras. After a disappointing 2014 season, the 32-year-old is batting .263/.324/.421 with six homers and six steals over 66 games this season.
Jul 3 - 12:09 AM

Craig Kimbrel completed a scoreless 11th inning Thursday against the Cardinals for his 20th save of the season.

Asked to hold a two-run lead, Kimbrel gave up a leadoff single to Kolten Wong before retiring the next three batters. The 27-year-old has allowed just one earned run over his last 15 appearances, pulling his ERA down from 5.74 to 3.30 in the process. He's been getting better results of late, but his walks are still way up from where he's been in recent years.
Jul 3 - 12:08 AM

Tyson Ross was handed a no-decision Thursday after allowing three runs over six innings against the Cardinals.

Ross collected his first career home run in the no-decision. He struggled with his control once again, walking five batters while throwing 69 out of 115 pitches for strikes. Ross has now walked five batters in three out of his last four starts. While he has struck out 111 batters in 102 1/3 innings this season, he's averaging 4.69 BB/9. He has been a source of frustration for fantasy owners during the first half.
Jul 3 - 12:08 AM

Yangervis Solarte was ejected from Thursday's game in the sixth inning for arguing a check-swing call.

Solarte went 1-for-3 with a solo homer before home plate umpire Bob Davidson gave him the boot. His solo shot in the second inning snapped a 22-inning scoreless streak for San Diego.
Jul 3 - 12:05 AM

Will Middlebrooks (ankle) went through agility drills on the field Thursday.

Middlebrooks has been limited to pinch-hitting duties since rolling his ankle on Sunday. He could return to the lineup as soon as Friday.
Jul 2 - 5:43 PM


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