9/29/2014 | Pitching thrives, but Padres' bats falter in inconsistent '14
There was a palpable tone of lament in Jedd Gyorko's voice recently when he talked about the offensive struggles that essentially waylaid the Padres' season as far back as April. And, no matter how good the team's pitching was, the dearth of runs made it extremely difficult to win, according to the Padres' second baseman.
9/29/2014 | Preller breaks down early plans for offseason
A day after the Padres put the finishing touches on a 77-85 season, their eighth consecutive season without a postseason berth, new general manager A.J. Preller faced reporters to talk about what has transpired during his seven-plus weeks on the job. And, more importantly, what lies ahead for the franchise.
9/28/2014 | Season-finale loss showcases glimpse of future
Even while he was queried after a 9-3 loss to the Giants in the regular-season finale for both teams at AT&T Park on Sunday, Black spoke at length about the September auditions several young players went through this month and what it might mean for the future.
9/28/2014 | Challenge overturns call at first in seventh
Joe Panik hit a soft dribbler down the third-base line, and Padres pitcher Frank Garces fired to first. First-base umpire Tom Hallion called Panik out, which prompted a challenge from Bochy, and the call was overturned.
9/27/2014 | Facing Peavy an odd experience for Padres' Balsley
From the top step of the dugout Saturday, Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley stood and watched as Jake Peavy slowly walked from the Giants' dugout to the mound for the top of the first inning. For a moment, Balsley had trouble digesting it all: right player, wrong dugout and certainly the wrong uniform, right?
9/27/2014 | Stults finishes strong as Padres lose late
A mechanical fix and the addition of an upbeat tempo in delivery paid dividends during the second half for Eric Stults, as he looked like a completely different pitcher, a pattern that continued Saturday even as the Padres fell to the Giants, 3-1, at AT&T Park.
9/27/2014 | Heston gets first Major League start in finale
With Madison Bumgarner being saved for the Wild Card Game, 26-year-old Giants righty Chris Heston will make his first career Major League start, opposing the Padres' Robbie Erlin.
9/27/2014 | Kennedy closes out season with strong win
Ian Kennedy allowed one unearned run over seven innings Friday and Rene Rivera drove in two runs as the Padres defeated the Giants, 4-1, before a sold-out crowd at AT&T Park.
9/26/2014 | Peavy set to face Padres for first time
While Saturday's game may be meaningless in the standings, it will likely be memorable for the Giants' Jake Peavy, since it's the first time the 33-year-old will face the Padres, the team he broke into the Majors with. He'll be opposed by Eric Stults, who will not only try to finish his second half on a strong note, but his season on a high note.
9/26/2014 | Winter ball important for Grandal, Liriano
For two Padres -- catcher/first baseman Yasmani Grandal and rookie outfielder Rymer Liriano -- playing time this winter rates far more important in terms of development than it does for many of their teammates who will also play this winter.
9/26/2014 | Unveiling the 2014 All-Prospect Team
Last week, MLBPipeline.com handed out year-end awards for top hitting and pitching prospects. As much as Kris Bryant and Tyler Glasnow were deserving recipients, it was clear there were many other fantastic performances in 2014 that deserved some attention. With that in mind, MLBPipeline.com announced its 2014 All-Prospect Team on Friday.
9/26/2014 | Homer barrage doesn't hold up for Padres
On a night when the Padres and Giants combined for 17 runs on 23 hits -- including six home runs -- it was a squeeze bunt by rookie Matt Duffy that made the difference as the Giants saved the final rally for themselves, holding on for a 9-8 victory.
9/25/2014 | Kennedy seeks milestone vs. playoff-bound Giants
Ian Kennedy's final start of the year will come against the Giants, who clinched a spot in the playoffs Thursday but are hoping to earn home-field advantage for Wednesday's Wild Card game vs. the Pirates or Cardinals. San Francisco will send Ryan Vogelsong, looking for his 50th career victory, to face off against Kennedy and the Padres.
9/25/2014 | Padres to skip Despaigne's last start
Three months and two days after his first Major League start, seven shutout innings at AT&T Park against the Giants, Padres pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne was told he wouldn't get a chance to finish his first big league season in the place it started.
9/25/2014 | After celebrating, Giants face off with Friars
By virtue of the Brewers' victory, the Giants already had locked up a playoff spot by the time they got to the ballpark. San Diego's Andrew Cashner, who relishes the role of spoiler, will still look to impress.
9/25/2014 | Wieland's first win fueled by Medica's home run
With a 4-3 victory over Colorado -- the first career win for starter Joe Wieland -- the Padres wrapped up their most successful home campaign since 1998 and tied their third highest home win total ever.
9/24/2014 | Fortunes split on pair of replay challenges
Padres manager Bud Black challenged a pair of close plays down the first-base line in the fourth inning of Wednesday's Padres-Rockies game, and he finished the frame 1-for-2.
9/24/2014 | Padres to focus on bats in offseason
The Padres' 515 runs entering play Wednesday are the fewest in baseball, and it's not even close. Conversely, the pitching staff is on pace to set a franchise record for fewest runs allowed per game.
9/23/2014 | Wieland makes his second '15 Padres audition vs. Rox
On Tuesday, the Padres gave the ball to pitcher Robbie Erlin as part of his open ongoing audition for a roster spot in 2015. On Wednesday night, Joe Wieland gets his turn. He'll face the Rockies and lefty Yohan Flande at Petco Park.
9/23/2014 | Padres' five-game win streak halted on late homer
Drew Stubbs hit an opposite-field home run to start the eighth inning Tuesday to lead the Rockies to a 3-2 victory over the Padres before a crowd of 33,669 at Petco Park.
9/23/2014 | Free-agent-to-be Stauffer could head elsewhere
Pitcher Tim Stauffer, the longest-tenured Padres player, could very well be in his final week with the only organization that he's ever known.
9/22/2014 | Battle of lefties as Padres, Rockies wind down season
A pair of left-handers face each other in the penultimate game between two NL West Division foes as Robbie Erlin (4-4) of the Padres gets the start against Jorge De La Rosa (14-11) of the Rockies on Tuesday night at Petco Park.
9/22/2014 | Stults, Rivera carry Padres past Rockies
Eric Stults didn't allow a run over 6 1/3 innings and Rene Rivera knocked in the only run of the game Monday as the Padres edged the Rockies, 1-0, before a crowd of 19,770 at Petco Park.
9/22/2014 | Padres shut down Ross for season
The Padres officially put a finish to Tyson Ross' 2014 season on Monday, saying that he will not make another appearance during the team's final seven regular season games.
9/22/2014 | Cashner collects NL Player of Week Award
Padres starter Andrew Cashner was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Majors in innings and going 2-0 from Sept. 15-21.
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