Padres manager Bud Black and Donavan Tate share a laugh before a 2009 game, shortly after Tate was drafted No.
Will Venable Made an Unbelievable Catch and the Padres Are Over .500 For the First Time in Two Years [Video] Break up the San Diego Padres? Huh? What ? They still have a team? Indeed San Diego does, and the Padres have won seven straight, including Monday night over the defending World Series champion Giants, thanks in large part to this unreal ... (more)
Don't look now, but after one of the worst seasons in their long storied history, the Boston Red Sox are sitting atop the AL East with a record of 42-29 .
Andrew Cashner provided quite the thrilling warmup for his Tuesday start against San Francisco: a tiebreaking bunt as a pinch hitter in the 13th inning Monday night.
The Padres are the National League's hottest team, so hot that they turned Fathers' Day into a weeklong celebration, rattling off six straight wins in consecutive sweeps of the NL East-leading Braves and the NL West-leading Diamondbacks.
The good news was the Giants' offense kocked around Kris Medlen for a 6-0 Friday night win to kick off their three game series in Atlanta.
The Giants are hosting the Padres for a three-game series. Here are the starting lineups for Monday's game: Giants LF - Gary Brown C - Hector Sanchez CF - Darryl Hamilton 2B - Freddy Sanchez's severed head 1B - Brett Pill RF - Glenallen Hill 3B - Chris Dominguez? SS - Tomas de la Rosa P - Shane Loux Padres CF - Will Venable LF - Max Venable RF - ... (more)
In the context of a marathon season, it's easy to read too much into any short stretch of games.
The Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander threw six solid innings Sunday, allowing one run on four hits, walking one and striking out six.
After a slow start, Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin's bat has started to warm just as the weather has.
The Jason Marquis streak of winning eight straight decisions is tied for the fifth-longest streak in Padres history and the longest since Adam Eaton won eight straight decisions in 2005.
Despite the Rockies recent rash of injuries and inconsistent play, the Rockies have a chance to win their first division title in franchise history.
Sideline reporters have long paused their postgame interviews with baseball players who get a towel full of shaving cream thrown in their face.
Padre's Everth Cabrera is safe stealing second. Covering second is Braves' Dan Uggla.