| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Posey, Lincecum lead Giants past Padres
SAN DIEGO -- Catcher Buster Posey put the struggling Giants on the board with a two-run homer in the first and Tim Lincecum limited the San Diego Padres to three runs on seven hits over six-plus innings Sunday...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 1:30 AM
MLB Team Report - San Diego Padres - INSIDE PITCH
SAN DIEGO -- Right-hander Tyson Ross picked up only his second career win at Petco Park Friday night despite the fact that he owns a 1.96 earned run average in 18 career games (nine starts) in the...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Rockies break through to top Padres
SAN DIEGO -- After being no-hit over the first five innings, the Colorado Rockies broke through for three runs in the seventh inning against San Diego right-hander Ian Kennedy on Thursday afternoon to defeat the...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 7:05 AM
SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres have played 7,176 games since they were born through expansion in 1969. Not once have they had a no-hitter. In fact, they are the only team in the major leagues without a no-hitter.
But Andrew Cashner has thrown one-...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 2:55 PM
While the baseball season is not quite two weeks old — not counting the sojourn of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers to Australia last month — it is clear the New York Yankees are already facing a dilemma.
The Yankees may...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 1:50 PM
PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
Last year: 86-76 (2d)
Manager: Matt Williams (first year)
Key pitchers: Stephen Strasburg (8-9, 3.00 ERA, 9.4 strikeouts/9 innings, 1.049 WHIP); Jordan Zimmerman (19-9, 3.25 ERA, 1.088 WHIP);...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:18 PM
The Dodgers have the best starting rotation money can buy.
Best pitcher in baseball? Keep him, for $215 million. Best pitcher in free agency, in the first off-season under new ownership? Buy him, for $147 million. Best pitcher to come out of South...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 7:48 PM
If the Leo Durocher maxim "nice guys finish last" is true, the White Sox and Cubs are in for rough seasons again in 2014.
There's no doubt returning Sox manager Robin Ventura and Cubs newcomer Rick Renteria are extremely nice guys, the kind of...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:51 AM
What happens when Javier Baez comes up? Does Starlin Castro get traded? -- Hank, Rock Island
There are many considerations. Assuming Castro rebounds and Baez earns a major league promotion, I believe Baez would move to second or third base. If Darwin...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Before Arte Moreno resolves the cold war between Jerry Dipoto and Mike Scioscia, the Angels' owner ought to invite Mike Trout to lunch.
Trout could be the first player to wear an Angels cap in Cooperstown, if he sticks around. He could have won the most...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Pitching wins. Especially in the playoffs.
That's one of those baseball adages, like the infield fly rule, that everyone simply accepts but no one has really proved.
"There's no question pitching's at a premium because every team in the postseason has...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Losing a franchise-record 197 games in Theo Epstein's first two seasons as Cubs president didn't hurt the organization as much as Chicago losing confidence in Epstein's plan could.
Losses like that can be harder to quantify and recover from for sports...