The San Diego Padres have always proven they can acquire quality relievers, but times are changing. In the coming years, they will rely on their own prospects to settle the bullpen. Given the talent base down below, that offers a promising future.
February 28, 2010
The San Diego Padres will have a number of decisions to make on their young talent – who to protect and who should be left unguarded – in preparation for the Rule 5 Draft. Adding a prospect to the 40-man roster is the only way to ensure they are protected.
October 19, 2009
Matt Buschmann is rocked for seven runs in a thrashing. Mat Latos takes his first loss of the season despite a career-high. Cory Luebke fans 11 but ends with a no-decision. Nick Schmidt is dynamite again but Eric Gonzalez sees it all go away. Luis Domoromo goes yard in a DSL Padres loss.
June 15, 2009
Will Venable hammers two balls out of the yard and Craig Stansberry goes deep for the third straight game but Portland loses. Craig Cooper has three more RBI but Ernesto Frieri has his worst start to date. Wynn Pelzer does not like pitching to High Desert. Stiven Osuna is pummeled – recording just four outs in a thrashing.
May 28, 2009
Matt Buschmann has a bounce-back performance and Eliezer Alfonzo provides the magic in the 12th. Cesar Carrillo puts together his finest start – ever – but is not rewarded with a ‘W'. Craig Cooper, however, hits a blast in inning 12 to break a scoreless tie. Jeremy Hefner had a rough outing – the shortest of his career. Mat Latos toys with the Midwest League again and Ali Solis provides the stick.
May 18, 2009
Cesar Ramos is pummeled in a loss. Sam Carter hits a three-run blast and Ernesto Frieri turns in his best outing of the year. Lance Zawadzki delivers another strong night while Brad Chalk is the master at leadoff. Jeremy Hefner also has his best outing to date.
April 25, 2009
Kyle Blanks goes yard, Chad Gaudin debuts, and Jon Ellis picks up a win. Luis Durango has three hits but commits a costly error in a San Antonio loss. Wynn Pelzer posts a quality start and Lance Zawadzki is back in the starting lineup. Fort Wayne has another walk-off win when Matt Clark delivers the go-ahead single in the ninth.
April 18, 2009