Eugene Emeralds Notebook: Lessons learned

EUGENE, OR-- Sawyer Carroll's work in the cage before the game pays dividends when night falls. Simon Castro and Rey Garramone get lessons during their side session while the whole staff is taught a different lesson that may be the most important they learn. The catchers work on curtailing the high number of passed balls with their manager.
July 21, 2008

Eugene Emeralds Notebook: Trading places

EUGENE, OR-- Whether it is on the field or on the mound, players are finding themselves in unfamiliar roles. Angel Mercado is taking all of his practice repetitions at third base. Pablo Menchaca and Rey Garramone are in the bullpen. Even situational hitting. All are trying to find the magic word – consistency.
July 19, 2008

McBryde rebounds; Decker blazing

Brian Myrow snapped out of a mini-slump but Josh Geer still took a loss. Will Inman can't keep the string going in a Missions loss. Sam Carter is an RBI machine. Jeremy McBryde escapes trouble and contributes to a shutout. Four unearned runs undo a solid Rey Garramone outing. Chris Hardin has four RBIs and Jaff Decker continues to sizzle, as Kyle Heyne continues tossing bullets.
June 29, 2008

Angelucci impressive; Chavez dynamite

Justin Germano takes his third loss of the year, giving up his fifth homer. The California League plays its All-Star game. Brad Chalk notches three RBIs but they are not enough. Rey Garramone is saddled with a loss in a rough outing. Al Angelucci impresses Randy Smith who was on hand to see the Australian. Juan Chavez has a great outing but the DSL Padres lose in extras.
June 24, 2008

Faris fine; Garramone denied

Justin Germano does the job on the mound and at the dish. Stephen Faris and a pair of relievers combine for another San Antonio shutout. Cory Luebke has another tough ride. Jeremy McBryde suffers another loss, despite a solid start. Rey Garramone had a great start denied but Eugene still wins. Two top international players, Jonathan Galvez and Rymer Liriano, have big days.
June 19, 2008

Extended Padres play to tie

PEORIA, AZ- The San Diego Padres extended spring training club played to a 3-3 tie against the Cubs. The starting lineup was Ray Stokes, Keisy Marte, Ryan Hill, Emmanuel Quiles, Brian Joynt, Brian Lauderdale, Jose Mayi, Edgra Garzon, and Kevin Acosta.
May 18, 2008

Tool Time: Top Defensive Pitchers

Ask Greg Maddux if defense from the pitching position is important, and he will tell you how it is helped his own ERA throughout his career. These San Diego Padres pitching prospects head the list.
February 26, 2008

Padres Prospects: Beyond the Top 60

Every year there are several prospect left off the top 60 list for various reasons. They all have talent – the year ahead these San Diego Padres prospects hope to dislodge those currently ranked ahead and it is a sure bet some will accomplish that feat. We look at 24 more prospects to keep an eye on in 2008.
January 6, 2008