Eric Jokisch throws no-hitter, 8/6 Recap

Tennessee's Eric Jokisch no-hit Jacksonville Monday night ending the Suns 11-game winning streak with the gem. Jokisch fanned eight and got a highlight reel catch from SS Javier Baez to preserve the no-hitter in the ninth. The Cubs dropped the first game of the VSL championship to the Mariners 7-3 while Edgar Gonzalez smacked three homers in Iowa's win.
August 6, 2013

Padres' Black remains optimistic

LAS VEGAS- Bud Black touched on many topics from the Winter Meetings – including the loss of Khalil Greene, the Trevor Hoffman situation, Jake Peavy trade talks, Nick Hundley starting, the role of Will Venable and much more…
December 8, 2008

Portland Beavers Hitter of the Year

Summary: While Portland Beavers had the league leader in on-base percentage, they ended the year sitting 14th in the 16-team Pacific Coast League in hitting. It was an improvement over their last place finish in hitting from a season ago.
October 28, 2008

Padres Instructional League Notebook VI

PEORIA, AZ- Sean Kazmar and Will Venable benefited from work in January with Jim Lefebvre. What are the plans for the coming season and how does Lefebvre feel about the hitting coach opening? Euclides Viloria is progressing while a position player has minor surgery. First-pitch swinging as it relates to the San Diego Padres is in the news, and there is a reason.
October 5, 2008

Vandel throws strikes; Liriano record

Matt Antonelli breaks a no-no and scores the winner. Manny Ayala pitches well in a Missions win. Cedric Hunter extends his streak while R.J. Rodriguez is shelled. Jeremy McBryde has his finest start. Sawyer Carroll, Rob Musgrave and Geoff Vandel key a Eugene win. Junior Veras takes the loss. Rymer Liriano ties the game – and a record.
July 21, 2008

Edgar Gonzalez realizes the dream

PORTLAND, OR: When you are a 30th-round pick - if you get a free pair of spikes from the team that drafted you, well then you just received your signing bonus. The opportunities to make the big leagues, and getting on the short-season minor league team is no picnic either – close to winning the lottery.
May 12, 2008