8/1/2015 | Friars' fortified relief corps quickly stomps out threat
Before Saturday's 5-3 win over the Marlins, new Padres reliever Marc Rzepczynski lamented his struggles earlier this season with the Indians, the result, he said, of yielding too many first-pitch hits.
8/1/2015 | Padres finish off Fish after Despaigne's start
Odrisamer Despaigne allowed three runs in six-plus innings and closer Craig Kimbrel earned his 31st save as the Padres edged the Marlins, 5-3, on Saturday at Marlins Park.
8/1/2015 | Fernandez tries to tie record vs. Shields, Padres
On Sunday at Marlins Park, Miami ace Jose Fernandez is 15-0 in 23 career home starts, and he'll try to tie Johnny Allen (1932-33) and LaMarr Hoyt (1980-82) for the most consecutive decisions won at home to begin a career in Major League history. Meanwhile, San Diego veteran righty James Shields will try to spoil the potentially historic day.
8/1/2015 | SoCal native Rzepczynski glad to be home
New Padres reliever Marc Rzepczynski grew up in Orange County and was an Angels fan, though he did admit Saturday to having a soft spot for the Padres. Or, rather, the Friars. Rzepczynski, a left-handed reliever, was acquired from the Indians before Friday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. He now returns to the West Coast, close to his high school roots in Anaheim where he played at Servite High, home of the Friars.
8/1/2015 | Kennedy on paternity list; Federowicz designated
The Padres placed starting pitcher Ian Kennedy on paternity leave Saturday, one day after his wife, Allison, gave birth to the couple's fourth daughter, Evelyn Nicole.
8/1/2015 | Preller made no moves, and that's A-OK
The non-waiver Trade Deadline passed without the Padres making a major trade. All the rumors turned out to be false.
8/1/2015 | Mejia, Dorminy, Herrera pace Minors pitchers
With right-hander Brandon Morrow having his second rehab start cancelled with Triple-A El Paso Thursday night, the Chihuahuas made several moves that resulted in their eighth win in the past 10 games.
8/1/2015 | ICYMI: 11-batter 11th secures opener for Friars
The Padres found a way to survive a rare Craig Kimbrel blown save to go on to an 8-3 victory over the Marlins on Friday at Marlins Park in 11 innings.
8/1/2015 | Urena, Despaigne take stage in battle of right-handers
Jose Urena gets the first chance to take Mat Latos' vacated spot in the Marlins' rotation on Saturday in the second game of the three-game series against the Padres at Marlins Park. San Diego counters with Odrisamer Despaigne, who is looking for his second win over Miami in less than a week.
8/1/2015 | Venable helps kick-start winning rally
Will Venable had two hits in the 11th inning on Friday, including an RBI single that drove in the final run as the Padres won for the 11th time in their last 15 games.
8/1/2015 | A night of special deliveries for Kennedy
Before he took the mound at Marlins Park, through the magic of FaceTime, Ian Kennedy got to see the birth of his fourth child.