NL West News and Rumors
Padres try an outfield shift and it completely backfiresyahoo.com 2 hours agoShifts are the best or worst thing in baseball, depending on which side you're on. They're great when your favorite team uses them, but less so when they stop your favorite team from getting on base. Regardless, they're a useful weapon for teams to empl…Share Tweet
Giants' free agent pitchers turn into their greatest strengthyahoo.com 4 hours agoThis past offseason, the San Francisco Giants made two big free agent signings to replenish their starting rotation. They snatched up Johnny Cueto, who had spent 2015 with the Kansas City Royals and the Cincinnati Reds, and Jeff Samardzija, who pitched …Share TweetMike Bolsinger rejoined the Dodgers' rotation Tuesday with a strong outing against the Reds, limiting Cincinnati to two runs as his club won, 8-2, at Dodger Stadium, extending the Reds' losing streak to nine gamesShare TweetDodgers' Puig gets benched for lack of hustleShare Tweet
Giants feast in 8th to back Shark, net seriesMLB.com 13 hours agoIn a legitimate offensive eruption for the San Francisco Giants, they scored twice in Wednesday's sixth inning to snap a tie, then added five eighth-inning runs to pull away for an 8-2 victory over the San Diego Padres.Share Tweet
Crawford, Samardzija Lead Giants Past Padres Again, 8-2nytimes.com 14 hours agoBrandon Crawford drove in four runs and Jarrett Parker homered to lead Jeff Samardzija and the streaking San Francisco Giants past the San Diego Padres 8-2 on Tuesday night.Share Tweetnytimes.com 16 hours agoThrust into the third spot in the lineup behind superstar teammate Andrew McCutchen earlier this month, Gregory Polanco knew it might take a while to get settled.Share Tweet
Papi's 4 RBIs back Price as Sox handle RoxMLB.com 16 hours agoThe Red Sox continue to pound the baseball at Fenway Park, making the Colorado Rockies their latest victims en route to an 8-3 victory on Tuesday night.Share Tweet
Van Slyke could return after road tripMLB.com 17 hours agoScott Van Slyke is progressing toward a return to the Dodgers. Manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday he expects Van Slyke (back) to come off the disabled list around June 3-4, after the club's upcoming seven-game road trip.Share TweetMLB.com 18 hours agoGiants left fielder Angel Pagan went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring Tuesday as outfielder Jarrett Parker was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento.Share Tweet
Hanley exits after taking pitch to toeMLB.com 18 hours agoRed Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez had to exit Tuesday night's game against the Rockies with a contusion on his right big toe. The injury occurred when Ramirez was plunked in the fourth inning on a pitch by lefty Jorge De La Rosa. X-rays were negative…Share TweetMLB.com 19 hours agoWith a second-inning double off the Green Monster against the Rockies on Tuesday night, Jackie Bradley Jr. pulled halfway to history. The Red Sox outfielder extended his hitting streak to 28 games with that knock putting him halfway to Joe DiMaggio's Ma…Share Tweet
Why did Dodgers' A.J. Ellis catch 26 innings in two days?ESPN.com 20 hours agoWhy did Dodgers' A.J. Ellis catch 26 innings in two days?Share Tweetnytimes.com 21 hours agoThe family of the late baseball star Tony Gwynn, a Hall of Famer who played with the San Diego Padres, has filed a lawsuit in California accusing makers of dipping tobacco of causing his death from cancer by getting him hooked at a young age.Share Tweet
The Giants Won On A Fluky Walk-Off, And Are Suddenly Unbeatabledeadspin.com May 24 (yesterday)The San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 1-0 last night, as Johnny Cueto threw a complete game shutout and they won on what was charitably (for Matt Kemp and Alexi Amarista) scored as a walk-off double for Hunter Pence.Read more...Share Tweetyahoo.com May 24 (yesterday)The ex-San Diego Padres DJ at the center of the national anthem controversy that humiliated the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus is now speaking publicly — apologizing for what he calls an "unfortunate mistake" and defending himself against allegati…Share TweetThis is how well things are going for the Giants these days: Hunter Pence began Monday's series opener against the San Diego Padres resting his strained right hamstring, then finished it by launching a harmless-looking popup that turned out to be the ga…Share Tweet
Kershutout! Clayton's two-hitter stymies RedsMLB.com May 24 (yesterday)Clayton Kershaw dominated again Monday night at Dodger Stadium, firing a two-hit shutout in a 1-0 Dodgers win over the Reds, whose losing streak reached eight.Share Tweetnytimes.com May 24 (yesterday)Clayton Kershaw bailed out the Los Angeles Dodgers' exhausted bullpen with his third shutout of the season, and he was quick about it, too.Share Tweet
Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of ToothMar 20Clayton Kershaw was hit by Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner in the bottom of the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the A's. Kershaw remained in the game.
Leaving San Francisco Was Easy Call For SandovalMar 9ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses Pablo Sandoval's comments about feeling disrespected by the Giants.
Yasiel Puig Puts On A Big HeadMar 9While signing autographs during spring training, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig decided to have some fun by putting on a giant head of himself.
Matt Kemp ConversationMar 7Padres outfielder Matt Kemp talks to Josina Anderson about moving on from the Dodgers' organization, preparing to play in a San Diego Padres uniform and addresses durability questions.