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5/4/2016 | Vargas cements spot in Padres' rotation

Cesar Vargas spent last May struggling as a Double-A reliever in the Yankees organization. A year later, the rookie right-hander could very well have found himself a long-term place in a big league rotation.


5/4/2016 | Weiss preaches patience with Gray, Butler

Through deflating losses to the Padres the previous two nights, Rockies manager Walt Weiss emerged encouraged by the forward steps taken by right-handed starting pitchers Jon Gray and Eddie Butler.


5/4/2016 | Ross progressing, but not ready to throw

Right-hander Tyson Ross has moved to the next step in his rehab process as he continues to recover from a strained right shoulder that he suffered during the season's first week. But Ross has not begun throwing, and manager Andy Green says there's still no timetable for a return.


5/4/2016 | Myers, Kemp proving a potent combination

Wil Myers has taken off since he was moved to the second spot in the Padres' batting order. He's hitting .371/.416/.586 since manager Andy Green made the change in mid-April. In Myers' eyes, that recent run of success has little to do with his position in the lineup and a whole lot to do with the guy hitting behind him, Matt Kemp.


5/4/2016 | deGrom, Mets open 11-game trip in San Diego

At least from a logistical standpoint, one of the more rugged stretches of the Mets' season begins Thursday, as they travel to San Diego for the first segment of a three-city, 11-day road trip. Jacob deGrom starts for New York in the opener of a four-game series, while Colin Rea gets the call for the Padres.


5/4/2016 | Padres go for sweep, but are 0-8 in finales

For the fourth time this season, the Padres will be going for a series sweep Wednesday afternoon at Petco Park. But recent history says it might not be easy.


5/4/2016 | Padres' Caminiti homered in 1996 ASG

Third baseman Ken Caminiti hit the first All-Star Game home run ever by a Padres player in the 1996 game in Philadelphia.


5/4/2016 | Lockett, Gettys lead Fort Wayne to win

Right-handed starter Walker Lockett and three relievers combined on a five-hitter Tuesday as Class A Fort Wayne scored a 4-2 win at Clinton, Iowa.


5/4/2016 | Wallace's approach finally translates to production

Padres manager Andy Green has long spoken about his desire to find ways to get Brett Wallace's potent lefty bat into the lineup against right-handed pitching. During Tuesday night's 6-3 victory over the Rockies at Petco Park, it was easy to see why.


5/4/2016 | Cashner's grit paves way for Padres' comeback

Padres starter Andrew Cashner found himself in a familiar spot during the early stages of Tuesday night's 6-3 victory over the Rockies at Petco Park.


5/4/2016 | Padres look to sweep Rockies behind Vargas

The level hasn't made much difference to Padres right-handed pitcher Cesar Vargas, who will make his third start of the season on Wednesday against the Rockies as San Diego goes for a three-game sweep at Petco Park.


5/4/2016 | Wallace leads way as Padres stun Rockies

Brett Wallace's big night helped the Padres overcome a shaky start Tuesday, as San Diego scored six unanswered runs to rally for a 6-3 win and another series victory over the Rockies at Petco Park.


5/3/2016 | Wallace will see more time at third base

Until Yangervis Solarte returns from a right hamstring injury, Brett Wallace will continue to receive time at third base, Padres manager Andy Green said Tuesday.


5/3/2016 | Erlin needs Tommy John surgery

The Padres' worst fears regarding left-hander Robbie Erlin were realized on Tuesday, when an MRI exam on his left elbow revealed a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. Erlin will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the remainder of the 2016 season, along with, most likely, the start of '17.


5/3/2016 | Padres have some positive numbers, but ...

The Padres are now 6-3 in the first game of series this season. They are 4-4 in the second games of series heading into Tuesday night at Petco Park. But they are 0-8 in series finales and 0-1 in the third game of their only four-game series -- hence the 10-16 overall record.


5/3/2016 | Rehabbing starters Friedrich, Morrow join El Paso

There was a major roster shuffle at Triple-A El Paso on Monday as outfielder Alex Dickerson was recalled by the Padres and rehabbing starting pitchers Brandon Morrow and Christian Friedrich joined the Chihuahuas.


5/3/2016 | Shields stays aggressive, cools off Rockies

James Shields pitched effectively on Monday night, and the offense finally rewarded him with a win as the Padres edged the Rockies, 2-1, at Petco Park.


5/3/2016 | Trio of double plays instrumental in win

James Shields pitched the Padres past the Rockies, 2-1, on Monday, thanks to three nifty double plays in the opening four innings.


5/3/2016 | Two-run first all Padres need to edge Rockies

Padres starter James Shields held down a hot Rockies offense by forcing three key double-play grounders over six solid innings to make a two-run first inning stand in a 2-1 victory at Petco Park on Monday night.