By Bill Center

RHP Adrian Martinez (photo: MiLB)

Double-A San Antonio right-hander Adrian Martinez has been named the Double-A Central Pitcher of the Month for July.

Martinez, a 24-year-old native of Mexicali, was 4–0 in July with a 0.32 earned run average in five starts. He allowed 16 hits across 28 1/3 innings pitched while allowing one earned run. Martinez struck out 25 batters and opponents batted .168 against him. On July 2, for Martinez pitched six no-hit innings against Corpus Christi while striking out nine batters and retiring 17 consecutive batters.

Martinez was also the Padres On-Deck Pitcher of the Month for the Missions for June and…


By Bill Center

RHP Joe Musgrove

Joe Musgrove has a 2–0 record with a 1.42 earned run average and a 0.842 WHIP in his last three starts.

Musgrove has allowed three runs on 11 hits and five walks with 20 strikeouts in 19 innings in those three starts and was in position to earn wins in three straight starts before the bullpen failed to hold the lead Wednesday afternoon in Oakland.

Musgrove has lowered his ERA from 3.14 to 2.83 in his last three outings, all of which qualified as quality starts.

Musgrove has given up just two homers over his last five starts and 28…


Padres Return to Petco Park for three-game series’ vs the Diamondbacks and Marlins

Manny Machado playing catch pregame at Petco Park

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6 VS. ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS @ 7:10 P.M.

The Padres return home from a three-day, two-game roadtrip to start a six-game homestand beginning on Friday, August 6 when the Arizona Diamondbacks come to town.

BeerFest presented by Southwest Airlines takes place on Friday. The party begins two hours prior to first pitch with live entertainment and $5 beer specials from a variety of local and national partners, including Ballast Point and Budweiser.


By Bill Center

OF Robert Hassell III

Robert Hassell III, Tirso Ornelas, Esteury Ruiz and Euribiel Angeles continued their productive summers in the Padres’ minor league season Tuesday night.

Center fielder Hassell, 19, the Padres’ №4-ranked prospect and now up to №45 in the MLB Pipeline’s ranking of all minor league prospects, had single in his only official at-bat with Low Single-A Lake Elsinore to raise his batting average to .313. He also had two sacrifice flies and drew a walk.

Right fielder Ornelas, 21, the Padres’ №18 prospect, had a solo homer in three at-bats and was hit by a pitch for High Single-A Fort Wayne…


By Bill Center

Tommy Pham

Tommy Pham found a great way to snap out of a 2-for-26 slump Tuesday night in Oakland.

The Padres’ lead-off hitter capped a nine-pitch battle with A’s starting pitcher Sean Manaea with a game-opening home run.

It was Pham’s fifth, game-opening home run of the season and the seventh of his career.

The five game-opening homers this season ties Pham with Will Venable (2011) for the second-most in Padres history. Fernando Tatis Jr. opened six games with home runs as a rookie in 2019.

Pham finished 2-for-5 Tuesday. His batting average had slipped from .266 to .251 during the slump.


Weeknight home games to feature earlier 6:40 p.m. start time

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres released their schedule for the 2022 regular season today including new earlier start times for all weeknight home games. Based on Padres fan feedback, first pitch will now be at 6:40 p.m. PT for weeknight home games, while Saturday home games will remain at 5:40 p.m. with select 7:10 p.m. start times due to the national broadcast window, and Sundays will remain at 1:10 p.m. (barring select ESPN games). The Padres will kick off the season at home with a four-game Opening Series presented by Sycuan Casino Resort against the San Francisco Giants…


LHP Matt Strahm

Before Tuesday night’s game in Oakland, the Padres activated Matt Strahm (patellar tendon) from the disabled list for the first time this season and designated outfielder-infielder Jorge Mateo for assignment.

Padres manager Jayce Tingler discussed the return of Strahm and the pending additions of Daniel Hudson and Dinelson Lamet to a bullpen that is already ranked the best in the National League.

“Strahm is ready to go tonight,” said Tingler. “As for what he can provide, in his last outing with El Paso he went up and down for multiple innings. Whether it’s multiple innings or one-plus, It’s nice getting…


By Bill Center

RHP Reiss Knehr

Current Padres On Deck Reiss Knehr and Danny Denz, two pitchers honored by their respective leagues, lead Padres On Deck Players of the Week honor roll for the week of July 26 to Aug. 1.

Knehr was named the Triple-A West Pitcher of the Week and Denz the High Single-A Central Pitcher of the Week. Two other pitchers are on the Players of the Week selections from the Padres’ minor league system — Adrian Martinez (Double-A San Antonio) and Miguel Mendez (Dominican Republic Summer League).

Also named to the honor roll were Low Single-A outfielder-first baseman Matt Acosta and shortstop…


By Bill Center

OF Taylor Kohlwey

Center fielder Robert Hassell III is one of four Padres’ Top-30 prospects on the Padres On-Deck Players of the Month honor roll for July.

Hassell, 19, the Padres’ first-round pick in 2020 (eighth overall) is already ranked the Padres’ №4 prospect as well as the 57th-best prospect throughout the minor leagues.

Other top prospects earning Player of the Month honors for July are outfielder Tirso Ornelas, starting pitcher Justin Lange and relief pitcher Steven Wilson.

Padres On Deck Players of the Month for July

TRIPLE-A EL PASO

Player — Outfielder Taylor Kohlwey

The handed hitter had the first three-triple game and first inside-the-park homer in Chihuahuas’ history during July. He hit .388 in July with a .434…


By Bill Center

LHP Bodi Rascon (photo: Storm Baseball)

Left-handed starter Danny Denz threw 4 2/3 innings of no-hit, shutout ball for High Single-A Fort Wayne Sunday — one of five strong outings by pitchers in the Padres farm system.

Denz, who has a 2.20 earned run average, issued one walk and had four strikeouts.

— Right-hander Caleb Boushley (3–3, 5.18 ERA) gave up three runs on seven hits and three walks with eight strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings in a losing effort for Triple-A El Paso.

— Right-handed knuckleballer Matt Waldron (0–2, 4.00 ERA) gave up two runs on six hits with two walks and two strikeouts in…

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