RF Wil Myers

Jayce Tingler said he has no update on left-handed starting pitcher Adrian Morejon (strain to elbow and forearm) during his Wednesday media ZOOM from Pittsburgh. “Doctors are still looking at the reports,” said Tingler.

But the Padres manager did offer thoughts on the health of Fernando Tatis Jr. and Wil Myers plus an update on Joe Musgrove, who makes his first start Wednesday night in Pittsburgh after throwing the first no-hitter in Padres history last Friday night.

“Musgrove reported feeling good today,” said Tingler. “He’s excited to face his old team. …


By Bill Center

RHP Joe Musgrove

Joe Musgrove returns to his first Major League home Wednesday night coming off the first no-hitter in Padres’ history.

Several other records are within his grasp — although one is nearly impossible and the second would represent quite an accomplishment.

Only one pitcher in Major League history has ever thrown back-to-back no-hitters. That would be Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds on June 11–15, 1938, with the second game coming in Brooklyn in the first night game ever played at Ebbets Field. The vision is expected to be a tad better tonight at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

The second…


By Bill Center

Padres manager Jayce Tingler opened his daily media briefing Tuesday in Pittsburgh discussing Blake Snell going deeper in games and the battery combination of Snell and rookie catcher Luis Campusano.

“Blake’s been pretty good,” said Tingler. “One thing that will help (Snell going longer), over the last couple of days we’ve played better defense. If we can make routine plays and get those outs, that will help. And I think there have been pockets of the game where we see some extra pitches (from Blake). It’s for a very small amount of time. …


By Bill Center

To no one’s surprise, right-hander Joe Musgrove was named the National League Player of the Week for April 5–11 after throwing the first no-hitter in Padres history last Friday.

That gives the Padres the first two N.L. Players of the Week for the 2021 season. Eric Hosmer won the honor for the first week of the season.

It also gives the Padres five of the last 10 Player-of-the-Week awards in the National League. Manny Machado won twice and Fernando Tatis Jr. once over the final eight weeks of the 2020 season.

Prior to the start of this run, only four…


SAN DIEGO, CALIF. — Following San Diego County’s move to the Orange Tier of California’s coronavirus color-coded reopening system, the Padres have updated their capacity limits and health and safety protocols at Petco Park for the homestand beginning on Friday, April 16th. Please see below for notable changes:

CAPACITY:

Total capacity has increased to 33%.

  • This total includes the sum of the main seating bowl, suites, and standing room only areas that have been converted into fixed seating areas (Gallagher Square, Western Metal Supply Building, etc).

Vaccinated/negative test sections:

  • Select sections in Petco Park will be available at 67% capacity…


By Bill Center

LHP Adrian Morejon

The Padres Monday placed left-handed starter Adrian Morejon on the 10-day injured list and recalled reliever Nabil Crismatt from the alternate training site.

But Padres manager Jayce Tingler had no update on Morejon’s condition or what the Padres would do for the №5 start Friday night for the opener of the Dodgers series at Petco Park, other than to say it would not be Dinelson Lamet.

“Morejon is going to get X-rays and an MRI later tonight in Pittsburgh,” Tingler said during Monday’s pre-game media ZOOM — adding that the rotation would be Yu Darvish, Blake Snell, Joe Musgrove and…


By Bill Center

Jurickson Profar

The versatile Jurickson Profar has already started games at four different positions just 10 games into the 2021 season.

Profar, who opened the season as the Padres’ left fielder, started games at first base, second base and in right field over the weekend at Texas as Eric Hosmer, Wil Myers and Manny Machado took turns being the Padres designated hitter.

Profar also had his first three-hit game of the season Saturday night and is hitting an even .300 …


By Bill Center

Mark Melancon (right) Victor Caratini (left)

Nine games into the 2021 season, Padres pitchers lead the National League in earned run average (1.98), WHIP (0.890 hits and walks allowed per inning) and strikeouts (97).

In 82 innings, the staff has given up 23 runs (18 earned) on 54 hits and 19 walks. Rival batters are hitting only .181 (54-for-298) against Padres pitchers, who are averaging 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings.

Joe Musgrove, who threw the first no-hitter in Padres history Friday night, tops the charts. In 15 innings over his first two starts, Musgrove has allowed no runs on three hits and no walks with 18…


By Bill Center

RF Wil Myers

The Padres are getting healthier.

Center fielder Trent Grisham (hamstring) returned from the injured list Friday. Relief pitcher Austin Adams (elbow) was activated Saturday.

Now Padres manager Jayce Tingler is talking about starting pitcher Dinelson Lamet (elbow) and shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (partial dislocation left shoulder) both returning next week.

Lamet could make a start in Pittsburgh. Tatis could come off as soon as his 10-day minimum on the injured list expires.

Tingler on Lamet, who threw 56 pitches in an alternate site game Friday in Arizona — “He threw the ball well, his velocity was good, the slider was…


By Bill Center

Victor Caratini (left) and Joe Musgrove (right)

The Padres were still basking in the glory of the first no-hitter Saturday when Jayce Tingler met with the media to discuss Joe Musgrove’s feat.

“I can’t imagine how many texts he received,” Tingler began. “How important it was to, certainly, the city of San Diego, the organization, the fans. Honestly, we were getting more texts last night after the no-hitter than maybe we did when we won the playoff series against the Cardinals.

“You knew it was important, but I don’t think you realized, especially for diehard fans that have watched the team for so long, exactly what that…

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