Travis Wood pitched six efficient innings and contributed two RBI as the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Tuesday night.
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Stanton back on top of longest HR list
It was only a matter of time before Giancarlo Stanton hit another monster shot to claim the day's longest homer. The slugger did so Monday with a 455-foot long ball to center at Marlins Park, his 55th home run of the season.
Hunter Renfroe hit a three-run home run in his first game back from Triple-A and Austin Hedges also connected for the San Diego Padres, who beat NL wild-card leader Arizona 4-2 on Monday night.
Padres' roster moves
San Diego recalled LF Travis Jankowski, RF Hunter Renfroe, RHP Tim Melville and selected C Rocky Gale and 3B Christian Villanueva from Triple-A El Paso on Monday. The Padres also designated SS Dusty Coleman and RHP Jose Valdez for assignment.
Gallo's bomb leads the way Sunday
Josh Donaldson hit a monster homer of his own Sunday, but it wasn't enough to wrest the top spot from Joey Gallo, who hit the third-longest homer in MLB this season. Tim Beckham, Yangervis Solarte and Matt Olson round out the top five.
Rockies closer Greg Holland dropped the ball trying to tag Matt Szczur on Austin Hedges' squeeze bunt in the ninth inning, allowing the San Diego Padres to finish their rally and beat Colorado 4-3 on Sunday.
Tyler Anderson pitched six innings in his first start since returning from left knee surgery, Charlie Blackmon set an NL season record for RBI by a leadoff man and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 16-0 on Saturday night.
Tyler Chatwood pitched into the sixth inning and drove in his first runs of the season, Nolan Arenado homered and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 6-1 on Friday night.
Eddie Rosario hit a two-run home run with two outs in the 10th inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 3-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night to maintain their cushion for the second AL wild card spot.
Jason Castro homered twice, Brian Dozier was a double from the cycle and the Minnesota Twins pounded the San Diego Padres 16-0 on Tuesday night.
Padres' 2018 schedule announced
San Diego will open the 2018 season at home in a three-game series vs. Milwaukee, followed by a four-game series vs. Colorado. Then after a three-game road series vs. Houston, the Padres have 16-straight games vs. in-conference opponents.
Paul Goldschmidt homered on his 30th birthday and J.D. Martinez went deep twice, helping Robbie Ray and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Saturday's longest home runs
Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton jacked his 54th homer of the season, but he was edged out by Padres 1B Wil Myers for the night's longest shot. The Rockies' Trevor Story and the Athletics' Matt Olson and Chad Pinder round out the top five.
Carlos Asuaje hit a tying single and an error by left fielder David Peralta allowed the go-ahead run to score as the San Diego Padres overcame a five-run deficit in the ninth inning to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-7 Saturday night.
The Diamondbacks' team-record 13-game winning streak ended Friday night when Manuel Margot drove in four runs that led the Padres to a 10-6 victory.
Dexter Fowler struck out against Brad Hand with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, capping the San Diego Padres' 3-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
There's some concern that Tatis will outgrow shortstop eventually, but he could be an elite defender there. Certainly, some teams would live with a fringy defender at short if he's hitting 25 homers.
With Fernando Tatis Jr. rising through the system quick as a shortstop, the Padres have incentive to see what Urias can do at the position as soon as possible.
Stephen Piscotty hit a two-run homer, rookie Jack Flaherty threw five innings of one-run ball and the streaking St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Wednesday night.