San Diego Padres
For the Padres, Cameron Maybin set a career high in nearly every offensive category, sometimes by fantastic margins.
Married to one of George Steinbrenner’s daughters, Steve Swindal was a general partner of the Yankees from 1998-06 and chairman of the Yankees’ parent company. These days, Swindal works with players who hope to join the Yankees — or any other team in the big leagues.
For Tony Gwynn, his repeated use of chewing tobacco during his twenty year career has caused his recent struggles with mouth cancer.
Baseball owners say Commissioner Bud Selig will be offered a contract extension at this week’s meetings in Phoenix.
The New York Mets signed former San Diego Padres catcher Rob Johnson to compete for a catching role in Spring Training.
Former New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya will be hired as a vice president of the San Diego Padres.
Far, far away the Mets have been. You could have done anything on Wednesday other than watching the Mets go about their business — the business of winning baseball games, of winning you over in 2011.
David Wright hit a three-run homer and Angel Pagan had three RBIs as the New York Mets won their first series in San Diego in more than nine years with a 7-3 win over the Padres on Wednesday night.
When San Diego’s Nick Hundley came to the plate in the eighth inning, he did a double take. The Padres catcher thought his eyes were betraying him when he spotted Mets starter Mike Pelfrey coming in from the bullpen.
From Generation K to recording his 300th save with the Mets, Jason Isringhausen’s career has come full circle.
With the Mets short on available relievers, Jonathon Niese matched his career high with 122 pitches. He outlasted Cory Luebke in a matchup of young left-handers from Ohio, but couldn’t hold an early 2-0 lead.
Mets center fielder Angel Pagan left Wednesday night’s 9-5 loss to San Diego with lower back spasms, further depleting New York’s injury-riddled lineup.
Will Venable sparked San Diego’s surging offense with four hits from the leadoff spot and the Padres’ bullpen rebounded from consecutive flops, finally holding off the New York Mets in a 9-5 victory Wednesday night.
The Mets’ back-and-forth, up-and-down season rumbles on. Just when you thought New York was down for the count, late-game dramatics against one of the best bullpens in baseball have the Mets back above .500.
Rookie reliever Josh Spence walked light-hitting Ruben Tejada to force home the tiebreaking run and the New York Mets rallied late for the second consecutive game against the San Diego Padres, winning 5-4 on Tuesday night.
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