Latest Bob Melvin News

Darvish earns 16th win, Padres gain ground in wild-card race

Sep. 25, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Yu Darvish's fourth pitch of the game was taken deep to right. No panic that this just might be a long night at hitter friendly Coors Field. He just confidently made the adjustments like he's done all season. Darvish settled in after surrendering a...

Trejo, Tovar lead young Rockies over Padres 4-3 in 10

Sep. 24, 2022 00:44 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Rookie Alan Trejo singled in the winning run in the 10th inning, highly touted prospect Ezequiel Tovar picked up hits on the first two pitches he saw in the big leagues, and the youthful Colorado Rockies stalled the San Diego Padres’ playoff progress with a 4-3 victory on Friday...

Catcher Stephen Vogt retiring after 10 big league seasons

Sep. 23, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Veteran Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt will retire after 10 major league seasons and a long, patient road to break into the big leagues at age 27. Not to mention a nearly 15-month wait to finally get his first hit. Vogt endured an...

Donovan's grand slam carries Cardinals over Padres 5-4

Sep. 22, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Lars Nootbaar provided St. Louis' first run in four games with a solo homer, and then rookie Brendan Donovan gave the NL Central leaders an even bigger lift. Donovan hit his first career grand slam slam in the seventh inning to lead Albert Pujols and the Cardinals...

Snell brilliant for 7, Padres beat Pujols, Cardinals 1-0

Sep. 22, 2022 01:39 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin was getting nervous about Blake Snell's pitch count in the seventh inning when Albert Pujols helped the skipper avoid what could have been an unpopular decision. Snell held St. Louis hitless until Pujols beat the shift for a...

Kim homers, Padres beat Cards 5-0 to clinch winning record

Sep. 21, 2022 01:40 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres are on a roll since holding a team meeting the day after a dreadful loss in Arizona last week. As an added bonus, they kept Albert Pujols in the ballpark in the opener of a three-game series against the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals....

Soto, Machado homer as Padres beat Diamondbacks 6-1

Sep. 18, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Juan Soto homered for the first time in three weeks and Yu Darvish pitched six scoreless innings, helping the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 on Sunday. Soto had three hits and two RBIs in San Diego’s third straight win. He walked and scored on...

Musgrove goes 6, Campusano homers, Padres blank D-backs 2-0

Sep. 18, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Luis Campusano hit his first homer of the season, Joe Musgrove won for the second time in three months and the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 on Saturday. Campusano’s solo shot capped a two-run fourth and Musgrove (10-7) gave up four hits in six...

Drury hits 2 HRs, Snell goes 7, Padres topple Diamondbacks

Sep. 17, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Brandon Drury hit a pair of homers, Blake Snell threw a season-high seven innings and the San Diego Padres cruised to a 12-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. San Diego stayed 1 1/2 games ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers for the final NL wild card...

Jameson wins in major league debut, Dbacks top Padres 4-0

Sep. 16, 2022 01:36 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Drey Jameson couldn't really put it into words how it felt to pitch a gem in his major league debut. “It was awesome. I don’t really know what to say about it,” the 25-year-old right-hander said after throwing seven shutout innings in the Arizona Diamondbacks'...