Latest Bob Melvin News

AP source: Suarez, Padres agree to $46 million, 5-year deal

Nov. 11, 2022 00:21 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Reliever Robert Suarez agreed Thursday to remain with the San Diego Padres under a $46 million, five-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract hasn't...

Padres would like to have Soto 'for many years to come'

Oct. 25, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The sudden end of a season that went unexpectedly deep left the San Diego Padres with questions to answer and holes to fill, as well as a hunger to play further into October next year. They will also begin pondering a long-term deal for 24-year-old superstar Juan...

Hot Harper carries Phillies into 1st World Series since 2009

Oct. 24, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The billionaire owner of the Philadelphia Phillies pounded his fists on Bryce Harper’s chest and joked the Phillies slugger was almost underpaid at $330 million over the life of his contract. It was absurd to put a price tag on the moment for John Middleton as...

Harper's HR powers Phillies past Padres, into World Series

Oct. 23, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper broke up the Phillies postseason party on the mound and directed his team to where the true revelry was about to begin for the National League champs. “C'mon, let's go inside! Let's go!” he ordered. With that, Harper walked toward...

Padres' season ends in NLCS with bunch of what-if questions

Oct. 23, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The San Diego Padres will head into the offseason with a whole bunch of what-ifs? What if manager Bob Melvin had brought in closer Josh Hader to face Bryce Harper? What if Trent Grisham had swung away? What if Fernando Tatis Jr. had been eligible to play? ...

MLB Playoffs: Astros try to sweep Yanks, Phils lead Pads 3-1

Oct. 23, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies hoped to be in this position. Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros probably expected it. Both playing their best ball of the season, the Phillies and Astros surged Saturday within one win of the World Series. Harper delivered a...

Phillies hit 4 homers, rally past Padres 10-6, lead NLCS 3-1

Oct. 23, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper stood on second base after a go-ahead double and ran his hands across the script “Phillies” on his jersey as Citizens Bank Park shook in ecstasy over a World Series that suddenly seemed oh-so-close. Harper punched his fists toward the ground and...

Pads pitchers Clevinger, Manaea tagged by Phils in NLCS loss

Oct. 23, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — San Diego Padres pitchers Mike Clevinger and Sean Manaea had outings they’d quickly like to forget. Clevinger, San Diego’s starter, didn’t record an out while facing four batters in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series. Manaea was tagged for the loss after...

Schwarber HR, Segura, Phillies top Padres 4-2, lead NLCS 2-1

Oct. 22, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jean Segura muffed a soft relay toss at second base on a play he made “3,000 times” over his baseball career. The Phillies second baseman even got picked off first, yes, in the same inning as his fielding miscue. He heard a few boos, but it's Philly. Segura...

Profar loses his cool, Padres lose to Phils in NLCS Game 3

Oct. 22, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jurickson Profar lost his cool just before the San Diego Padres lost the game. With a runner on first and no outs in the ninth inning and the Padres trailing by two runs in Game 3 of the NL Championship Series, Profar thought he checked his swing on a 3-2 pitch...