Baseballs are leaving the yard at historic rates. What's causing the home run rise and is it good for baseball? David Schoenfield investigates.
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The clock is ticking for contending teams to improve and non-contenders to acquire future assets. Jim Bowden breaks down each team's objective.
Lineup: Padres (33-45) vs. Orioles (46-30)
- 1. Melvin Upton Jr., CF (R)
- 2. Wil Myers, 1B (R)
- 3. Matt Kemp, RF (R)
- 4. Yangervis Solarte, 2B (S)
- 5. Brett Wallace, 3B (L)
- 6. Derek Norris, C (R)
- 7. Alex Dickerson, LF (L)
- 8. Alexei Ramirez, SS (R)
- 9. Christian Friedrich, LHP (R) Daily notes
Melvin Upton Jr. is the best Upton brother
When's the last time we could say that? Probably 2012, Melvin's final year with the Rays, when he out-WARed his baby brother, Justin, 2.8 to 2.5. Upton's solid season continued on Tuesday with a mammoth blast and home run robbery, David Schoenfield writes. Five things we learned Tuesday
Eric Karabell highlights Padres outfielders Wil Myers and Melvin Upton, who have been crushing the ball in June. Is it time to sell high on them?
Melvin Upton Jr. hits one up and out
Upton's 462-foot blast off Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez on Tuesday is a new career-long for the 31-year-old and the farthest hit at Petco Park since 2009, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
Tuesday's longest home runs
In addition to robbing a home run from Orioles SS J.J. Hardy, Melvin Upton Jr. hit a career-long 462-foot blast that paced the competition on Tuesday.
Adam Jones hit a leadoff homer against his hometown team and Hyun Soo Kim and Chris Davis also homered for the Baltimore Orioles, who beat the San Diego Padres 11-7 on Tuesday night.
An inning after hitting a 462-foot homer, Padres outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. took one away.
Padres outfielder Jon Jay, who leads the National League in doubles, was placed on the disabled list with a fractured right forearm Tuesday.
Three to rep Padres at Futures Game
Outfielder Manuel Margot and 3B Carlos Asuaje will play for the World team while OF Hunter Renfroe cracks the United States roster at this summer's All-Star Futures Game in San Diego. Margot and Renfroe ranked first and third, respectively, among Keith Law's top Padres prospects this offseason.
Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer
Padres manager Andy Green, whose team is hosting the All-Star Game, will serve as a coach on Terry Collins' All-Star staff. Otherwise, Collins is taking his coaches -- no other NL managers.
Not every player can take the majors by storm right off the bat. From an under-hyped, 11th-round pick to a former rookie of the year, five players are having breakout seasons.
Padres jump up to No. 24 in rankings
As the Padres continue to sit in the basement of the NL West, a playoff berth is becoming increasingly unlikely. Manager Andy Green said the Pads are entertaining the idea of a six-man rotation once Andrew Cashner returns. Power Rankings
Myers or Rodney could be left out
Wil Myers has been strong since he moved to first base, and Fernando Rodney has allowed just one earned run. But the Padres are at the bottom of the NL West, and Mets manager Terry Collins might have to pick one or the other as he constructs his All-Star roster. Olney: Potential All-Star snubs (Insider)
The Marlins are looking for relief help and have considered Aroldis Chapman and Fernando Rodney as possible trade targets, sources tell Buster Olney.
Anthony DeSclafani pitched eight innings and singled with the bases loaded on Sunday, helping the Cincinnati Reds wrap up their weekend dedicated to Pete Rose with a 3-0 victory over the Padres.
Drew Pomeranz drove in a pair of runs and pitched seven innings on Saturday, leading the San Diego Padres to a 3-0 victory.
Wil Myers drove in five runs and Melvin Upton Jr. had a pair of two-run homers on Friday night, as the San Diego Padres beat the Cincinnati Reds 13-4.
Most tortured sports city is... San Diego?
Don't let the endless sunshine fool you. Despite some near misses, San Diego sports fans have suffered without a title since 1963. According to Bill Barnwell, no other city has a more miserable active streak now that Cleveland is off the schneid. Sports Misery Index
Where does Quantrill rank for Padres?
Cal Quantrill may have been the No. 8 overall pick in this year's draft, but is his talent enough for him to surpass Manuel Margot as Keith Law's No. 1 Padres prospect? Where top 2016 draft picks rank (Insider)
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