The way things were going, it seemed the Padres would likely be sellers as the trade deadline approaches. That was before they won five of eight on homestead that might change the front office’s thinking.
Ian Kennedy, being mentioned in various trade scenarios, pitched six strong innings and the San Diego Padres defeated the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Saturday night.
The San Diego Padres are among the worst offensive teams in baseball but they’re finding some success with homers.
Miami’s Dan Haren has had to pitch before with trade rumors swirling around him.
A.J. Ramos served up a 2-run homer to Jeff Francoeur in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Miami Marlins fell 8-7 to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Chad Billingsley had his best outing in nearly three years and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Saturday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies own the worst record in baseball but the Miami Marlins aren’t much better.
The Miami Marlins were hoping to remain in playoff contention long enough that Jose Fernandez might be able to put them over the top once he returned.
The Miami Marlins lost All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon to a dislocated left thumb Saturday, and they responded with a franchise-record offensive outburst, beating Cincinnati 14-3.
Though the Cincinnati Reds are assured of their worst pre-All Star break record in eight years, they’re showing life more recently behind dominant pitching.