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Padres May Get Young Back Soon

The Padres could have starter Chris Young back in the starting rotation next month.

Young threw 37 pitches in a simulated game over the weekend.

"It was fun to be out there facing hitters off a big league mound," Young said. "Physically, it felt good. The second-inning was better with more intensity. I need to work on my command.

"The secondary stuff was better. A couple sliders were sharp and tight."

He is trying to make it back this season despite a significant shoulder issue.

Via San Diego Union-Tribune


Braun Ends HR Drought In Win

Brewers slugger Ryan Braun finally ended his lengthy home run drought on Saturday against the Padres.

Braun hit his first home run in 22 games-- his last came July 24 against Washington.

"I hope that will get him [Braun] going," manager Ken Macha said.

He is hitting .294 with 17 homers and 70 RBI this season.

Braun hit at least 32 home runs in each of his first three seasons.

Via ESPN


Posey's Hustle Play Gives Giants 11th Inning Win

Buster Posey legged out a double after his slow bouncer caromed off second baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. and then scored the winning run on Juan Uribe?s single in the 11th inning to give the Giants a 3-2 win over the Padres on Saturday, according to an Associated Press report.

?I don?t look at it like I won the game,? Uribe said. ?Buster won the game. Getting the double leading off, this guy won the game for us today.?

Via AP


Padres Farm Report: Castro Handling Double-A Well

Padres right-handed pitching prospect Simon Castro has pitched very well at the Double-A level this season.

Castro has pitched 21 games (20 starts) for the Double-A San Antonio Missions of the Texas League.

He is 7-5 with a 2.90 ERA and a 3.03 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 111 2/3 innings.

Batters are hitting just .223 against him, although his numbers aren't quite as good over his last ten appearances.

His ERA is 3.33 over the period, with opponents hitting .245.

However, his K-to-BB is 5.0 over those 10 games.

Via RealGM Staff Report


Padres Could Get Young Back In September

Padres starter Chris Young threw off the mound for the first time since May 5 in a 30-fastball bullpen session on Saturday afternoon.

"Physically, I felt good, I felt no pain in my shoulder," Young said.

He is scheduled for another bullpen session Tuesday when the Padres return to Petco Park.

"I can't look too far forward," said Young, who has been on the disabled since throwing six scoreless innings in the second game of the season.

"I can't get ahead of myself. We need to see what the shoulder can handle. We're hopeful, but we don't know."

Young is hoping to rejoin the Padres rotation next month.

Via San Diego Union-Tribune


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