Sunday, September 3, 2017

Padrographs #1041-1044

 #1041-Sean Henn, Sean pitched in four games for the Padres in 2008.
#1042-Glendon Rusch, Glendon pitched in 12 games for the Padres in 2008.
#1043-Matt Palmer, Matt pitched in 3 games for the Padres in 2012.

#1044-Von Joshua, Von played in 53 games for the Padres in 1980.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Padrograph #1040

Dennis Blair pitched in 5 games for the Padres in 1980 to finish his major league career.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Padrograph #1039

Jon Jay, Jon played in 90 games for the Padres in 2016.  The Padres granted him free agency in November and he is currently playing with the defending World Champion Cubs.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Padrograph #1038

Doug Dascenczo played in 21 games for the Padres in 1996 at the end of his career.  He was a roving minor league instructor for the Padres, and coached at various levels in the Padres organization and managed in the minors for the Padres.  He was named Texas league Manager of the Year in 2011.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Padrograph #1037

Carlos Asuaje played in seven games for the Padres last year and has played in twenty six games this years.  Got this off Ebay.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Padrographs #1035 & #1036

Angel Bravo is Padrograph #1035. I found a dealer in Venezuela who has signed cards of various players from that country.  Angel Bravo played in fifty two game for the Padres in 1971.
From the same dealer in Venezuela comes Padrograph #1036, Jose Rondon played in 8 games for the Padres in 2016 and is currently playing in their minor leagues system.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

an upgrade and two new Padrographs

I had a photo of Josh Spence that was card sizedbut I made a card of him and got it signed at a Salem-Keizer Volcanoes game.  They were playing the TriCity Dust Devils, the Padres short season rookie team. Josh is the pitching coach for TriCity.  He was quite friendly, told me to let him know if the bullpen misbehaved.  He signed the card and I gave him a copy of it.  Josh pitched in 51 games for the Padres in 2011 and 2012.  Josh is Padrograph #989.  

At that same game I got Oscar Salazar, the hitting coach to sign the card I made for him.  He was pleased that I had a card of him and even more pleased when I gave him a copy.  Oscar played in 140 games for the Padres in 2009 and 2010.  Oscar is Padrograph #1033.

I went to the game mainly to get this 2017 Bowman card signed.  Adrian wasn't in the bullpen with the rest of the pitchers.  I thought I had missed him after the game, but someone else had stopped him to get a bunch of 8X10 photos signed (wonder when they will show up on ebay) so I was able to get my one card signed.  Adrian is an 18 year old from Cuba that the Padres signed.  I gave him some extra cards that I had of him.  I had to use my rudimentary Spanish to let him know that the cards were for him, I didn't need them signed.  I only needed one signed.  Adrian is Padrograph #1034.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Padrograph #1032b

#1032 (you may notice that the number is repeated.  That's cause I had doubles of someone).
Edwin Jackson, pitched in 13 games for the Padres last year.  He is with the Orioles this year.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Game Recap (16-31, 14 GB, 5th Place)

I was away from home for awhile and missed several days of Padres baseball, not sure if that is a good or bad thing.  Had a great time on the Oregon Coast with my wife and 5 year old granddaughter.  I am back to chronicle this years tank.  

Monday, May 15, 2017

Padrographs #1032

Dinelson Lamet, was signed as an international free agent in 2014 and has worked his way up to AAA El Paso.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Game Recap 5.9.17 (13-21, 8 GB, 4th Place)

Ooops I made a mistake the Padres lost 11-0 on Tony Gwynn's Birthday!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Padrograph #1031

Luis Almanzar is a 17 year shortstop somewhere in the Padres system.  Obtained this card  in a Bowman case break.

Game Recap 5.5.17 (12-19, 6.5 GB, 4th Place)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Dodgers series preview

Art Courtesy of Punk Rock Paint and Gaslamp Ball

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Art courtesy of Travis Peterson of Punk Rock Paint fame.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Padrographs #1029 & #1030

 Brian Sikorski, #1029. Brian pitched in 13 games for the Padres in 2006, a season that also saw him pitch in Cleveland.
Chad Reineke, #1030.  Chad made his major league debut with the Padres in 2008.  He pitched in 4 games for the Padres.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Game Recap 4.27.17 (9-15, 6 GB, 4th Place)

 Now the Padres go north to face the only team in the National League West with a worse record than themselves, the San Francisco Giants.  Let's see if we can stay 4th place and not inhabit the cellar the rest of the year.  The Sportster website predicts the Padres will win the series in 2024.  That is the year I turn 67.  That will be 49 years after I saw my first Padres game in person.  

Preview picture by Travis Peterson of Punk Rock Paint and the Gaslamp Baseball preview.