San Diego Padres

SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 6: Tanner Roark #57 of the Washington Nationals pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on June 6, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Roark Fans 11, Holds Padres to 3 Hits in 6-0 Win

Tanner Roark of the Washington Nationals probably wishes he could face the punchless San Diego Padres a few more times this season.


Nate McLouth #15 of the Washington Nationals swings at a pitch in the sixth inning of a game against the New York Yankees at the Space Coast Stadium on March 11, 2014 in Viera, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Nationals Lose 4-2 to Padres

Cameron Maybin celebrated his return to the lineup with a pair of hits, Ian Kennedy pitched seven strong innings and the San Diego Padres beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 Sunday.


WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 26: Tanner Roark #57 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Nationals Park on April 26, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Roark Stymies Padres With Three-Hitter as Nats Win, 4-0

Tanner Roark pitched a three-hitter for the first complete game of his career as the Washington Nationals beat the San Diego Padres 4-0 on Saturday.


WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25:  Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres on April 25th, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.  (Photo: Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Strasburg Pitches 7 Scoreless Innings in Nats 11-1 Win

Thanks to their pitching, the San Diego Padres have hovered around the .500 mark despite having the second-lowest batting average in the National League.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 18: Andrew Cashner #34 of the San Diego Padres pitches against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on June 18, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

Andrew Cashner Gets Opening Day Nod For Padres

Andrew Cashner went from the Padres’ bullpen to staff ace last season. Can he continue that growth?


Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals steals second base against Everth Cabrera #2 of the San Diego Padres in the fifth inning of a game at Nationals Park on July 7, 2013 in Washington, DC.  (Photo credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Padres Drop 9th Straight, Lose 11-7 to Nationals

The only thing the San Diego Padres are taking out of their East Coast road trip is a nine-game losing streak.


Kyle Blanks of the San Diego Padres hits a two-run homer as Kurt Suzuki of the Washington Nationals looks on.  (credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Padres Hammer Nats, Haren in Lopsided Win

After losing to Stephen Strasburg on Thursday night and then blowing an extra-inning game Friday night, the San Diego Padres righted themselves rather nicely against the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals.


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Cabrera, Alonso Lead Padres over Nationals

The Washington Nationals had runners on second and third with one out in the third inning when Denard Span hit a hard comebacker that ricocheted off San Diego Padres pitcher Eric Stults’ lower left leg to first baseman Yonder Alonso.


Stephen Strasburg pitched into the 8th inning for the first time in his Major League career on Thursday. (credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Strasburg Goes Where He’s Never Gone Before — 8th Inning

Stephen Strasburg had never thrown a pitch in the eighth inning of a big league start until he faced Everth Cabrera on Thursday night.


Carlos Quentin #18 of the San Diego Padres slams into Zack Greinke #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers as he charges the mound during the sixth inning at Petco Park on April 11, 2013 in San Diego, California. Greinke would break his collarbone in the fight. (Credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Intentional or Unintentional: Greinke Can’t Dodge Quentin, Breaks Collarbone

A benches-clearing brawl in San Diego Thursday has called into question whether Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke intentionally plunked Padres slugger Carlos Quentin, or if the ball simply got away from him.