Padres Week in Review: April 27th-May 3rd.

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The Padres wore the brown uniforms Wednesday, but it did not help get a victory. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Introduction

Well last week did not go so well for the San Diego Padres or my predictions for their week. I predicted 5-1. They did manage to salvage the week and go 3-3 after a disastrous start and getting swept by the Astros. The bullpen continues to be their Achilles heel but the offense continues to drive in runs and in my opinion they are playing better than their record shows.

Andrew Cashner and James Shields are leading the starting rotation, while Ian Kennedy continued his return to the rotation with a win this time. Odrisamer Despaigne had his first rough outing of the week and Tyson Ross struggled some with control which is limiting how deep he goes into games.

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The Padres are doing a lot of things right – and all the “new guys” save Will Middlebrooks are producing at the plate. They just pulled up top prospect Austin Hedges which means either they just want to pepper him into the major leagues or perhaps, like always, Preller is up to something? It would make sense if incumbent catcher Derek Norris was struggling, but as you will say that is far from the case. Read on for a recap of how the Padres did against the Astros and the Rockies as well as who wins this week’s Friar of the Week and a preview of the week ahead!

Next: Astros Series Recap

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