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Padres hang on to beat Dodgers

Some things stretch the bounds of logic and physics: 41-inning scoreless streaks, Yasiel Puig’s right arm, Alexi Amarista’s ability to punish a mistake, Joaquin Benoit’s deliberate pace. On Friday, there was nothing special about Dan Haren’s abbreviated start. That Clayton Kershaw had thrown a complete-game dazzler the evening before only highlighted a thoroughly human outing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Amarista's pinch-hit HR helps Padres beat Marlins

MIAMI (AP) -- Alexi Amarista was glad to get an opportunity to play on his birthday, even if he had to wait six innings. Amarista celebrated his 25th birthday by delivering a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday. "I was happy," Amarista said. "Instead of me getting gifts from...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins upended by Alexi Amarista in series finale with Padres

MIAMI (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Alexi Amarista celebrated his 25th birthday by delivering a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Ian Kennedy (1-1) allowed one run and three hits in six innings for the Padres. He struck out five. Four relievers then helped the Padres end a four-game losing streak...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The House Flight: Week of 1/27 to 2/2/2014

In case you weren’t paying attention… @darrenrovell That Didn't Happen — Bobby Le (@bzero13) January 30, 2014 Always enjoy responsibly. Don’t read and drive. Alexi Amarista: Not So Super, Lacking Utility Getting Dirty With Stats – Linear Weights This Announcement Is Public Padres don’t renew Andy Masur’s contract Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes...
Via Padres Public
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Alexi Amarista: Not So Super, Lacking Utility

Picture a typical Swiss Army Knife. Small enough to fit into even your smallest pocket, this red multi-tool will generally feature a sharp blade, as well as some combination of other survival tools, ranging in necessity, including screwdrivers, tweezers, toothpicks, corkscrews, can and bottle openers, scissors, and perhaps even a small saw. Now picture exactly how useful each of...
Via Padres Public
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Amarista's single in 11th lifts Padres over Dbacks

The San Diego Padres gave their fans some bonus baseball in the final home game at Petco Park. Alexi Amarista hit an RBI single in the 11th inning Thursday night and the Padres outlasted the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2. ''I got a changeup,'' Amarista said of his clutch hit. ''He threw me some fastballs, then I had to be ready for the changeup.'' The...
Via AP on Fox
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Alexi Amarista makes incredibly entertaining catch

Your browser does not support iframes.Well, San Diego Padres center fielder Alexi Amarista made one entertaining catch Saturday.The play came in the bottom of the sixth when Amarisata took a less-than-stellar route to flag down a flyball. The dazed and confused youngster got all the way to the warning track before realizing he had severly misjudged the baseball. At that point, he...
Via Bush League Chronicle
May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Play: Alexi Amarista makes diving stop

San Diego Padres Infielder Alexi Amarista is quickly making a name for himself as a solid defender after numerous solid plays in the field. He added to his web gem portfolio on Sunday night with an an amazing diving stop at shortstop. The play occurred in the bottom of the fourth inning in a close game against the host Marlins. Amarista ranged to his right and made a diving stop...
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Amarista's big night leads Padres past Angels 3-2

Alexi Amarista gave the San Diego Padres quite a boost for a guy who's just 5-foot-7 and 150 pounds. Amarista scored San Diego's first two runs against his former team and then doubled in the go-ahead run off Dan Haren in the seventh inning to lead the Padres to a 3-2 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. ''I was happy with everything I did today...
Via AP on Fox
May 20, 2012  |  Discuss

How long before Amarista takes over?

It’s hard to imagine Alexi Amarista can do any more than he has this spring to earn a spot on the Angels.  After impressing in his second consecutive season of winter ball, Amarista entered spring as a dark horse candidate to inherit a backup role with the Angels.  But he’s done nothing but impress since stepping onto the field and may have potentially earned a spot in a featured...
Via Monkey with a Halo
March 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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