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Justin Upton's slam, 6 RBIs lead Shields, Pads over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Justin Upton hit a grand slam and drove in six runs as the San Diego Padres broke loose Sunday, backing unbeaten James Shields in an 11-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Padres had totaled just three runs in losing four straight games. Upton hit a slam in the first inning before Carlos Frias recorded an out and Will Middlebrooks later homered to help stake...
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Padres' Justin Upton running again this year, on pace for 20-20 season

Besides producing at the plate, Justin Upton has been running on the bases: he has a team-high eight stolen bases without being caught. That’s already as many stolen bases as he’s had in each of the past two years. Upton credited his increased base stealing to his health, according to U-T San Diego:“My legs just feel good,” Upton said before homering twice Sunday. “I had...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres' Melvin Upton sounds ready to put the past behind him

Melvin Upton -- the younger brother of fellow Padre Justin Upton and the man formerly known as B.J. Upton -- sounds like he’s ready to put the past in his rearview mirror. After being drafted second overall in 2002 and blossoming with the Tampa Bay Rays, the outfielder’s struggles at the plate the past couple of years with the Braves were highly-publicized and prompted many to...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton hitting home runs at Petco Park at record pace

When he was first introduced by the Padres, Justin Upton said he was unfazed by the size of his new home -- Petco Park:"Everyone says it's big, but I don't think so," Upton said. "I think it plays pretty fair. I've enjoyed quite a bit of success here. I enjoy playing here. I think the park is great.”So far Upton has lived up to his word: he has ten home runs this year -- eight...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: The ‘what if’ game

There was a good chance Justin Upton would never make to the Padres. There’s a funny game I like to play in my head when it comes to the San Diego Padres, and my favorite sports teams in general. Everybody does it, either subconsciously or intentionally. The “What if” game. It’s a torturous process to try and think what could have been had your favorite team just gotten...
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Notes and observations

San Diego Padres The San Diego Padres won their third consecutive series when they took two out of three against the Cubs in Chicago. The Padres are 8-5, and if it weren’t for Adrian Gonzales losing his mind in the opening series they could very well be 9-4. What’s been most encouraging about the Padres’ start is they’re not just winning, but they’re also passing the eye...
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Five predictions for 2015

The regular season is right around the corner, which means it’s time to disguise irrational predictions as bold ones. There hasn’t been this much excitement about the Padres in over a decade, and I can’t wait to watch it all unfold. Here are five predictions for 2015. Justin Upton 1. Justin Upton will hit 50 home runs Upton’s careerhigh is 31, which he set back in 2011...
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres reportedly acquire Justin Upton

Well, this is fascinating. A day after finalizing the Matt Kemp trade, and on the day the Wil Myers trade is expected to be announced, the Padres have reportedly agreed to acquire Justin Upton as well. I think it’s safe to say that A.J. Preller puts a high value on right-handed power hitting outfielders. As […]
Via Fangraphs
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Justin Upton has bubble gum issues during at-bat

Your browser does not support iframes.Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton had to pause for a moment due to an issue with his bubble gum during his seventh inning at-bat in Sunday's game against Miami.Upton blew a bubble with his gum as he was setting up for the 1-1 pitch, but had to reset when the bubble burst and landed on his nose. That could have been extremely distracting...
Via Holdout Sports
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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