Showing posts with label Jake Peavy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jake Peavy. Show all posts


Get Well Soon, Jake Peavy

The Chicago White Sox have placed Jake Peavy on the disabled list with a muscle tear in his pitching shoulder.

The right-hander suffered the injury in the second inning of his team's victory over the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday night. After delivering a 2-2 pitch to Mike Napoli, he leapt off the mound and lifted his right arm before walking straight to the dugout with a team trainer. Peavy then landed on the 15-day DL the following day, and will likely be shut down for the rest of the season. His reaction after Wednesday's MRI:


Jake Peavy is a Big Faker

Out til the All-Star break.

Just kidding. Kinda.

Jake Peavy, who doesn't much care for pitching in a San Diego uni, will be out of commission for at least a month now after hurting his ankle. This means we might not see any action from the Padres ace until after the All-Star break.


Just Say No Jake Peavy!

What's that? You want Peavy? Too bad buddy.

Jake Peavy will remain a San Diego Padres hurler until further notice, as he has used his no-trade clause powers to cock-block the Chicago White Sox.

At least they still have the President.

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Thanks A Lot Jake Peavy

Peavy could be headed to the White Sox... which would force me to dislike him. A lot.Great. Another favorite player I'll be forced to hate.

There are floating around the internet that San Diego Padres righty Jake Peavy is about to head to Chicago. Only, he'll be donning the South Side Pinstripes, not surrounded by ivy as expected. The deal (contingent upon Peavy waiving his no-trade clause) supposedly includes left-hander Clayton Richard and 22-year-old southpaw Aaron Poreda. However, some reports say the deal is not imminent.

If I were a White Sox fan, I'd be pretty fired up about now. The 17-22 team could use a boost to their rotation, whose inconsistencies this season pretty much end with Mark Buehrle.

We'll keep you posted. Aaaaaaaand, nevermind.

[ESPN] | [MLB FanHouse] | []


What's That Sucking Sound?

Oh, it's just your Opening Day starter.

Happy Opening Week everyone! I'd like to start by asking Yankees, Indians, Padres and Diamondbacks fans to stop flipping out over their ace's recent performances. Actually, you're alright Padres fans... you have a lot to worry about.

But Yanks fans, are you seriously that concerned over CC Sabathia's debut in pinstripes? Sure, he sucked. But don't go crushing your $161 million dreams quite yet. The guy has seven long years to make good on his record-breaking contract.

The spankin' new lefty was lit up for six runs in 4-1/3 innings, while the A-Rodless lineup couldn't manage a rally to overcome their 10-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. He struggled with the command of his fastball all day, surrendering eight hits and walking five batters. What's worse, is that he failed to record a single strikeout, something he'd only done just four times prior in his career.

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Peavy can't even comfortably open doors anymore.As expected, San Diego Padres hurler Jake Peavy has landed on the 15-day disabled list with swelling and a strained muscle in his pitching elbow.

An MRI on the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner showed no ligament damage, so reconstructive surgery shouldn't be necessary if the joint is properly rehabbed. Peavy said he had been bothered by elbow soreness not only in his past few starts, but in everyday life situations like opening contact lens solution and turning doorknobs.

Generally, when you can't turn a doorknob, you're going to have some trouble throwing a good slider.

[Union Tribune]


Yeah, I'm Injured! That's the Ticket!

Jake Peavy is totally headed to the DL.San Diego Padres ace Jake Peavy will miss his scheduled start Monday due to some soreness in his pitching elbow.

According to the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, he's been bothered by discomfort in his right elbow over his last three or four starts. Maybe it's no coincidence he's dropped three of his past four decisions, lasting just four innings this Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs?

Peavy, who is 4-3 with a 2.91 ERA and 60 K's this season, will have an MRI Monday morning while lefty Wil Ledezma fills in on the hill against the St. Louis Cardinals.

If you think I'm awesome at fantasy baseball, you are sorely mistaken. However, I will be appearing on The Fantasy Baseball Gurus podcast this evening at 7:35pm ET. It'll be funny.

[San Diego Union Tribune]


Aces the Place

The Other Brandon
During one of the best pitching matchups of the season so far, Arizona Diamondbacks righty Brandon Webb simply out-dueled San Diego Padres ace Jake Peavy Sunday.

In a battle between the two most recent NL Cy Young award winners, Webb improved to 6-0 and lowered his ERA to 1.98. He narrowly escaped two separate bases-loaded situations to become the first hurler to six wins in the majors.

Peavy, who gave up four hits over seven innings but struck out nine, lost at home for the first time in 10 starts, dating back to July 2007.

Catcher Chris Snyder accounted for both Padres runs, hitting a two-run bomb behind Webb for the 2-1 victory. Arizona now holds the best record in baseball, sitting at 18-7, 6 games ahead of the second-place Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. San Diego is dead last in the division at 10-16.


Jake Peavy's Badassery Lives On

Jake Peavy, professional badassSan Diego Padres ace Jake Peavy swept the National League Cy Young award voting Thursday when he was named first on all 32 ballots after shining through the 2007 season.

Peavy led the league in pretty much every category that matters, chalking up 19 wins, a 2.54 ERA, 240 strikeouts and 9.67 strikeouts per nine innings.

The NL's starter for the Midsummer Classic last year, Peavy became just the fourth player in big league history to win two ERA titles before the age of 27. Way to go, buddy!

In April against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Peavy fanned a season-high 16 batters, coming just one K away from tying Tom Seaver's NL mark of 10 consecutive strikeouts. Four months later against the same team, he became the Pads' career leader in strikeouts when he embarrassed eleven batters in a 3-1 victory.

For whatever reason, he struggled over 6.1 innings on Oct. 1 in the Wild Card playoff against the Colorado Rockies, who eventually forgot to show up to the World Series. All things happen for a reason, I suppose.

[San Diego Union Tribune]


Jake Peavy: Professional Badass

Jake Peavy is so awesome, he could play the next Bond.

The future NL Cy Young Award winner gave up only one run in 7.1 innings Sunday, fanning ten Giants in the 5-1 victory to help his San Diego Padres beat San Francisco for the eighth straight time.

Peavy's 18-6 record is the best in the National League, complementing his 2.39 ERA nicely, which happens to be the lowest in the majors. Oh yeah, he has 225 strikeouts, too... the most in the big leagues.

He's arguably the best hurler in the NL, but is he the best pitcher in baseball right now? The numbers say he is, as do nearly everyone in 1/4 of the state of California.

He gives his club a chance to win every time he steps foot on the hill. With 14 games left in the season and San Diego sitting just 2 games behind the NL West-leading Diamondbacks and 1.5 ahead of the surging Phillies in the exciting Wild Card race, Peavy will give them at least two more chances to pull ahead.

[San Diego Union Tribune]


Jake Peavy Gets the Ball Today

San Diego Padres manager Bud Black has decided to go with his gut rather than the by the books, and post his stud ace Jake Peavy for tonight's crucial series finale.

Peavy, coming off a 99-pitch scoreless performance, will take the hill against division foe Livan Hernandez of the Arizona Diamondbacks, who are tied with the Pads for the NL West and Wild Card lead.

Hernandez (9-9, 4.67 ERA) is a career 21-21 vs. San Diego, with his last outing coming on August 27th where he pitched 7 innings for the loss, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits with a walk and a strikeout.

“I feel good," Peavy assured. "If you guys want to talk about three days' rest, I'm in.”
The only other start Peavy pitched on short rest was in 2004, where he allowed just one run in six innings for the win. Teammate Greg Maddux, who called pitching out of rotation "a piece of cake," has gone 21-7 with a 2.55 ERA in 37 starts on fewer than five days off, so it's far from impossible, if only a little unorthodox.

[San Diego Union Tribune]


Which is why we love us some Jake Peavy.

The future Cy Young Award winner is ready to lead his San Diego Padres to the National League West title -- on just three days rest. Peavy threw 99 pitches in seven innings Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, allowing only two hits for his NL-leading 16th win and shrinking his ERA to 2.10 -- the lowest in the majors.


In another successful attempt to sway votes for his National League Cy Young candidacy, San Diego Padres hurler Jake Peavy earned his 15th win, striking out eleven Arizona Diamondbacks for a 3-1 victory to slide within 2 games in the West.

Peavy (2.18 ERA) tied his career high in wins (with just 5 losses on the season) and reached the double digits in K's for the 8th time for an NL-leading 197 strikeouts. The stud righty also became San Diego's career leader in strikeouts, passing Andy Benes.

The only other pitcher in the majors with a lower ERA than Peavy is fellow Padre Chris Young (9-4, 2.12 ERA), who is also awesome.

The NL West's top two teams will play six more crucial games over the next 10 days. Following this four-game set, they will play three more in Phoenix starting next Monday. Time to pull out the big guns!



2007 All-Star Starters Named

Jim Leyland chain-smoked all night and finally decided on a starter for the American League. Dan Haren - the smoking hot Oakland Athletics ace who boasts an AL-leading 2.30 ERA with a 10-3 record. Ah, let's not forget the Grizzly Adams neck beard.

After dropping his first two starts of the season, Haren knocked off ten straight victories before losing his last one against the Seattle Mariners Friday night.


Ladies and gentlemen, your Pitchers of the Month.

National League

San Diego Padres right-hander Jake Peavy put together the best month of his career in May, going 4-0 with an almost non-existent 0.79 ERA, and allowed only three earned runs in five starts.

Even more impressively, the Pads won all five of those starts and were tied for first place in the NL West entering Monday's play. The result? An NL Player of the Month Award.

Peavy is 7-1 overall this season with an NL-leading 1.68 ERA. He leads the majors with 92 strikeouts and a 0.98 WHIP while ranking second in wins.

American League

Oakland Athletics righty Dan Haren was honored with his first American League Pitcher of the Month Award after going 3-0 in six May starts and compiling a 1.67 ERA.

Haren is undefeated in games where the A's score at least two runs has become quite the workhorse, tossing at least seven innings in eight starts this season. His 1.64 ERA was the lowest in the league entering play on Monday.

The 26-year-old fanned 37 batters in the month, striking out a season-high nine Devil Rays on May 4th. Peavy strung together three wins to polish off the month and improve his record to 6-0 on the season.

More NL vote-getters
Chris Young
Trevor Hoffman
John Smoltz
Cole Hamels
Francisco Cordero

More AL vote-getters
Fausto Carmona
Chad Gaudin
Boof Bonser
Justin Verlander
John Lackey
Kelvim Escobar
Paul Byrd
A.J. Burnett
J.J. Putz

[Past Pitchers of the Month]


Professional badass and San Diego Padres' ace Jake Peavy became the first pitcher in franchise history to strike out ten batters in four consecutive starts Friday night.

Sporting the 'mustard-and-mud' throwbacks from 1972, the Padres watched their starter pitch lights out, holding the St. Louis Cardinals (who adorned their gray 'bird on bat' unis) to just 3 hits over seven scoreless innings that led to a 7-0 victory over the defending World Series champs.

This is really nothing new for Peavy, who led the National League with 216 strikeouts in 2005. He tied his own franchise record with 16 K's at Arizona on April 19th but was unfortunately handed a no-decision.

[San Diego Union Tribune] | []


In early January, San Diego Padres pitcher Jake Peavy had a minor confrontation with a Mobile Regional Airport security officer that occurred while he was double parked, unloading equipment for a church mission that helps children in the Dominican Republic.

After refusing to move his vehicle and making a comment about "a real cop", Peavy, 25, was arrested and booked at the Mobile County Metro Jail and later released on a $350 bond.

The disorderly conduct charge was dismissed this week on the recommendation of the officer involved and the chief of airport police. Peavy apologized directly to the Airport officer during a meeting with his attorney and a second time at the court hearing.

[USA Today]

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