Jake Peavy reconnects with the Padres; Yu Darvish’s schedule

Jake Peavy gained a World Series with the Boston Red Sox and once more with the San Francisco Giants. His occupation, after all, started with the Padres. That’s by no means been misplaced on the 41-year-old Peavy, however the recollections rushed again in a rush upon touchdown in San Diego this week.

“I left here and I started these other journeys,” Peavy mentioned, “and getting a chance to win in Boston and San Francisco really puts those places real relevant at the top of your heart. The longer you were away from here, it just wasn’t easy to fall back into it with all that we had going and being on the East Coast.

“But when I landed the other night and just thinking about the last time we did play here in ’06 and just thinking about how far the Padres’ organization has come and since that time, we had a great owner in John Moores, but what Peter (Seidler) has done and the commitment to this city with the payroll and watching the fans respond, going out and making the biggest moves at the deadline takes committed group.

“They’re all in and that’s exciting.”

Peavy flew west from Alabama to throw the ceremonial first pitch earlier than Saturday’s NLDS Game 3 in a No. 44 jersey, the one the Grossmont High product wears to honor the No. 44 that he watched as a child rising up in East County.

The Padres’ 15th-round pick out in 1999, Peavy gained 92 video games in 8 years with the Padres. He used to be an All-Star for the first time in 2005, serving to the Padres level the first-ever postseason video games in Petco Park historical past. Two years later, he used to be an All-Star once more and a 19-game winner as the NL’s unanimous Cy Young-winner.

Peavy pitched every other yr in San Diego after which he used to be long gone, the group opting to business him to the Chicago White Sox early in his four-year, $52 million extension.

Peavy went directly to win the World Series with Boston in 2013 and with the Giants the following yr.

He performed thru the 2016 season with the Giants, his stops at Petco Park as a visiting participant his final vital time in San Diego earlier than the group prolonged the invitation for Saturday’s first pitch.

“Watching Joe do his thing on Sunday (in New York) got me ignited and excited about what was happening in San Diego,” Peavy mentioned. “When I touched down and saw the people at the airport in Padres gear and the flight, people were excited and high-fiving me on the way.”

He added: “I think it’s about time we start talking about San Diego as a sports town. We’ve lost the Chargers. This is the only game in town. The Padres fans are absolutely showing out, from Del Mar on down. I’ve been everywhere since I’ve been here the last few days.

“It feels good. It feels electric.”

And it seems like a romance rekindled and who is aware of the place that may lead.

“I’m very appreciative that they thought of me and made it happen because it was on the Padres,” Peavy mentioned. “I didn’t personally just choose to jump up and come out here. They made an effort and wanted me to be here. That has meant a lot to me and my family.

“I certainly am going to be out here more.”

Yu were given subsequent?

Yu Darvish threw in proper box Saturday afternoon. As a ways as what that suggests for a conceivable Game 5, Padres supervisor Bob Melvin used to be now not about to tip his hand in Saturday’s pregame information convention.

“He’s on a schedule; I know that,” Melvin mentioned. “I haven’t talked to him about it yet. We hope we can finish it out today, but I’m sure he’s prepared for anything.”

For the document, Darvish could be on 3 days’ leisure if he have been to start out a Game 5 on Sunday in Los Angeles. He hasn’t ever pitched on 3 days’ leisure — in the common season or in the postseason.


  • The MRI on Dodgers SS Trea Turner’s proper ring finger published a Grade 2 sprain however no fracture, Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts mentioned. Turner used to be thought to be for DH accountability on Saturday however cleared to go back to shortstop after a pregame exercise. Turner jammed the finger Friday whilst diving into first base on a pickoff play.

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