2006 San Diego Padres season

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2006 San Diego Padres
NL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John Moores
Manager(s) Bruce Bochy
Local television 4SD
(Mark Grant, Matt Vasgersian)
Local radio XEPRS-AM
(Jerry Coleman, Ted Leitner, Tim Flannery)
XEMO
(Juan Angel Avila, Eduardo Ortega)
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The 2006 San Diego Padres season captured their second consecutive National League West crown, with a record of 88-74, and for the first time in franchise history back-to-back postseason appearances, and three consecutive winning seasons. Although the Padres final record equaled that of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Padres record of 13-5 against the Dodgers awarded them of the official division title. The 2006 season also marked the end of Bruce Bochy's tenure as manager of the team, after 24 seasons overall, 12 seasons as manager (1995-2006), winning 4 division titles (1996, 1998, 2005, 2006). The Padres were eliminated in the 2006 National League Division Series by the eventual World Champion St. Louis Cardinals losing 3-1.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day Starters[edit]

Played at PETCO Park on April 3, 2006 against the San Francisco Giants.

Player Pos
Dave Roberts CF
Eric Young LF
Brian Giles RF
Mike Piazza C
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Khalil Greene SS
Vinny Castilla 3B
Josh Barfield 2B
Jake Peavy P

San Diego 6, San Francisco 1

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Diego Padres 88 74 0.543 43–38 45–36
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 74 0.543 49–32 39–42
San Francisco Giants 76 85 0.472 11½ 43–38 33–47
Arizona Diamondbacks 76 86 0.469 12 39–42 37–44
Colorado Rockies 76 86 0.469 12 44–37 32–49


  • Although the Padres final record equaled that of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Padres record of 13-5 against the Dodgers awarded them of the official division title.

Transactions[edit]

  • June 6, 2006: David Freese was drafted in the 9th round of the 2006 amateur draft.[7]
  • August 24, 2006: Russell Branyan was traded by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to the San Diego Padres for a player to be named later and Evan Meek (minors). The San Diego Padres sent Dale Thayer (minors) (September 15, 2006) to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to complete the trade.[8]

Roster[edit]

2006 San Diego Padres
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
CF Mike Cameron 141 552 148 .268 22 83

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jake Peavy 32 202.1 11 14 4.09 215
Woody Williams 25 145.1 12 5 3.65 72
Chris Young 31 179.1 11 5 3.46 164
Clay Hensley 37 187.0 11 12 3.71 122
Chan Ho Park 24 136.2 7 7 4.81 96
Mike Thompson 19 92.0 4 5 4.99 35

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dewon Brazelton 9 18 0 2 12.00 9

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Trevor Hoffman 65 0 2 46 2.14 50
Scott Linebrink 73 7 4 2 3.57 68
Alan Embree 73 4 3 0 3.27 53
Jon Adkins 55 2 1 0 3.98 30
Cla Meredith 45 5 1 0 1.07 37

National League Division Series[edit]

San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

St. Louis wins the series, 3-1

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 St. Louis Cardinals - 5, San Diego Padres - 1 October 3 PETCO Park 43,107[9]
2 St. Louis Cardinals - 2, San Diego Padres - 0 October 5 PETCO Park 43,463[10]
3 San Diego Padres - 3, St. Louis Cardinals - 1 October 7 Busch Stadium III 46,634[11]
4 San Diego Padres - 2, St. Louis Cardinals - 6 October 8 Busch Stadium III 46,476[12]

Award winners[edit]

Rawlings Gold Glove Winners[edit]

National League Fireman of the Year[edit]

National League Pitcher of the Month[edit]

2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Craig Colbert
AA Mobile BayBears Southern League Gary Jones
A Lake Elsinore Storm California League Rick Renteria
A Fort Wayne Wizards Midwest League Randy Ready
Short-Season A Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Doug Dascenzo
Rookie AZL Padres Arizona League Carlos Lezcano

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: AZL Padres[13]

References[edit]

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