1996 San Diego Padres season

The 1996 San Diego Padres season was the 28th season in franchise history.

1996 San Diego Padres
National League West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Werner, John Moores
General manager(s)Kevin Towers
Manager(s)Bruce Bochy
Local televisionKFMB-TV
Prime Sports West
(Jerry Coleman, Ted Leitner, Bob Chandler, Ken Levine)
Local radioKFMB (AM)
(Jerry Coleman, Ted Leitner, Bob Chandler, Ken Levine)
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OffseasonEdit

  • October 28, 1995: Rico Rossy was signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.[1]
  • November 29, 1995: Mike Sharperson signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.[2]
  • December 7, 1995: Fernando Valenzuela signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.
  • December 14, 1995: Doug Dascenzo was signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.[3]
  • December 21, 1995: Wally Joyner was traded by the Kansas City Royals with Aaron Dorlarque (minors) to the San Diego Padres for Bip Roberts and Bryan Wolff (minors).[4]
  • December 21, 1995: Mike Oquist was signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.[5]
  • December 29, 1995: Rickey Henderson signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.
  • March 22, 1996: Melvin Nieves was traded by the San Diego Padres with Raul Casanova and Richie Lewis to the Detroit Tigers for Sean Bergman, Todd Steverson, and Cade Gaspar (minors).[6]

Regular seasonEdit

Opening Day startersEdit

  • Brad Ausmus
  • Ken Caminiti
  • Andújar Cedeño
  • Steve Finley
  • Tony Gwynn
  • Joey Hamilton
  • Rickey Henderson
  • Wally Joyner
  • Jody Reed

Season standingsEdit

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Diego Padres 91 71 0.562 45–36 46–35
Los Angeles Dodgers 90 72 0.556 1 47–34 43–38
Colorado Rockies 83 79 0.512 8 55–26 28–53
San Francisco Giants 68 94 0.420 23 38–44 30–50

Record vs. opponentsEdit


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 7–5 7–5 5–7 6–7 6–6 5–7 10–3 7–6 9–4 9–3 9–4 7–5 9–4
Chicago 5–7 5–8 5–7 6–6 5–8 8–5 6–6 7–5 7–6 4–9 6–6 7–5 5–8
Cincinnati 5–7 8–5 7–6 3–9 7–6 4–8 3–9 6–6 10–2 5–8 9–3 9–4 5–8
Colorado 7–5 7–5 6–7 5–8 8–5 6–7 3–9 7–5 6–6 7–5 8–5 5–8 8–4
Florida 7–6 6–6 9–3 8–5 7–5 6–7 5–8 7–6 6–7 5–7 3–9 5–7 6–6
Houston 6–6 8–5 6–7 5–8 5–7 6–6 4–9 8–4 10–2 8–5 6–6 8–4 2–11
Los Angeles 7–5 5–8 8–4 7–6 7–6 6–6 9–3 8–4 7–6 6–6 5–8 7–6 8–4
Montreal 3–10 6–6 9–3 9–3 8–5 9–4 3–9 7–6 6–7 7–5 4–8 9–4 8–4
New York 6–7 5–7 6–6 5–7 6–7 4–8 4–8 6–7 7–6 8–5 3–10 6–6 5–7
Philadelphia 4-9 6–7 2–10 6–6 7–6 2–10 6–7 7–6 6–7 7–5 4–8 6–6 4–8
Pittsburgh 3–9 9–4 8–5 5–7 7–5 5–8 6–6 5–7 5–8 5–7 4–9 8–4 3–10
San Diego 4–9 6–6 3–9 5–8 9–3 6–6 8–5 8–4 10–3 8–4 9–4 11–2 4–8
San Francisco 5–7 5–7 4–9 8–5 7–5 4–8 6–7 4–9 6–6 6–6 4–8 2–11 7–6
St. Louis 4–9 8–5 8–5 4–8 6–6 11-2 4–8 4–8 7–5 8–4 10–3 8–4 6–7

Game logEdit

1996 Game Log: 91–71 (Home: 45–36; Away: 46–35)
April: 17–10 (Home: 8–6; Away: 9–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 1 @ Cubs 4–5 (10) Patterson Hoffman (0–1) 38,734 0–1
2 April 3 @ Cubs 7–5 Hamilton (1–0) Castillo Hoffman (1) 29,638 1–1
3 April 5 @ Astros 10–4 Tewksbury (1–0) Kile 28,629 2–1
4 April 6 @ Astros 8–4 (13) Hoffman (1–1) Small 24,510 3–1
5 April 7 @ Astros 17–2 Bergman (1–0) Swindell 16,258 4–1
6 April 8 Marlins 9–2 Hamilton (2–0) Hammond 44,470 5–1
7 April 9 Marlins 2–5 (10) Leiter Blair (0–1) 15,160 5–2
8 April 10 Marlins 3–0 Tewksbury (2–0) Rapp Hoffman (2) 10,510 6–2
9 April 11 Braves 2–1 Ashby (1–0) Maddux Hoffman (3) 19,047 7–2
10 April 12 Braves 3–5 Schmidt Bergman (1–1) Wohlers 25,747 7–3
11 April 13 Braves 6–2 Hamilton (3–0) Glavine Bochtler (1) 45,250 8–3
12 April 14 Braves 0–4 Smoltz Valenzuela (0–1) 45,014 8–4
13 April 15 @ Rockies 9–11 Ruffin Blair (0–2) Leskanic 48,027 8–5
14 April 16 @ Rockies 10–6 Ashby (2–0) Reynoso 48,031 9–5
15 April 17 @ Rockies 11–6 Florie (1–0) Freeman 48,011 10–5
16 April 19 @ Braves 1–7 Smoltz Hamilton (3–1) 27,375 10–6
17 April 20 @ Braves 5–6 McMichael Bochtler (0–1) Wohlers 31,893 10–7
18 April 21 @ Braves 2–1 (15) Worrell (1–0) Thobe Bochtler (2) 28,829 11–7
19 April 22 @ Marlins 5–3 Ashby (3–0) Burkett 17,473 12–7
20 April 23 @ Marlins 7–2 Bergman (2–1) Hammond 19,667 13–7
21 April 24 Cubs 5–4 Hamilton (4–1) Foster Hoffman (4) 15,608 14–7
22 April 25 Cubs 8–3 Tewksbury (3–0) Bullinger 18,736 15–7
23 April 26 Astros 3–2 Worrell (2–0) Hampton Hoffman (5) 21,254 16–7
24 April 27 Astros 0–6 Reynolds Ashby (3–1) 38,309 16–8
25 April 28 Astros 2–3 Kile Bergman (2–2) Jones 27,208 16–9
26 April 29 Astros 2–0 Hamilton (5–1) Brocail 8,979 17–9
27 April 30 Giants 4–9 Watson Tewksbury (3–1) 14,170 17–10
May: 17–10 (Home: 9–5; Away: 8–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
28 May 1 Giants 9–4 Valenzuela (1–1) Gardner 14,878 18–10
29 May 3 Cardinals 1–3 Osborne Ashby (3–2) Eckersley 21,335 18–11
30 May 4 Cardinals 3–4 Stottlemyre Bergman (2–3) Eckersley 44,375 18–12
31 May 5 Cardinals 10–4 Hamilton (6–1) Benes 27,435 19–12
32 May 8 @ Pirates 5–4 Tewksbury (4–1) May Hoffman (6) 20–12
33 May 8 @ Pirates 3–4 Christiansen Sanders (0–1) Cordova 8,508 20–13
34 May 9 @ Pirates 7–1 Ashby (4–2) Wagner 10,863 21–13
35 May 10 @ Reds 6–8 McElroy Florie (1–1) Brantley 22,508 21–14
36 May 11 @ Reds 0–1 Smiley Hamilton (6–2) Brantley 24,983 21–15
37 May 12 @ Reds 5–0 Tewksbury (5–1) Burba 22,786 22–15
38 May 13 Mets 5–2 Valenzuela (2–1) Isringhausen 12,829 23–15
39 May 14 Mets 9–4 Ashby (5–2) Wilson 12,168 24–15
40 May 15 Mets 4–3 (10) Worrell (3–0) Franco 12,166 25–15
41 May 16 Mets 3–6 Harnisch Hamilton (6–3) Franco 17,341 25–16
42 May 17 Expos 2–1 (12) Hoffman (2–1) Rojas 26,469 26–16
43 May 18 Expos 2–3 Urbina Valenzuela (2–2) Rojas 31,749 26–17
44 May 19 Expos 4–3 Worrell (4–0) Veres Hoffman (7) 28,769 27–17
45 May 21 Phillies 4–5 Mulholland Bergman (2–4) Bottalico 11,954 27–18
46 May 22 Phillies 5–2 Hamilton (7–3) Grace Hoffman (8) 13,118 28–18
47 May 23 Phillies 7–5 Sanders (1–1) Springer Hoffman (9) 16,632 29–18
48 May 24 @ Mets 13–1 Valenzuela (3–2) Isringhausen 24,751 30–18
49 May 25 @ Mets 7–2 Ashby (6–2) Wilson 21,057 31–18
50 May 26 @ Mets 0–1 Jones Bergman (2–5) Franco 20,405 31–19
51 May 27 @ Expos 4–3 Hamilton (8–3) Fassero Hoffman (10) 44,636 32–19
52 May 28 @ Expos 3–2 (10) Hoffman (3–1) Scott Bochtler (3) 16,537 33–19
53 May 29 @ Expos 4–9 Urbina Valenzuela (3–3) 14,386 33–20
54 May 31 @ Phillies 4–2 Ashby (7–2) Mulholland Hoffman (11) 22,110 34–20
June: 9–19 (Home: 3–12; Away: 6–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
55 June 1 @ Phillies 8–3 Bergman (3–5) Mimbs 27,623 35–20
56 June 2 @ Phillies 8–9 (12) Borland Hoffman (3–2) 32,035 35–21
57 June 3 Cardinals 0–3 Benes Tewksbury (5–2) 13,625 35–22
58 June 4 Cardinals 5–11 Petkovsek Worrell (4–1) 13,427 35–23
59 June 5 Cardinals 6–4 Hoffman (4–2) Fossas 12,216 36–23
60 June 7 Pirates 0–10 Smith Bergman (3–6) 20,312 36–24
61 June 8 Pirates 8–9 (14) Cordova Blair (0–3) 41,378 36–25
62 June 9 Pirates 0–6 Darwin Tewksbury (5–3) 30,932 36–26
63 June 10 Reds 3–6 Smith Bochtler (0–2) Brantley 41,120 36–27
64 June 11 Reds 1–4 Jarvis Valenzuela (3–4) Brantley 12,029 36–28
65 June 12 Reds 4–9 Smiley Florie (1–2) 11,411 36–29
66 June 13 @ Cubs 3–6 (14) Jones Blair (0–4) 28,953 36–30
67 June 14 @ Cubs 1–5 Trachsel Tewksbury (5–4) 30,877 36–31
68 June 15 @ Cubs 2–1 Worrell (5–1) Navarro Hoffman (12) 39,465 37–31
69 June 16 @ Cubs 4–8 Castillo Valenzuela (3–5) Bullinger 33,376 37–32
70 June 17 @ Braves 3–9 Maddux Bergman (3–7) 32,934 37–33
71 June 18 @ Braves 3–5 Clontz Hamilton (8–4) Wohlers 32,730 37–34
72 June 19 @ Braves 1–5 Smoltz Tewksbury (5–5) 34,823 37–35
73 June 20 Cubs 2–3 Navarro Worrell (5–2) Wendell 19,969 37–36
74 June 21 Cubs 2–1 (10) Hoffman (5–2) Wendell 49,503 38–36
75 June 22 Cubs 6–9 (16) Myers Blair (0–5) 51,917 38–37
76 June 23 Cubs 5–4 Hamilton (9–4) Telemaco Hoffman (13) 30,672 39–37
77 June 25 Astros 4–9 Jones Sanders (1–2) 13,458 39–38
78 June 26 Astros 3–4 Wall Worrell (5–3) Wagner 12,388 39–39
79 June 27 @ Giants 11–1 Valenzuela (4–5) Gardner 12,325 40–39
80 June 28 @ Giants 6–1 Ashby (8–2) Fernandez Hoffman (14) 13,129 41–39
81 June 29 @ Giants 7–6 Blair (1–5) Beck Hoffman (15) 24,540 42–39
82 June 30 @ Giants 7–4 Tewksbury (6–5) VanLandingham Hoffman (16) 26,373 43–39
July: 15–12 (Home: 9–4; Away: 6–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
83 July 1 Dodgers 2–10 Candiotti Worrell (5–4) 40,343 43–40
84 July 2 Dodgers 3–7 Astacio Valenzuela (4–6) 28,294 43–41
85 July 3 Dodgers 3–2 Hamilton (10–4) Martinez Hoffman (17) 48,841 44–41
86 July 4 Giants 8–4 Tewksbury (7–5) Leiter 14,111 45–41
87 July 5 Giants 7–6 (11) Bergman (4–7) Bautista 22,589 46–41
88 July 6 Giants 7–3 Worrell (6–4) Bourgeois Hoffman (18) 51,021 47–41
89 July 7 Giants 10–3 Valenzuela (5–6) Fernandez 32,693 48–41
90 July 11 @ Rockies 5–8 (10) Ruffin Hoffman (5–3) 45,703 48–42
91 July 12 @ Rockies 12–13 Holmes Blair (1–6) 48,053 48–43
92 July 13 @ Rockies 6–11 Ritz Sanders (1–3) 48,009 48–44
93 July 14 @ Rockies 4–8 Reynoso Valenzuela (5–7) 48,065 48–45
94 July 15 @ Dodgers 0–1 (10) Guthrie Hoffman (5–4) 44,368 48–46
95 July 16 @ Dodgers 10–1 Tewksbury (8–5) Martinez Worrell (1) 52,436 49–46
96 July 17 @ Dodgers 5–4 Florie (2–2) Osuna Hoffman (19) 42,423 50–46
97 July 18 Rockies 9–2 Sanders (2–3) Ritz 24,212 51–46
98 July 19 Rockies 4–3 Valenzuela (6–7) Reynoso Hoffman (20) 26,559 52–46
99 July 20 Rockies 4–5 Leskanic Bochtler (0–3) Ruffin 55,046 52–47
100 July 21 Rockies 2–0 Tewksbury (9–5) Freeman Hoffman (21) 36,686 53–47
101 July 22 @ Astros 0–1 Reynolds Hamilton (10–5) Wagner 21,563 53–48
102 July 23 @ Astros 7–4 Sanders (3–3) Hampton Hoffman (22) 19,620 54–48
103 July 24 @ Astros 4–6 (10) Hernandez Villone (0–1) 19,168 54–49
104 July 26 @ Marlins 3–0 (11) Hoffman (6–4) Pall 19,677 55–49
105 July 27 @ Marlins 20–12 Villone (1–1) Mathews 26,182 56–49
106 July 28 @ Marlins 2–8 Leiter Hamilton (10–6) 22,683 56–50
107 July 29 @ Marlins 5–3 Sanders (4–3) Brown Hoffman (23) 18,281 57–50
108 July 30 Braves 2–1 Valenzuela (7–7) Maddux Hoffman (24) 24,110 58–50
109 July 31 Braves 4–7 Glavine Tewksbury (9–6) Wohlers 24,254 58–51
August: 18–10 (Home: 9–4; Away: 9–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
110 August 1 Braves 2–3 Bielecki Worrell (6–5) Wohlers 24,089 58–52
111 August 2 Marlins 2–1 Hoffman (7–4) Perez 18,239 59–52
112 August 3 Marlins 2–5 Brown Sanders (4–4) Nen 55,412 59–53
113 August 4 Marlins 6–4 Valenzuela (8–7) Hammond Hoffman (25) 35,302 60–53
114 August 5 @ Cardinals 2–8 Benes Tewksbury (9–7) 28,653 60–54
115 August 6 @ Cardinals 1–0 Worrell (7–5) Osborne Hoffman (26) 25,782 61–54
116 August 7 @ Cardinals 0–1 Petkovsek Bochtler (0–4) 24,823 61–55
117 August 8 @ Pirates 12–3 Sanders (5–4) Peters 8,388 62–55
118 August 9 @ Pirates 4–1 Valenzuela (9–7) Miceli Hoffman (27) 30,066 63–55
119 August 10 @ Pirates 6–2 Veras (1–0) Plesac 21,902 64–55
120 August 11 @ Pirates 7–5 Bergman (5–7) Parris Hoffman (28) 27,227 65–55
121 August 13 @ Reds 4–10 Jarvis Hamilton (10–7) 20,205 65–56
122 August 14 @ Reds 1–2 (13) Smith Bergman (5–8) 20,983 65–57
123 August 15 @ Reds 2–3 Burba Tewksbury (9–8) Brantley 23,143 65–58
124 August 16 Mets 15–10 Valenzuela (10–7) Person 23,699 66–58
125 August 17 Mets 3–7 Clark Worrell (7–6) Henry 20,873 66–59
126 August 18 Mets 8–0 Hamilton (11–7) Wilson 22,810 67–59
127 August 19 Expos 7–3 Sanders (6–4) Martinez Hoffman (29) 33,490 68–59
128 August 20 Expos 3–0 Tewksbury (10–8) Cormier Hoffman (30) 18,426 69–59
129 August 21 Expos 7–2 Valenzuela (11–7) Urbina 29,182 70–59
130 August 23 Phillies 4–7 Hunter Worrell (7–7) Bottalico 22,102 70–60
131 August 24 Phillies 7–1 Hamilton (12–7) Beech 31,023 71–60
132 August 25 Phillies 11–2 Sanders (7–4) West 30,036 72–60
133 August 27 @ Mets 4–3 Blair (2–6) Mlicki Hoffman (31) 17,925 73–60
134 August 28 @ Mets 3–2 (12) Bergman (6–8) Wallace Hoffman (32) 17,442 74–60
135 August 29 @ Mets 3–2 Hamilton (13–7) Wilson Hoffman (33) 17,016 75–60
136 August 30 @ Expos 6–0 Sanders (8–4) Paniagua 14,133 76–60
137 August 31 @ Expos 2–4 Daal Tewksbury (10–9) Rojas 18,235 76–61
September: 15–10 (Home: 7–5; Away: 8–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
138 September 1 @ Expos 6–7 Fassero Ashby (8–3) Rojas 20,666 76–62
139 September 2 @ Phillies 5–1 Valenzuela (12–7) Hunter 15,263 77–62
140 September 3 @ Phillies 2–8 Mimbs Hamilton (13–8) Ryan 16,797 77–63
141 September 4 @ Phillies 2–1 Sanders (9–4) Beech Hoffman (34) 18,754 78–63
142 September 6 @ Cardinals 3–8 Petkovsek Tewksbury (10–10) 28,116 78–64
143 September 7 @ Cardinals 3–8 Osborne Ashby (8–4) 42,846 78–65
144 September 8 @ Cardinals 5–4 Valenzuela (13–7) Stottlemyre Hoffman (35) 30,897 79–65
145 September 9 Pirates 6–5 Hermanson (1–0) Wilkins Hoffman (36) 15,727 80–65
146 September 10 Pirates 6–5 Hoffman (8–4) Boever 15,694 81–65
147 September 11 Pirates 8–7 Bochtler (1–4) Ericks 33,771 82–65
148 September 13 Reds 1–3 Morgan Ashby (8–5) Brantley 26,524 82–66
149 September 14 Reds 3–2 (12) Veras (2–0) Smith 25,231 83–66
150 September 15 Reds 8–0 Hamilton (14–8) Jarvis Blair (1) 29,005 84–66
151 September 16 @ Giants 2–1 (11) Hoffman (9–4) Beck 8,853 85–66
152 September 17 @ Giants 7–9 Poole Veras (2–1) Beck 12,737 85–67
153 September 18 @ Giants 8–5 Bochtler (2–4) DeLucia Hoffman (37) 11,996 86–67
154 September 19 Dodgers 0–7 Martinez Valenzuela (13–8) 41,287 86–68
155 September 20 Dodgers 4–2 Hamilton (15–8) Candiotti Hoffman (38) 51,217 87–68
156 September 21 Dodgers 2–9 Valdez Sanders (9–5) 53,629 87–69
157 September 22 Dodgers 3–2 Ashby (9–5) Nomo Hoffman (39) 51,092 88–69
158 September 24 Rockies 4–5 (11) Ruffin Hoffman (9–5) Swift 23,556 88–70
159 September 25 Rockies 3–5 Thompson Hamilton (15–9) Ruffin 32,706 88–71
160 September 27 @ Dodgers 5–2 (10) Worrell (8–7) Osuna Hoffman (40) 53,294 89–71
161 September 28 @ Dodgers 4–2 Worrell (9–7) Dreifort Hoffman (41) 52,977 90–71
162 September 29 @ Dodgers 2–0 (11) Veras (3–1) Park Hoffman (42) 53,270 91–71
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Padres team member

Detailed recordsEdit

Notable transactionsEdit

  • July 31, 1996: Marc Newfield was traded by the San Diego Padres with Bryce Florie and Ron Villone to the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named later and Greg Vaughn. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Gerald Parent (minors) (September 16, 1996) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.[8]

RosterEdit

1996 San Diego Padres
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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
C John Flaherty 72 263 80 .303 9 41
1B Wally Joyner 121 433 120 .277 8 64
2B Jody Reed 146 495 121 .244 2 49
SS Chris Gomez 89 328 86 .262 3 29
3B Ken Caminiti 146 546 178 .326 40 130
LF Rickey Henderson 148 465 112 .241 9 29
CF Steve Finley 161 655 195 .298 30 95
RF Tony Gwynn 116 451 159 .353 3 50

Other battersEdit

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Brian Johnson 82 243 66 .272 8 35
Archi Cianfrocco 79 192 54 .281 2 32
Marc Newfield 84 191 48 .251 5 26
Scott Livingstone 102 172 51 .297 2 20
Andújar Cedeño 49 154 36 .234 3 18
Brad Ausmus 50 149 27 .181 1 13
Greg Vaughn 43 141 29 .206 10 22
Luis López 63 139 25 .180 2 11
Craig Shipley 33 92 29 .315 1 7
Chris Gwynn 81 90 16 .178 1 10
Rob Deer 25 50 9 .180 4 9
Jason Thompson 13 49 11 .224 2 6
Doug Dascenzo 21 9 1 .111 0 0
Jim Tatum 5 3 0 .000 0 0
Sean Mulligan 2 1 0 .000 0 0
Todd Stevenson 1 1 0 .000 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Joey Hamilton 34 211.2 15 9 4.17 184
Bob Tewksbury 36 206.2 10 10 4.31 126
Fernando Valenzuela 33 171.2 13 8 3.62 95
Andy Ashby 24 150.2 9 5 3.23 85

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Scott Sanders 46 144.0 9 5 3.38 157
Tim Worrell 50 121.0 9 7 3.05 99
Sean Bergman 41 113.1 6 8 4.37 85

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Trevor Hoffman 70 9 5 42 2.25 111
Doug Bochtler 63 2 4 3 3.02 68
Willie Blair 60 2 6 1 4.60 67
Bryce Florie 39 2 2 0 4.01 51
Dario Veras 23 3 1 0 2.79 23
Ron Villone 21 1 1 0 2.95 19
Al Osuna 10 0 0 0 2.25 4
Dustin Hermanson 8 1 0 0 8.56 11
Mike Oquist 8 0 0 0 2.35 4
Andrés Berumen 3 0 0 0 5.40 4
Glenn Dishman 3 0 0 0 7.71 0
Pete Walker 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

National League Division SeriesEdit

St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego PadresEdit

St. Louis wins the series, 3-0

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Series
1 St. Louis 3 San Diego 1 October 1 1-0 (STL)
2 St. Louis 5 San Diego 4 October 3 2-0 (STL)
3 San Diego 5 St. Louis 7 October 5 3-0 (STL)

The Cardinals and Padres began their rivalry in this series. The Cardinals' first of three postseason victories against the Padres took place here. Their dominance is overwhelming to the tune of only one loss against the Padres lifetime in the postseason.
A 3-run homer by Gary Gaetti off Joey Hamilton put the Cardinals up for good. Todd Stottlemyre pitched masterfully, allowing only one earned run on a solo home run by Rickey Henderson. Rick Honeycutt and Dennis Eckersley shut the Padres down for the win.
A well fought Game 2 saw the Cardinals squander two leads. Scott Sanders faced Andy Benes. Willie McGee put the Cardinals on top on the 3rd with an RBI single. Ken Caminiti tied the game with a leadoff homer in the 5th. Ron Gant cleared the bases with a double in the Cardinals 5th to make it 4-1. A 2 run single by Tony Gwynn made it a one run game in the Padres 6th. An RBI ground out by Steve Finley tied the game in the Padres 8th. But the Cardinals would score a run in the 8th on an RBI ground out that scored Brian Jordan. Dennis Eckersley got his 2nd save of the postseason.
In Game 3, the Cardinals looked to Donovan Osborne to put the Padres away. Opposing the potential sweep would be Andy Ashby. Brian Jordan put the Cardinals ahead when he singled to center field to score Royce Clayton. A would-be double play ball in the bottom of the 2nd helped the Padres take the lead 2-1. Then Ken Caminiti homered to make it 3-1 in the 3rd. An RBI single in the bottom of the 4th made it 4-1 Padres and Osborne was done. But the Cardinals were not about to let the series go another game. A leadoff homer by Ron Gant made it 4-2 in the 6th. But a one-out triple by John Mabry scored Jordan and a single would bring him home to tie the game at 4. The Cardinals would take the lead in the 7th when Ray Lankford scored on a double play. The Padres were now 6 outs from being eliminated. But when Caminiti hit his second homer of the game to tie it at 5, the Padres were still alive. However, the Cardinals put the game away in the top of the 9th when Jordan hit a two-run homer that proved to be the series winner. A one-out single by Rickey Henderson in the 9th put the tying run at the plate but nothing would be made of it as Eckersley got his 3rd save in as many tries to win the series.

Award winnersEdit

  • Ken Caminiti, National League Most Valuable Player

1996 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

  • Tony Gwynn
  • Ken Caminiti

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Las Vegas Stars Pacific Coast League Jerry Royster
AA Memphis Chicks Southern League Ed Romero
A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes California League Mike Basso
A Clinton LumberKings Midwest League Mike Ramsey
Rookie AZL Padres Arizona League Larry See
Rookie Idaho Falls Braves Pioneer League Don Werner

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: AZL Padres[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/r/rossyri01.shtml
  2. ^ Mike Sharperson Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dascedo01.shtml
  4. ^ Wally Joyner Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/o/oquismi01.shtml
  6. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/n/nieveme01.shtml
  7. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.371, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  8. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/n/newfima01.shtml
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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