2006 San Diego Padres season
The 2006 San Diego Padres season was the 38th season in franchise history. The Padres 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 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 Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, losing 3–1.
|2006 San Diego Padres|
|NL West Champions|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Kevin Towers|
(Mark Grant, Matt Vasgersian)
(Jerry Coleman, Ted Leitner, Tim Flannery)
(Juan Angel Avila, Eduardo Ortega)
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- November 18, 2005: Xavier Nady was traded by the San Diego Padres to the New York Mets for Mike Cameron.
- December 2, 2005: Pete Laforest was selected off waivers by the San Diego Padres from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
- December 5, 2005: Brian Giles was signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.
- December 7, 2005: Dewon Brazelton was traded by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to the San Diego Padres for Sean Burroughs.
- December 22, 2005: Mark Bellhorn was signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.
- January 4, 2006: Adam Eaton, Akinori Otsuka, and Billy Killian were traded to the Texas Rangers in exchange for Adrian Gonzalez, Chris Young, and Terrmel Sledge.
- January 12, 2006: Alan Embree was signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.
- February 3, 2006: Mike Piazza signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.
- May 1, 2006: Doug Mirabelli was traded to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Josh Bard and Cla Meredith.
Opening Day startersEdit
San Diego 6, San Francisco 1
National League WestEdit
|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|
- NOTE: 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.
Record vs. opponentsEdit
2006 National League Records
- June 6, 2006: David Freese was drafted in the 9th round of the 2006 amateur draft.
- 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.
|2006 Game Log|
Postseason Game LogEdit
|2006 Postseason Game Log|
|2006 San Diego Padres|
Starters by positionEdit
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Chan Ho Park||24||136.2||7||7||4.81||96|
National League Division SeriesEdit
San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis CardinalsEdit
St. Louis wins the series, 3-1
|1||St. Louis Cardinals – 5, San Diego Padres – 1||October 3||Petco Park||43,107|
|2||St. Louis Cardinals – 2, San Diego Padres – 0||October 5||Petco Park||43,463|
|3||San Diego Padres – 3, St. Louis Cardinals – 1||October 7||Busch Stadium III||46,634|
|4||San Diego Padres – 2, St. Louis Cardinals – 6||October 8||Busch Stadium III||46,476|
National League Fireman of the YearEdit
National League Pitcher of the MonthEdit
- Chris Young, May 2006
- Trevor Hoffman, reserve
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: AZL Padres
- Xavier Nady at Baseball Reference
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 31, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- Dewon Brazelton Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Alan Embree Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Russell Branyan Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- "2006 NLDS – St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres – Game 1". Retrosheet. Retrieved July 1, 2008.
- "2006 NLDS – St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres – Game 2". Retrosheet. Retrieved July 1, 2008.
- "2006 NLDS – St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres – Game 3". Retrosheet. Retrieved July 1, 2008.
- "2006 NLDS – St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres – Game 4". Retrosheet. Retrieved July 1, 2008.
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007