|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||69.00||3.00||.290||10.00||9.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Philadelphia||11||4||0|| .364|| .364|| .364|
|vs Kendrick (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||134||31||3|| .283|| .381|| .231|
|Last 10 Games|
|Tommy Medica swats eighth home run Saturday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/7/14) Padres first baseman Tommy Medica went 1 for 2 with a solo home run in his team's 7-6 loss to the Rockies Saturday.
Medica smacked his home run in the fifth inning but was removed for a pinch hitter in his next at-bat. It was his first hit since all the way back on Aug. 14, and the home run ended an 0-for-27 slump. Medica owns a .233/.286/.414 line with eight home runs and 24 RBI in 210 at-bats.
|Tommy Medica returns Tuesday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/12/14) Padres infielder Tommy Medica has returned to the lineup Tuesday.
Medica has been out with a head injury. He missed Monday's game due to the issue. Medica is hitting .276 over 170 at-bats.
|Tommy Medica not ready to come back for Padres |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/11/14) Padres first baseman Tommy Medica is set to sit Monday with a head injury. He is absent from the lineup again despite passing a concussion test. Medica, who has 11 hits in his last 25 at-bats, pinch-hit Sunday.
|Tommy Medica passes concussion tests, but not in lineup |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(8/10/14) Padres first baseman Tommy Medica, who was hit on the helmet by a pitch Saturday, passed his concussion tests, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. But he was not in Sunday's lineup against the Pirates.
|Tommy Medica OK after being hit on helmet |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/9/14) Padres first baseman Tommy Medica said he was OK after doctors checked him out Saturday, U-T San Diego reports.
Medica was hit on the helmet by a pitch in Saturday's game, and while it didn't knock him off his feet, he was removed anyway for precautionary reasons. The team will keep a close watch on him over the next few days to be sure he doesn't develop any concussion-like symptoms.
|Prior to 2013, Tommy Medica was seen as damaged goods -- a former catcher with a bad shoulder destined to idle away his days as a roster-filler in the minors. But then the Padres discovered something that reshaped his outlook completely: The guy could flat-out hit. He showed signs of it in 2012, batting .330 with 19 homers in 93 games at Class A Lake Elsinore, but he wouldn't have been the first player to put up unsustainable numbers in the hitter-friendly California League. Only when he followed them up with a .296 batting average and 40-homer pace at not-so-hitter-friendly Double-A San Antonio did the Padres take him seriously enough to give him a look as the fill-in for an injured Yonder Alonso in September. And the production only continued from there. Medica's emergence has been almost Allen Craig-like. At every stop, in every role, he has maintained the same level of production for so long now that he deserves the chance to keep it going. Beating out Alonso, who once had the look of a cornerstone player, seems like a long shot, but the possibility gives Medica sleeper appeal in all formats. He's already draftable in NL-only.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/19/14||SF||10:10 pm||Tim Hudson|
|9/20/14||SF||8:40 pm||Yusmeiro Petit|
|9/21/14||SF||4:10 pm||Ryan Vogelsong|
|9/22/14||COL||10:10 pm||Jorge De La Rosa|
|9/23/14||COL||10:10 pm||Yohan Flande|
|9/24/14||COL||9:10 pm||Jordan Lyles|
|9/25/14||@ SF||10:15 pm||Yusmeiro Petit|