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2006 San Diego Padres season


2006 San Diego Padres season

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.


Regular season

Opening Day Starters

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

NL West W L GB Pct.
San Diego Padres 88 74 .543
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 74 .543
San Francisco Giants 76 85 11½ .472
Arizona Diamondbacks 76 86 12 .469
Colorado Rockies 76 86 12 .469
  • 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.


  • 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]


2006 San Diego Padres
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


Starters by position

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI


Starting pitchers

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

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

Relief pitchers

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

San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals

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

Rawlings Gold Glove Winners

National League Fireman of the Year

National League Pitcher of the Month

2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

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


External links

  • 2006 San Diego Padres team page at Baseball Reference
  • 2006 San Diego Padres team page at Baseball Almanac
Preceded by
San Diego Padres
NL West Division
Championship Season

Succeeded by
Arizona Diamondbacks
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