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Gaslamp Ball Jul 25, 2015

Padres 3, Marlins 1: Friars hammer Haren

After three miserable games, the Padres halted their losing streak through the magical power of friendship. And also home runs. A trio of solo shots from Brett Wallace, Yonder Alonso, and Matt Kemp sank the Marlins tonight, while a masterful start from Andrew Cashner kept the Friars in the game all night. If this was Cash's last home start at Petco Park, he made it count. In seven innings, he gave up just one run on five hits and a walk. As great as the end of the game was, the beginning was a little rough. Ichiro Suzuki led off the game with a hit and then stole second. Cashner struck out...
Gaslamp Ball Jul 18, 2015

Padres 4, Rockies 2: Kemp, Gyorko, Upton start second half with a bang

After an incredibly disappointing first half, the Padres have come home to San Diego with a chip on their shoulder. At eight games under .500 and seven out of a playoff spot, they're playing far below expectations and they know it. Turning things around this late in the season is difficult, but they're starting off the second half right. Matt Kemp, Jedd Gyorko, and Justin Upton all went yard in tonight's victory over the last-place Rockies. All the runs the Friars needed to win came with two outs in the bottom of the first. Kemp went deep to left center off Jorge de la Rosa. As if that...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jul 17, 2015

Padres' Destruction Is Dodgers' Gain

Rany Jazayerli has a great article about how Padres GM A.J. Preller has quickly destroyed that franchise. As we Dodger fans know, we were part of Preller's grand reconstruction plan, dealing Matt Kemp and gaining Yasmani Grandal. Here's how Jazayerli broke down this trade: p>The Padres are a mess. That alone should be enough to question Preller’s prowess. But the damage he has done to the organization is even worse than that, because so far we’ve discussed only the players he brought in — not the ones he traded away. If you’re a Padres fan, look away now. To acquire Kemp, the...
Gaslamp Ball Jul 9, 2015

Talking with Luke Rodgers of ProMerch

If you're in San Diego and frequent Target and/or Padres games, you've probably seen those awesome Matt Kemp and Derek Norris tshirts. Some of you have even talked about them in our comments here on Gaslamp Ball before.  If you're not sure what I'm talking about, here's a little taste: Unfortunately, as Padres fans, we are all still kinda waiting for Matt Kemp to unleash the beast. But Kemp's 2015 season aside, these shirts are pretty rad. What makes them even cooler: the company that designs them is headed in part by a member of the Friar Faithful. Pro Merch was founded in 2011...
Padres Public Jul 2, 2015

While You Were (Day) Drinking 2015 Game 80 (SEA vs SD)

Matt Kemp Id boo us too, the way we are playing.— Marty Caswell (@MartyCaswell) July 1, 2015
Gaslamp Ball Jun 30, 2015

Matt Kemp batting in the leadoff spot isn't ideal, but it's creating magic

I love when 1090's Marty Caswell shoots POV video of her interviews.  It's like I'm there and my voice sounds like hers and better questions than I could ever think of are coming out of my mouth. Then, Matt Kemp, who's standing right in front of me, talks about his work ethic by saying "I just keep grinding.  I just... keep... grinding." and my jaw hits the floor, my heart skips a beat and my mind goes elsewhere.  And  when I think the hot flash is over he says "I just get my work in and get in that groove." and looks directly at me.  My knees get weak. Kemp has no complaints about...
Friars on Base Jun 27, 2015

Padres News: Kemp Hitting Leadoff

Pat Murphy and the San Diego Padres are trying anything they can to mix up the lineup, and get a win.  The latest change came in the form of Matt Kemp hitting leadoff.  Kemp has not hit in the leadoff slot since the 2010 season with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Having Kemp hitting leadoff is […] Padres News: Kemp Hitting Leadoff - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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