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The San Diego Padres extend their win streak to three straight , and take the series against the San Fransisco Giants with Saturday’s 3-2 win. The Padres sent Andrew Cashner to the hill for what will be his last home start of the 2014 season, to face off against the San Francisco Giants and their […] ICYMI: Padres Take Series Win After Saturday’s Win vs. Giants - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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And then I had to make it down all these steps after all you can drink and eat. Tough loss. Especially if you're wearing dodgers gear in chi town. This might help.
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The eventual replacement to the troubled Everth Cabrera visited Petco Park before the Padres took on the Giants Friday night. Trea Turner took in some batting practice and infield practice in front of some Padres staff. Turner hopefully will be a gem of the draft. He can get the ball in play and has […] Padres Top Prospect Trea Turner Visits Petco Park - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Actually I'm at a rooftop bar across from Wrigley. All you can drink and eat. This might be my last broadcast
The San Diego Padres extended there win streak to two games with Fridays 5-0 shutout win over the San Fransisco Giants. The Padres sent Odrisamer Despaigne to the mound to face off against Tim Hudson of the Giants. Despaigne pitched excellent in tonight’s game going 7 strong innings only giving up 2 hits with 6 […] ICYMI: Padres Keep Win Streak Rolling with Shutout of Giants in Game One - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Roberto Hernandez (8-11, 4.06) vs. Felix Doubront (2-1, 1.50). Is it me, or are these games getting earlier and earlier? As the Dodgers go to the third game of this series, let's hope that the Wrigley Field's confines can continue to be just as friendly for the visiting team as they were in the first two games. Not hoping for much given the Dodgers throw Roberto Hernandez, 0-2 in his last three starts, supported by a bullpen which had to put in an uncharacteristic amount of work yesterday in early relief for Clayton Kershaw. Doubront has apparently impressed in his three starts since...
DODGERS 14, CUBS 5 I was over at Dodger Stadium this afternoon, and despite the fact that the game was on televisions in the Top of the Park store, and the fact that I wrote the Game Thread for this game, I totally spaced out that it was a live broadcast of today's game. Maybe it was the fact that I don't normally get Time Warner Sportsnet broadcasts. Maybe it was the fact that the Dodgers had a ridiculous 14-3 lead at the time (to which either Nomar or Orel mentioned that the Cubs needed at least a touchdown to narrow the gap). Or maybe the thought of A.J. Ellis having two HR in a single...
The Fort Wayne TinCaps are the longest-tenured current minor league affiliate of the San Diego Padres. With their contract running out at the end of this year, and minor league teams swapping affiliations like there was no tomorrow, it seemed like the marriage was on the rocks. Luckily the Padres and Fort Wayne were able […] Padres Renew Contract With Fort Wayne - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
After spending fourteen years as the San Diego Padres Single-A (short season) affiliate, the Eugene Emeralds and the Padres organization are parting ways. It didn’t take long for the Em’s to find a new home. According to Emerald’s General Manager, Allan Benavides, “This is the one we’ve been waiting for.” Who is Eugene partnering with that has Benavides […] Emeralds Not A Gem For Padres - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Padres center fielder, Cameron Maybin in a recent interview with San Diego Union Tribune says he feels like he can do more at the plate with more at-bats on an everyday basis. Maybin also says that he is going to play in the Dominican Winter League this off-season to improve his game for next […] Maybin Looking for More Playing Time - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Padres look to extend their win streak to two games against the San Francisco Giants in Game One of a three-game set that starts at Petco Park at 7:10 PM PDT, when the Padres send Odrisamer Despaigne (3-7, 3.63 ERA) to the hill to face off against the Giants’ starter, Tim Hudson (9-11, 3.41 […] Game Preview: Padres Look to Extend Win Streak in Game One Against Giants - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Padres (71-81) start a 3-game weekend series against the San Francisco Giants (84-68). The Giants are in the heat of the playoff race, as they lead the Wild Card standings by 2 games on the Pirates and they are also 2.5 games back of the Dodgers for the NL West division lead. The […] Padres Host Giants For Weekend - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
This series had a little bit of everything. It had a pitcher’s duel, an offensive shootout, a homecoming for a San Diegan and most importantly, a series win for the San Diego Padres (71-81). They beat the Phillies (70-83) three games to one. Both teams had its share of stellar pitching and clutch hitting. As […] Padres Win Series Against Phillies - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
According to MLB Network’s Peter Gammons, Jason Varitek, two-time World Series champion, and former Boston Red Sox catcher from 1997 to 2011, has been rumored to be a future manager for a Major League ball club. Apparently, this isn’t the first time these rumors have swirled. The Padres, have been rumored before to be one […] Padres Rumors: Jason Varitek Drawing Interest As Manager Again? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Since I joined the staff of Friars On Base as the co-editor back in June, I’ve had a few opportunities to interact with Padres’ fans via Twitter, Facebook, and even in person. Being a fan of the New York Yankees, dealing with Padres’ fans is a complete different creature than dealing with the rabid fans […] The Editor’s Desk with Billy Brost: Fans Chance To Sound-Off! - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Following Wednesday’s loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, the San Diego Padres were officially eliminated from the postseason. The Padres, who fell 5-2 to the Phillies on Wednesday night, saw their record drop to (70-81) on the year, and dropped to 11 games back in the wild card, while staying 15 1/2 games back of the […] Padres Officially Eliminated from Postseason - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NLCS Home Game 3. Go big or go home. More to the point, go big or stay home during earlier playoff games.And are people really confused by "Print at Home?"
San Diego Padres’ starter Robbie Erlin hadn’t made a start since May 17th. After recovering from arm issues for most of the season, and then stepping in for staff ace Tyson Ross, who was out with arm soreness of his own, didn’t look rusty one bit. Erlin tossed six solid innings, striking out 4, scattering […] ICYMI: Padres POWER Their Way Past Philly For Series Win - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Clayton Kershaw (19-3, 1.70) vs. Edwin Jackson (6-14, 6.09). If the Dodgers can just focus in their last nine games, they've got a shot at locking the playoffs by the end of today, and the division as soon as...hmm, I guess the home series with the Giants early next week (magic number is 2 for the playoffs and 8 for the NL West title). Let's start by watching to see if Clayton Kershaw can earn his 20th win, for only the second time in his career (2011, Kershaw's first All-Star year). The Giants don't start their series with the Padres until later in the day, so wouldn't it be great if we...
Happy-sided Two-Face! DODGERS 8, CUBS 4 The Dodgers flew to Chicago last night, but they opted not to show up until the seventh inning. Down 4-1 thanks to an uncharacteristically off Zack Greinke (5.0 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 1 BB and 5 Ks), the Dodgers decided to break out the whupping sticks and not lose to a sub-.500 team. Hanley Ramirez started off with a one-out single; Carl Crawford followed with a single; Juan Uribe reached on a force out that scored HanRam. But the floodgates opened when Andre Ethier, PH for A.J. Ellis, hit a double to left-center that scored Crawford (and probably...
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