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“Cannonball” Dick Redding throws Lincoln Giants no-no, 104 years ago today

“Cannonball” Dick Redding threw one of the earliest documented Negro Leagues no-hitters, 104 years ago today. Pitching for the Lincoln Giants on Wednesday, August 28, 1912, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Redding no-hit the Cuban Stars for a 1-0 win.
NoNoHitters.com Aug 27, 2016

White Sox’s Walsh, Yankees’ Pearson threw no-nos on this date

Today marks the anniversary of no-hitters thrown by the Chicago White Sox’s Ed Walsh (105 years) and the New York Yankees’ Monte Pearson (78 years). Waslsh no-hit the Boston Red Sox for a 5-0 win at Comiskey Park on Sunday, August 27, 1911, Pearson threw his no-no against the Indians during the nightcap of a …
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 26, 2016

Series Thread (Games 128-130), Aug 26-28 vs. Cubs

8/26, 7p: 8/27, 1p: 8/28, 1p:
NoNoHitters.com Aug 26, 2016

Chicago American Giants’ Wickware no-hits ABCs, 102 years ago today

Frank Wickware threw a Negro Leagues no-hitter for the Chicago American Giants, 102 years ago today. On Wednesday, August 26, 1914, Wickware no-hit the Indianapolis ABCs for a 1-0 win. According to Wickware’s SABR bio written by Stephen V. Rice, Wickware allowed just one base runner. The ABCs’ George Shively led off the game by …
Friars on Base Aug 26, 2016

Former Padres RF Matt Kemp Drawing Ire in Atlanta

The debate rages on about whether the Padres acquiring Matt Kemp before the 2015 season rages on, even after he was traded to the Atlanta Braves. He is still getting talked about by team management. Even his new team. I’m not sure exactly why Kemp is such a polarizing figure, especially for the Braves who […] Former Padres RF Matt Kemp Drawing Ire in Atlanta - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Aug 26, 2016

Giants’ Moore misses no-no by one out on bloop single

The San Francisco Giants’ Matt Moore came one out away from a no-hitter Thursday night before yielding a bloop single to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager — on Corey Seager bobblehead night at Chavez Ravine. SOOOO CLOSE!!! Corey Seagers two-out bloop hit to RF ends Matt Moores no-hit bid after 133 pitches. pic.twitter.com/19HPldn0D6 — …
Friars on Base Aug 26, 2016

San Diego Sports: Padres vs. Chargers

There are two major sports franchises in San Diego, the Padres and Chargers. Hopefully, it will stay that way for eternity. There is much still in the air about the fate of the Chargers football team remaining in San Diego. They are hoping for a $1.8 billion stadium downtown. The “Vote Yes on C” campaign […] San Diego Sports: Padres vs. Chargers - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 25, 2016

Did A.J. Ellis Get Traded? Yes.

Thank you, @AJEllis17! #ThankYouAJ pic.twitter.com/7JQMgWF8P6— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 25, 2016
NoNoHitters.com Aug 25, 2016

Twins’ Dean Chance no-hits Indians, 49 years ago today

Dean Chance threw a complete-game no-hitter for the Minnesota Twins 49 years ago today, just 19 days after throwing a rain-shortened perfect game. Chance no-hit the Cleveland Indians during the second game of a Friday doubleheader on August 25, 1967, for a 2-1 win at Cleveland Stadium. Chance yielded an earned run in the first …
Friars on Base Aug 25, 2016

Padres Should NOT Pursue Tim Tebow Tryout

The Padres drafted Johnny Manziel in a late round in 2014. It was seen then as a joke that no one laughed out. Now it is almost tragic given Manziel’s direction. So when I heard that Tim Tebow was trying out for baseball, I hoped the Padres would not be tempted. To be fair, between […] Padres Should NOT Pursue Tim Tebow Tryout - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Aug 25, 2016

Padres Down Early, Can’t Avoid Cubs Sweep

The Padres went down by 3 in the first inning on Wednesday, and though Paul Clemens recovered the damage was done as the Cubs beat the Padres 6-3 at Petco Park. The Padres couldn’t avoid the sweep and only managed six hits all day after only mustering 4 the day before against Cubs ace Jake […] Padres Down Early, Can’t Avoid Cubs Sweep - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Aug 24, 2016

Gary Thorne on ‘Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders’

Gary Thorne, MASN’s play-by-play announcer for the Baltimore Orioles, just posted an amazing review of “Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders” on his Hitting the Books blog. I’m extremely humbled and honored by the review and so thankful he enjoyed it and appreciated the research. The text version of the review can be found on his blog at …

The biggest problem with the Giants’ bullpen might be their lineup

Giants relievers enter more close games than any in baseball. You’ll never believe how that’s working out. The Giants’ bullpen has not be an asset this year. They’ve blown leads they should have held, and they’ve done it over and over again. They can’t hold one-run leads; they can’t hold four-run leads. Do not think for a moment that my argument is "Well, actually, the Giants bullpen is good." And yet ... There’s something about the Giants’ bullpen that’s been bugging me for a while. I look at the stats, and in isolation, they have some relievers who are having very nice...
Friars on Base Aug 24, 2016

Padres Tyson Ross Looking to Return in September

The Padres Opening Day starter Tyson Ross will start a rehab assignment this Thursday. He hopes to return in September. Should the Padres even worry about an appearance in 2016? Clearly, the Padres will not go anywhere in 2016. While it is tough to say that Ross has been “rushed” back since going on the […] Padres Tyson Ross Looking to Return in September - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Aug 24, 2016

Former Padres GM Jed Hoyer Now Living Large with Cubs

The Padres are still trying to exactly figure out how the future will rate General Manager A.J. Preller. One past GM most don’t see favorably was GM Jed Hoyer he ran the ship from 2009 to 2011 and joined the Cubs. Fair? Hoyer took over for Kevin Towers who was GM from 1995-2009. He is […] Former Padres GM Jed Hoyer Now Living Large with Cubs - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Aug 24, 2016

Giants’ Halicki no-hits Mets, 41 years ago today

The San Francisco Giants’ Ed Halicki tossed a no-hitter against the New York Mets, 41 years ago today. The Mets actually had 12 hits on August 24, 1975, the day that Halicki hurled his no-no at Candlestick Park. Unfortunately, all 12 hits came in the first game of the doubleheader. The Mets won the opener …

Gregor Blanco placed on DL, Gorkys Hernandez called up

The Giants have listened to the winds of change Remember yesterday, when I pointed out that Hunter Pence was having the worst month of any Giants regular? That was true, but the key word was "regular." If you expanded the search to, say, 25 plate appearances, Gregor Blanco’s August has actually been much worse. The worst month of any position player this year, to be specific*. His .237 OPS was one of the worst months of any position player with more than 25 plate appearances in the AT&T Park era. So in some way, this is almost a relief. There’s something wrong with Blanco, and he’s...
Friars on Base Aug 23, 2016

Padres Fall to Cubs Home Run Barrage, Lose 5-1

The Padres could not keep up with the Cubs home run barrage, with Addison Russell, Kris Bryant, and even Jason Heyward going deep for the Cubs against Edwin Jackson in San Diego. They won the game 5-1. Edwin Jackson was released by the Cubs last season, but he is still getting paid by the club […] Padres Fall to Cubs Home Run Barrage, Lose 5-1 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Aug 23, 2016

New Padres Call Up Patrick Kivlehan Off to Good Start

Just who is this new Padre player named: Patrick Kivlehan?? All he did was hit a home run in his second Major League at bat.  A 450 foot one at that. Second longest this year at Petco.  To say he had been dreaming of that his whole life would be too cliche, but I said […] New Padres Call Up Patrick Kivlehan Off to Good Start - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Aug 23, 2016

Padres Bringing up More Prospects in Luis Sardinas

The Padres called up Luis Sardinas who is again playing for the General Manager that A.J. Preller drafted with the Rangers in 2009 out of Venezuela. He was once a Top 100 prospect the Padres are hoping to see what he can do for them. Sardinas is expected to see more playing time at shortstop […] Padres Bringing up More Prospects in Luis Sardinas - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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