1:04 PM EDT, Wed April 23, 2014
Sons of Steve Garvey 2 hours ago

Australia Pictures Game 2

G'day Mates! More Australia pictures! Ticket Stan Kasten jumped the line at the store, but I guess when you are the owner, you can SCG banners Ryu long tossing Catch it on the fly AJ Day Panorama National Anthem Puig up to bat Eye on the ball Boom! SCG Dee up to bat Beach balls are universal Team bus after the game
Sons of Steve Garvey 4 hours ago

Vin, in Cartoon Form

From the Orange County Register: (click to enlarge)Thanks to Fred's Brim for the heads-up!
Friars on Base 9 hours ago

Headley’s Homer In The Twelfth Lifts Padres Over Brewers

Chase Headley broke up a 1-1 ballgame in the twelfth inning with a 447-foot home run off Alfredo Figaro to lead the Padres past the Brewers 2-1 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Headley has been slumping, but the game-winning home run has the potential to get his season headed in the right direction. Ian Kennedy […]Headley’s Homer In The Twelfth Lifts Padres Over Brewers - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
McCovey Chronicles 10 hours ago

minor lines, 4/22/14

Tuesday's highlights from the Giants' farm: Jarrett Parker had 4 XBH, and Chase Johnson had 5.0 scoreless IP.AAA: Fresno lost to Reno 4-3(allowing three runs in the 3rd inning)Fresno: 2B Joe Panik: 2 for 3, SFFresno: SP Chris Heston: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 HR, 1 WPPanik had two of the Grizzlies' six hits, raising his AVG to .304.The box score suggests that overall Heston pitched well, but he gave up one big key hit with the three-run HR in the 3rd inning.  His fourth start included new season highs with 7.0 IP and 5 K.AA: Richmond defeated Reading 11-5(scoring eight runs over...
Sons of Steve Garvey 11 hours ago

Post-Game 21 Thread: The Dodgers Have Never Beat the Phillies

PHILLIES 3, DODGERS 2 (10) Did you know the Dodgers and Phillies have played 2,070 regular-season games lifetime against each other? And the Dodgers have lost EVERY SINGLE ONE of those games! Yes, 2,070 straight losses, including tonight's crappy, embarrassing by-the-numbers defeat: Ryu allowed two earned runs over six innings, the bats scraped together two runs to send it to extras, only for Hanley and Crawford to lose their shit defensively, leading to the losing run in the tenth. The Dodgers had two runs and two errors. Ugh.
Giants waste Madison Bumgarner's outing, fall 2-1

Giants waste Madison Bumgarner's outing, fall 2-1

The one run was a sweet dinger, though.The last time the Giants lost a game in which their pitcher threw a complete game: 2010, Giants at Toronto. Barry Zito, of course. The time before that was also in 2010. Matt Cain against the A's, in what might be one of the all-time greatest cainings. What I'm saying is that this is rare. It takes a two- or three-year cycle to get a complete-game loss these days. It used to happen all the time -- Dave Koslo had five in just over a month for the '49 Giants -- but these days, it's rare. And you know what? In the grand scheme of things, in the big...
Friars on Base 12 hours ago

What Can Fans Expect of Padres Tyson Ross?

Last week, Tyson Ross was able to out duel Giants ace Matt Cain en-route to his second straight victory. The start came after shutting out the Tigers against reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer. That’s quite impressive, but in his two starts before that, he was less than stellar. Here are the numbers […]What Can Fans Expect of Padres Tyson Ross? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sons of Steve Garvey 18 hours ago
Game 21 Thread: April 22 vs. Phillies, 7p

Game 21 Thread: April 22 vs. Phillies, 7p

Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-1, 1.93) vs. A.J. Burnett (0-1, 2.74). After getting summarily shut down by Cliff Lee last night, the Dodgers look to regroup against a starting pitcher with an inguinal hernia. Sounds delicious, right? Well, after getting that diagnosis, Philadelphia's A.J. Burnett went seven innings and struck out five while yielding no runs, in a game the Phillies eventually won over the Braves. So don't count any chickens--especially when we've got the majors' second-worst defense out there helping our opponents out with extra chances (the Dodgers' 21 errors this season, in 20 games,...
Gaslamp Ball 18 hours ago
Tony Gwynn says he's doing good despite cancer treatment

Tony Gwynn says he's doing good despite cancer treatment

The Union-Tribune's Kirk Kenney talked to Tony Gwynn about his recent departure from his SDSU baseball team and his indefinite return due to continued cancer treatment. Gwynn: 'I'm doing good' | UTSanDiego.com "I have no comment, other than to say I’m doing good. That’s all I can say." "But nobody believes me because there hasn’t been any information out there. But, trust me, I’m doing good." I want to believe he's doing good, but I know just how serious this particular form of cancer can be and Gwynn has been fighting it off for quite some time. Gwynn says that he honestly...
Friars on Base 19 hours ago

Friars Acquire Greene From Braves

According to a report that recently surfaced on MLBTR.com, the San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves have consummated a deal that has sent infielder Tyler Greene to the Friars for a player to be named later. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution first reported the transaction via Twitter:   #Braves traded minor league IF […]Friars Acquire Greene From Braves - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball 19 hours ago

04/22 Padres Preview: Game 21 @ Brewers

Padres won't be sweeping in Milwaukee this time around after losing the opener last night, but a series win is still in play. They'll try to keep it in play tonight as Ian Kennedy takes the mound opposite an undefeated Yovani Gallardo in game 2 at Miller Park. Kennedy has been decent in four appearances this year, but has only received four total runs of support. He took a no-hitter into the 6th inning his last time out before yielding three runs on four hits to the Rockies through seven innings of work. He made two starts against the Brewers last season, going 0-1 with a 6.57 ERA, but...
Gaslamp Ball 20 hours ago
Padres all-time Earth Day team

Padres all-time Earth Day team

Every Christmas or 4/20, someone invariably constructs a team of guys with names like Steve Christmas and Juan Bong, so since it's Earth Day I thought "What the heck? My little garbagebrain can't think of anything better to write about" and put together the Padres' all-time Earth Day team. C- Pete LaForest1B- Mike Ivie2B- Craig StansberrySS- Khalil Greene3B- Jeff GardnerLF- Billy BeanCF- Reggie SandersRF- Phil Plantier SP- Chan Ho ParkSP- Woody WilliamsSP- Brian MeadowsSP- Clay KirbySP- Burch Smith RP- Dave EilandRP- Shawn HillRP- Cla MeredithRP- Jason MiddlebrookRP- Steve ReedRP- Ricky...
Giants place David Huff on DL, call up Juan Perez

Giants place David Huff on DL, call up Juan Perez

Huh. The news: David Huff is on the disabled list with a strained quad. Juan Perez is coming up to replace him. You saw the Huff news coming when he was removed from the game. Considering that Bruce Bochy was probably hoping for another inning or two from him, it had to have been a fairly substantial injury to get him out of the game. Because when the long reliever is hurt, who will long relieve the long reliever? Luckily, the Giants had two. I'm not sure I remember a Giants bullpen with two pitchers qualified to be a long reliever. Before Monday night's game, I'm not sure I would have...
Friars on Base 23 hours ago

Kennedy Looks To Put Padres Back on Track

  The Padres try to bounce back after last night’s 4-3 loss to the Brewers in Milwaukee. Padres ace Andrew Cashner (2-2) struggled and looked average against the Brewers high-octane offense and National League best 15-5 record to open the season. Cashner allowed four earned runs over six innings but striking out only four against […]Kennedy Looks To Put Padres Back on Track - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball 23 hours ago
Padres are 9-11 after 20 games

Padres are 9-11 after 20 games

Last year after 20 games the Padres were tied for the worst start in franchise history with a record of 5-15. This year they have 4 more wins and sit at a 9-11 record. It's not great start but only mildly embarrassing. Last night's loss and all those Padres left on base just made it feel worse. The 1988 Padres were able to turn a 9-11 start into an 83 win season, the 1969 Padres pooped the bed and only managed 52 wins. Those are the two extremes in Padres history. If I did my math properly and used the formula supplied by Neil Paine correctly, the Padres are currently on pace for a 78...
McCovey Chronicles Apr 22, 2014
Giants Link Dump, 4/22

Giants Link Dump, 4/22

If I had a golden link dump, I'd sail into the light of day Did you see the squirrel at the Indians game yesterday? Here he goes (link courtesy of @gidget)! This is a much better animal than the dinosaur who shows up to Rockies games, which is strange, since dinosaurs are cool. Video of Jeff Francoeur PitchingYou know, we've lived our entire lives without this existing. Try to imagine what we were like in a pre-Frenchy pitching world. How young we were. How innocent. How unaware of all the universe had to offer us. But now, creation has opened up to us like a beautiful flower blossoming for...
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 22, 2014

Australia Pictures Game 1

Jet lag is a pain in the ass.  It is so bad, that I JUST NOW woke up from the Australia trip.  And now that I am back on pacific standard time, I am able to upload my Australia pictures. Overall it was a fabulous time.  I had never been to Australia and found the people to be really nice and friendly.  The day before the games, I was walking around Darling Harbor and bumped into Davey Lopes.  He very graciously took a picture with me.  The games themselves were great, and to see baseball in a historic facility like the Sydney Cricket Grounds was amazing.  We were able to see both games...
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 22, 2014
Look Who's Shooting

Look Who's Shooting

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Friars on Base Apr 22, 2014

A Glimpse Into the Start of the Padres Season

  Twenty games into the baseball season, the Padres are at 9-11 and sit three games back of the division leading Dodgers.  Not a great start for a team with post-season aspirations, yet nevertheless the Padres are hanging in there with the injuries and slow start by the hitters.    The pitchers are doing well so far, giving up only […]A Glimpse Into the Start of the Padres Season - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 22, 2014

Post-Game 20 Thread: Lee Mows Dodgers

Cliff Lee took one of these to the Dodgers tonight... ...and the Phillies did this to the ball.PHILLIES 7, DODGERS 0 37,715 people showed up to Dodger Stadium tonight, plus 50 players and a bevy of coaches and trainers, but the only person who mattered was one Clifton Phifer Lee. The Philly Phifer tossed eight shutout innings, allowing only four hits and striking out 10. At one point he retired 20 straight. The silver lining? AGon extended his hitting streak to 16 games. League pitched another two scoreless innings. Sign that man to an extension!

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