4:13 AM EDT, Thu August 21, 2014
Gaslamp Ball 1 hour ago

SD4, LAD1: Tonight the Dodgers Lose

Earning a much-needed victory, but ALWAYS more importantly: a Dodgers loss. Liriano was hot hot hot, Stultsy helps his own cause, and Quackenbush achieves a career first. For the fourth straight game, Eric Stults has given up 2 runs or less. With the offense working last night, and the pitching a bit off, tonight's synchronicity between a iron-walled Stultsy and a smart opportunity-taking lineup created a beautiful shiny Padres win. Most of us also learned that Cameron Maybin was finally done serving his suspension for a medication policy misunderstanding. We didn't get to see him in...

Giants thump Cubs, 8-3

On the whole, I preferred the experience of this game to last night's. The formerly okay Edwin Jackson took the mound, and the onscreen graphics proclaimed him terrible. Say, thought the professional baseball writer, what happened to that guy? /thwack I should look his season up on Baseball-Reference.com and see what's going on. /thwack thwack Wow. Wonder if this is going to be one of those Brandon Backe situations, in which a bad pitcher suddenly finds himself cured against a struggling lineup. /thwack walk thwack No, Virginia, Edwin Jackson isn't good. I don't know what happened to him....
Friars on Base 7 hours ago

Game Preview 8/20/14 Dodgers vs. Padres

The Padres spoiled an early 3-run lead and lost 8-6 to the Dodgers on Tuesday night. Despite a 4-for-5 night from Abraham Almonte, a  3-run homer from Jedd Gyorko, and 14 total hits from the Padres, the Dodgers strength was just too much for the Friars. Wednesday night it will be recently hot Eric Stults […] Game Preview 8/20/14 Dodgers vs. Padres - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball 8 hours ago

Eric Stults looks to stay undefeated in August

Despite some great offense by our Padres in last night's series opener at Chavez Ravine, they couldn't get it done with pitching and defense. Hopefully Eric Stults can have better results tonight as they try to even up the series. Stults has struggled this year, but has been pitching much better lately. He's 2-0 with a 1.37 ERA in his three August starts so far. But if history is any indication, getting back to Dodger Stadium may put an end to that streak. The southpaw is 1-4 with a 3.96 ERA in six overall starts against is former team. Four of those outings took place in L.A., where he's...
Friars on Base 8 hours ago

Padres’ Minor League Roundup For August 19

Andrew Cashner has been working through his second lengthy stint on the disabled list for right shoulder soreness. Cashner although lethal when on the mound and fully healthy, his health remains to be something he has struggled with this season. He throws some real heat and hits 100 mph on the radar gun with regularity. […] Padres’ Minor League Roundup For August 19 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Giants win first protest in 28 years, delayed game will resume on Thursday

Giants win first protest in 28 years, delayed game will resume on Thursday

Now they can just lose like a normal team. Earlier on Wednesday, the Giants officially filed a protest for the tarp debacle at Wrigley Field. The protest appeared to be a last-ditch formality, filed because a) they could file one, and be) they couldn't punch somebody. In the history of baseball, only 14 protests led to a resumed game. Now there are 15! According to multiple reports, the Giants will get the chance to come back from a two-run deficit. The time is not definitive yet, but Andrew Baggarly is hearing Thursday at 2:00 p.m. PT, before the series finale in Chicago. Unless they...
Sons of Steve Garvey 9 hours ago
Game 128 Thread: Aug. 20 vs. Padres. 7p

Game 128 Thread: Aug. 20 vs. Padres. 7p

Zack Greinke, in looking-nothing-like-Zack-Greinke times.Roberto Hernandez (7-8, 3.72) vs. Eric Stults (5-13, 4.64). Current Dodger Hernandez takes on former Dodger Stults on Zanky Bobblehead Night. Never mind that Greinke's scheduled start tomorrow is in jeopardy, baby — here's a compelling nuggest via STATS LLC/ESPN.com: "The Los Angeles Dodgers own baseball's best record against left-handed starters as they face one who is among the majors' leaders in defeats." So yeah, we pretty much gotta win this one, folks. And guess what? Tonight's game is on ESPN, so we can actually watch it!
Friars on Base 10 hours ago

ICYMI: Padres fall to Dodgers 6-8 in LA

It would appear that the Padres’ incredible start to the second half  of the season is behind them After dropping three of four games in St. Louis, the Padres needed open up the Los Angeles series in a big way. Instead, they found themselves losing 6-8. They did, technically open the series in a big way. The Padres were swinging […] ICYMI: Padres fall to Dodgers 6-8 in LA - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rusney Castillo and the Giants

Come meet the next international free agent the Giants aren't going to sign. This is a blog post about Rusney Castillo and why the Giants should sign him. I have never seen Castillo play, but everyone says he's the hot, new thing, so the Giants simply must have him. Buy us a shiny new international free agent, Giants. Newest SJ Giant Daniel Carbonell! pic.twitter.com/AtZfFOU6Yq — Collin Baker (@baseballcb950) August 9, 2014 SHINIER. THAT ONE IS OLD NOW. The Giants have a chance to sign an exciting international player, as do 29 other teams, so it's at least worth it to explore the...
Do the Giants want Rusney Castillo for 2014?

Do the Giants want Rusney Castillo for 2014?

Seems fishy. Seems awfully fishy. Yesterday, while the Giants were losing a baseball game in a completely expected way before losing it in an unexpected way, Ken Rosenthal tweeted that the Giants were very interested in Rusney Castillo. On Wednesday, we have confirmation of the rumor from Jon Heyman, who adds a new wrinkle: There is said to be urgency on the part of some teams involved in talks, especially the Tigers and Giants who could use him in the pennant race. The Giants didn't make a deadline trade after acquiring Jake Peavy, which was surprising and a little curious. Here, though,...
Friars on Base 11 hours ago

Eugene Emeralds Team Profile

Eugene, Oregon is a town of about 150,000 about 2 hours south of Portland. Like many towns in Oregon, it is close to hiking trails with a river running through it, and boasts a variety of local breweries, eateries, and quaint small town charm. Of course, one big difference is that Eugene, Oregon is the […] Eugene Emeralds Team Profile - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball 12 hours ago

The Fanny Pack is back!

I feel like a visionary because last December when all the other Padres fans were arguing about whether they wanted Padres bobbleheads, wall art or a Petco Park replica, I was trying to make a case for the giveaway fanny pack.  Some of the bloggers met with the Padres marketing team around this time and I was pushing hard for the pack. @Padres #PadsFannyPack — Gaslamp Ball (@gaslampball) December 20, 2013 If I remember correctly the last time the Padres had a giveaway fanny pack was in the early 90's.  I think it was black and sponsored by B100 radio.  They're the product of a bygone...

Giants file official protest for rain delay debacle

Needs a catchier name. Thinking "Watergate," which has been used before, but kids these days have no idea what happened before 2008, what with the video games and such. Because a bunch of buffoons were bad at their jobs on Tuesday night, the wild-card-leading Giants lost a baseball game. The Giants weren't happy with this. If they're going to lose because of buffoons being bad at their jobs, they're going to be our buffoons, dang it. As such, the Giants filed an official protest with the major league office on Wednesday. From SFGate: "We believe that the rules were not properly applied...
Friars on Base 13 hours ago

One On One With Jake Bauers-The Friars On Base Interview

Editor’s Note: Jake Bauers is currently the first baseman for the Fort Wayne TinCaps, the San Diego Padres’ Low-A affiliate of the Midwest League. Recently, our Minor League Coverage Director, Devin Sparks, spoke with Bauers by phone to find out a little bit more about him, and to see how the transition from high school […] One On One With Jake Bauers-The Friars On Base Interview - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 14 hours ago

Friars Flapjacks…It’s Okay That The Energy Is Running Down

The Padres took one on the chin last night against the Dodgers. The Boys In Blue increased their lead in the NL West, and are en route to most likely, at least an NLCS appearance later this Fall. It’s okay. Sure, the Padres have the second best record in the National League since the All-Star […] Friars Flapjacks…It’s Okay That The Energy Is Running Down - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
McCovey Chronicles 15 hours ago

San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 8/20

Zinda, his face black, his links dumped You'll never believe this, but I found the end of last night's game unbearably stupid. And now I shall take to the Internet to voice my displeasure. This will certainly effect change in baseball. The NL Wild card race: less-than-inspiringI applaud the statement all these teams are making about how the second wild card is stupid. I know there are many admirers of the current playoff structure, but it is clear to me that the Giants, Cardinals, Braves, and Pirates have all decided that having a third of MLB make the playoffs is excessive, so they are...
Sons of Steve Garvey 19 hours ago

Puig's Helmet Is Angry

Don't slam your helmet, kids. Unless you have reflexes like this. http://t.co/LeOHBVQjVR — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) August 20, 2014
Gaslamp Ball 23 hours ago

SD6, LAD8: Rally Ruined By Smelly Dodgers

A few flashy offensive pops by our Friars were smothered to death by El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula Dodgers. For the fifth straight game in a row, the San Diego Padres have allowed more than 3 runs scored. All but one have resulted in a loss. Tonight, despite an early three-run jack straight from the inventory of the Jedd Gyorkstore, the Doyers offense continued to burst past ours and made what would have been a nice little opening victory for us into a real crudbucket. Lots of moves, lots of news. Former Ranger Don Welke to VP of scouting. Cashner...

Giants lose shortened game after 15 minutes of rain, 4½ hours of delay

There were jokes during the delay. It doesn't seem so funny anymore. The Giants lost a baseball game in a pennant race because the Cubs don't have a mechanical tarp robot named Minxie. The Giants lost because there was no Minxie to come out and comically flail its robot arms as it spun around in circles, wrapping itself in a rain tarp, smoke leaking from its robot ears. There were about 15 minutes of rain. A tarp could have kept the infield in a playable condition. If the Cubs had a mechanical tarp robot, see, the Giants and Cubs could have resumed this very important game on Wednesday....
McCovey Chronicles Aug 20, 2014

minor lines, 8/19/14

Tuesday highlight form the Giants' farm: Daniel Carbonell homered twice. AAA: Fresno had an off-day(its final scheduled off-day this year)AA: Richmond defeated New Britain 5-3 in game 1(scoring four runs in the 4th inning and completing a game suspended on May 22nd)Richmond: SS Kelby Tomlinson: 2 for 4, 3B, SO, CS, ERichmond: RP Adalberto Mejia: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 KRichmond: RP Hunter Stricland: 1.0 IP, 2 KTomlinson's "first" triple was the lone XBH for the Flying Squirrels.After Kyle Crick pitched the 1st inning back in May, Mejia resumed the game today.  Effectively, he...

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