9:39 AM EDT, Mon April 27, 2015
NoNoHitters.com 2 hours ago

April 27 is a fine day for a no-no

If past performance is any indicator, today is a great day for a no-no. April 27 is one of four days sharing the record for most no-hitters with six. The others are May 15, September 20 and September 28. Here are the no-hitters thrown on April 27: 1 Jim Tobin   Boston Braves (NL)   …
Sons of Steve Garvey 3 hours ago

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Willie "Mayes"? Wow, that's embarrassing. Screenshot from April 27, 2015.
Friars on Base 12 hours ago

Padres Week in Review: April 20-26th

Introduction The Padres ended up this week going 4-3 after I predicted them going – thats right –  4-3 for the week. While the offense still certainly continues to show flashes of offense well beyond anything we have seen in the last few years, there still are some lulls that can’t seem to be overcome. […] Padres Week in Review: April 20-26th - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball 14 hours ago

Padres 3, Dodgers 1: Morrow, Amarista, Norris stop the sweep

Great pitching and a couple of home runs stopped the losing streak and kept the Padres above .500. The Padres ended their first real losing streak of the season, and they did it in classic Padres style: With great pitching and a little timely hitting. Brandon Morrow continues to excel, throwing a solid seven innings for the third time this season while picking up his first win. He struck out 4 and gave up just 5 hits and a walk. On the offensive side of things, Alexi Amarista and Derek Norris came up big to beat LA 3-1. The top of the first was a pretty good clue that today's game was going...
NoNoHitters.com 18 hours ago

No-no birthdays today for Caldwell, Barnes, Trucks, Maglie and Scott

It’s a busy no-no birthday on April 26, with five pitchers of no-hitters celebrating the day: Ray Caldwell (born in 1888), Jesse Barnes (born in 1892), Virgil Trucks (born in 1917), Sal Maglie (born in 1917) and Mike Scott (born in 1955, turns 60 today). Here are the no-hitters pitched by those celebrating: 91 of …
McCovey Chronicles 19 hours ago

SF Giants Minor Lines, April 25

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains. Think about it. And if I've learned anything from movies about baseball, it's that after a night of frolicking on the muddy basepaths at The Diamond, Jack Daniels in hand, Los Lobos mysteriously blasting from the stadium speakers, the Richmond team will come back refreshed and ready to start playing some winning baseball. Which is great because, among other things, it will enable me to finally bust out this bad boy that I've been sitting on for a week! TRUE MEN ...fear flying squirrels and teenagers in *gasp* leather jackets (via...
Gaslamp Ball 19 hours ago

Game 20 Preview: 04/26 Padres vs. Dodgers

The Padres have one last chance, this afternoon, to prevent a sweep at the hands of the Dodgers and salvage a win in this three-game set. Brandon Morrow goes to the hill in the series finale, looking for success in his first ever outing against Los Angeles. The right-hander still has yet to notch a win this season, going decision-less with a 3.15 ERA in his first three starts. He struggled in his latest outing, giving up five runs through six innings in Colorado. Prior to that he had held up a 1.29 ERA over his first two starts of the season. Although Morrow has never faced the Dodgers...
Sons of Steve Garvey 20 hours ago
Game 18 Thread: April 26 @ Padres, 1p

Game 18 Thread: April 26 @ Padres, 1p

We borrowed this guy from Texas for the day Scott Baker (0-0, -.--) vs. Brandon Morrow (0-0, 3.15) Today's game notes are not exactly a ringing endorsement: Baker gets the nod for the series finale, the third different fifth starter the Dodgers have used in as many chances. He was signed after being released by the Yankees at the end of Spring Training. Welp, we'll see. Puig is out of the lineup again with a troublesome hammy but on the positive side Guerrero gets the start at third. A sweep would be nice here to help wipe away the lingering stench that was the series in San Francisco....
Gaslamp Ball Apr 26, 2015

Dodgers 11, Padres 8: Strange things are afoot at Petco Park

It was a dark and stormy night. There was rain, but not the kind that washes the grime from the streets or the Dodger fans, but the kind that dampens them just enough for them to reek more than usual. What was really different was the wind. It ripped through San Diego like a banshee, sending refuse and baseballs flying across the town. This was a night that could bring with it nothing but grim tidings. At the center of that was Ian Kennedy, a man who had been hurt, and was destined to be hurt again. Trouble hounded Kennedy from the moment he returned to his office atop Petco Park's mound....
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 26, 2015
Post-Game 17 Thread: New Champs!

Post-Game 17 Thread: New Champs!

AGon taunts his former team with his newly-won prize. Dodgers 11, Padres 8 This one was, as good ol' J.R. would say, a "slobberknocker." Petco Park became Coors Field for the evening, as the Dodgers smashed four home runs, en route to beating the Padres, 11-8. Andre Ethier, Adrian Gonzalez, Howie Kendrick, and yes, even Juan Uribe(!!!) hit one out of pitcher-friendly Petco. (I wish I could have seen this offensive outburst, but my MLB.tv was hot garbage tonight.) Brandon McCarthy's night was, to use another J.R.-ism, "bowling shoe ugly." McCarthy coughed up 3 home runs to Padres hitters...
Friars on Base Apr 26, 2015

Padres News: Dodgers Spoil Upton’s 2-HR, 5-RBI Night

The San Diego Padres took on the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park Saturday night. Or was that Coors Field? The way the ball was flying out of the park, it was hard to tell. After the top of the first, it was 3-0. At the end of the first, 3-3. A half inning later, is […] Padres News: Dodgers Spoil Upton’s 2-HR, 5-RBI Night - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Tim Hudson, Giants sink Rockies in extra innings

The Giants looked doomed. Never tell them the odds. After complaining last night about the expansive outfield and general coorsness of Coors, it's only fair to point out that for eight innings, Coors Field was downright normal. There weren't any weird homers, there weren't any 200-foot bloops that looked like outs off the bat, only to make you recoil in horror as the camera cut to two outfielders streaking in from 400 feet away. It was normal. For eight innings. Then there was a Coors death fog that suffocated us all in the ninth, and as we lay dying, all we could think of was the weird...
Friars on Base Apr 23, 2015

Padres Recap: 4/23/15 Rockies 2, Padres 1

The San Diego Padres lost to the Colorado Rockies Thursday in a day game to lose their consecutive game and end with a 2-2 split with the Rockies. They now head home to Petco to take on the division rival Dodgers who are reeling themselves after getting swept by the San Francisco Giants. Tyson Ross […] Padres Recap: 4/23/15 Rockies 2, Padres 1 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Giants sweep Dodgers out of town, walk off again

The Dodgers are 0-3 in their last three games. Realize what this series could have been. Graves aren't dug in April, but coffins are ordered. Arrangements are made. A bad series against the Dodgers wouldn't have buried the Giants, but it would have put a deposit down on the plot. Imagine the Giants losing two out of three. Imagine if they were swept. They would have been rewarded with a road trip to Coors and Dodger Stadium. Doom. Dooooooooooooooom. Instead, the Giants swept the three-game series against the Dodgers. The Giants had lost nine of 10, and the Dodgers had won seven straight....
Gaslamp Ball Apr 23, 2015

Padres lose 2-1 to the Rockies and end up splitting the series

I didn't end up following this game at all except for checking the score a few times on my phone and then listening to the last half inning before the MLB app quit on me during the last at bat.  I'll tell you about it anyway. In the top of the first Cory Spangenberg shot himself out of a canon straight at first basemen DJ LeMahleu and bowled him over.  Spang knows that it's always better to slide into first base headfirst and preferably through your opposition.  He'd probably tell you it's a little thing called fundamentals.  The only thing safe about the play was the call by the...

Every Giants walk-off against the Dodgers since moving to San Francisco

There's no thesis or point, other than all of these games were beautiful and remarkable. The Giants walked off the field last night, victorious in a game that was in doubt until the moment Joe Panik's bat hit the ball in the ninth inning. Here, visual proof: Sigh. Those were the days. Remember just a few hours ago? We were so happy. So because I can, here's a table of every Giants walk-off against the Dodgers since the team moved to San Francisco. The info is from Baseball-Reference, and the links take you to all of the box scores and the players involved. ...
Gaslamp Ball Apr 23, 2015

Game 17 Preview: 04/23 Padres @ Rockies

The Padres wrap up their four-game set at Coors Field this afternoon and hope to come out with their fourth straight series win as they go into a tough homestand this weekend. After a bummer of a loss last night, the Friars look to Tyson Ross to close out the series on a strong note. So far Ross is 1-0 with a 4.08 ERA in three starts this season. The right-hander, who turned 28 yesterday, is making his eighth career start against Colorado and sixth at Coors Field. Unfortunately the Rockies have not been kind to him in the past. He's 0-4 against them all-time, with all four of his losses...
NoNoHitters.com Apr 23, 2015

Ed Head’s no-hitter, this day in ’46

Ed Head threw a no-hitter for the Brooklyn Dodgers, 69 years ago today. Head, a 6-foot-1 righthander from Selma, Alabama, no-hit the Boston Braves on April 23, 1946 for a 5-0 victory at Ebbets Field. Four Braves reached base – three on walks issued by Head and one on an error by Dodgers’ shortstop Pee …
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 23, 2015
Game 15 Thread: April 23 @ Giants, 12:45pm

Game 15 Thread: April 23 @ Giants, 12:45pm

Mike Bolsinger (0.00 -.--) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (0-1, 10.45) Get-away game, and boy do we need it. After running the Great Boob Streak of '15, the Dodgers ran into the slumping pile of scruffy greasers who were clearly highly motivated to turn things around and to beat their chief rivals. Aaaand have they. Today Mike Bolsinger makes his Dodger debut, generating exactly no excitement or optimism (except probably from Karina). Game 15 and we're already scrambling for starting pitching - what could go wrong? Here's hoping the not-really-necessary-14-games-in decision to rest key players last...
McCovey Chronicles Apr 23, 2015

San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 4/23

Ride or dump Did you see this GIF of three Crawford-Panik glove flips all synchronized? If not, please don't watch it. You will never turn your eyes away from it again. Chris Rock delivers seven-minute monologue on lack of African Americans in MLBThis is The Thing that people were talking about on Twitter yesterday before Roberto Kelly didn't help Gregor Blanco back to third base and every Dodger and Dodger fan wouldn't stop complaining about it. Chris Rock gave a speech on how the lack of black players in baseball is imperiling its future. And while there are some things he gets wrong –...

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