4:43 AM EDT, Sat October 25, 2014

Giants fall short in Game 3, down 2-1

The Giants lost just their third one-run game of the postseason in the Bruce Bochy Era, falling to the Royals, 3-2. You feel like this, like your stomach was replaced with a car battery, like there's no way the Giants are going to finish over .500 until the ice caps melt and wash us all away, because it's been years since the Giants were behind in a postseason series. Years. The Giants dropped Game 3 of the 2012 NLCS in a game much like this one. Well-pitched, well-played, with the Giants just coming up short. That isn't supposed to be a remember-2012 note of encouragement. It's supposed...
Friars on Base 5 hours ago

Looking Back: The Padres 1984 World Series Game Two

In an attempt to keep our “Looking Back” series going to coincide with the 2014 World Series, we are keeping things relatively close in terms of game break and days off, to ensure that our Padres’ fans, can relive the happy memories that go along with celebrating the 30th anniversary of the San Diego Padres’ […] Looking Back: The Padres 1984 World Series Game Two - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
McCovey Chronicles 5 hours ago

World Series Game 3 Thread 4

Do something good, Giants.
Friars on Base 7 hours ago

Forgotten Friars: Dave Winfield

Hall of Famer Dave Winfield might be best remembered for his time with the New York Yankees during the 1980s, but he was an established star before his arrival at Yankee Stadium. In 1973, the San Diego Padres drafted Winfield from the University of Minnesota in the first round, then made him the rare player […] Forgotten Friars: Dave Winfield - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
McCovey Chronicles 7 hours ago

World Series Game 3 Thread 2

Make this game not garbage, Giants.
McCovey Chronicles 8 hours ago

Open GameThread, World Series Game 3

Win. Today's Lineups KANSAS CITY ROYALS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Alcides Escobar - SS Gregor Blanco - CF Alex Gordon - LF Joe Panik - 2B Lorenzo Cain - RF Buster Posey - C Eric Hosmer - 1B Pablo Sandoval - 3B Mike Moustakas - 3B Hunter Pence - RF Omar Infante - 2B Brandon Belt - 1B Salvador Perez - C Travis Ishikawa - LF Jarrod Dyson - CF Brandon Crawford - SS Jeremy Guthrie - RHP Tim Hudson - RHP
Gaslamp Ball 9 hours ago

World Series 2014 Open Thread: 10/24 Royals @ Giants (game 3)

There will be a special pregame ceremony at AT&T Park tonight to honor our beloved Tony Gwynn. Then the Royals will give the ball to Jeremy Guthrie as they attempt to go ahead in the series with a road win against Tim Hudson and the Giants. Today's Lineups KANSAS CITY ROYALS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Alcides Escobar - SS Gregor Blanco - CF Alex Gordon - LF Joe Panik - 2B Lorenzo Cain - RF Buster Posey - C Eric Hosmer - 1B Pablo Sandoval - 3B Mike Moustakas - 3B Hunter Pence - RF Omar Infante - 2B Brandon Belt - 1B Salvador Perez - C Travis Ishikawa -...
Friars on Base 9 hours ago

3 Up: Yes! Alexi Amarista Should Start At Shortstop For The Padres

3 Up: Alexi Amarista Can Be a Starting Shortstop There is a good chance the San Diego Padres will have a new starting shortstop in 2015. With Everth Cabrera missing large numbers of games in two consecutive years due to substance abuse and injuries, the front office may just decide to cut ties with the […] 3 Up: Yes! Alexi Amarista Should Start At Shortstop For The Padres - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tim Lincecum ready to go, Bochy could use him

Tim Lincecum ready to go, Bochy could use him

The forgotten man of the bullpen might be a part of the regular reliever carousel. Tim Lincecum left Game 2 with a back injury after retiring five consecutive batters, which was just about the most anticlimactic postseason debut imaginable. After an MRI didn't show a substantial problem, the reports are that Lincecum's back feels much better before Game 3. From Henry Schulman: For Lincecum to pitch, his back has to feel good, and Bochy said it is. Although the Giants will wait to see how Lincecum feels when he plays catch later, Bochy said, "It looks like he’s good to go." And, yes,...
Gaslamp Ball 11 hours ago

Quiz: Padres 6'7" or taller

An alternate name for this quiz could be "Padres taller than Andrew Cashner". He and his former teammate Kyle Blanks (who was born the same day) are among those who missed the cut, standing "just" 6'6". But I had to draw the line somewhere, and setting the cutoff at 6'7" left eleven players, which is a good number for a quiz. As with any other quiz, be sure to log your score in the poll, and use spoiler bars where needed in your comments. Poll How many did you get? 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10 All...
Friars on Base 11 hours ago

Padres Continue Front Office Overhaul, Hire New Farm Director

When ownership chose A.J. Preller as the team’s new general manager back in August, they may or may not have had an inkling as to what his vision was when it came to rebuilding an organization that hadn’t had a winning season in eight years. Well, one thing is for certain, if Preller is going […] Padres Continue Front Office Overhaul, Hire New Farm Director - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sons of Steve Garvey 11 hours ago
World Series Game 3 Thread: Royal Giants, 5p

World Series Game 3 Thread: Royal Giants, 5p

Daily News: "Mets foreshadow World Series with Royal Giants uniforms." Jeremy Guthrie vs. Tim Hudson For the third time in five years, seagulls will shit all over the World Series. Hooray! Image:
Gaslamp Ball 11 hours ago

Quiz: Padres 5'7" or shorter

I've always had an affinity for diminutive big leaguers, dating back to my days as a diminutive little leaguer. While all of my friends and teammates dreamed of growing up to be the next Ken Griffey, Jr. or Barry Bonds, I was drawing baseball cards of my future self as a 5'5" singles-hitter. Two things derailed my dream: I ended up taller than I expected and, more importantly, sucked at playing baseball. It's hard to pin down an actual height on most players, especially ones on either extreme of the scale, since it has been long customary for players and their people to add or subtract a...
Friars on Base 13 hours ago

The Editor’s Desk with Billy Brost: Is It The Hitter Or The Coach?

The baseball gods have finally shown mercy on our souls. Okay, perhaps the baseball gods had nothing to do with it. A.J. Preller finally put us out of our misery. After one of the worst historical hitting seasons in the last half century, the Padres’ GM fired Phil Plantier. Here’s the thing. I’ve never bought […] The Editor’s Desk with Billy Brost: Is It The Hitter Or The Coach? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sons of Steve Garvey 13 hours ago
Joe Maddon Quits Rays, But It, Like, Totally Doesn't Mean Anything

Joe Maddon Quits Rays, But It, Like, Totally Doesn't Mean Anything

So... Sources: Manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays immediately.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 24, 2014 But then... early word: maddon not considering LA an option at all. he understands friedman is committed to mattingly.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) October 24, 2014 And... Andrew Friedman: Don Mattingly will manage the #Dodgers next season. Joe Maddons availability wont change that.— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) October 24, 2014 Nothing to see here! Move along! Everyone is assuredly telling the absolute truth,...

How Jonathan Sanchez controls the world

Jeremy Guthrie is starting Game 3 of the 2014 World Series, just like he was supposed to. Jeremy Guthrie is starting for the Kansas City Royals in Game 3 of the World Series. I know a little bit about him, but not much. He's the pitcher who inspired the Jeremy Guthrie Award, which goes to pitchers who throw in the mid-90s despite sounding like soft-tossing Bronson Arroyo-types. He's from Ashland, which means I probably had to clean his dishes at Omar's* at least once. He has a Barry Zito kind of up/down pattern to his ERAs, with better ups and better downs. He is the very definition of a...
Rays Index 14 hours ago

Joe Maddon Is Not Going To Dodgers, Is Expecting ’4-5 Legit Suitors’

Joe Maddon is no longer the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. It will take a while for that to sink in especially because it appears that Maddon doesn’t have a job lined up. The obvious speculation at first was the Los Angeles Dodgers where Andrew Friedman recently became the […]
Friars on Base 15 hours ago

Padres Looking To Add Japanese Pitcher?

The Padres have a ton of starting pitching. That’s one of their strengths. However, we’ve seen that you can never have enough in this day and age, and the Padres realize that. A.J. Preller has made a commitment to scout internationally. According to a Yahoo Sports Japan report,  Orix Buffalo ace Chihiro Kaneko may be posted […] Padres Looking To Add Japanese Pitcher? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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