3:02 AM EDT, Tue April 24, 2018
The Denver Post 2 hours ago

Two disastrous innings unravel the Colorado Rockies in blowout loss to San Diego Padres

Colorado's series opener against the Padres on Monday began ugly, glimmered with hope for a brief moment, and then turned into a total dumpster fire as the Rockies were routed 13-5 at Coors Field.
sandiegouniontribune.com 2 hours ago

Mitchell survives rocky first, Padres come back to bury Rockies

Dark clouds hemmed in the sky above Coors Field. Fans in the upper deck were moved due to the lightning that continued to flash seemingly just beyond the ballpark’s walls. Thunder echoed and rain began to fall as the second inning started. It was easy to speculate that the storm continuing might...
Friars on Base 3 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Michel Baez Makes 2018 Debut

Michel Baez, the fifth-ranked prospect in the San Diego Padres system, made his 2018 debut last night for the High-A Lake Elsinore Storm. Michel Baez, standing at 6’8″ and 220 pounds, took the mound on Monday night for his Lake Elsinore and 2018 debut. Entering the year as the fifth-ranked San Diego Padres prospect, 42nd […] San Diego Padres: Michel Baez Makes 2018 Debut - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
sandiegouniontribune.com 5 hours ago

Eric Lauer next prospect up for Padres

A cloud of disappointment continues to hover over a franchise that hasn’t made the playoffs in more than a decade and appears on course for more of the same results in 2018. But on Monday afternoon, another piece of the future walked into the Padres’ clubhouse. There is no guarantee that Eric Lauer...
Friars on Base 7 hours ago

San Diego Padres Prospects Bring Home MiLB Awards

Major League Baseball’s top farm system is off to a solid start to the 2018 MiLB season. A few San Diego Padres’ minor leaguers brought home awards for their success last week down on the farm. The AAA El Paso Chihuahuas are off to a blazing start in the Pacific Coast Leauge. The San Diego […] San Diego Padres Prospects Bring Home MiLB Awards - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
sandiegouniontribune.com 7 hours ago

Padres notes: Christian Villanueva sidelined by sore hamstring

It turns out there is a way to keep Christian Villanueva off the bases. The rookie third baseman, riding a nine-game hitting streak in which he is 15-for-29 with four home runs, three doubles and 10 RBI, was held out of the lineup for the Padres’ series opener Monday night in Colorado with a sore...
Purple Row 7 hours ago
Game thread: Bryan Mitchell vs. Chad Bettis

Game thread: Bryan Mitchell vs. Chad Bettis

Rockies vs, Padres updates and discussion The Colorado Rockies will host the San Diego Padres to open a three-game series on Monday night. Chad Bettis will look to continue his good start to the season opposite Bryan Mitchell. Start time: 6:40 MT Lineups: Change to today’s lineup: Villanueva has been scratched due to hamstring soreness, but is available to pinch hit. Spangy will replace him at third.Updated lineup: pic.twitter.com/lWg36ucxN8— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 23, 2018 Mondays aren't so bad when they're purple. pic.twitter.com/GVd9pVbprJ— Colorado Rockies...
Friars on Base 9 hours ago

San Diego Padres Announce Eric Lauer Will Make His Debut Tuesday

With an opening in their rotation, the San Diego Padres are set to call up Eric Lauer to make his MLB debut Tuesday in Colorado versus the Rockies. As per AJ Cassavell of MLB.com, the San Diego Padres are going to bring 22-year-old left-hander Eric Lauer up to the big club to make his MLB […] San Diego Padres Announce Eric Lauer Will Make His Debut Tuesday - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 11 hours ago

San Diego Padres Need to Improve in a Number of Areas

The San Diego Padres are not performing well on offense. There are some major areas of concern that will need to be rectified before this team realizes any dreams of competing this season. Things have not exactly gone to plan for the San Diego Padres offense this season. After 23 games, the team ranks near […] San Diego Padres Need to Improve in a Number of Areas - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 15 hours ago

San Diego Padres: The Reason For The Resurgence Of Tyson Ross

San Diego Padres RHP Tyson Ross is off to a fantastic start in 2018. Here’s the big reason why he hasn’t just regained his old form, but is improving on it. Tyson Ross almost made San Diego Padres’ history last Friday night. The 31-year-old right-handed pitcher fell four outs shy of tossing the first no-hitter […] San Diego Padres: The Reason For The Resurgence Of Tyson Ross - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile 17 hours ago

Colorado Rockies series preview: Combat at Coors against the Padres again?

The Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres are starting a three game series tonight. The Rockies and Padres will start a three game series tonight at 6:40 PM so we will take a look at three things to look forward to in the series. Could combat return to Coors? As you probably remember, the […] Colorado Rockies series preview: Combat at Coors against the Padres again? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
sandiegouniontribune.com 17 hours ago

Even with low expectations, Padres are disappointing, underachieving

Pretty cheeky of the Padres to call this big league baseball. The base running has been erratic, the defense uneven, the hitting a mess. It’s not the 8-15 win-loss record but how the Pads are playing that’s concerning. They’re making it too easy on opponents. A major culprit is the offense. It’s...
Friars on Base 17 hours ago

San Diego Padres: FoB Speaks with Triple-A El Paso Reliever, TJ Weir

The San Diego Padres have a young pitcher coming through the pipeline whose stats are just as impressive as any of the big-time blue-chip prospects that are making their way to San Diego. I was doing a little extra homework on the San Diego Padres’ farm system last week, and I came across T.J. Weir‘s […] San Diego Padres: FoB Speaks with Triple-A El Paso Reliever, TJ Weir - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 19 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Austin Hedges’ Offensive Production is Concerning

San Diego Padres’ Austin Hedges’ offensive production has been hot and cold throughout his career and 2018 has been no different. He will have to step it up at the plate if the Friars will compete in NL West. Austin Hedges‘ slash line for the San Diego Padres this year is .141/.179/.266. In 64 at-bats, […] San Diego Padres: Austin Hedges’ Offensive Production is Concerning - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Padres-Rockies II coming up

These things generally don’t carry over. “Nothing happens,” Padres catcher A.J. Ellis said with a laugh. “Absolutely nothing happens.” Ellis was responding to a question about what can be anticipated when the Padres and Rockies meet Monday at Coors Field for the first time since they both cleared...

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