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Gaslamp Ball 3 hours ago

Padres 6, Pirates 2: Derek Norris slams the door on Pittsburgh

With one swing, Derek Norris went from golden sombrero to golden boy. Going into tonight's game, the Padres had gone so long without a walkoff win that our illustrious leader made a note of it this morning. Well, the reverse jinx worked and Derek Norris (who you should vote into the All-Star Game here) put the Friars on top with the team's first walkoff grand slam since 2010. But a lot of credit has to go to starting pitcher James Shields, who put up yet another solid start, holding the Pirates to a measly two runs in six innings. Shields's one bit of trouble came in the third inning,...
Friars on Base 4 hours ago

Padres Recap: May 29, 2015

WALK-OFF, GRAND SLAM, BOOM! Every Little Leaguer envisions this moment: Bottom of the 9th, Bases loaded, Two outs… Derek Norris got to live it tonight. Your browser does not support iframes. That feels good, our first walk-off victory of the season. Abraham Almonte was also a big part of tonight’s victory. I know we’ve given […] Padres Recap: May 29, 2015 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball 13 hours ago

Game 50 Preview: 05/29 Padres vs. Pirates

After the unfortunate events of last night, the Padres thankfully get to hand the ball to James Shields tonight for what is hopefully a very different outcome. Since joining the staff in San Diego, Shields has very much lived up to the title of "ace." When AJ Preller signed him in February, we knew we were getting a workhorse and someone reliable to anchor the Padres rotation and provide leadership. And that's exactly what the Padres are looking for tonight. Following a much-needed series win in Anaheim, the last thing the team wants is to revert backwards and lose the first two games of...
Friars on Base 19 hours ago

Padres News: Alfredo Rodriguez Looking For MLB Home

Ben Badler of Baseball America wrote yesterday that 21 year old Cuban shortstop, Alfredo Rodriguez, is leaving Cuba for the US and looking for an MLB home, could the San Diego Padres be interested? Immediately, the words “Cuban” and “Shortstop” would make me suspect yes; especially knowing AJ Preller‘s history of going after International free […] Padres News: Alfredo Rodriguez Looking For MLB Home - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball May 29, 2015

Pirates 11, Padres 5: Ian Kennedy had a very bad night

Let's get this out of the way quick: Ian Kennedy suuuuuuucked tonight. In three and two thirds awful innings, he gave up seven runs on seven hits, including three homers. Those homers really dampened the celebrations when he picked up his 1,000th strikeout. Pirates starter A.J. Burnett wasn't that much better, but it's pretty hard to blow a seven run lead. Not that the Pittsburgh defense didn't try to throw it all away. Justin Upton led off the fourth with a single to left, then stole second. With one out, Derek Norris (who you should vote into the All-Star Game) hit a grounder to shortstop...
Friars on Base May 29, 2015

Home Run Ball Stings Padres in Blowout to Pirates

Ian Kennedy (2-5) was not on his game tonight. It was 6-0 Pirates (25-22) before a lot of Padres fans go to their seats Thursday night. He could not get out of the 4th inning as he allowed 3 home runs and 7 runs total in just 3 2/3 innings. It was similar to his second […] Home Run Ball Stings Padres in Blowout to Pirates - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base May 28, 2015

Padres Come Home to Face Bucs

The San Diego Padres (23-25) are coming home from an up-and-down road trip. They now start a seven game homestand, beginning with the Pittsburgh Pirates (24-22). The Friars are coming off of a big series win against the Los Angeles Angels and they finished the road trip an even 3-3. They won their first series […] Padres Come Home to Face Bucs - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base May 28, 2015

Padres News: Morrow Will Throw Today

Before yesterday’s series finale with the Los Angeles Angels, San Diego Padres manager Bud Black said that right-handed starting pitcher, Brandon Morrow, will throw a three inning simulated game Thursday afternoon – aiming for around 45 pitches. Thanks to our friend Bill Center of Padres.com for the details: If he comes out of the simulated […] Padres News: Morrow Will Throw Today - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball May 28, 2015

Majestic Jersey Day is tomorrow!

Majestic reached out to us a few weeks ago and offered us a jersey as part of their Majestic Jersey Day promotion since we're "one of the club's most influential fans".  I'll say.  Anyway they offered us a jersey and asked us what we wanted printed on the back.  I had to think quick because they needed an answer right away.  I told them that we'd take a Gwynn #19 jersey.  That'd be siiick! They replied that actually they'd want to put Gaslamp Ball on the back instead.  "Oh okay, that's fine."  It was only after I had a little time to think about it, that I wished I would have had...
Gaslamp Ball May 28, 2015

SD 5, LAA 4: Middlebrooks homers, Padres win it

The runs followed some goooood pitching from Andrew Cashner. Last night the Padres pleased everybody with an extra-inning performance for the history books. The 4-run 10th inning marked the 10th time in Friar history that the Pads batted around in an extra inning. The stars were Odrisamer Despaigne with a shutout performance, and Matt Kemp with a slump-breaking clutch bases-clearing RBI double. So tonight the Padres were going into a fresh game and had a shot to take the 1-1 tied series and book it about an hour and a half down the I-5. Coming off a quality start was Andrew Cashner,...
Gaslamp Ball May 28, 2015

Padres to host Singles Night, won't get you to first base

If you're looking for the Annie Savoy to your Crash Davis, the Padres have a deal for you. Did you know tomorrow is Singles Night at Petco Park? It was news to me, too. I only heard about it when the team tweeted about it a few hours ago. Tomorrow is Singles Night! Ticket packs are $35 and includes one drink ticket. Get them here: http://t.co/MLRitiFMVh pic.twitter.com/4yVs8LN04V — San Diego Padres (@Padres) May 28, 2015 Your thirty-five bucks get you admission to The Landing, the new party space beneath the scoreboard at the top of left field, which is hopefully a better place to...
Friars on Base May 28, 2015

Padres’ Cashner Finally Gets His Runs

1st Inning The Padres looked dangerous off the bat.  Yangervis Solarte hit the first pitch from Garrett Richards into RF for a base hit.  He was quickly thrown out on a snap throw by catcher Carlos Perez, stifling the early threat. Andrew Cashner also gave off a leadoff hit.  After sorting through Mike Trout and […] Padres’ Cashner Finally Gets His Runs - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball May 27, 2015

Game 48 Preview: 05/27 Padres @ Angels

The series between the Padres and Angels concludes tonight, and the winner of the finale will win the series altogether. San Diego gives the ball to Andrew Cashner to close out the three-game set while the Angels send Garrett Richards to the hill. Cashner is coming off a strong outing against the Dodgers in which he gave up one run on five hits, though it did take him 109 pitches to get through the six innings of work. The right-hander has been solid this season, but he's been plagued with poor defense and a lack of offensive support. Through his first nine starts, he's been charged with 12...
Friars on Base May 27, 2015

Padres News: Cashner Looks For Support In Rubber Game

Andrew Cashner:  54 strikeouts.  Team leading 2.89 ERA….1-7 record. Cashner has had an incredible run of bad luck in the 2015 season.  The San Diego Padres fire-baller will look for some run support and a series win against the Los Angeles Angels tonight. Cashner opened up the season with a dreadful start, giving up 3 […] Padres News: Cashner Looks For Support In Rubber Game - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base May 27, 2015

Padres Recap: May 27, 2015

The San Diego Padres and Matt Kemp really needed this one. Blowing earlier chances with runners in scoring position earlier in the game, Kemp – hitting in the cleanup spot – finally came through with a bases clearing double to give the Padres a 3-0 lead in the tenth inning. The bases were loaded and […] Padres Recap: May 27, 2015 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com May 27, 2015

Adonis Terry’s second no-no, 127 years ago today

Brooklyn’s Adonis Terry threw the second of his two no-hitters, 127 years ago today. Terry on Sunday, May 27, 1888 no-hit Lousville at Brooklyn’s Ridgewood Park to give the Bridegrooms a 4-0 win over the Colonels. His first no-no came on Saturday, July 24, 1886, when he no-hit the St. Louis Browns for a 1-0 …
Gaslamp Ball May 27, 2015

SD 4, LAA 0: Despaigne shuts em out, Kemp keeps them down

Shutout pitching from the OD and clutch hitting from the MK. Tonight the Padres hiked up their big boy pants and took the field to shake off the stinging walkoff Memorial Day loss to the Angels. After a great performance from Tyson Ross and a timely rally from Will Venable and Yangervis Solarte, the Friars were looking to lift the 13-13 lifetime record against the The Angels Angels of Anaheim. Odrisamer Despaigne, the solid Brandon Morrow fill-in, took the mound today. After pinning the Cubs to 2 runs in his last start, Despaigne matched the Angels' Matt Shoemaker inning for inning. OD...
Gaslamp Ball May 26, 2015

Game 47 Preview: 05/26 Padres @ Angels

The Padres will send Odrisamer Despaigne to the mound today as they look to even up the series in Anaheim.  In nine outings (five starts) in 2015, Despaigne is 2-3 with a 6.11 ERA. All three of his losses came in his last three starts, though his most recent was an improvement. He went six innings and gave up two runs to the Cubs at Petco Park after previously giving up a combined 15 earned runs in his prior two starts. Angels starter Matt Shoemaker has also had a rough season so far, going 3-4 with a 6.29 ERA through his first eight starts. His latest outing saw him yield seven runs in...
NoNoHitters.com May 26, 2015

Haddix’s 12 perfect innings, 56 years ago today

Today is the 56th anniversary of baseball’s greatest pitching performance. On May 26, 1959, in Harvey Haddix’s first season with the Pirates, the Medway, Ohio southpaw retired 36 Milwaukee Braves batters for a perfect game through 12 innings, but his team couldn’t score. Haddix lost the perfect game when Don Hoak threw a routine grounder …
NoNoHitters.com May 26, 2015

Happy birthday to Grant ‘Stoney’ McGlynn

Happy birthday to the St. Louis Cardinals Grant “Stoney” McGlynn, who threw a 7-inning darkness-shortened no-hitter in 1906. McGlynn, who was born on this day in 1872, no-hit the Brooklyn Superbas at Brooklyn’s Washington Park for seven innings during the nightcap of a September 24, 1906 doubleheader before the 1-1 game was called due to …

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