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Gaslamp Ball 5 hours ago

SD1, LAD2: Ross Stands Tall, Pads Fall Short

Tyson William Ross is a true hero, pitching a hell of a game in the series finale against the Doyers. Tonight is all about one man: Tyson Ross. The Friar hero has started twenty-seven games this season, and out of 23 decisions has only been awarded 11 wins. After taking only a two-hit shutout all the way to the 8th, a simple 2-run homer would be all it took to topple a performance like that. Ross does have a CG (a SHO, too) in 2014 on 7/2 against the Reds. He threw 120 pitches in that one. He's at 75 through 7 tonight. #Padres — Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) August 22, 2014 In Ross'...
Friars on Base 15 hours ago

Padres Minor League Roundup For August 20th

    The Padres finally got a game back last in their 4-1 victory over the Dodgers in Los Angeles last night. This big story was Cameron Maybin returning to the roster after serving a 25-game suspension for his usage of banned substances. Maybin didn’t start in his return, so once again, it was San Diego’s […] Padres Minor League Roundup For August 20th - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 16 hours ago

Ranking The Padres Top 20 Prospects: Numbers 20-16

The Padres have had an exceptional second half this far. They have far exceeded their expected output and have received some swagger from the likes of Yangervis Solarte and Rymer Liriano. Could this be due to the complete lack of expectations for the Padres? Could this be due to trying to show off for A.J. […] Ranking The Padres Top 20 Prospects: Numbers 20-16 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 18 hours ago

Tony Gwynn to be Honored by City of Poway

How does one honor a hometown hero? Tony Gwynn made his home in Poway for over 30 years. Along with Ted Williams, he was one of the best baseball players the city of San Diego has ever seen. But his career in baseball was only a part of the man. At heart, Gwynn was a […] Tony Gwynn to be Honored by City of Poway - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 21 hours ago

Friars Flapjacks: Paging Justin Masterson

The Padres are moving in a youthful direction with the focus going towards building for the future. But, that doesn’t mean that if a free agent could come to San Diego on the cheap and benefit the team both this coming season and, in one way or another, the long term future. This free agent […] Friars Flapjacks: Paging Justin Masterson - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Aug 21, 2014

Yangervis Solarte is outhitting Chase Headley since the trade

Tomorrow would have probably been a better time to do this post because that will be the one-month mark since the Padres traded Chase Headley to the Yankees, but who knows if I'll get hit by a bus or something tonight, so I can't wait one minute more. Now that you have some mid-'90s melodic hardcore playing in another tab, here are the numbers to back up the headline. Since the trade, Yangervis Solarte has-- actually, you know what, it'd be better for all of us if I just made a little table about...
Gaslamp Ball Aug 21, 2014

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...
Friars on Base Aug 20, 2014

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 Aug 20, 2014

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 Aug 20, 2014

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
Friars on Base Aug 20, 2014

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
Friars on Base Aug 20, 2014

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 Aug 20, 2014

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...
Friars on Base Aug 20, 2014

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 Aug 20, 2014

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
Gaslamp Ball Aug 20, 2014

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...
Gaslamp Ball Aug 19, 2014
Ian Kennedy kicks off series in L.A. against former Friar Kevin Correia

Ian Kennedy kicks off series in L.A. against former Friar Kevin Correia

After dropping three of four in St. Louis and then taking Monday off, our Padres continue their road trip tonight back in Southern California with a three-game set at Dodger Stadium. On the mound for San Diego will be Ian Kennedy, coming off his first August win. He gave up three earned runs on six hits (including a home run) and two walks, but struck out eight batters along the way. Tonight's outing will be his fourth against the Dodgers this season. He struggled in his first two, allowing a combined eight runs through ten innings of work, but he was spectacular in his most recent matchup...
Friars on Base Aug 19, 2014

Kennedy & Padres Open Up Series Against Rival Dodgers

Following a hard fought series with the St. Louis Cardinals, the Padres’ earned a much deserved day off Monday. However, the road for the Friars does not get easier as they begin a three game series with their NL West rival Los Angeles Dodgers tonight in Los Angeles. The Padres have been one of the […] Kennedy & Padres Open Up Series Against Rival Dodgers - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Aug 19, 2014

Padres Call Up Frank Garces, Option Jesse Hahn

Today the Padres announced that they have called up LHP Frank Garces from Double-A San Antonio. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster the team designated Brooks Conrad for assignment and to clear a spot on the 25-man roster, they optioned Jesse Hahn to Double-A.   #Padres roster move: Team says LHP Frank Garces […] Padres Call Up Frank Garces, Option Jesse Hahn - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Aug 19, 2014

Series Preview: Padres Head to LA to Face Dodgers

Series Preview The Padres (58-65) head to Los Angeles to face the West-leading Dodgers (70-56). The Dodgers were recently swept at home by the Brewers. The Padres are coming off of a tough series loss to the Cardinals. These two teams have met 10 times this year and the Dodgers have won six of those […] Series Preview: Padres Head to LA to Face Dodgers - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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