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Gaslamp Ball 5 hours ago

SD 2, TOR 4: More losing with more home runs!

The Friars dropped their first against the Canada Birds, but oh well. The great thing about hitting so many home runs is that it softens the blow of constant losing. "Silver lining" is usually what they call it, and lately the Padres have been a bunch of silver sluggers in July. Although, two runs ain't going to cut it against the Toronto Blue Jays. Colin Rea put in a good effort, throwing six full innings and only conceding 3 earned runs in 5 hits. He struck out 4 and he walked 4 as well. Rea would be the one to give up the ultimate go-ahead run for the Blue Jays, but Matt Thornton also...
Gaslamp Ball 9 hours ago

Alex Dickerson extends Padres’ home run streak to 23 games

The Padres lost their series opener against the Blue Jays, but kept their HR streak alive. Padres outfielder and Poway High alum, Alex Dickerson, hit a monster two-run home run in the 9th inning against the Blue Jays tonight. Even though the Padres ended up losing the game, Dickerson’s homer was significant one for a few reasons other than it preventing the team from getting shutout. First of all, it extended San Diego’s home run streak to 23 games, a franchise record. That’s the longest such streak in all of Major League Baseball this season. Moreover, it’s the third longest streak...
NoNoHitters.com 11 hours ago

Grays’ Radbourn no-hits Blues, 133 years ago today

Providence Grays pitcher Charles ‘Old Hoss’ Radbourn threw a no-hitter, 133 years ago today. On Wednesday, July 25, 1883, at Cleveland’s Kennard Street Park, Radbourn no-hit the Cleveland Blues for an 8-0 victory. Radbourn’s greatest season was in 1884, when he posted a 59-12 with a 1.38 ERA, including an amazing 73 complete games. Imagine …
Friars on Base 17 hours ago

San Diego Padres deep into international tax waters with Cuban prospect Jorge Ona

The Padres recently announced the signing of a powerful and talented Cuban prospect by the name of Jorge Ona, who is 19 years old, and whom AJ Preller compared to Albert Belle, a man who averaged over 37 home runs a year in his 10 full time seasons. Hot on the heels of the Padres […] San Diego Padres deep into international tax waters with Cuban prospect Jorge Ona - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Jul 25, 2016

SD 10, WSH 6: Schimpf breaks HR records on the way to victory

The Padres found a good way to ensure a win. More home runs. The home run fountain is plentiful for the Padres, as the streak continues and winning is the result. Despite a poor start from the San Diego starting pitching, the bats were on fire and the W was earned. Christian Friedrich still hasn't found a groove, and today's early Sunday match had him only lasting 3 innings. He gave up 5 runs on 6 hits, struck out nobody, and was basically done before lunch. Carlos Villanueva had a bumpy relief performance as well, but after that the bullpen locked things down. Luckily, the Padres lineup...
Friars on Base Jul 25, 2016

Padres Score Late to Win Nationals Series

Despite an early deficit, the Padres rallied to score 4 in the 9th and defeat the Nationals Sunday 10-6. Ryan Buchter got the win after pitching a scoreless 8th inning. The Padres were tied 6-6 after being down early and the bullpen pitched six innings to keep the Padres in the game as the offense […] Padres Score Late to Win Nationals Series - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jul 24, 2016

Padres Lose After Another Gem from Edwin Jackson

The Padres lost another game in the bottom of the 9th Saturday night, this time after Edwin Jackson kept them in the game against his former team the Washington Nationals with his second straight good start for the Padres. Ryan Schimpf homered for the Padres to up their home run streak to 21 consecutive games, […] Padres Lose After Another Gem from Edwin Jackson - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Jul 24, 2016

SD 2, WSH 3: Quackenbush throws a duck and gives up a walkoff

The home run streak is intact, but the Padres still take a 3-2 loss. Other than hitting an abundant amount of home runs lately, the Padres don't seem to have much fortune on their side. The team was treated to a solid outing from their starter, and one of our favorite Friars with a crustacious last name hit another home run, but the Padres still walk away with the L. Edwin Jackson put on yet another great performance, almost matching Max Scherzer inning for inning. Both starters gave up only 2 runs. Jackson lasted 6 to Scherzer's 7 innings. Something to note is that Jackson threw 87...
Friars on Base Jul 23, 2016

Padres Have Ten Days to Go before Trade Deadline

AJ Preller and the Padres have ten days to make the best deal they can get for their players. It is NOT “IF” he will trade. It will be “who” and “when” that is for sure. As I mentioned in my post “AJ has a Plan, Part 2”, there are basically 5 players up for […] Padres Have Ten Days to Go before Trade Deadline - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Jul 23, 2016

SD 5, WSH 3: The Padres cannot stop hitting home runs

The combination of good pitching and homers is a delicious recipe for victory. So the San Diego Padres have now hit a home run in their last 20 games. The home run derby might have taken place in Petco Park with Wil Myers as the lone representative, but that hasn't stopped the rest of the team from participating in a derby of their own across the league. Setting the stage for the win was Luis Perdomo. In what appears to be his longest start of the season, Perdomo threw 7 innings of pure 4-hit 2-run baseball. He struck out 3, and the only runs that were conceded were off a home run and an...
Friars on Base Jul 23, 2016

Matt Kemp Leads Padres to Victory with 2 Home Runs

The Padres needed a win Friday night – and thanks to a great performance from Luis Perdomo and two Matt Kemp home runs – they got it. They won the game 5-3 over the Washington Nationals. The Padres just suffered four losses at the hands of the Cardinals, with Thursday’s after having a 4 run […] Matt Kemp Leads Padres to Victory with 2 Home Runs - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Jul 23, 2016

Melvin Upton Jr. deal may be in the works with Orioles for Ubaldo Jimenez and prospect

So if I understand Padres GM A.J. Preller’s plan, he’s going to trade, the revenant, Melvin Upton Jr. to the Orioles for the struggling Ubaldo Jimenez. This plan will give the Padres a bit of a cost savings over the length of their contracts. I’ll have to go back and check but I think it’s about a $4-5M difference. By doing this the Padres will also clear a spot in the outfield for future star [fingers crossed] Hunter Renfroe to play the second half of the season. Also, since Upton is so much better than Jimenez, Preller will be wanting a top prospect too. If all goes well this...
Gaslamp Ball Jul 22, 2016

A Look into the Future: Where is Ryan Schimpf?

Where do we see San Diego Padres' second baseman in the future? Two days ago Ryan Schimpf became the first Padre in the last 16 years to homer in both games of a double-header. That's awfully impressive in itself, but what might be even more so, is the fact that he has a .603 slugging percentage through his first 28 Major League games. Ryan Schimpf, the power-hitting second baseman from down south, Covington, LA, has always flashed good power throughout the minors. He has an accumulative minor-league slash line of .250/.353/.500 with a wOBA of .380 (for those who aren't aware of wOBA;...
Friars on Base Jul 22, 2016

Padres Suffer Rare Ryan Buchter Meltdown, Lose to Cardinals

Ryan Buchter has been arguably the Padres best reliever all season long, a revelation that has solidified the back end of the bullpen even after Fernando Rodney left town. Thursday he blew a 4 run lead in the 8th inning. Of course, the Padres know that he is human, but many questioned why Buchter wasn’t […] Padres Suffer Rare Ryan Buchter Meltdown, Lose to Cardinals - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Jul 22, 2016

A’s hurler Henley no-hits Browns, 111 years ago today

Weldon Henley threw a Philadelphia Athletics no-hitter, 111 years ago today. On July 22, 1905, during the first game of a Saturday doubleheader, Henley no-hit the St. Louis Browns for a 6-0 win at St. Louis’ Robison Field. The St. Louis Republic‘s story from the next morning called Henley a “magnificent specimen of the Southern …
Gaslamp Ball Jul 22, 2016

SD 5. STL 6: Quality Cashner start melts away in the 9th

In what MIGHT be Andrew Cashner's last start as a Padre, the boys from San Diego blow a lead and are swept after a 5-6 loss. After tearing out of the All Star break gates with a sweep against the San Francisco Giants, the Padres have now been swept in four games against the St. Louis Cardinals. They've done it nearly full-staffed, and even had a great start from an other-wise shaky Andrew Cashner tonight. Despite it all, they've slid 4 games in a step backwards as far as standings are concerned. But hey, the home run streak stays alive. Cashner lasted 5 and two-thirds of an inning on his...
Friars on Base Jul 21, 2016

Padres Haven’t Traded Andrew Cashner – Yet

The Padres haven’t seen the production they expected out of Andrew Cashner, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be traded by the August 1st trade deadline to a team that needs help. The Padres are willing to trade Cashner because he is a free agent and certainly hasn’t pitched well enough to even offer a […] Padres Haven’t Traded Andrew Cashner – Yet - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Jul 21, 2016

Padres Preview: 07/21 Andrew Cashner goes for his first road win and Friars try to avoid a sweep

The Padres and Cardinals conclude their four-game set at Busch Stadium this evening. The Padres, who came into this series high off a sweep of the Giants, will now try to avoid getting swept themselves after dropping each of their first three games in St. Louis. Andrew Cashner will, for now, be making the start for San Diego. Rumors have been swirling of potential trades involving Cashner, but up to this point nothing concrete has surfaced. So the right-hander goes into this evening's matchup still a Friar, and looking to notch his first win away from home in 2016. Wins in general have...
Gaslamp Ball Jul 21, 2016

Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner expected to be traded soon

The Padres could be trading starting pitcher Andrew Cashner in the very near future. I’d say it’s scheduled to happen soon-ish, maybe a quarter past soon. Last night it was strangely thrilling to read Jon Morosi’s tweet that Cashner could be traded within 24 hours. That leaves us so little time to say goodbye. Cashner was originally supposed to pitch Wednesday’s game, but with the rain out and subsequent double header, the team decided to push him back to today, hoping to trade him while he’s on an extremely short hot streak. Watch Andrew Cashner closely next 24 hours....
Friars on Base Jul 21, 2016

Padres Finding Identity in Wil Myers as Face of Franchise

The Padres had Mr. Padre, Tony Gwynn, for years as their face of the franchise. Since then they have tried to anoint successors with no luck. That search seems to have ended with Wil Myers. The Padres thought Phil Nevin might be that. Maybe Jake Peavy. Trevor Hoffman carried the torch for awhile as well, […] Padres Finding Identity in Wil Myers as Face of Franchise - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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