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Wonko / Gaslamp Ball 6 hours ago

Spangenberg, Ross, Padres beat Cahill, DBacks 3-1

A solid team win with a nice debut from a highly drafted Padres prospect. All Star Tyson Ross on the mound. Major league debut for 2011 first round pick Cory Spangenberg. Vista High School grad Trevor Cahill toeing the slab for the opposing team. Sounds like a quality Padres game to attend or tune in for. I don't have the ratings for the game, but judging by the crowd at the ballpark despite the temptations to watch San Diegans spent their Labor Day doing something else. Even this recapper was out and about and listening to parts of the game on radio. Since you likely missed out on this...
NoNoHitters.com 7 hours ago

Labor Day divides no-no workload for Phils

It’s labor day, so no major league baseball pitcher should have to throw a no-hitter without a little help from his co-workers. The Philadelphia Phillies’ Cole Hamels no-hit the Atlanta Braves for 6 innings, and relievers Jake Diekman, Ken Giles …
Friars on Base 11 hours ago

Padres Can’t Sweep, But Claim Series

Series Overview The Padres (64-71) could not quite pull off the sweep of the rival Dodgers (77-60) as Los Angeles pulled away late in Sunday’s game. The series win is the 6th consecutive series win at home for San Diego. The key to this series win was the stellar starting pitching and the solid bullpen […] Padres Can’t Sweep, But Claim Series - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball 13 hours ago
Mike Dee lets Social Summit attendees in on plans for new Padres Hall of Fame

Mike Dee lets Social Summit attendees in on plans for new Padres Hall of Fame

At the Social Summit yesterday, a lot of talk went on about the new Padres Hall of Fame. Darklighter already covered the whole BS Plaza part of it all, but we also learned a little more about the organization's plans for the Hall of Fame itself. As Darklighter noted, Selig Plaza (they've dropped the words "Hall of Fame" from the name to avoid confusion) will be located inside the Gaslamp Gate, separate and distinct from the Palm Court Plaza (where the bricks are located - this area will not change in either name nor function). The Padres Hall of Fame will then be located where the...
Gaslamp Ball 17 hours ago

Padres call up pitcher Leonel Campos

Of the players known to be heading to San Diego for September, Leonel Campos is the least-heralded. Starting pitchers Joe Wieland and Robbie Erlin are familiar names who are returning from injury and are expected to figure prominently in the Padres' near future, and infielder Cory Spangenberg was the team's top pick in the 2011 draft. Each of the three has had far, far more inked spilled about him than Campos has, as have the others who will be up but haven't been announced yet. In fact, I could find next-to-nothing in English about his promotion. There was Bernie Wilson's tweet, then there...
Gaslamp Ball 23 hours ago

Padres Executives Talk About BS Plaza

We've talked a lot about the Padres decision to name a space at Petco Park after outgoing MLB Commissioner Bud Selig over the last few days, but we don't have press credentials. We don't get to talk to team executives directly. Our dialogue is generally reactionary, and the front office reacts to us in similar fashion. It's a bad way to have a meaningful conversation. Well, today Jodes and I were at today's Social Summit, a gathering of fans active on social media. Before anybody accuses us of being paid shills (again), yes, the team put us up in a suite. Yes, they gave us a whole lot of...
Gaslamp Ball Sep 1, 2014

Dodgers 7, Padres 1: Sloppy Friars Give Up Sweep

The defense sucked. The offense sucked. The bullpen sucked. After a pair of extra innings games, there were really only two ways for today's game to go. It was either going to be a 15 inning marathon or a blowout. We got the blowout, and not the one we hoped for. Some early sloppiness on defense put the Dodgers on the board first, and the Padres never managed to claw back a lead. The offense's measly four hits just wasn't enough, and when the bullpen imploded in the eighth inning, it was all over but the crying. Normally, you might expect Eric Stults to be the weak link, but he put together...
Friars on Base Aug 31, 2014

Padres Call Up Hahn for Bullpen Help

For the fourth time this season, Jesse Hahn is being called up to the big leagues. The Padres announced on Saturday that the right-hander would be called up, presumably for the rest of the season. In a corresponding move, the Padres placed infielder Chris Nelson on paternity leave. Hahn has been one of the few […] Padres Call Up Hahn for Bullpen Help - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Aug 31, 2014

Pacific Beach to be Renamed Selig Beach

PB residents, get ready to celebrate! San Diego Beaches CEO, President, and Grand Poobah Mike Dee announced this morning that the section of Pacific Beach north of the pier would be renamed Selig Beach. The beach will be named in honor of Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig. “There was no sunshine in San Diego […] Pacific Beach to be Renamed Selig Beach - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Aug 31, 2014

Sunday Bruch: A Suggested Free Agent Target For The Padres

As it’s time to look ahead to 2015, the Padres are going to have some interesting decision to make. I doubt Josh Johnson will ever throw a pitch in a Padre uniform (though if he’s willing to take a heavily incentive contract then maybe) Carlos Quentin will be hitting the old dusty trail, probably to […] Sunday Bruch: A Suggested Free Agent Target For The Padres - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Aug 31, 2014

Tony Gwynn Honored Before SDSU Football Game

While all time great Trevor Hoffman was being inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame Saturday night, another Hall of Famer was being honored across the 8 freeway at Qualcomm Stadium as the San Diego State Aztecs honored Tony Gwynn before their home opener against Northern Arizona. Gwynn was honored on the same field that […] Tony Gwynn Honored Before SDSU Football Game - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Aug 31, 2014

Cory Spangenberg On His Way Up To The Padres?

Interesting tweet from the Padres top second base prospect Cory Spangenberg: cant believe my childhood dream has come true! want to thank my family friends and all the support from the #570! — cory spangenberg (@spang19) August 30, 2014 With Chris Nelson on paternity leave, the Padres could use another infielder. It looks like Spangenberg […] Cory Spangenberg On His Way Up To The Padres? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Aug 31, 2014

Trevor Hoffman Inducted Into Padres Hall of Fame

In a small ceremony before this evening's ballgame, Trevor Hoffman became the first person inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame since Dick Williams in 2009. While the team went all out when they retired his number three years ago, tonight's affair was much more understated. The ceremony, hosted by Ted Leitner, began with a short video highlighting the careers of the previous inductees. Ted spoke briefly about Trevor's career before Ron Fowler and Peter Seidler unveiled his plaque. After a video of #51's greatest moments (set to Hell's Bells, of course), Trevor spoke. He recognized that...
Gaslamp Ball Aug 31, 2014
Padres 2, Dodgers 1: Walkin' It Off Again

Padres 2, Dodgers 1: Walkin' It Off Again

Ian Kennedy turned in a commanding start tonight, but that's only half the story. On most nights, Kennedy's line would have practically guaranteed a win. In 7 innings, the starter allowed just 1 run on 4 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 8. But tonight he was opposed by the equally stingy Greinke, who yielded a sole run on 4 hits and 2 walks in 8 innings. For the second night in a row, the southern California rivals made it a battle of the bullpens. Kennedy's first few innings were stunning. He retired the side in the first on just 9 pitches. He followed that up by striking out the side...
Gaslamp Ball Aug 31, 2014

SDSU Football honors Tony Gwynn in their season opener

Tonight our Padres honored a legendary Friar with a pre-game ceremony to celebrate Trevor Hoffman's induction into the Padres Hall of Fame. About seven miles away at Qualcomm Stadium, the San Diego State Aztecs also honored a legendary Friar and one of their own. Tony Gwynn played both basketball and baseball, and later went on to coach the latter, at SDSU. But the reach of his impact on the university and the city as a whole is palpable. That's why tonight the Aztecs football team paid tribute to "Coach Gwynn" as they played their season opener in his former home. On the field, the...
NoNoHitters.com Aug 30, 2014

Padres’ Ward no-hits Angels through 12 2/3, 76 years ago today

As the major league Padres’ no no-hitter count hit 7,300 games today, we celebrate a 76-year anniversary for the Pacific Coast League club. On Aug. 30, 1938, the San Diego Padres’ Dick Ward threw 12 2/3 innings of no-hit ball …
Friars on Base Aug 30, 2014

Padres Look For Series Win Against Dodgers Saturday

On Trevor Hoffman Day at Petco Park, on the day one of the San Diego Padres’ greatest players is honored for his body of work by being inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame, the current version of the Friars attempt to stick it to their division rivals, the first place Los Angeles Dodgers. The […] Padres Look For Series Win Against Dodgers Saturday - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Aug 30, 2014
Padres recall Jesse Hahn, Chris Nelson goes on paternity leave

Padres recall Jesse Hahn, Chris Nelson goes on paternity leave

The Padres announced that Chris Nelson is going on paternity leave, and Jesse Hahn has been called back up to take his roster spot. Hahn had been optioned down two weeks ago not due to poor performance, but to rest his arm which has thrown an unprecedented number of innings this season. This is Nelson and his wife's first child, a fact that it took minimal Googling to learn. According to this (Louisville, KY) Courier-Journal article from May, the baby was expected in October. I hope that was a typo or misunderstanding, because this is still August. Keep your fingers crossed, or do whatever...
Friars on Base Aug 30, 2014

Padres’ Shortstop Everth Cabrera Set To Start Rehab

While it won’t be much of a rust knock-off session, something is better than nothing. For San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera, he’ll get one final opportunity this weekend to get some game action down at Lake Elsinore in preparation to return to the Padres from an injury hamstring. The injury forced Cabrera onto the disabled […] Padres’ Shortstop Everth Cabrera Set To Start Rehab - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Aug 30, 2014

Although Quentin’s Season Is Finished, He’ll Avoid Surgery

If any good news can come from the fact that San Diego Padres’ left fielder Carlos Quentin is done for the remainder of the 2014 season, it is that he won’t have to undergo surgery to repair his left knee. The diagnosis is a bone bruise, which will require rest and treatment. “No surgery, that’s […] Although Quentin’s Season Is Finished, He’ll Avoid Surgery - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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