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NoNoHitters.com 3 hours ago

No-no for Cubs Lavender, 100 years ago today

As Chicago Cubs fans celebrate Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter last night against the Los Angeles Dodgers, we also commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Cubs pitcher Jimmy Lavender’s no-hitter against the New York Giants. Lavender’s gem came during the first game of a Tuesday, August 31, 1915 doubleheader at the Polo Grounds. The Giants’ Fred Merkle, immortalized …
Friars on Base 4 hours ago

Padres Host Rangers For Interleague Bout

The San Diego Padres (63-67) host the Texas Rangers (68-61). They are coming off of a tough series loss against the worst team in baseball, the Philadelphia Phillies. The Rangers have won four straight and are coming from a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles. Texas is still very much in the playoff picture. They are […] Padres Host Rangers For Interleague Bout - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com 13 hours ago

Happy birthday to Nomo, thrower of 2 no-nos

Happy 47th birthday to Hideo Nomo, the only pitcher to throw no-hitters before and after stints with the New York Mets. Nomo, born August 31, 1968, in Osaka, Japan, notched his first no-no as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, September 17, 1996 at Coors Field. The Dodgers topped the Rockies 9-0. …
Gaslamp Ball 18 hours ago

SD 9: PHI 4: Friars aggressively avoid the sweep

The missing power of the past 5 games accumulated and unleashed in today's victory. It was going to happen eventually. The Padres came full force in today's Sunday matchup to avoid an ugly sweep at the hands of the Phillies. James Shields was on point, the bats were on point, the Dodgers got no-hit again, and the Friars can head back home on a win. Shields brought the good stuff today. One of the few pitching performances for the Padres that went a full 7 innings. He only gave up a single run on a Cameron Rupp homer in the second. For the rest of the night he kept things on lock. He did it...
NoNoHitters.com 22 hours ago

Cubs’ Arrieta no-hits Dodgers for no-no No. 293

The Chicago Cubs’ Jake Arrieta has thrown the majors’ 293rd no-hitter, blanking the Cubs for a 2-0 win at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers were last no-hit just nine days earlier by the Houston Astros’ Mike Fiers. The last Cubs’ no-hitter was Carlos Zambrano’s neutral site no-no on September 14, 2008. against the Houston Astros at …
Friars on Base Aug 30, 2015

Padres Salvage Finale of Series in Philly

The San Diego Padres (63-67) beat the Philadelphia Phillies (52-79) to salvage the final game of a weekend series in Philly by the score of 9-4. James Shields earned his 10th win and he had the luxury of three Padre home runs. Matt Kemp hit his 16th home run of the season in the first, […] Padres Salvage Finale of Series in Philly - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Aug 30, 2015

Hamilton throws Browns/Orioles’ first no-no, 103 years ago today

Earl Hamilton threw the first no-hitter for the St. Louis Browns/Baltimore Orioles franchise, 103 years ago today. On Friday, August 30, 1912, Hamilton no-hit the Detroit Tigers on the road at Navin Field for a 5-1 win. It was Ty Cobb who single-handedly killed Hamilton’s shutout. Cobb reached first on a fourth-inning walk, took second …
Gaslamp Ball Aug 30, 2015

SD 3, PHI 4: Padres not doing much to stop their slide

Yeah, they lost to the Phillies again. It's a bummer of a position to be in at this point in the season, but as the Padres drop another to a team they are more than capable of beating, and the losing streak continues, the hopes of an offseason experience start to dwindle. The easy-pickin's Phillies gave the Friars more trouble tonight and not much was done about it. Colin Rae made another start today, this time bumping us ERA up a tiny bit. Rae wasn't spittin' hot fire or anything, but only gave up four earned runs over the course of five innings. He strike out four Phils and walked two,...
Gaslamp Ball Aug 27, 2015

SD 2, WSH 4: Lil' Ross shows up Friars in series loss

The 22-year-old former Friar threw for the Nationals tonight and stifled the bats, while some sloppy pitching made things even more lopsided. So comparatively now, Tyson Ross' start yesterday against the Nationals wasn't all that great. Especially when your little brother follows you up with six innings of no earned runs, seven strikeouts, and only one hit allowed. The Padres tried to get some momentum going into the upcoming divisional games that will determine the fate of the NL West, but that all escaped them for the day in a Thursday night defeat. Andrew Cashner still didn't really have...
NoNoHitters.com Aug 27, 2015

Anniversary of Walsh, Pearson no-nos

Today marks the anniversary of no-hitters thrown by the Chicago White Sox’s Ed Walsh (104 years) and the New York Yankees’ Monte Pearson (77 years). Waslsh no-hit the Boston Red Sox for a 5-0 win at Comiskey Park on Sunday, August 27, 1911, Pearson threw his no-no against the Cleveland Indians during the nightcap of …
Gaslamp Ball Aug 27, 2015

SD 6, WSH 5: Friars ride Ross' great start to victory

Tyson Ross showed his little brother Joe how it's done in Washington. The climb to .500 continues. With the Dodgers beating the Reds again tonight, the battle for the division is starting to elude our grasp, but that doesn't stop the Friars from getting in some action against the Nationals tonight. After a shaky and annoying bullpen experience, with not enough offense to back it, the Padres pulled things together to split the 3-game series. Tyson Ross did his thing, showing why his slider is one of the best in the game, but they seriously couldn't match him up against his brother? That...
NoNoHitters.com Aug 26, 2015

Verlander nearly joins exclusive 3 no-hitter club

The Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander fell three outs short of throwing his third career no-hitter on Wednesday night, missing the milestone on Chris Iannetta’s ninth-inning double. Verlander would have become only the sixth pitcher in baseball history to throw three no-nos, joining Larry Corcoran, Cy Young, Bob Feller, Sandy Koufax, Nolan Ryan in the exclusive …
Friars on Base Aug 26, 2015

Jankowski the Padres Answer in Center?

The Padres made a splash with their offseason acquisitions, but created a right handed heavy, strikeout prone lineup.  The thought was that this lineup could do some damage against the left handed in the NL West like Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw.  Unfortunately, that has not been the case at all.  The Padres are actually […] Jankowski the Padres Answer in Center? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Aug 26, 2015

SD 3, WSH 8: Padres don't bounce back today

The Padres were hanging tight for most of the game, but it didn't matter because there aren't robot umps yet. Where's that Big Game James Shields fellow that's supposed to be eating up all of these innings for us during the regular season? Let's invite that guy to start a game sometime. Today's series opener against the Nationals started off as a great back-and-forth. It eventually blew wide open after Shield was pelted with a few come-back pitches, and when a terrible miscall voided a third out and lead to a grand slam. Sheildsy stuck in it for a good 5 and something innings. He ended up...
NoNoHitters.com Aug 25, 2015

40th anniversary of Halicki’s no-no against the Mets

Today’s the 40th anniversary of San Francisco Giants’ pitcher Ed Halicki’s no-hitter against the New York Mets. The Mets actually had 12 hits on August 24, 1975, the day that Halicki hurled his no-no at Candlestick Park. Unfortunately, all 12 hits came in the first game of the doubleheader. The Mets won the opener 9-5, …
Gaslamp Ball Aug 24, 2015

Who was the Series MVP for the Padres Against the Cardinals?

Vote for Series MVP. Another series win for the Padres. This time it came against the team with the best record in baseball, the St.. Louis Cardinals.  The two wins in the series got the Padres to within 2 games of .500 and 6.5 games of the lead in the NL West with 38 games remaining in the season. IT IS NOT OVER. The Padres came out swinging hard and pitching fast in the first two games of the series to get the series victory. The third game didn't go quite the same way, but it happens. In the last series, Yangervis Solarte was voted the Series MVP with 61% of the vote over Melvin Upton...
Friars on Base Aug 24, 2015

Padres News: AAA Closer Jon Edwards PTBNL in Venable Trade

What is the value of a platoon-level outfielder with two months left on his contract? For a team like the Texas Rangers, currently on pace to make the playoffs as the second wild card team in the AL, it turns out to be a low-level catcher and a hard-throwing AAA outfielder-turned-reliever. Jon Edwards, the reliever, […] Padres News: AAA Closer Jon Edwards PTBNL in Venable Trade - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Aug 24, 2015

Padres Editorials: Melvin Upton Isn’t Half Bad

To get Craig Kimbrel out of Atlanta, GM A.J. Preller had to take on the over $46 million remaining on the contract of Melvin Upton, Jr. He has a reputation for having (oh let’s say) a problem with motivation. Frankly, despite having $100 million talent, Upton has never been a particularly valuable ballplayer. Few Padre […] Padres Editorials: Melvin Upton Isn’t Half Bad - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Viva El Birdos Aug 23, 2015

Cardinals @ Padres recap 8.23 - Cards turn tables to avoid sweep

After the first two games of the series came up all Padres, the Cards avoided the sweep with style. St. Louis Cardinals @ San Diego Padres Michael Wacha (14-4, 2.85 ERA, 3.19 FIP, 1.115 WHIP) vs. Colin Rea (2-0, 4.22 ERA, 3.40 FIP, 1.313 WHIP) 3:10 p.m. CT Petco Park - San Diego, California Today's Lineups - Greg Garcia gets a start at 2b. The lineup: Carpenter 3b Pham cf Peralta ss Heyward rf Molina c Piscotty lf Reynolds 1b Garcia 2b Wacha p — St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) August 23, 2015 Final game of the homestand coming up at 1:10 & the #Padres are going for a sweep...
Friars on Base Aug 23, 2015

Padres Minor League News: Renfroe, Dorminy Performing on the Farm

San Diego Padres HomeGrown Hope Hunter Renfroe is making a push to challenge for an outfield position with the Padres sooner than later. After mashing in AA again this year he was promoted to AAA El Paso and started things off with a bang. He has already hit 2 homers in his first 4 games […] Padres Minor League News: Renfroe, Dorminy Performing on the Farm - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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