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San Diego Padres: All Eyes on the Padres

With the NFL Draft taking center stage of the sports world this weekend, San Diego Padres fans have no choice but to stick with their baseball team for the first time. One of the most highly anticipated events in sports which doesn’t actually involve the literal playing of any sport is among us. The 2017 […] San Diego Padres: All Eyes on the Padres - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Apr 25, 2017

San Diego Padres: 2B Prospects

With no current clear long term solution at the second base position for the San Diego Padres, we examine the prospects who will help anchor the future middle infield. While reviewing the shortstop prospects it became obvious that there is a lot of maneuvering in the Padres organization with their infield talent. Many of the […] San Diego Padres: 2B Prospects - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Apr 24, 2017

San Diego Padres: Week #3 Power Rankings Update

Where do the San Diego Padres stand according to power rankings as the club is three weeks in? We take a look at all of the major lists. The San Diego Padres were struggling mightily early this week until they finally got back on track by taking two out of three from the Diamondbacks in […] San Diego Padres: Week #3 Power Rankings Update - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Apr 24, 2017

San Diego Padres: No Bad Dudes in the Clubhouse

Unlike past seasons, the San Diego Padres have some quality teammates in the clubhouse, a major positive for a club still hoping for long awaited success. In interview after interview, the young core of Padre players has exuded both relief and excitement about the atmosphere in the clubhouse, as well as the opportunities they finally […] San Diego Padres: No Bad Dudes in the Clubhouse - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Apr 23, 2017

San Diego Padres: Week #3 Recap

The full rundown on how our San Diego Padres fared in the regular season’s third week. As we have come to expect, inconsistency remains the theme. The third week of the new MLB season has concluded with more inconsistency from our young San Diego Padres. The week started with the conclusion of a 4 game […] San Diego Padres: Week #3 Recap - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Apr 22, 2017

San Diego Padres: What Good is Erick Aybar Doing?

The San Diego Padres have a slew of prospects at the shortstop position for fans to get excited about. In the meantime, watching a veteran during a rebuilding year can become frustrating. At this point, it is a reasonable assumption to make that the San Diego Padres are indeed going through a rebuilding season, as […] San Diego Padres: What Good is Erick Aybar Doing? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Apr 20, 2017

San Diego Padres: Embracing the Inconsistency

The harsh reality for fans of the San Diego Padres is that the rest of the season is bound to be filled with the same sorts of ups and downs which have been the story of the first several weeks. One day the world is ending, and the next it’s a great day to be […] San Diego Padres: Embracing the Inconsistency - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Apr 20, 2017

San Diego Padres: Five-Year Blunder?: Switch to 94.9 as Broadcast Station

Ever since the San Diego Padres switched their radio station to 94.9, the clear shortcomings of the broadcasts have tainted one major way fans take in games. “Whoever made the horrible decision to engage 94.9 FM as the broadcast station for the Padres needs to be fired,” wrote Joe Oviatt of Escondido in a letter […] San Diego Padres: Five-Year Blunder?: Switch to 94.9 as Broadcast Station - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Apr 19, 2017

San Diego Padres: Dangerous Week Ahead

The San Diego Padres have dropped five straight, and they need to turn their fortunes around immediately or it could be time to call it quits on 2017. Sound dramatic? Maybe a bit, especially considering that the San Diego Padres are just 15 games into a 162 game season, and expectations were low to begin […] San Diego Padres: Dangerous Week Ahead - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Apr 18, 2017

San Diego Padres Face Arizona and Miami in Upcoming Homestand

The San Diego Padres open up a 6 game home stand Tuesday night featuring three games with Arizona and three with Miami at Petco Park. The Padres just got swept by the Atlanta Braves Monday night, as Dansby Swanson delivered a walk off single. The Padres will have to clear that out of their minds immediately […] San Diego Padres Face Arizona and Miami in Upcoming Homestand - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Apr 17, 2017
Freeman, Swanson lead Braves to sweep-producing victory over Padres

Freeman, Swanson lead Braves to sweep-producing victory over Padres

Have an evening, Freddie Freeman. When the San Diego Padres arrived for a four-game series that would serve as the opener to SunTrust Park, the Atlanta Braves held a 2-6 record. As the Padres exit town in favor of a visit from the Washington Nationals, the Braves now boast a 6-6 mark and a four-game sweep on their ledger at this early point of the 2017 season. Dansby Swanson drove home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning after the Braves loaded the bases against Brandon Maurer. In truth, it was a strange inning that did not display a myriad of hard-hit balls, but timely...
Friars on Base Apr 17, 2017

San Diego Padres: Week #2 Power Rankings Update

Where do the San Diego Padres stand according to power rankings as the club is two weeks in? We take a look at all of the major lists. You are what your record says you are, and the San Diego Padres are 5-8. But in the unique world of power rankings, record isn’t the sole […] San Diego Padres: Week #2 Power Rankings Update - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Apr 16, 2017

San Diego Padres: Week #2 Recap

Recapping all of the action from the second week of San Diego Padres baseball in 2017. While the week started very well in Colorado, it ended miserably in Atlanta. The harsh reality of being a fan of a young team like the San Diego Padres has begun to hit fans. While the season started with […] San Diego Padres: Week #2 Recap - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Apr 15, 2017

San Diego Padres: Shortstop Prospects

A look at some of the San Diego Padres organization’s top prospects at the shortstop position, an area in which there hasn’t been consistency for decades. The subject is widely known and often discussed. The Padres have not had a reliable, everyday shortstop on their roster since the departure of Khalil Greene in 2008. Despite […] San Diego Padres: Shortstop Prospects - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Apr 14, 2017

San Diego Padres: Series Preview: Padres vs. Braves

The San Diego Padres look to get over the .500 mark this weekend when they play a three game series against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park. At 5-5 entering this weekend’s play, the San Diego Padres have exceeded early expectations. Against three difficult divisional opponents in the first three series, the club split the […] San Diego Padres: Series Preview: Padres vs. Braves - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Apr 14, 2017

San Diego Padres: The Forgotten Bullpen

Through the first ten games, the San Diego Padres have exceeded expectations. One forgotten element of their early success is how effective the relief pitching has been. The early stages of the 2017 regular season have already had their ups and downs for the San Diego Padres. But as the team sits at 5-5 through […] San Diego Padres: The Forgotten Bullpen - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Apr 12, 2017
Colorado Rockies’ offense missing in action in 6-0 loss to San Diego Padres

Colorado Rockies’ offense missing in action in 6-0 loss to San Diego Padres

The Colorado Rockies’ offense continued to struggle in a bad loss Wednesday afternoon. On Wednesday afternoon, the Colorado Rockies saw their 6-game home stand come to a disappointing end with a 6-0 loss at the hands of the San Diego Padres. Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland struggled in his second Major League start and the offense was again unable to get anything going as they were shutout at Coors Field for the first time since July 21, 2015. The first three batters of the game—Manuel Margot, Wil Myers, and Yangervis Solarte—went double-double-single for the Padres and, just seven...
Purple Row Apr 12, 2017
Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black looking for the punch in series finale against Padres

Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black looking for the punch in series finale against Padres

Kyle Freeland makes his second career start as the Rockies look to win the series against San Diego. In an unexpected twist in the early part of the 2017 season, the Colorado Rockies pitching staff leads all of baseball in strikeouts entering today’s series finale against the San Diego Padres. “Isn’t that great?” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “I love the strikeout, I love the punch.” The Rockies staff has struck out 20 Padres in the first two games of the series and 91 batters in the first nine games of the season. “I think it’s more of a function of who the guys are, we...
Friars on Base Apr 11, 2017

San Diego Padres First Week: Good, Bad and Scary

The first week of San Diego Padres baseball is in the books, and despite being wildly inconsistent, the club has held together fairly well. The first week of the San Diego Padres season played out like a roller coaster ride with exciting wins, depressing losses and scary injury news. Record-breaking crowds showed up for the […] San Diego Padres First Week: Good, Bad and Scary - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Apr 10, 2017
San Diego Padres 5, Colorado Rockies 3: Meet the new Rockies, same as the old Rockies

San Diego Padres 5, Colorado Rockies 3: Meet the new Rockies, same as the old Rockies

The Rockies dropped the series opener to the Padres in a game eerily reminiscent of 2016. The Rockies offense getting shut down by a lousy pitcher? Check. Tyler Chatwood getting knocked around at Coors Field? Check. Wil Myers being a general nuisance? Check. Tonight’s 5-3 Rockies loss to the San Diego Padres had all the hallmarks of a game from 2016’s 75-win season. Padres starter Jarred Cosart was making his first start of 2017 after posting a 6.00 ERA in 57 innings last season, but he shut out the Rockies in four innings of work, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out two....

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