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Friars on Base 3 hours ago

Colin Rea Close to First Padres No Hitter

Colin Rea is making the decision to name him the Padres 5th starter out of Spring Training look pretty darn good. He did not allow a hit last night until two outs in the 7th inning, and ended up pitching into the 9th in the Padres in the Padres 5-3 victory over the (previously) red […] Colin Rea Close to First Padres No Hitter - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball 5 hours ago

Padres Preview: 5/6 Pomeranz faces off against Syndergaard and the Mets

The lefty Pomeranz faces off against another staff ace in Syndergaard in the second game of the series against the Mets. After another exciting win that saw Colin Rea flirt with a no-no and Derek Norris finish just a triple shy of the cycle, the Padres will look to ride that momentum and seize another series win against Noah Syndergaard and the former NL Champ Metropolitans. The Pads will look to finally take advantage of a staff ace coming off of a bad outing: Syndergaard has allowed 7 runs over 12 1/3 in his last two starts, his last loss being against rival San Francisco. Still, the Mets...
NoNoHitters.com 9 hours ago

Bobo throws no-no, 53 years ago today

The St. Louis Browns’ “Bobo” Holloman threw a no-hitter in his first major league start, 53 years ago today. On May 6, 1953, Holloman no-hit the Philadelphia Athletics at Busch Stadium for a 6-0 victory. It marked the only time a pitcher thew a no-no in his first major league start in the modern era. …
Gaslamp Ball 15 hours ago

Padres 5, Mets 3: Rea almost goes the distance

The rookie took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. I didn't catch tonight's game because I went to see the new Captain America movie. Had I known the Padres were sending a superhero of their own to the mound tonight, I might have skipped the film. Colin Rea took a no-hitter nearly eight innings, and almost went the distance against the Mets. Meanwhile, Jacob deGrom, who had given up five runs in three games all season, got chased after the fifth inning with his team down 3-0. Wil Myers was the first of many Friars to get to deGrom with his sixth bomb of the season. Really, just watch it....
NoNoHitters.com 16 hours ago

70 years since Leon Day’s Opening Day no-hitter

May 5 is also the 70th anniversary of Leon Day’s Opening Day no-hitter in the Negro National League. On Sunday, May 5, 1946, Day no-hit the Philadelphia Stars at Newark’s Ruppert Stadium for a 2-0 win, allowing just three runners to reach first via a pair of walks and an error. He struck out six …
NoNoHitters.com 18 hours ago

Céspedes shift nips Padres’ no-no in the 7th

Colin Rea made a go of it, but the rookie right-hander just missed throwing the first no-hitter in San Diego Padres history on Thursday night. With a shift behind him, Rea gave up a seventh-inning single to the New York Mets’ Yoenis Céspedes that went right through where the second baseman normally would be stationed. …
NoNoHitters.com 20 hours ago

Happy birthday Lee Richmond, ‘Chief’ Bender

Happy birthday to a couple of old-time no-no pitchers, Lee Richmond and “Chief” Bender. Richmond, born on this date in 1857, threw the majors’ first perfect game. The Worcester Ruby Legs southpaw retired 27 Cleveland Blues in a row on Saturday, June 12, 1880 during a National League match up at the Worcester Driving Park …
Friars on Base 23 hours ago

Padres’ Ryan Buchter Not Surprised by Success

As the Padres were culling players from the Spring Training roster, paring the team down to 25 players, there was a lot of speculation about who would make the team. In a Spring where 46 pitchers threw to at least one batter for San Diego, there was certainly no shortage of choices. On the final […] Padres’ Ryan Buchter Not Surprised by Success - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base May 5, 2016

Padres call up Alex Dickerson

On Monday, the Padres called up outfielder Alex Dickerson. He made his major league debut last season on August 6. In 11 games, he batted .250 (2/8) with no RBIs in 2015. Entering Wednesday, Dickerson has played in one game, going 0-1. Dickerson was drafted originally by the Washington Nationals in the 48th round of […] Padres call up Alex Dickerson - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com May 5, 2016

Belinsky no-hits Orioles, 54 years ago today

Los Angeles Angels rookie Bo Belinsky threw one of the majors’ three May 5 no-hitters, 54 years ago today. On May 5, 1962, Los Angeles Angels rookie Bo Belinsky no-hit the Baltimore Orioles for a 2-0 win that launched the former Trenton pool shark into Hollywood stardom. On this date in 1917, the St. Louis …
Friars on Base May 4, 2016

Cesar Vargas Strong Again in Padres Loss

Padres rookie Cesar Vargas has quickly gone from a quick insurance option into an important part of the Padres 2016 campaign, especially following the news earlier this week that Robbie Erlin would be lost for the season to Tommy John Surgery. He fulfilled his responsibility Wednesday afternoon, throwing six innings and only allowing one run, […] Cesar Vargas Strong Again in Padres Loss - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base May 4, 2016

Drew Pomeranz finds success with Padres

After being drafted number 5 overall in 2010, Drew Pomeranz entered the 2011 season as the Indians #4 prospect. In an Indians organization that was rated as the 10th best farm system in the big leagues by Bleacher Report, he had a bright future on his radar. Then he was traded to the Rockies in […] Drew Pomeranz finds success with Padres - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball May 4, 2016

Rockies 2, Padres 0: Sweeps continue to elude San Diego

The Friars just can't hang onto their brooms. Well, another opportunity for a sweep has come and gone. While Cesar Vargas pitched another fantastic game, giving up a single run on four hits and three walks in six innings, the Padres could not figure out Tyler Chatwood. The Rockies starter went eight innings while holding the Friars scoreless with just three hits and a sole walk. Chatwood didn't just beat San Diego on the mound, though. He was an essential part of the tie-breaking rally Colorado put together in the fifth inning. After Tony Wolters drew a leadoff walk, Chatwood hit a single...
Gaslamp Ball May 4, 2016

Padres Preview: 05/04 Cesar Vargas looks to continue success and notch his first big league win

The Padres will try to complete their first week of the season. Once again the Padres find themselves on the verge of a sweep. But can they make it happen this time around? So far this season the Padres have failed to win a single series finale. Whether they were looking to avoid or complete a sweep, salvage a split, or take the rubber match to win the series, they have lost their final game against every opponent up to this point. The young right-hander Cesar Vargas will try to help them end that streak and complete their first sweep of 2016. The 24-year-old made his Major League debut...
NoNoHitters.com May 4, 2016

‘Smokey’ Joe Williams no-hits Brooklyn Royal Giants, 97 years ago today

“Smokey” Joe Williams tossed a Negro Leagues no-hitter for the New York Lincoln Giants, 97 years ago today. On May 4, 1919, during the first game of a Sunday doubleheader, Williams no-hit the Brooklyn Royal Giants for a 1-0 victory. The hard throwing righty from Seguin, Texas, who also took on the nickname “Cyclone” Joe, …
NoNoHitters.com May 4, 2016

Champagne order jinxes Farrell’s no-no, 27 years ago today

The Cleveland Indians’ John Farrell lost a no-hitter in the ninth inning, 27 years ago today. Farrell, who is now the manager of the Boston Red Sox, was no-hitting the Kansas City Royals through eight on May 4, 1989, when the Royals’ Kevin Seitzer led off the ninth by dropping a fly ball the dropped …
Gaslamp Ball May 4, 2016

Padres 6, Rockies 3: Cashner buckles down to set up comeback

Tonight's game was a moral victory and an actual victory. If you turned off tonight's game after Andrew Cashner gave up two runs and threw a bazillion pitches in the first inning, you could hardly be blamed for that decision. Especially when he gave up another run and passed the fifty pitch mark in the second. But then he bounced back and tossed four scoreless innings. That gave the Padres offense the room they needed to step up and hammer Rockies starter Eddie Butler. Matt Kemp got the party started in the fourth inning. He picked up the first Friar hit of the evening by driving his eighth...
Friars on Base May 3, 2016

Padres Robbie Erlin to Have Tommy John Surgery

The Padres got bad news Tuesday after learning that Robbie Erlin will have to undergo Tommy John Surgery after an MRI revealed a “significant tear” in his ulnar collateral ligament. The surgery will end the 25 year old left hand pitcher’s season after he was forced into the rotation following the injury to Tyson Ross […] Padres Robbie Erlin to Have Tommy John Surgery - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball May 3, 2016

Padres Triple-A affiliate El Paso Chihuahuas will wear '70s-style jerseys and caps

The Chihuahuas will celebrate '70s night by sporting retro Padres-style uniforms, which will be used to raise funds for Mike Dee's Big Adventure. With the Padres implementing official brown alternate jerseys this season and the recent announcement of the retro-Padres-style All Star Game batting practice jerseys and caps, it seems like the outward support for bringing back the brown has grown exponentially in the past year. Adding more fire to the flame will now be the Padres' Triple-A affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas, who announced today that they will also wear retro-style brown and...
Friars on Base May 3, 2016

James Shields Finally Gets Padres Run Support

James Shields insisted that he would just keep doing his part and not blaming the offense for the first 0-4 start in his career. While he didn’t need to provide his own offense ala Clayton Kershaw on Sunday for the Dodgers, the Padres provided two runs in the first inning that ended up being all […] James Shields Finally Gets Padres Run Support - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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