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NoNoHitters.com 15 hours ago

Pitchers who threw no-nos and won Cy Young Awards

Today would be the 148th birthday of Cy Young, the legendary pitcher who threw three no-hitters during a 22-year career that included a major league record 511 wins. We thought we’d celebrate the day by taking a look at pitchers who threw no-hitters and also won Cy Young awards. Sandy Koufax won three Cy Young …
Gaslamp Ball 15 hours ago

Spring Training Game Thread: 03/29 Padres vs. Mariners

After another come-from-behind victory yesterday against the Rangers on the road, they're back home in Peoria this afternoon to host the Mariners in yet another battle in the Vedder Cup war.  Andrew Cashner will get the ball and make second-to-last start before the regular season. So far this Spring, Cash has given up four runs through 12 total innings, walked three batters, and struck out eight. Seattle will send J.A. Happ to the hill in this afternoon's matchup. Happ will try to redeem himself after suffering against the Padres in his latest appearance. He went 3 2/3 innings and gave up...
Gaslamp Ball 17 hours ago

James Shields named Padres' Opening Day Starter

There was little to no doubt who would toe the rubber in Los Angeles on Opening Day for the Padres, but yesterday morning it became official.  It's the Padres' most costly acquisition and best pitcher, James Shields.  If only it hadn't taken me a full 24 hours to realize it had happened.  I'm the worst blogger. Shields' seventh Opening Day start promises to be special one | padres.com "It doesn't matter how many times you pitch Opening Day, any time you get named Opening Day starter, it's definitely an honor," Shields said. "It's a great day in baseball." Your browser does not support...
Gaslamp Ball 18 hours ago

Wil Myers gives a good interview to Annie Heilbrunn

These interviews that Annie Heilbrunn conducts with Padres players are very revealing.  Where once they were baseball machines to me, now they are human.  I like that Wil Myers doesn't suck up to San Diego in his "Meet the Padres" interview. For instance, he doesn't kowtow to his fan base when it comes to the things that we appreciate about our city.   When asked about his hometown in North Carolina, he tells us that the "Food is just so much better there, nothing against San Diego, it's just what I'm used to and what I like."  I can respect that. Then my favorite part of the interview...
Gaslamp Ball Mar 29, 2015

Uni-watch's Phil Hecken thinks Padres need to bring back brown and other teams need to ditch camo

I'm listening to the Sully Baseball Daily Podcast from early this week.  It's the second part of his interview with Phil Hecken from Uni-Watch.com.  They get into a passionate discussion in the first 5 minutes about the Padres desperate need to return to brown uniforms and they finish the podcast by condemning all teams that wear camouflage, except the Padres who they give a pass. Padres 1969 home uniforms Sully starts the podcast by saying that the Diamondbacks, the Marlins and the Padres are three teams that have yet to get their uniform right.  Phil agrees with the first two but...
Friars on Base Mar 28, 2015

Padres News: Roster Moves – March 28th

The San Diego Padres announced more roster moves this morning, via their official blog, FRIARWIRE. The new moves narrow their current Spring Training group down to 40 players. The Padres as reassigned Jake Goebbert, Brett Wallace, and Cody Decker to their minor league camp. We discussed a couple weeks ago, Goebbert was likely to be […] Padres News: Roster Moves – March 28th - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Mar 28, 2015

Spring Training Game Thread: 03/28 Padres @ Rangers

Last night the Padres offense clicked to get a come-from-behind win against the Rockies despite a shaky outing from starter James Shields. This afternoon they'll send Tyson Ross to the mound to hopefully have more success against today's opponent. The team travels to Surprise to take on the Rangers in a 1:05 pm PT game. Ross will be making his fifth Spring start and is expected to throw around 80 pitches, according to Corey Brock. For some context going into today's matchup, Ross has thrown 12 2/3 innings with a 2.84 ERA this Spring, allowing a total of six runs (four earned) on eight...
Gaslamp Ball Mar 28, 2015

Padres 7, Rockies 5: Shields Struggles, but Padres come from behind

Yesterday marked ten days out from the 2015 regular season opener and the Padres celebrated with a fun little comeback win over the division rival Rockies. James Shields struggled in his final Spring start, giving up five runs in his 4-1/3-frame outing. One of those runs resulted from a bad pickoff attempt by Shields and two more came home thanks to a fielding error by Yonder Alonso. Overall it wasn't a great night for San Diego's defense. The offense also capitalized on errors by the Rockies defense. In the bottom of the third, a throwing error by former Friar Nick Hundley allowed Alonso...
Friars on Base Mar 28, 2015

Padres Editorial: Beard Power Rankings

The 2015 season is sure to bring plenty of outstanding individual performances from the San Diego Padres on the field. Equally as important is the play on the their faces. The Padres are one of the more decorated teams in the MLB as far as facial hair goes.  To celebrate these impressive “Lumber-sexuals” of ours, […] Padres Editorial: Beard Power Rankings - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Mar 28, 2015

#8, the Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs franchise, No. 8 on our NoNoHitters 30 list, has 13 no-hitters over its storied history. The team began play in the 1870s under the name Chicago White Stockings and also played under the nicknames of Colts and Orphans before settling on the Cubs in 1903. Larry Corcoran has three of the club’s …
NoNoHitters.com Mar 28, 2015

Happy birthday Lon Warneke

A happy birthday to Lon Warneke, who threw a no-hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1941. Warneke, born 109 years ago today, no-hit the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 at Crosley Field on Saturday, August 30, 1941. The AP in its report said Warneke was backed by a strong defense. “They stopped almost everything, and some …
Gaslamp Ball Mar 27, 2015

Spring Training Game Thread: 03/27 Padres vs. Rockies

Happy #FriarFriday, Gaslamp Ballers!! We're just EIGHT days away from FanFest and TEN days away from Opening Day 2015. James Shields takes the mound tonight in Peoria against NL West rival Rockies. Colorado will give the ball to their Opening Day starter Kyle Kendrick. Lineups: Night game vs. the Rockies with Shields getting the start for the Padres. Here's the lineup: pic.twitter.com/ulqyTVN3Yx — San Diego Padres (@Padres) March 27, 2015 Back in Peoria today, Kendrick vs Shields. #letsgooo pic.twitter.com/CWtNMJihq0 — Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) March 27, 2015 How to...
Wonko / Gaslamp Ball Mar 27, 2015

Wonko's Spring Training Road Trip

A recap of Wonko's trip to Arizona to watch the Padres. I've been making at least one trip a year to Spring Training for over a decade. I've blogged about it before, but it has been years and I've slacked on doing it again. I'm here today to correct that mistake. I took the trip out to Arizona last weekend (March 20-23). I picked that weekend because it had at least 2 games at the Padres home park in Peoria, which cuts down on travel once you've arrived in the Phoenix area. It also had a Friday night game, which meant I could leave the day of the game instead of the night before. I choose...
Friars on Base Mar 27, 2015

Padres News: Padres Have Been Signing International Players After All

The San Diego Padres have made a lot of moves this off-season to remake their roster for the 2015 season. While it has been extremely impressive to see new GM A.J. Preller wheel-and-deal, one area that has made a lot of us here at Friars On Base curious has been his inability to sign the […] Padres News: Padres Have Been Signing International Players After All - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Mar 27, 2015

Get Friars on Base Content on Newly Updated FanSided iOS App

A one-stop shop app that merges sports, entertainment and leisure together, the newest FanSided app is now available for iOS users. FanSided and Friars on Base are excited to announce the release of the updated FanSided App for iOS. Available now, the FanSided App offers users a way to get all of the latest news […] Get Friars on Base Content on Newly Updated FanSided iOS App - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Mar 27, 2015

This Day in History: Padres Acquire Gary Sheffield

On March 27th, 1992 the San Diego Padres struck a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers right before the season started. The Friars sent Ricky Bones, Jose Valentin and Matt Mieske to Milwaukee for slugger Gary Sheffield. He was the sixth overall pick of the 1986 draft by the Brewers. He made his major league debut […] This Day in History: Padres Acquire Gary Sheffield - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Mar 27, 2015

#9, the Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies franchise, which began play in the National League in 1883 as the Philadelphia Quakers, has 12 no-hitters over its history to take the No. 9 position on our NoNoHitters 30 list. (Note: The team also tried to take on a new moniker of the Blue Jays in the 1940s, but it never …
NoNoHitters.com Mar 27, 2015

Happy birthday to Ed Cushman, threw 1884 no-no for Brewers

Celebrating a no-no birthday today is Ed Cushman, who threw a no-hitter for the Milwaukee Brewers of the Union Association on September 28, 1884. Cushman blanked the Washington Nationals 5-0 that day at Milwaukee’s Wright Street Grounds. Cushman was born 163 years ago today.
NoNoHitters.com Mar 26, 2015

Happy birthday to no-no throwers Lavender, Warren

Before the day ends, a quick note of birthday wishes to two no-hitter throwers – the Chicago Cubs’ Jimmy Lavender and the Oakland Athletics’ Mike Warren. Lavender, born on this date in 1884, tossed his no-no against the New York Giants in the first game of an August 31, 1915 doubleheader at the Polo Grounds. …
Friars on Base Mar 26, 2015

Padres News: Spring Training Recap, March 26th

Welcome back Friar Faithful! The San Diego Padres dropped one against the Los Angeles Dodgers yesterday, bringing their Cactus League record to 11-11. Today they faced the Arizona Diamondbacks in Scottsdale, Arizona. #Padres head to Salt River Fields to face the Dbacks with @despa40 on the bump. Here’s the lineup: pic.twitter.com/zlAYaxkzyK — San Diego Padres […] Padres News: Spring Training Recap, March 26th - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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