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San Diego Padres fire another coach

A month before the season ended, San Diego Padres’ manager Andy Green announced that Alan Zinter had been dismissed from his job as the teams’ hitting coach. As of Wednesday, Ramon Vazquez, who played for San Diego from 2002-2004 and served as the infield coach this season, will follow him out the door. Since the […] San Diego Padres fire another coach - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Oct 17, 2017
Padres pumpkin contest is on

Padres pumpkin contest is on

The Padres have brought back their pumpkin contest this year! Halloween (or Gaslamp Ball-oween, as I like to call it around here) is just around the corner, and once again the Padres are holding a pumpkin carving contest. You may remember this contest from years past. Personally it's something that is near and dear to me, having been carving Padres pumpkins since 2009 and being the first winner of the contest when it began in 2012. I don't think I'll be entering the contest this year, but I am excited to see what others come up with. The Padres are offering a "Padres prize pack" to the...
Friars on Base Oct 14, 2017

San Diego Padres: Andy Green’s second year

By giving manager Andy Green an extension through 2021, the San Diego Padres sent a message that the front office trusts him to lead the team to a playoff berth during that time frame. Without an extension, Green would have been left in the unenviable position of being a lame duck next year. In his […] San Diego Padres: Andy Green’s second year - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Oct 13, 2017
Padres Uniform Survey: The Results

Padres Uniform Survey: The Results

Survey says...time to change! The results are in. I first want to thank everyone who took the time to respond to the survey! Your participation has led to interesting conclusions on uniform studies and how the baseball fanhood feels about the Padres current state of jersey affairs. After a little over a week’s worth of responses, we have a solid collection of data from 2,043 respondents. Thanks to help from all of you on Twitter, we were able to spread the survey around and get a good sample of opinions from not just Padres faithful but fans of other teams across the States as well....
Gaslamp Ball Oct 12, 2017
Why you should care about the Arizona Fall League

Why you should care about the Arizona Fall League

Eight Padres prospects are playing for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League. They all have a chance to be impact players for the Padres. The Peoria Javelinas played their first game of the Arizona Fall League yesterday. With playoff baseball still on TV and the Padres’ season in the rear view mirror, a developmental league played in spring training ballparks probably isn’t on your radar, but as a Padres fan, it should be. The Padres sent eight players to participate in this league. All of them have the potential to be impact for the Padres’ major league team, and some...
Friars on Base Oct 11, 2017

San Diego Padres in the playoffs…sort of Part 2

What other former San Diego Padres are participating in this year’s postseason? The list is complete. Of the former Padres who have made it to the postseason this year, third baseman Chase Headley has played only a minor role for the Yankees. Todd Frazier (acquired in a July trade from the White Sox) has received […] San Diego Padres in the playoffs…sort of Part 2 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Oct 9, 2017

San Diego Padres in the playoffs….sort of (part 1)

While no current San Diego Padres will be playing meaningful games this month, a number of ex-Padres made it to the postseason. Several managers and front office executives also can celebrate trips to playoff baseball with other teams. Managers include Dave Roberts (Dodgers), Buddy Black (Rockies) and A.J. Hinch (Astros), as well as Cubs executives […] San Diego Padres in the playoffs….sort of (part 1) - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Oct 4, 2017

Friars on Base staff predicts National League Wild Card Game

Tonight, two National League West rivals square off in an elimination game. Having a good degree of knowledge on both squads, the Friars on Base staff makes their predictions, beginning with Diane Calkins. The Arizona Diamondbacks led the wild-card race in the National League for weeks, while the Colorado Rockies fought for traction toward the […] Friars on Base staff predicts National League Wild Card Game - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Oct 3, 2017
Padres Uniform Survey 2017

Padres Uniform Survey 2017

I want your opinion on what the Padres should do for their uniform set. It was announced during the recently held Padres Social Summit that Ron Fowler and the Padres will once again dive into the ether and research possibilities on new uniforms for the Padres. Such a change won’t be implemented until the 2020 season, however. While MLB is quick to offer up different uniforms for special events and holidays, the league requires teams to wait at least 2 years per uniform change and the Padres have already announced a special uniform for their 50th anniversary in 2019. You may recall the...
Friars on Base Oct 3, 2017

San Diego Padres: 2017 final edition of top 30 prospects

With the minor league season now all but a distant memory and the major league regular season ending Sunday, let us take a look at the San Diego Padres top 30 prospects, final edition. The 2017 season for the Padres has been very unexpected to say the least. Lots of ups, PLENTY of downs and […] San Diego Padres: 2017 final edition of top 30 prospects - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Oct 1, 2017
Giants 5, Padres 4: Final happy flight slips away

Giants 5, Padres 4: Final happy flight slips away

The Friars frittered away a three run lead to end the season on a sour note. The Padres came out swinging against Johnny Cueto today, scoring four runs on twelve hits and chasing him from the game after five. All but one of the starting Friars had a hit, with four of them getting extra bases, including Luis Perdomo’s record-setting triple. Unfortunately, Perdomo didn’t pitch as well as he hit. He held on for seven innings, but a rough fourth inning tied the game and sent him home without a decision. Cueto looked lost right away, as the Padres led off the game with a pair of doubles and...
Gaslamp Ball Oct 1, 2017
Luis Perdomo tied an MLB record today.

Luis Perdomo tied an MLB record today.

Padres starter Luis Perdomo tied the record for most triples in a season by a pitcher. In today’s season finale, Luis Perdomo turned in his typical seven-inning, four earned run performance on the mound, but he did this one extraordinary thing: Luis Perdomo completed his FOURTH triple of 2017 in 11.52 seconds.That's the fastest home-to-3rd time by a pitcher in #statcast history. pic.twitter.com/DNerVC05Ad— #Statcast (@statcast) October 1, 2017 By hitting his fourth triple of the season, Perdomo tied Robin Roberts’ all-time record for triples by a pitcher. Roberts set that...
Gaslamp Ball Oct 1, 2017
Game Thread: 10/01 Padres @ Giants

Game Thread: 10/01 Padres @ Giants

Starting pitchers: Luis Perdomo vs. Johnny CuetoGame time: 12:05 pm PT TV: FSSDRadio: FM 94.9, XEMO 860 (Sp.) Today's Lineups SAN DIEGO PADRES SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Travis Jankowski - CF Hunter Pence - RF Erick Aybar - SS Joe Panik - 2B Carlos Asuaje - 2B Denard Span - CF Yangervis Solarte - 1B Buster Posey - 1B Hunter Renfroe - RF Brandon Crawford - SS Cory Spangenberg - 3B Pablo Sandoval - 3B Jabari Blash - LF Jarrett Parker - LF Rocky Gale - C Nick Hundley - C Luis Perdomo - RHP Johnny Cueto - RHP GO FRIARS!! KEEP THE FAITH!! SLAY THE GIANTS!!
Gaslamp Ball Oct 1, 2017
Padres Preview: 10/01 @ Giants

Padres Preview: 10/01 @ Giants

It's the final game of the 2017 season. The 2017 season will come to an end today for the Padres and Giants - the only two NL West teams who will not be in the playoffs. After San Diego's come-from-behind win yesterday, today's finale at AT&T Park will be of the rubber game variety. Luis Perdomo gets the ball for the Padres, looking to end the season strong. The 24-year-old righty was mostly a solid addition to the Padres rotation in his second season in the Majors (and first as a full-time starter). He went 8-11 with a 4.65 ERA in 28 starts. Perdomo pitched better than average against...
Gaslamp Ball Sep 30, 2017
Padres 3, Giants 2: Friars steal Cain’s thunder

Padres 3, Giants 2: Friars steal Cain’s thunder

San Diego capitalized on a ninth inning error to force a rubber match. Today was supposed to belong to Matt Cain, and for five innings, it did. The retiring Giant shut down the Padres, going twice through the lineup without allowing a run. The San Francisco bullpen was another story, giving up not one but two leads as they handed the Friars a win in the ninth inning. Jhoulys Chacin stood tall against the man of the hour, holding the Giants to one run on five hits over six frames. He didn’t get a W for that effort, but Wil Myers kept him out of the L column with his 30th homer (the first...
Gaslamp Ball Sep 30, 2017
Game Thread: 09/30 Padres @ Giants

Game Thread: 09/30 Padres @ Giants

Starting pitchers: Jhoulys Chacin vs. Matt CainGame time: 1:10 pm PT TV: FSSDRadio: FM 94.9, XEMO 860 (Sp.) Today's Lineups SAN DIEGO PADRES SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Manuel Margot - CF Hunter Pence - RF Carlos Asuaje - 2B Joe Panik - 2B Wil Myers - 1B Denard Span - CF Yangervis Solarte - SS Buster Posey - C Christian Villanueva - 3B Brandon Crawford - SS Cory Spangenberg - LF Pablo Sandoval - 1B Hunter Renfroe - RF Jarrett Parker - LF Austin Hedges - C Ryder Jones - 3B Jhoulys Chacin - RHP Matt Cain - RHP GO FRIARS!! KEEP THE FAITH!! SLAY THE GIANTS!!
Gaslamp Ball Sep 30, 2017
Padres Preview: 09/30 @ Giants

Padres Preview: 09/30 @ Giants

Jhoulys Chacin toes the rubber and Padres hitters face Matt Cain one last time in game 2 at AT&T Park. The San Diego Padres play their penultimate game of the season today in San Francisco. They suffered a 0-8 loss in their series opener against the Giants last night as Jordan Lyles closed out his season on a low note. Hopefully Jhoulys Chacin will have more success this afternoon and the Padres offense can put up something other than a goose egg in the run column. Chacin is not only making his final start of the season, but he could possibly be making his final appearance as a Friar. He'll...
Gaslamp Ball Sep 30, 2017
Padres host Social Summit and Town Hall

Padres host Social Summit and Town Hall

The Padres hosted a Social Summit along with two prospect showcase games, followed by a Town Hall. In an effort to keep their fanbase on the same page as ownership and management, the Padres began hosting events to get the Padres brass up close and personal with some of their most ardent fans. These have generally come by way of “Social Summit” events with fans selected from Twitter and “Town Hall” meetings with season ticket holders. On Friday they did both, with two “Padres On Deck” prospect showcases sandwiched in between. No major news was revealed, but it’s still nice...
Gaslamp Ball Sep 30, 2017
Giants 8, Padres 0: Oh god

Giants 8, Padres 0: Oh god

Maybe it is time for the offseason. Look, I get it. It’s a long season. But losing to these Giants? By eight runs? In a shutout? This is so embarrassing the Padres should just forfeit the final two games of the season. Go to the beach and crack open a beer. Who wants to be around for tomorrow’s Matt Cain love-fest anyway? Certainly not Jordan Lyles, who left the game after seven runs and three-plus innings. The offense didn’t even show up today, going 8-for-33 against Chris Stratton, who tossed 6.2 frames to lower his ERA below the 4.00 mark. But give a hand to Carlos Asuaje and Cory...
Friars on Base Sep 30, 2017

San Diego Padres: Christian Villanueva is Legit

The San Diego Padres are exploring options from their minor league system this September, and several players are making quite an impression. Infielder Christian Villanueva is one of these players making the most out of his September call up. The 26-year-old is building a strong case to compete for a starting job in 2018. Already driving […] San Diego Padres: Christian Villanueva is Legit - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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