10:52 PM EDT, Mon September 15, 2014
Own or write a blog that covers the San Diego Padres? Add your blog posts
Friars on Base 2 hours ago

Padres Start Final Homestand Against Phillies

The Padres (68-80) start their final homestand of the season against the last place Phillies (69-80). These two teams are in similar boats. They both came into the season with expectations that were not met. Both teams have some serious re-evaluating to do once September is over. Philadelphia is coming off of a series win […] Padres Start Final Homestand Against Phillies - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 4 hours ago

Amarista Earning The Love For His Play

During a baseball season, roles for players on a certain team can change due to another player getting hurt, or because of a lack of performance. Alexi Amerista was thrown into the shortstop role after Everth Cabrera suffered two hamstring injuries that put him on the shelf for a while. Quickly though, he took to the […] Amarista Earning The Love For His Play - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 6 hours ago

Padres Drop Another Series To D-backs

For the 5th time this season, the Padres (68-80) dropped a series to the Diamondbacks (61-88). The Padres have had trouble all year with the Diamondbacks, dropping to 7-12 on the 2014 season against Arizona. Offense was not the problem this time. It was the pitching. A few uncharacteristic outings from pitchers doomed San Diego […] Padres Drop Another Series To D-backs - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball 7 hours ago

Andrew Cashner kicks off series against Phillies and final homestand of 2014

Our Padres are back home for the final time this season. They'll kick off this last homestand with a four-game set against the Phillies, who have been a tough opponent at home. San Diego has dropped 19 of the last 23 to Philadelphia at Petco Park. Andrew Cashner gets the ball in the opener tonight to try to get the Friars back in the win column after a frustrating road trip. The right-hander's 2014 season has been hampered by injury and a lack of run support, but he's been solid as always on the mound for the Padres. Tonight he looks to build on his last outing, which resulted in his first...
Gaslamp Ball 17 hours ago

SD 6, ARI 8: Pads end road trip with loss

Instead of collecting a series win in our final showdown with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Padres instead collect their 80th loss of the 2014 season. The Padres have been making the game difficult on themselves all season. It's hard enough trying to give a team with under-performing offense and air-tight pitching any momentum. But tonight it became even more difficult when the Padres offense broke the three-run curse yet still fumbled over themselves defensively in contrast to some amazing plays. A dropped ball from an otherwise sparkling Cory Spangenberg that turned into two runs and a...
Gaslamp Ball Sep 14, 2014

Padres update Jerry Coleman's statue

Jerry Coleman is physically gone from this world, but his spirit continues to live on. And now, his statue is an even more timeless and lasting part of Petco Park's landscape. Last week, SacBuntChris of Padres Public brought to everyone's attention that there was some work being done around Jerry Coleman's statue at Petco Park. We learned from Wayne Partello through Twitter that the Padres had planned some updates to the area to coincide with The Colonel's 90th birthday, which is today. Many were nervous to see what kind of changes would be made, and with good reason. The Padres haven't...
Friars on Base Sep 14, 2014

Benoit Targeting a Return to the Mound

A standout in the bullpen when he was active, Joaquin Benoit is hoping to leave a positive, lasting impression on the Padres  organization in the last few weeks of the season.  Though San Diego is not in the running for a playoff berth, for Benoit having that feeling and knowledge of being 100% healthy again, […] Benoit Targeting a Return to the Mound - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Sep 14, 2014

Sunday Brunch: Spangenberg Super Utility?

Super-Utility man may not be such a flattering role. It’s not sexy. It’s not starting centerfielder for the Yankees. It’s not being an ace on a World Series contender. However, winning teams need versatile guys who can start in multiple positions. Kind of what Martin Prado is to the Yankees and what Daniel Murphy could […] Sunday Brunch: Spangenberg Super Utility? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Sep 14, 2014

Game Preview #148: Padres Look To Put Blowout Behind Them

After watching their staff ace get his doors blown off in less than 4 innings and 60 pitches on Saturday night, the San Diego Padres are hoping the bats and pitching can find a way to win a road game in the desert in the series finale between the Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Tyson […] Game Preview #148: Padres Look To Put Blowout Behind Them - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Sep 14, 2014

ICYMI: Diamondbacks Rock Ross, Padres In Blowout

Perhaps San Diego Padres’ ace Tyson Ross is finally wearing down. After all, he’s carried the starting rotation for much of the season, as mainstay Andrew Cashner has battled elbow and shoulder issues all season, and has found himself spending more time on the disabled list than he has in the Padres’ starting rotation in […] ICYMI: Diamondbacks Rock Ross, Padres In Blowout - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Sep 13, 2014
SD 6, ARI 5: Friars have fun in Phoenix

SD 6, ARI 5: Friars have fun in Phoenix

Hot hitting in the Arizona desert kept the Padres on top after some bites from the Diamondbacks. Going into the final series against the Arizona Diamondbacks a few Padres have been showing a little shine to their game. One of those Padres is catcher Rene Rivera, who up until now hasn't exactly shown how shiny he can be. But this season has certainly been his shiniest. And tonight was a shiny one as well, going 1 for 4 with a walk, a home run, and an RBI; Rivera took part in some exceptional hitting from the Friars. Yangervis Solarte, Jedd Gyorko, Yasmani Grandal, Cameron Maybin, and...
Friars on Base Sep 13, 2014

Padres Shun Towers, Hire David Post as Special Assistant to GM

When the Arizona Diamondbacks fired Kevin Towers as their GM last week, there was speculation that the Padres would bring him back to San Diego. Towers, who served as the Padres GM for 14 years, from 1995 – 2009, is considered an experienced front office man with excellent scouting ability, and many felt that his […] Padres Shun Towers, Hire David Post as Special Assistant to GM - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Sep 12, 2014

Padres Continue Road Trip In Arizona

The Padres (67-78) open up a 3-game series with the Diamondbacks (59-87) this weekend in Phoenix. The D-backs have really given the Padres problems this year. The Friars are 6-10 against the Snakes this year and have yet to win a series against them. Arizona has been below the Padres in the standings all year […] Padres Continue Road Trip In Arizona - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Sep 12, 2014

Pat Murphy Ready For Big League Managerial Shot

Pat Murphy has managed for four years in the Padres’ system, two in low-A Eugene and two in Triple-A. This comes after a successful 22-year career as a college coach at Notre Dame and Arizona State, where he had a combined record of 947-400. His minor league managerial record is 241-198. Murphy is under contract […] Pat Murphy Ready For Big League Managerial Shot - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Sep 12, 2014

Injury & Legal Issues Leave Cabrera in Limbo

This past Monday, Manager Bud Black indicated that starting shortstop Everth Cabrera could be back with the team as soon as this weekend with the team being in Arizona to start a series with the Diamondbacks. As of Wednesday though, Black had changed his tune on that possibility. The Padres skipper went from being solid […] Injury & Legal Issues Leave Cabrera in Limbo - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Sep 12, 2014
Birthday Cards: Mickey Lolich turns 74

Birthday Cards: Mickey Lolich turns 74

Best known for earning the 1968 World Series MVP with the Tigers by pitching three complete games and winning all of them, Mickey Lolich finished his career with two seasons, 1978 and '79 in the Padres' bullpen. The former 25-game winner and strikeout champ had been out of baseball for a year when he signed with the Padres on Groundhog Day in 1978. He retired from the game after a 1976 season spent with the Mets, and headed back to the Detroit area to open a donut shop. Apparently crullers and bearclaws weren't as exciting as competing. The big left-hander, who had started 489 of his 539...
Friars on Base Sep 11, 2014

Tyson Ross Likely to Join Elite Padres 200-K Club

When Tyson Ross takes the hill against Arizona on Friday night, he will have an opportunity to join a select group, one that includes only three other Padres pitchers. Ross has struck out 191 batters this season, and a 9-strikeout game against the D-Backs will give him 200 on the year. 200 strikeouts is a […] Tyson Ross Likely to Join Elite Padres 200-K Club - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Sep 11, 2014

Cory Spangenberg To Get At Bats As Left Fielder

Cory Spangenberg‘s bat has earned him regular playing time as a September call-up this season. So far, he’s hitting .346 with two home runs – both as a pinch-hitter – and six RBI in eight games since being called up from Double-A San Antonio when the rosters expanded. The question has been where to play […] Cory Spangenberg To Get At Bats As Left Fielder - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Sep 11, 2014

Wieland Completes Road To Recovery

Manager Bud Black announced the starting pitchers that would start the series vs. the Diamondbacks that begins Friday night. One player that was absent from that announcement was right-hander Joe Wieland. Though he is not slated to be part of the Padres rotation, that does not mean that Wieland is a man in any sort […] Wieland Completes Road To Recovery - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Sep 11, 2014

The Padres released their 2015 schedule

A few days ago the Padres and the rest of MLB released their 2015 schedules.  The Padres did it in grand fashion with the creative use of a Vine.  Jodes0405 posted it earlier, but I'll put it here again for your continued enjoyment. Quick look at the #Padres 2015 regular season schedule. Quick. Non-moving one here: http://t.co/xduh96tf8f https://t.co/bLIzffk2Ov — San Diego Padres (@Padres) September 8, 2014 When a new season scheduled is released I always like to see who the Padres start and end their season against and  whether it's a home or an away series.  Next I'll check to...

Padres Player News

Padres Photos

San Diego Padres Topics