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Friars on Base 1 hour ago

Padres Luis Perdomo Doing a Little Bit Better

The Padres continue to give Rule 5 pick Luis Perdomo a chance to make his mark on the 2016 Padres and stick around with the team for the future. Sunday Perdomo allowed only 3 runs in 6 innings with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts but the Padres June offense failed to appear and the Padres […] Padres Luis Perdomo Doing a Little Bit Better - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 7 hours ago

Padres Fans Wanting a Good Trade

The Padres are awash with trade rumors, with one website listing up to 9 players that could be traded away from the team by August 1st. Can Padres fans expect to be happy or angry at the end of it all? The Padres roster is still full largely of big acquisitions from the winter of […] Padres Fans Wanting a Good Trade - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball 13 hours ago

Padres Preview: 06/26 Luis Perdomo looks to lead Friars to a sweep

The Padres are on a bit of a hot streak lately, with yesterday marking their sixth win in seven games. They’ve already clinched the series win against the Reds. Today they go for the sweep in the finale of the four-game set. On the hill for San Diego this morning will be Luis Perdomo, who will make his fifth start of the season. The Rule 5 draft pick has had his share of rough outings this season, going 2-2 with a 9.00 ERA (8.83 ERA as a starter) through the first three months. His most recent start was right in line with how his season is going. He gave up six earned runs on seven hits,...
Gaslamp Ball Jun 25, 2016

Look at you go, Drew Pomeranz!

After today's 3-0 win, the Padres are that much closer to a 4-game sweep. It's Thomas Andrew Pomeran's world, and we're just living in it. Pomz and the Pads got some more shots in against the Reds after the team have beat them up the past two days. Today, they shut 'em out, and showed some well-rounded offense. Well-rounded in that our starting pitcher also provided 2 of the 3 runs scored all day. Pomeranz threw phenomenally for 7 innings, mostly getting out of innings with groundouts and flyouts. He struck out 6 by the end of his start, and only allowed 3 hits and gave up a single walk....
Friars on Base Jun 25, 2016

Padres Still Lagging in All Star Voting

The Padres will host the MLB All Star Game July 12th no matter what. Who will be representing the Padres at the game remains to be seen, with no Padres still in the Top 5 position player voting. Can we get Wil Myers up the board Padres fans? The Padres have seen Wil Myers tear […] Padres Still Lagging in All Star Voting - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Jun 25, 2016

Lincecum tosses 2nd no-no vs. Padres, 2 years ago today

The San Francisco Giants’ Tim Lincecum no-hit the San Diego Padres for the second time in less than a year, two years ago today. “The Freak” allowed just one baserunner, walking Chase Headley in the second. He retired the next 23 batters to complete the task at AT&T Park with a 4-0 victory. The only …
Gaslamp Ball Jun 24, 2016

All-Star legends will share stories at Sycuan Casino

Join Steve Garvey and other MLB Legends for a three-night event at Sycuan Casino. With the All-Star Break less than three weeks away, the hype is stronger than ever in San Diego. If you’re like me, and don’t have your hands on tickets to the All-Star Game at Petco Park, you’re probably looking for different ways to join in on the festivities. Sycuan Casino is adding yet another event in the days leading up to the All-Star Break. In addition to things like ASG FanFest and All-Star Sunday, you can head out to Sycuan for their All-Star Legends Series, running July 7th-9th from 8:00 to...
Gaslamp Ball Jun 24, 2016

Padres Preview: 06/24 Colin Rea faces Cody Reed in game 2 at GABP

The Padres are ahead in the series against the Reds after a 7-4 victory in yesterday’s opener. Game 2 of the four-game set will pit Colin Rea against Cody Reed, as the Padres try to keep their lead in the series and the Reds try to even things up. Rea is coming off a strong performance against the Nationals. He went 6 1/3 innings, allowing only two runs (one earned) on four hits. It was a good way to rebound from he previous start, when he exited the game after only 2 2/3 inning and gave up eight runs (six earned) on nine hits. Reed, who made his Major League debut on June 18th, gets his...
Friars on Base Jun 24, 2016

Padres Come Back Against Reds Thursday

The Padres battled back for a dramatic comeback against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday, going from down 4-2 to leading 7-4. The whole team seemed to chip in on the night to save the night for Padres starter Christian Friedrich. The Padres only got 5 innings out of Friedrich, who struggled with his control and […] Padres Come Back Against Reds Thursday - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Jun 24, 2016

The Salton Sea Birds: A History

Check out the history of the Salton Sea Birds! When I first started toying with the idea of creating a custom cap, I didn’t think I would end up creating an entire hometown team to root for, much less a team history. It only seemed appropriate after several collaboration sessions with Tony Losoya. His ideas for cap and jersey design were more than compelling enough for me to write them into the team’s uniform history (which you’ll read in the next article). What’s a uniform history without a team history? Weird, that’s what that is. What you’ll read below is a brief team history...
NoNoHitters.com Jun 24, 2016

Estrada loses 2nd consecutive 8th-inning no-no, 1 year ago today

The Toronto Blue Jays’ Marco Estrada lost an eighth-inning no-hitter in his second consecutive start, one year ago today. Estrada reached the eighth with a no-no intact against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 24, 2015, at Tropicana Field before Logan Forsythe tagged him for a one-out infield single. Five days earlier, Estrada lost a …
Gaslamp Ball Jun 23, 2016

Padres bounce back to take a win in Cincinnati

The Friars kick off the 4-game series with a 7-4 win. The Padres are getting the hang of the come-from-behind victory. After a 10-7 win against Baltimore after trailing most of the game, the Pads do it again in Cincinnati. Thanks to an okay start from Christian Friedrich that didn't lead into a meltdown, and a sweet home run from Derek Norris, San Diego starts the first game of their last series of the road trip with some positivity. Friedrich held it together for 5 innings. He gave up 6 hits and 4 runs, one of them a home run, which proved to be just enough to give the Padres offense a...
Friars on Base Jun 23, 2016

Padres Derek Norris Heating Up at Right Time for Trade

The Padres entered 2016 with three quality Major League catchers: two young players and a more veteran one who was supposed to be better offensively than the other two. Now a decision they had been dreading might be a big positive for the club. The Padres annointed Derek Norris the starter in Spring Training and […] Padres Derek Norris Heating Up at Right Time for Trade - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Jun 23, 2016

Four balls and a bop on the beezer

Ninety-nine years ago today, Babe Ruth and Ernie Shore combined for baseball’s first combined no-hitter. The story is featured in the first chapter of Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders, and I offer the Chapter below: Four balls and a bop on the beezer When baseball fans reminisce about the legend of Babe Ruth, what comes to mind …
Friars on Base Jun 23, 2016

Padres Fans Not Impressed So Far with Erik Johnson

The Padres traded away James Shields for this? Erik Johnson continued his poor start to his San Diego Padres career Wednesday with another clunker, his third in as many starts for the Padres and in 5 starts this season hasn’t allowed less than 4 runs. The Padres seemed to have a somewhat knee-jerk reaction to […] Padres Fans Not Impressed So Far with Erik Johnson - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Jun 23, 2016

Pads drop the ball in second game of the series

A 7-2 loss against Baltimore throws another L into the pile. Yesterday was nice. Let's go back to yesterday. We had a cool comeback despite some poor starting pitching and the offense was clicking. Today, instead, the pitching fell apart and the offense got nothing going.Just the right ingredients for a decisive loss. Erik Johnson was totally abysmal today. He lasted a weak 4 innings, gave up 6 hits and 6 runs, 2 home runs, and a walk. At this point, he's bringing nothing to the table as a starter other than runs. A James Shield replacement in the sense that he's giving up at least 4 runs...
Friars on Base Jun 22, 2016

Padres Yangervis Solarte A Trade Chip Worth Shopping

The Padres traded for Yangervis Solarte two years ago and he has been a great addition to their team at 3B, one of their best overall hitters and playing all over. It’s time to trade him. The Padres are clearly not going anywhere this year, and while Solarte provides versatility and solid hitting, they should […] Padres Yangervis Solarte A Trade Chip Worth Shopping - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Jun 22, 2016

Wil Myers not the face of franchise yet says Padres Prez

Here’s my notes from Padres President Mike Dee’s interview with Dan Sileo. CEO Mike Dee chuckles as he refers to himself as the Chief Punching Bag due all the criticism he’s been getting over the past few weeks. He addressed the latest Padres PR screw up over Filipino Heritage Night by saying the Padres (he wasn’t there) had a constructive meeting with them. He admits there’s some things that could have been done better. Dee isn’t prepared to call Wil Myers the face of the franchise. “I don’t know if it’s a coronation moment yet.” GM A.J. Preller led the charge...
Gaslamp Ball Jun 22, 2016

Retro Recap: Gwynn scores winning run as Padres beat Cubs with extra-inning walk-off

At the start of the day on June 21, 1996, the Padres were right where we've come to expect them recently, in the National League West cellar. However, the division race was so tight that the 37-36 Friars trailed the division-leading Dodgers by a mere two games, with the Rockies and Giants nestled between them with twin 36-33 records. By the end of the day San Diego would be part of a three-way tie for second, just one game behind Los Angeles. In order to get to that point, the eventual division champions took down their historical punching bags, the Chicago Cubs, 2-1 in ten innings. The...
Gaslamp Ball Jun 22, 2016

Win #30, the Friars beat up the birds across 9 innings

The Pads get themselves win #30 beating the Orioles 10-7. Welcome back to Camden Yards, Padres. The San Diego crew coaxed the Orioles into a false-sense of security and eventually topped them for their first of the series in Baltimore. No help came from Luis Perdomo, but a weak O's bullpen ended up falling against a strong Pads bullpen, with a few actionable bats behind them. Perdomo, who isn't quite filling in as a fill-in, was allowed to pitch for 5 innings. In that, he gave up 7 hits, 6 earned runs, 2 walks, and 2 home runs. He struck out 8, but by the 5th inning the Orioles were leading...

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