10:52 AM EDT, Wed May 23, 2018
Friars on Base 18 mins ago

San Diego Padres: Eric Lauer Tames Nationals for Six Innings

Even though the victory escaped the San Diego Padres, Eric Lauer put forth a gutsy performance against an emaciated but still very dangerous Nationals lineup. Having been swept by the Dodgers over the weekend, the Nationals came out looking for blood in the series opener on Monday in Washington and succeeded in their quest, beating […] San Diego Padres: Eric Lauer Tames Nationals for Six Innings - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
sandiegouniontribune.com 2 hours ago

Padres prospect Chris Paddack 'better now' as he restarts career in Lake Elsinore

The path from Peoria to Lake Elsinore stretches more than 300 miles as Arizona’s Sonoran Desert gives way to California’s Coachella Valley. Chris Paddack prepared a mix of hip-hop, country music and the solitude of silence for the 5 1/2-hour trek, mostly along Interstate 10. He packed up his truck...
sandiegouniontribune.com 3 hours ago

Colin Rea returns to mound in Missions' loss

Finally, Colin Rea is pitching competitively again. The 27-year-old started his first game since July 2016 in Double-A San Antonio’s 9-6 loss to visiting Tulsa on Tuesday, allowing four runs in 3 1/3 innings. Rea struck out two, walked one and yielded six innings, including the first of Errol Robinson’s...
Federal Baseball 8 hours ago
Nationals’ Jeremy Hellickson leaves start vs Padres with blister on his finger...

Nationals’ Jeremy Hellickson leaves start vs Padres with blister on his finger...

Jeremy Hellickson didn’t yell about it like Ringo Starr at the end of “Helter Skelter”, but he did have to leave Tuesday night’s start with a blister on his finger. When he faced the San Diego Padres in Petco Park on May 8th, Jeremy Hellickson flirted with perfection, retiring eighteen-straight before he gave up a hit. “He was throwing strikes. All his pitches were working. He was working ahead in the count. And that’s what you get from Jeremy when he’s on.” - Davey Martinez on Hellboy vs Padres in Petco Hellickson went 6 2⁄3 scoreless in that start, giving up two hits...
Federal Baseball 10 hours ago
Michael A. Taylor hits walk-off double to lift Nationals to 2-1 win over Padres...

Michael A. Taylor hits walk-off double to lift Nationals to 2-1 win over Padres...

It’s been a rough first two months for Michael A. Taylor, but he made a great throw to get a runner at the plate tonight in a tight game, then won it with a walk-off double. To say Michael A. Taylor has “struggled” at the plate so far this season, and particularly in the month of May, would be really polite. Going into tonight’s matchup against the San Diego Padres in the nation’s capital, the 27-year-old Washington Nationals’ center fielder had a .189/.254/.314 line, after he went 8 for 60 (.133/.188/.200) with two doubles, one triple, four walks, and 25 strikeouts over 65...