Brace yourselves, Padres fans, because this is going to sound a little odd:
The San Diego Padres are in first place in the National League West.
At the time of this writing (Thursday after the Dodgers lost and before the Friars played) San Diego had a half game lead on Los Angeles in the division. The last time the Padres were alone in first was the final full month of the 2010 season.
So, let's dare to dream. Will the young pitching staff be able to keep up this performance? Will the Friars offense finally break loose for a big game? Can the bullpen keep up this pace with the heavy workload it's been given early? Are they going to add another veteran starter after their nice start to the season?
All of this and more is addressed in the latest edition of the On Friar Podcast. Darnay Tripp and Derek Togerson take questions from baseball fans and look at what might be a fantastic year for the Friar Faithful.