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Padres Mar 31

Padres Pitcher Craig Stammen Enjoys Another Pastime

Padres pitcher Craig Stammen has developed a strong bond with his teammates, and created great memories with family with the help of a game. That game is not baseball. There’s another sport he’ll look...

  • coronavirus Mar 20

    What to Do When We Have No Sports to Distract Us?

    When America has needed a distraction it has, for decades, turned to baseball. It was the first sport to return after the terrorist attacks of September 11, in front of more than 32,000 people in St. Louis and millions more watching at home. I don’t know about you but as for me the question has already been answered. Should we…

  • Padres Mar 13

    #OnFriar Podcast: COVID-19 Stops Baseball

    The coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on the sports world. Among the many leagues that have suspended or cancelled play is Major League Baseball, who on Thursday decided to cancel all remaining Spring Training games and delay the start of the 2020 regular season by at least two weeks. So what does that mean for the Padres? That’s what&#...
  • baseball Mar 9

    Paddack Roughed up in Padres Loss

    Chris Paddack’s stuff is undeniably ace-level. But even the best pitches in the world will get hit hard if they’re not put in the proper place, a lesson that was taught by the White Sox on Sunday afternoon. Paddack gave up a pair of home runs to Cheslor Cuthbert in a 6-0 loss to Chicago. On the first one...

  • baseball Mar 7

    Padres Walk Off Rangers

    It’s only Cactus League play, but right now even when things don’t go well for the Padres they seem to end up going well for the Padres. San Diego beat Texas 4-3 on Friday night after giving up a lead in the top of the 9th inning … then getting them right back in the bottom of the 9th...

  • Padres Mar 6

    #OnFriar Podcast: Does a Great Cactus League Record Mean Anything?

    The Padres are 10-2 in Cactus League Play. So do we celebrate or keep the pessimism that San Diego sports fans have rightfully earned? That’s one of the big topics on this week’s OnFriar Podcast. NBC 7’s Darnay Tripp and Derek Togerson take a look at what the Friars hot start to the exhibition season means … and what......
  • MLB Mar 5

    Gore Debuts, Padres Win Again

    The Padres beat the Mariners 3-0 in Peoria to run their Cactus League record to 10-2 (which breaks down as 0-2 against Kansas City and 10-0 against all teams not from Kansas City). But the most exciting part of the day was the bottom of the 7th inning. MacKenzie Gore, the Padres top prospect and the #1 pitching prospect in…

  • baseball Mar 1

    Padres Beat Giants for 6th Straight (Cactus League) Win

    A couple of big questions for the Padres as they started up Spring Training were what would they get out of newly signed infielder Jurickson Profar and overly signed outfielder Wil Myers (well, after they put the Myers trade pursuit on hold, at least). On Sunday, at least, the answers were plenty enough to win a lot of baseball games…....
  • baseball Mar 1

    Ona Shows Off Power in Padres Win

    In 2016 the padres spent upwards of $90 million on signing players on the international market. One of those guys was Cuban outfielder Jorge Ona. In 2019, at the age of 22, he looked like he was really figuring it out with a fantastic start at Double-A Amarillo … until a shoulder injury ended his season after just 25 games….

  • baseball Feb 29

    Grisham Impresses, Padres Win

    The Padres sent highly touted prospect Luis Urias to Milwaukee for highly touted prospect Trent Grisham in the off-season hoping the left-handed hitting outfielder could help even out their right-handed heavy lineup. If Grisham keeps playing like he did Friday night against the Cubs they made the right move. Grisham went 3-for-3 with a home run in ...
  • Padres Feb 28

    #OnFriar Podcast: Pitching Depth and Padres Prospects

    Wins in the Cactus League don’t mean anything. Neither do losses, really. It’s all in how you look when you’re playing. So the Padres 4-1 start to the exhibition season is nothing to get too excited about. OR IS IT? While the results are worthless, how a team looks along the way to the final score is immensely important...

  • baseball Feb 28

    Padres Post 2nd Straight Shutout

    During Spring Training the Padres have been fond of praising the depth of their pitching staff. Over the last two Cactus League games they’ve been right. Nine Padres pitchers combined to punch out nine Angels hitters in a 1-0 win in Tempe on Saturday, just a day after blanking the Indians 8-0, to improve to 4-1 on the exhibition...

  • San Diego Padres Feb 25

    Sports Wrap OT: Padres Spring Training Edition

    In Part 1 Derek and Darnay pass along their observations on the Padres, and hear from the guys inside the clubhouse. The team talks about their new manager, and their early impressions on Jayce Tingler. Plus – Jurickson Profar and Fernando Tatis Jr. have some fun. And the best golfer on the team explains why his second favorite sport is…...
  • baseball Feb 24

    Padres Open Cactus League With a Win

    Rain wiped out what was supposed to be their Cactus League opener so it took an extra day for the Padres to open their Jayce Tingler/brown uniform reboot. So far, so good. The Padres beat the Brewers 7-2 at American Family Fields of Phoenix. Sure it’s just an exhibition game but still getting that first win out of the...

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