• Padres Sep 1

    Snell Pulled, San Diego's No-Hit Bid Ends in 8th Vs D-Backs

    The San Diego Padres had their no-hit bid broken up in the eighth inning on Tuesday night when Arizona’s David Peralta had a bloop single fall into shallow left field

  • Padres Aug 26

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Staying Optimistic With Eno Sarris

    Having slept off a late night gut punch loss to the Dodgers, Derek and Darnay get some words of encouragement from Eno Sarris of The Athletic. They discuss reasons for hope amid the team’s slump. Eno shares his insight on why a loaded Padres lineup has struggled to produce, as well as the presence of Adam Frazier and Eric...

  • Padres Aug 26

    Snell Dazzles, But Dodgers Outlast Padres in 16 Innings

    It was a game that began Wednesday evening with a performance from one key Padre that energized Petco Park, and ended early Thursday with hometown fans disappointed and even more exhausted. A.J. Pollock hit a two-run homer off of Daniel Camarena in the top of the 16th inning to beat the Padres 5-3 in a game that ended just...

  • MLB Aug 21

    Padres Lose Game and Wild Card Lead

    The Padres margin for error is completely gone. Either they turn things around right now or a season that started with immense promise will end without a playoff appearance. The Friars lost to the Phillies 4-3 on Friday night, their 8th loss in the last nine games, while the Reds beat the Marlins to pull into a tie for the…

  • MLB Aug 9

    Inside the Arrival of the New, Old, Blake Snell for the Padres

    The Padres didn’t add any starting pitchers at the trade deadline, but as it turns out, they might have gotten a new ace anyways. It just took him a while to show up. Over his first 19 starts in a Padres uniform, Blake Snell was mostly not very good. An earned run average over 5.00, he didn’t make it out…

  • MLB Aug 8

    Snell Shines in Another Padres Win

    This is what the Padres had in mind last December 28. That was the day A.J. Preller pulled off trades for both Blake Snell and Yu Darvish, two established stars they envisioned as one of the best 1-2 punches in the game at the top of their starting rotation. It took until August, but they finally saw their dynamic duo…

  • Padres Aug 4

    Snell Solid, Bats Strike Early in Padres 8-1 Win Over Oakland

    Tommy Pham hit a leadoff homer, Austin Nola had four hits and two RBIs, and the San Diego Padres thumped the Oakland Athletics 8-1 on Tuesday night. Manny Machado added two hits and scored twice for San Diego. Blake Snell pitched around traffic for five innings and allowed one run as the Padres won for the second time in three…

  • Padres Jul 29

    Manaea Deals, Snell Struggles in Padres' 10-4 Loss

    Sean Manaea took a perfect game into the sixth inning and Matt Chapman hit a three-run homer to carry the Oakland Athletics to a 10-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. Manaea (8-6) kept the Padres off the basepaths until he walked former Athletics player Jurickson Profar with one out in the sixth. Pinch-hitter Eric Hosmer then lofted…

  • Padres Jul 23

    Snell Has Best Road Start, Padres Top Marlins 3-2

    Blake Snell allowed one run in six-plus innings, Jurickson Profar had two hits and two RBIs, and the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Thursday night. The Padres left-hander scattered three hits, struck out eight and walked three in his longest outing since June 4, when he pitched seven scoreless innings against the New York Mets. Snell…

  • Padres Jul 22

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Assessing the Cost of Improving the Padres as the Deadline Approaches

    With a little over a week to go until the Trade Deadline mercifully arrives Derek and Darnay look back at the last week, and ahead at potential moves that will shape the Padres for the home stretch of 2021. The guys assess the start of the second half, performances from starting pitchers, and the state of the roster heading into…

  • Padres Jul 15

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Ups, Downs and What it All Means as the Second Half Arrives

    The dust has settled on the All-Star break and the second half is upon us. Derek and Darnay take inventory of the ups and downs so far in 2021 – from the bullpen to struggling stars, health issues and second year studs. After assessing the good and bad from the first half they discuss the position the Padres are in…

  • Padres Jun 10

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – More Problems Than One Day Off Can Fix

    A grueling 20-day stretch ended on a down note. Now the slumping Padres have a list of issues that one day off can’t fix. Derek and Darnay take a look at their offensive issues, Hosmer’s struggles, lack of productivity from reserves, and share some lineup thoughts. Derek has a player at the top of his wish list come the...

  • Padres Jun 3

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Padres Take it on the Chin, Making Sense of a Tumultuous Week

    In the wake of a challenging last week the guys discuss the team’s longest losing streak of the season. They then pivot to Tommy Pham’s collision with Ha-Seong Kim and share their thoughts on the outfielder’s reaction to the incident. Did you agree with Jayce Tingler using Joe Musgrove Sunday? Derek did and explains why he loved the move...

  • MLB May 30

    Snell Shelled But Musgrove Comes up Huge in Padres Loss

    After four straight extra-innings games the Padres bullpen needed a break on Sunday. One of their starting pitchers gave it to them. It just wasn’t the one that started the game. Joe Musgrove, who was scheduled to start Monday’s game at Wrigley Field against the Cubs, tossed 5.0 innings of no-hit ball (using just 59 pitches) but it came in…

  • Padres May 25

    Snell Struggles, Brewers Hold on to End Padres' Win Streak

    While Blake Snell struggled to follow up his best start of the season, Brandon Woodruff added another impressive performance to his 2021 resume. The Brewers plated five runs off of Snell in 3.2 innings, including a pair of home runs. Snell cruised through the opening inning, and struck out four of the first five batters he faced. He was one…

  • San Diego Padres May 19

    Padres Work Overtime To Keep Win Streak Going

    Five alive! The San Diego Padres are alive and well. After an inconsistent start to the Major League Baseball season the Padres appear to have hit their stride. The team has won five straight games and seven of their last eight. Wednesday’s 2-1 victory against the Colorado Rockies came in dramatic fashion, as the Padres scored the winning run...

  • Padres May 13

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Anxious Days for Padres, Crunching Numbers with Sarah Langs

    A challenging couple days are behind the Padres, with some anxious times ahead. Derek and Darnay discuss COVID-19’s impact on the team, and how they’re getting by without Tatis, Myers, Hosmer and company. Then they turn their attention to the performances of Yu Darvish and Blake Snell in their doubleheader against the Rockies. The guys do another round of...

  • MLB May 8

    Snell Struggles, Padres Lose in San Francisco

    It would not be accurate to say something is wrong with Blake Snell. But it would also not be accurate to say he’s 100% right. Snell was on the mound to start a 3-game series against the Giants on Friday night in San Francisco. He only gave up one hit in 4.2 innings … but allowed four runs because of…

  • Padres May 6

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – The Bright Side of these Imperfect Padres with Kyle Glaser

    Baseball America’s Kyle Glaser joins the guys to explain why fans should feel really good about where the Padres are, despite the challenges they’ve faced through 32 games. Derek and Darnay ask him about the brilliance of Yu Darvish, before they turn their attention to the bullpen and Tim Hill. What needs to happen for MacKenzie Gore to get...

  • MLB May 2

    Home Runs and Punchouts Lead Padres to Win Over Giants

    During his career with the Rays, Blake Snell was not allowed to go very deep in games because of an organizational belief it’s not beneficial to allow starters to do that. After being traded to the Padres, Snell said he wanted to change that. He’s still figuring out how to do it, but when he does the rest of...

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