• MLB March 25, 2022 6:35 pm

    Padres Make Spring Training Roster Moves

    With 13 days to go until Opening Day the Padres made a slew of roster moves on Friday. Most of them were not unexpected. The Friars sent a slew of pitchers to either minor league training camp or to minor league affiliates. The most recognizable name is San Diego native Daniel Camarena, the lefty who hit a grand slam off…

  • MLB March 18, 2022 6:40 pm

    Gore Shines, Padres Win Cactus League Opener

    At the start of 2021 MacKenzie Gore was the #1 pitching prospect in baseball. Then he had all kinds of command issues in a disastrous season where he had to leave the minor leagues and work at the team’s training facility. On Friday, Gore started the Padres Cactus League opener against the Mariners. He only went two innings, your textbook…

  • baseball March 13, 2022 3:14 pm

    Padres Spring Training Preview: 5 Things to Watch For in 2022

    For Padres fans the first half of 2021 was pretty awesome. The second part, however, stunk. A(nother) late-season collapse put them under .500 for the year, not the place anyone in the baseball world expected this obscenely talented roster to be. On Monday big league camp finally starts up again. With each new year comes new question and this season…

  • MLB March 11, 2022 2:55 pm

    Here's The San Diego Padres' Revised Spring Training Schedule

    Spring Training is starting about a month later than expected but there will still be a healthy dose of Cactus League games. The Padres new exhibition schedule was revealed on Friday and they’ll get 18 outings to prepare for the 2022 regular season. They start, as they usually do, at the Peoria Sports Complex against their roommates the Seattle Mariners…

  • MLB March 28, 2021 4:19 pm

    Musgrove Does it All in Final Padres Spring Training Start

    For the most part, Padres pitchers have not been swinging the bat during Cactus League play. Joe Musgrove bucked that trend in a big way on Sunday. In his final Spring Training start Musgrove threw 5.0 no-hit innings, striking out six and walking two in a 3-3 tie with Cleveland. The Grossmont High School alum was better with a bat…

  • MLB March 27, 2021 3:04 pm

    Snell Super Sharp in Final Padres Spring Training Start

    The last time Blake Snell took the Cactus League mound he didn’t allow a run, but also didn’t get through four innings against the Angels. Afterwards he said he wasn’t happy with three walks and what he called inconsistency. The Padres left-handed ace fixed what was ailing him and more. On Saturday, Snell went 5.0 innings and allowed just...

  • baseball March 26, 2021 6:34 pm

    6 Days From Opening Day, Padres Trim Roster

    The Padres can only keep 26 players on their Opening Day roster. So, they’re entering the part of Spring Training where they have a lot of tough conversations. On Friday the Friars optioned right-hander Anderson Espinoza to Double-A San Antonio. Espinoza is working his way back from a 2nd Tommy John (elbow reconstruction) surgery and has gotten widely popular reviews…

  • MLB March 21, 2021 5:10 pm

    Padres Ace Blake Snell Challenges Angels on Sunday, Himself Every Day

    The Padres beat the Angels 4-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Peoria Sports Complex. 2nd baseman Jake Cronenworth continued his solid Spring showing with a double, a walk and two runs batted in. However, as is the case with all Cactus League games, the final score is insignificant. What’s important is how the projected starting lineup is looking. Lefty...

  • MLB March 20, 2021 11:02 pm

    Padres Rookie Weathers Shows Promise in Tie With Dodgers

    With the Padres likely keeping ace Dinelson Lamet off the Opening Day roster as they give him plenty of time to recover from last season’s arm issues the Friars have three young starters in the mix to open the season as the 5th starter. Adrian Morejon seems to have the inside track but Ryan Weathers and MacKenzie Gore can...

  • MLB March 14, 2021 4:25 pm

    Padres Catcher Nola Out With Broken Finger

    When the Padres traded for catcher Austin Nola last August, one of the positive qualities we heard about was his toughness. They were definitely not lying. Nola fractured a finger on his glove hand when he caught a foul tip in Saturday’s Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks. We didn’t know this until Sunday because Nola didn’t pull himself...

  • MLB March 11, 2021 3:38 pm

    Padres Walk Off With a Cactus League Win

    It had to happen eventually. Padres pitchers projected to make up the 2021 starting rotation started Cactus League play with 11 shutout innings. That string was snapped on Thursday against Cleveland but the Friars still won 5-4. Grossmont High School alum Joe Musgrove made the longest Spring Training start by any Padres starter, going 3.0 innings. After a scoreless first…

  • MLB March 7, 2021 3:11 pm

    Darvish Dazzles in Padres Debut

    One of the few unknowns about the Padres during Spring Training 2021 is who the Opening Day starting pitcher will be. There are plenty of options, with four different guys on the roster who’ve done it before. After one trip through the rotation we don’t have much clarity on that. Everyone has looked fantastic. Yu Darvish made his case...

  • MLB March 1, 2021 3:18 pm

    Padres Pitcher Paddack Prepares for Rebound Season

    By this own admission, 2020 was not a great year for Chris Paddack. The Padres starter was expecting to follow up a dynamic rookie season with a dominant sophomore campaign. Instead, Paddack struggled to find himself. His strikeout rate dropped, his home run rate jumped, and things just never really fell into place. Over the off-season Paddack did some self-scouting…

  • MLB February 26, 2021 5:19 pm

    Padres Cactus League Games to Look a Little Different

    On Sunday the Padres open Cactus League play against the Mariners at Peoria Sports Complex. Typically, the first few weeks of Spring Training games are used for pitchers to slowly stretch themselves out (lefty Adrian Morejon is the first pitcher out of the gate for the Padres). This year MLB is giving teams even more latitude to allow arms to…

  • MLB February 19, 2021 4:09 pm

    Padres Talented Catchers Are Much More Than Backstops

    Most Major League teams carry two catchers. While keeping a third on the roster, especially with rosters expanded to 26 players, is not like finding Sasquatch, it’s certainly not the norm. The Padres are looking seriously at doing just that. Austin Nola and Victor Caratini are shoe-ins for the Opening Day roster. Heralded youngster Luis Campusano (MLB Pipeline’s 45th...

  • MLB February 19, 2021 11:30 am

    Padres Spring Training Tickets On Sale Soon

    The last time Padres fans had a chance to see their playoff contenders in person was Spring Training of 2020. The next time they’ll get that chance will be Spring Training of 2021. The Peoria Sports Complex, in accordance with local, state and Major League Baseball COVID-19 protocols, will operate at 16% capacity, which adds up to 1,960 fans in…

  • MLB March 8, 2020 5:41 pm

    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...

  • MLB March 6, 2020 9:55 pm

    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 March 5, 2020 11:39 pm

    #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 March 5, 2020 2:56 pm

    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…

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