• Padres Sep 9

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Padres Embark on a Massive (Season Defining?) Road Trip

    It all comes down to the next three weeks, and a lot could ride on the 10-game road trip in front of the Padres. Derek and Darnay discuss the challenges ahead, which include visits to the Dodgers and Giants. They assess the play of Eric Hosmer and what the ideal everyday lineup looks like. Tatis says he doesn’t want...

  • Padres Aug 31

    Paddack Returns, Tatis Tees Off in 7-5 Win Over Arizona

    Chris Paddack gave up one run over 4 2/3 innings in his return from the injured list, Fernando Tatis Jr. added a homer, double and three RBIs, and the San Diego Padres held on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 on Monday night. It was Paddack’s first outing since July 27 and the hard-throwing right hander gave the Padres a…

  • 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 Jul 28

    Tatis and Machado Homer, Paddack Stellar in 7-4 Win

    Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a monster 440-foot, two-run homer, Manny Machado added a three-run shot and Adam Frazier had two hits and two runs in his debut for the San Diego Padres, who rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics 7-4 on Tuesday night. Jake Cronenworth hit a go-ahead, two-run single in a five-run fifth inning to help Chris Paddack (7-6)…

  • Padres Jul 22

    Padres Doubleheader Halted After Win and Rain

    The Padres will be awfully glad to see a roof this weekend in Miami. Another trip to the East Coast has been plagued by rain delays. Monday’s game in Atlanta was turned into a doubleheader Wednesday, which stands incomplete as the Padres continue their road trip elsewhere. Part two in Atlanta sits suspended in the bottom of the fifth...

  • Padres Jul 12

    Weathers Injured, Padres Stumble into All-Star Break

    There haven’t been a lot of big moments for the Colorado Rockies to celebrate this season. On Sunday, there were two. Minutes after the Rockies won Bud Black’s 2,000th career game as a manager, Charlie Blackmon draped the purple MVP chain around his skipper’s neck. The 3-1 win over Black’s former team, the San Diego Padres, also clinched the...

  • MLB Jun 19

    Wil Myers Sets Padres Home Run Record in Win Over Reds

    Padres outfielder Wil Myers, like the rest of the Padres not named Fernando Tatis Jr., had been in a bit of a home run drought. This week both of them have broken out in a big way. Myers hit a pair of bombs on Friday night against Cincinnati (setting a San Diego franchise record) in an 8-2 win over the…

  • MLB Jun 13

    Slam Diego Heads to New York in Padres Win

    Everything was going wrong for the Padres offense. It took one walk and one swing to make things feel all better again. San Diego had scored three runs or less in 10 of their last 12 games and Sunday’s outing in New York was looking like another stinker. Then Fernando Tatis Jr. put on his cape again. Tatis detonated a…

  • 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...

  • Padres May 31

    Cubs Tee Off on Paddack, Padres Fall 7-2

    Chris Paddack allowed three homers, and the Cubs finished with five in a 7-2 win over the Padres on Memorial Day. Coming off back-to-back starts where he allowed just one run over six innings, Paddack stumbled against a Chicago squad that has won 12 of its last 15 games. Javier Baez started a two-homer day by jumping on a changeup…

  • Padres May 27

    Padres Back Paddack, Top Brewers 2-1 in 10 Innings

    With ten wins in 11 games the Padres haven’t shown many weaknesses the last two weeks, but managers like Jayce Tingler always see room for improvement. He listed a few areas his team could tighten up their play before Wednesday’s game against the Brewers. That list included their play defensively. “I think we can be a little bit better...

  • 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 10

    The Return of Chris Paddack, Padres Ace

    Two years ago, almost to the day, Chris Paddack became “The Sheriff.” It was May 7, 2019 at Petco Park. The Padres rookie right-hander threw 7.2 scoreless innings and struck out 11 Mets hitters, including a couple of high-profile punchouts of eventual National League Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso, and outdueled Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom. Paddack did…

  • MLB May 9

    Padres Bats (And the Old Chris Paddack) Show up in Win

    When he burst on the scene as a rookie in 2019, Chris Paddack made a name for himself with his fire on the mound and a 97-MPH fastball that hitters had all kinds of trouble catching up to (just ask Pete Alonso). In 2020 and most of 2021 Paddack was a different guy. After two weeks on the Injured List…

  • Padres Apr 21

    Burnes Whiffs 10 in 6 Innings, Brewers Blank Padres 6-0

    Corbin Burnes struck out 10 in six spotless innings, extending his incredible start to the season, and the Milwaukee Brewers blanked the San Diego Padres 6-0

  • Padres Apr 16

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Tatis Looks Good, Lamet and Dodgers Coming to Town

    The Padres closed out their first road trip on a solid note, and now the fun begins. Derek and Darnay pass along some promising updates on Dinelson Lamet and Fernando Tatis Jr., who appear ready to rejoin the team soon. Derek shared some of headlines from his chat with Padres CEO Erik Greupner about Petco Park capacity and giveaways. Then…

  • Padres Apr 8

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Tatis' Injury and Promising Signs From a Tough Week

    The guys try to find the bright side on the heels of a rough few days for the Padres. Derek and Darnay discuss the injury to Fernando Tatis Jr., the questions it presents going forward, and some potential options for filling the void at shortstop. They assess the season-opening homestand and the sliding scale of expectations, before launching into the…

  • Padres Apr 5

    Paddack Dinged Early, Tatis Homers Late in Loss to Arizona

    Rookie Taylor Widener flustered San Diego’s potent offense for six scoreless innings to win his first big league start and David Peralta hit a two-run triple for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who beat the Padres 3-1 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep. Widener (1-0) held the Padres to three hits while striking out five and walking three. The Padres avoided...

  • Padres Mar 30

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Padres 2021 Opening Day Preview

    It’s almost here, and it’s gonna be glorious. Derek and Darnay look ahead to Opening Day, which will feature the return of fans and the arrival of a World Series caliber club. They discuss the Ryan Weathers news and a possible area of opportunity for the promising lefty. After some talk about Chris Paddack and the starting rotation they...

  • Padres Mar 31

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Pitching Ninja on Darvish and the Padres' Filthy Rotation

    He’s the man behind one of the best baseball accounts on social media, and he loves the Padres’ pitching staff. Rob Friedman of Pitching Ninja fame joins the pod to share his thoughts on a rotation filled with aces. Derek and Darnay begin with some thoughts on Tatis’ injury scare, and Lamet’s spring debut. Then Rob joins the conversation...

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