• baseball Aug 16

    Late Rally Comes up Just Short for Padres

    The Padres offense had been dormant nearly four straight games but when it woke up it did so in a big way. It was just a little too late. San Diego fell behind the Diamondbacks 7-1 before staging a furious rally that fell just short in a 7-6 loss. In fact, if Jorge Mateo had slightly longer fingers, they would…

  • baseball Aug 15

    Padres Offense Disappears in Loss to Diamondbacks

    On Friday night in Arizona, Padres right-hander Dinelson Lamet made the kind of start that gets a pitcher a win the vast majority of the time. Alas, this was not one of those times. Lamet was fabulous over 6.0 innings but a Padres offense that was among the best in baseball for the first third of the season stayed cold…

  • baseball Aug 9

    Padres Blast 6 Home Runs in Win

    Fernando Tatis Jr. did not lead off a third straight game with a home run. Instead he waited until the 2nd inning to go deep and this time the Padres didn’t waste it. The Friars smashed six home runs, four of them off All-Star Madison Bumgarner, and starting pitcher Dinelson Lamet took a no-hitter into the 7th inning in...

  • baseball Aug 9

    Tatis Jr. Dazzles But Padres Lose

    Every time he steps on the field, Fernando Tatis Jr. does something special. It used to be amazing because he’s only 21 years old. Now it’s amazing for anyone at any age. Tatis Jr. hit a pair of home runs, including his 8th career leadoff shot (in just 98 career games and he didn’t lead off in all of...

  • baseball Aug 8

    Early Homers Propel Padres to Win

    Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson hit 81 leadoff home runs, far and away the most in Major League Baseball history. That is just one of the records Fernando Tatis Jr. might run down before his career is over. The Padres superstar shortstop hit the 7th leadoff homer of his career (which consists of just 97 games) in a 3-0 San…

  • baseball Jul 26

    Padres Bullpen Falters in 1st Loss of 2020

    The Padres were the last team in Major League Baseball with a chance to start the season 3-0. They came up two inning shy of doing it. San Diego built one of the best bullpens in baseball but it had a rare off day, letting a late lead get away in a 4-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks for their…

  • baseball Jul 26

    Padres Beat Diamondbacks, Sit Alone in 1st Place

    On Opening Day the Padres used their preferred formula to win a game: solid effort from the starting pitcher (6.0 scoreless innings from Chris Paddack), timely hits to build a mid-game lead (six RBI from Eric Hosmer), turn the ball over to one of the best bullpens in baseball to lock it down (final score 7-2). I see a pattern…

  • coronavirus Jul 24

    Padres Ready for 2020 But Miss the Friar Faithful

    Opening Day for the 2020 baseball season at Petco Park was delayed by 17 weeks and one day. Even when the Friars were awful (and everyone knew it) the first game of the season was a sellout and, win or lose, a celebration in the East Village. Add in the fact Major League Baseball has expanded the playoffs to include…

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