• MLB September 17, 2022 8:08 pm

    Padres M&M's (Musgrove & Martinez) Lead San Diego to Win in Arizona

    One night after scoring 12 runs against the Diamondbacks, the Padres offense was back to normal. San Diego only scored twice in Arizona. But, with what looked a lot like the pre-All-Star break Joe Musgrove on the mound it was enough. Musgrove fired 6.0 shutout innings, striking out eight and not walking a soul, in a 2-0 Padres win over…

  • MLB September 16, 2022 10:43 pm

    From Dreary to Drury, Padres Offense Gets Good For A Night

    The Padres offense had been awful for about a week and a half. It’s had stretches like that several times throughout the year. They’re usually broken up by one outlier where they score a dozen runs before reverting to their 2 run maximum ways. Friday night was one of their gluttonous outings. However, there is hope this time it...

  • MLB July 17, 2022 4:32 pm

    Padres Bats and Bullpen Struggle in Loss to DBacks

    Padres general manager A.J. Preller has two very clear, and very large, things on his trade deadline to-do list: Add offense and shore up the bullpen. Both were an issue again on Sunday in a 3-1 loss to the Diamondbacks at Petco Park, sending the Friars into the All-Star break with a 52-42 record and a fight on their...

  • MLB July 16, 2022 8:44 pm

    Voit's Bomb Helps Padres Beat Diamondbacks

    On Friday afternoon Padres designated hitter Luke Voit spent a long time in the batting cage. Stuck in an 0-for-18 slump, he took swing after swing against a high-velocity pitching machine trying to find the timing that helped him hit 22 home runs in a 60-game season just two years ago. He had a single in Friday night’s win over…

  • MLB July 15, 2022 9:48 pm

    Darvish Goes Deep, Tatis Starts Swinging, Padres Beat Diamondbacks

    The Padres starting rotation that’s been so good this year had some struggles in Coors Field (as most pitchers do). So, the bullpen got a little more work than usual and could probably use a rest. Yu Darvish got it for them. The veteran righty tossed 7.0 innings, using 114 pitches to do it, in a 5-3 win over the…

  • MLB June 30, 2022 11:51 am

    LISTEN: Clevinger Claps Back, and a Preview of the Padres vs. Dodgers Series

    Diamondbacks announcer Bob Brenly had a few not very night things to say about Padres pitcher Mike Clevinger. So, Clev did his best to make the other guy eat his words. That’s a big topic on the new OnFriar Podcast. NBC 7’s Derek Togerson and Darnay Tripp offer some insight into why Brenly is the way he is (from...

  • MLB April 10, 2022 7:53 pm

    Padres Blow Out Diamondbacks, Win 1st Series of the Year

    Sunday was not supposed to be a bullpen day for the Padres. With the starting rotation depth they accumulated over the off-season they were hoping to avoid those in 2022. They were forced into one in the 4th game of the year, but the relievers and the offense were in lockstep in a dominant 10-5 win over the Diamondbacks in…

  • MLB April 9, 2022 8:06 pm

    The Kids are OK! Padres Rookies Back Musgrove in Another San Diego Win

    Yu Darvish and Sean Manaea opened the year with 13 combined hitless innings. On Saturday night Joe Musgrove took the mound. You may have heard he’s the only Padre ever to throw a no-hitter, in 2021 … on April 9. No-No Joe didn’t celebrate the anniversary with another one in Arizona but he threw well enough for the Padres to…

  • MLB April 8, 2022 9:28 pm

    You Da Manaea! Padres Lefty Tosses 7 No-Hit Innings in San Diego Debut

    At some point, a Padres starting pitcher is going to give up a hit in 2022. Perhaps at some point, San Diego’s bullpen will be able to complete a little history. One night after Yu Darvish tossed 6.0 no-hit innings against the Diamondbacks, Sean Manaea … in his Padres debut, no less … twirled 7.0 hitless frames but didn’t get…

  • MLB August 15, 2021 4:33 pm

    Return of the King! Tatis Hits 2 Towering Homers, Padres Resume Quest for a Ring

    Without Fernando Tatis Jr. the Padres lost four straight games to last-place teams and got no-hit by a 27-year-old rookie making his first big league start. With Fernando Tatis Jr. the Padres are a legitimate playoff contender. El Nino returned from the Injured List on Sunday, playing right field in Arizona, and gave the Friars the jolt they needed with…

  • MLB August 14, 2021 8:10 pm

    History in the Desert: Padres No-Hit by Rookie in his 1st MLB Start

    Tyler Gilbert is a 27-year-old rookie who spent four years as a relief pitcher before stretching back out as a starter this season. He had never gone more than 6.0 innings in any professional outing. On Saturday night he made his first career Major League start against the Padres. It was worth the wait. Tyler Gilbert threw a no-hitter. The…

  • MLB August 13, 2021 9:53 pm

    D-Backs Walk Off Padres

    Perhaps the best news for the Padres on Friday night is they didn’t have any more pitchers get hurt. These days anything on top of that is gravy. Of course, the gravy is sour when the Friars lose. San Diego dropped a second straight game to the last place Diamondbacks, this time 3-2 in the Arizona desert. It was...

  • MLB August 8, 2021 3:54 pm

    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…

  • MLB August 7, 2021 9:05 pm

    Darvish Returns to Form in Padres Win

    Yu Darvish gave the Padres exactly what they needed. Darvish struck out a season high-tying 12 in 7.0 innings, bouncing back from a terrible August to help the Padres to a 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks at Petco Park on Saturday night. Manny Machado gave Yu a 1st inning lead with a solo home run off Arizona starter Taylor Widener….

  • MLB June 27, 2021 5:23 pm

    Padres Rally Late to Take Series From Diamondbacks

    It wasn’t pretty but it was effective. The Padres had a terrible 7th inning that turned into an outstanding 7th inning in a 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon at Petco Park, completing a series win over Arizona and a 9-1 homestand that started on June 17 when they played the Reds in front of their first full-capacity…

  • MLB June 26, 2021 10:48 pm

    Padres Lose Game, Lamet on a Bad Night vs Arizona

    For a week, everything went right for the Padres. For a month and a half, everything went wrong for the Diamondbacks. Fortunes reversed for both clubs on Saturday night at Petco Park. San Diego starter Dinelson Lamet looked uncomfortable, giving up four runs in 2.1 innings before leaving with an apparent injury in the 3rd inning of a 10-1 loss…

  • MLB June 25, 2021 10:45 pm

    Tatis Jr. Goes Nuts in Padres Win

    Friday afternoon, Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. declined an invitation to participate in the Home Run Derby during the All-Star festivities in Denver next month. He decided to hold his own HR derby on Friday night at Petco Park instead. Tatis hit three home runs in an 11-5 Padres win over the Diamondbacks. He has 25 dingers this year, tying…

  • MLB April 3, 2021 8:42 pm

    Flurry of Firsts Fuels Friars to 3-0 Start

    Grossmont High School alum Joe Musgrove made his first start in a Padres uniform (and his first outing wearing the #44 he chose to pay homage to his favorite player from childhood, Jake Peavy). If he makes the rest of his starts like this one his hometown team will be building a statue of him at Petco Park. Musgrove tossed…

  • MLB April 2, 2021 11:05 pm

    Padres Beat Diamondbacks Behind Snell's K's and Hosmer's Homer

    When he won the 2018 American League Cy Young Award with Tampa Bay, Blake Snell averaged more than 11 strikeouts every nine innings. He might be even better in San Diego. Snell made his Padres debut on Friday night against the Diamondbacks and, while he wasn’t as sharp as he’d probably like to be, he showed his stuff is utterly…

  • MLB April 1, 2021 3:11 pm

    Padres vs. Diamondbacks Opening Series Preview

    Let’s start the season’s first series with something from the “Strange But True Fun Facts” department: Madison Bungarner has made more Opening Day starts at Petco Park than anyone on the Padres roster. He’s never played for the Padres. For the third straight season Mad Bum will get the ball first for the visiting team at San Diego’s jewel...

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