• Padres August 2, 2022 8:45 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Juan Soto is a San Diego Padre

    By 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon Juan Soto played for the Padres, and Eric Hosmer did not. The On Friar guys discuss a day that featured deals that altered the landscape of the franchise, and pushed San Diego closer to World Series contention. From the historic nature of the Soto deal, to the excitement in the clubhouse, mixed feelings about...

  • Padres July 25, 2022 7:35 pm

    Padres Lose Ugly for Second Straight Night, Get Torched by Tigers 12-4

    After taking the series against the first place Mets, a trip to Detroit looked on paper like an opportunity to stack wins on the way back to Petco Park. It sure didn’t play out that way on Monday. The Tigers plated five runs in the third inning en route to a 12-4 beatdown of the Friars, on a night...

  • Padres July 24, 2022 10:29 pm

    Mets Pull Away From Padres in Series Finale

    The Mets chased Joe Musgrove in the sixth inning and blew open a low-scoring game, avoiding a sweep with a 8-5 win over the Padres.

  • Padres July 14, 2022 8:54 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – It's Gonna Be Okay…We Think

    This is the worst the Padres have looked all season. But will it last? Darnay and Todd try to stay optimistic about a team that isn’t quite fully formed yet. They discuss the concerning signs from the last couple weeks, as well as reasons to stay hopeful. The guys turn it over to Padres Twitter, to gauge how they’re...

  • Padres July 14, 2022 8:53 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – The Padres are Slumping Hard, So What Does That Tell Us?

    It’s no longer too early to draw conclusions about the 2022 Padres – so what does their latest slump suggest about this year’s squad? Derek and Darnay discuss their recent struggles, and share some alarming numbers. They discuss the ceiling of the squad as currently constructed, and the need for a deadline deal. If only there was a flashy center…

  • Padres June 28, 2022 11:52 pm

    Padres Cough up 6-0 Lead, Late Blunder Seals 7-6 Loss

    Arizona had two batters hit by pitches with the bases loaded in the same game for the first time in team history — in consecutive plate appearances, no less. San Diego escaped a big jam, thanks in large part to a double play that went from the second baseman to catcher to shortstop. A night of bizarre sequences ended with…

  • Padres June 21, 2022 11:46 pm

    Hosmer Homers, Alfaro Wins it in 11th Against Arizona

    Jorge Alfaro singled home the winning run with one out in the 11th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Eric Hosmer hit a tying homer in the sixth for the Padres, who played their second game without Manny Machado since the star third baseman sprained his left ankle Sunday…

  • Padres June 13, 2022 11:41 pm

    Darvish Goes Eight, Padres Strike Late in 4-1 Win Over Cubs

    Yu Darvish pitched a season-high eight innings of five-hit ball, Manny Machado hit a tiebreaking single and Eric Hosmer had a two-run double to cap a three-run eighth inning as the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Monday night. Darvish (6-3), pitching at Wrigley Field for the first time since the Cubs traded him to the Padres as…

  • Padres June 2, 2022 11:00 pm

    Brewers Score Four in Ninth, Hand Padres Disheartening Loss

    Jace Peterson tied the score with a three-run triple in the ninth inning and slumping Andrew McCutchen followed with a game-ending single as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied past the San Diego Padres 5-4 on Thursday night. Jorge Alfaro’s two-run homer in the sixth off Brent Suter gave the Padres a 3-1 lead. Sergio Alcántara made it 4-1 with a...

  • Padres May 26, 2022 5:13 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Numbers That Help Explain the Padres' Offensive Struggles

    The Padres slumped again at the plate in their series loss to Milwaukee – but what’s at the root of their offensive inconsistency? Derek and Darnay look at some stats and trends, including spots in the lineup that aren’t producing. How bad have their leadoff guys been? Real bad. They look at a few scoring splits that stand out,...

  • Padres May 12, 2022 10:33 am

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Manny's Overlooked Excellence and a Promising Padres Start with Jon Morosi

    He is an esteemed baseball writer and broadcaster, and now he’s a member of the NBC Sports team. Jon Morosi makes his debut appearance with On Friar. The guys talk about his new role with NBC before getting into his early impressions of the Padres. Could their outfield struggles and pitching depth lead to a trade? Jon sees one...

  • Padres May 11, 2022 7:01 pm

    Luke Voit Homers Twice, but Rivas lifts Cubs in Homecoming

    Chicago Cubs first baseman Alfonso Rivas had quite the homecoming. Playing against his hometown San Diego Padres for the first time, Rivas hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning to lift the banged-up Cubs to a 7-5 victory on Wednesday. Willson Contreras homered for the Cubs, who took two of three from the Padres after arriving in town…

  • Padres May 10, 2022 11:20 pm

    Timely Hitting Helps Padres Top Cubs 5-4

    The San Diego Padres’ day began with news that manager Bob Melvin will have prostate surgery and ended with a thrilling win against the Chicago Cubs. Manny Machado hit a go-ahead double in the sixth inning and left fielder Jurickson Profar caught Frank Schwindel’s bases-loaded drive at the wall to seal a 5-4 victory Tuesday night. Closer Taylor Rogers...

  • Padres April 26, 2022 11:36 pm

    Hosmer Hits First Homer, Padres Hang Eight in the Fourth for 9-6 Win

    Eric Hosmer hit his first homer of the season and Jake Cronenworth added a bases-loaded triple during an eight-run fourth inning that sent the San Diego Padres past the struggling Cincinnati Reds 9-6 Tuesday night. “It’s a great start to the road trip,” Padres manager Bob Melvin said. “Hosmer’s (homer) was the big blow in that inning, but the...

  • Padres April 18, 2022 12:21 am

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Bats Sputter, Darvish Deals, Gore Impresses, Hosmer Gets Ringing Endorsement

    For the third straight day the Padres mustered just two runs, but it was enough Sunday thanks to Yu Darvish. Darnay and Todd button up the first home series of 2022 with thoughts on Darvish’s bounce-back outing, and a lineup with a lot of holes in the absence of Fernando Tatis Jr. Eric Hosmer was been one of their most…

  • Padres April 14, 2022 8:44 pm

    Machado Shines, Abrams Homers as Padres' Bats Erupt on Opening Day

    What offensive struggles? Manny Machado had a career night in the Padres’ 12-1 win over defending World Series champion Atlanta in the first game of the season at Petco Park. Machado contributed to a breakthrough performance at the plate for San Diego, delivering singles in the first, second, fourth and sixth innings. When he got to the plate in the…

  • Padres April 4, 2022 8:15 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Managing Expectations As a New Padres Season Approaches

    A new Padres season is on our doorstep. So – how’s everyone feeling? Derek and Darnay take another look at a crowded rotation and how it might shake out. It looked a couple days ago like Eric Hosmer might be on the move, the guys discuss his presence and the team’s latest attempt to ship the first baseman. Then...

  • Padres March 21, 2022 8:02 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – The Kids are Alright, Voit is Here, Is This the Roster We'll See on Opening Day?

    Week one of Spring Training featured impressive performances from MacKenzie Gore and C.J. Abrams. It also included the addition of a slugger and set up a competition in the rotation. Derek and Darnay discuss those topics, as well as questions in the outfield. Why wasn’t A.J. Preller able to land one of the big names on the market, and...

  • Padres March 14, 2022 11:25 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Tatis' Injury Plus Other Storylines and Observations From Peoria

    Who will fill in? How serious is Jake Cronenworth’s injury? And what do the guys think of Bob Melvin? The guys also talk about the absence of Machado and Hosmer on day one, the Seiya Suzuki situation and more.

  • MLB February 24, 2022 2:44 pm

    LISTEN: How the Padres Can Trade Eric Hosmer

    We are STILL waiting for the MLB Lockout to end. It has to happen eventually and when it does there’s going to be a flurry of deals. Most of the Padres fan base hopes one of the moves involves trading Eric Hosmer to … well, anyone, really. The high-priced 1st baseman has lost the support of the Friar Faithful but…

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