• San Diego Padres Nov 24

    What Will Padres Star Fernando Tatis Jr. Do Next?

    Is there anything that San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. can’t do? The 21-year-old phenom can do everything baseball-wise on the field, and he can slam dunk a basketball too! A video posted to social media by Hector Gomez shows Tatis Jr. slam-dunking a basketball, and it’s not just an average dunk. Tatis Jr. bounces the ball, cradles...

  • Padres Nov 6

    Machado, Tatis Land Silver Slugger Awards

    Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. are complete players. They are just as likely to dazzle defensively as they are at the plate. Both were MVP candidates in 2020. Now both are Silver Sluggers. The San Diego duo were named winners at their respective positions on Thursday. They’re the first Padres to take the honor since Chase Headley in 2012….

  • Padres Oct 22

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – What We Learned in 2020 With Bob Scanlan

    Padres Field Reporter Bob Scanlan shares his takeaways on baseball and broadcasting from the 2020 season. He describes the adjustments they made on the TV side, and the challenges of covering a team and building relationships without face-to-face interaction. The former big leaguer explains why certain players struggled without fans, and how empty stadiums ushered in acceptance of bat flips…

  • baseball Oct 15

    OnFriar Podcast: Padres G.M. Talks Elbows, Expectations and Extensions

    The Padres had a heck of a season, but they’re still not on the same level as the division-rival Dodgers. Or are they? Had their top two starters been available we might have seen a very different NLDS result. In this week’s OnFriar Podcast, we get an injury update on Mike Clevinger and Dinelson Lamet straight from the mouth...

  • San Diego Padres Oct 14

    Preller Proud of Padres 2020 Season

    Shortly after the final out in the Padres National League Wildcard playoff series win over the St. Louis Cardinals on October 2nd, the streets around Petco Park erupted into a Padre Party. Padres fans poured into the East Village streets waiving Padre flags, honking horns, cheering players as they walked to the team bus, everyone was celebrating the teams first…

  • San Diego Padres Oct 9

    Tatis Jr. Helped Make Baseball Fun Again in San Diego

    The euphoria of the San Diego Padres’ first playoff series victory in 22 seasons quickly gave way to the pain of being swept out of the playoffs by their biggest rival, the Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Padres Oct 9

    ‘This Is Just the Beginning,' Says Padres Fan-Favorite Fernando Tatís Jr.

    Fernando Tatís Jr. tweeted out words of encouragement following the Padres defeat to the Dodgers, ending their postseason run.

  • Padres Oct 9

    Post-Season Padres Gear Pops Up Around San Diego County

    For the first time in 22 years, the San Diego Padres won their first post-season series and the team is capitalizing on the moment, with merch — lots and lots of merch.

  • Padres Oct 8

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Exhilaration, Agony and a Game That Barely Got Away

    In a season of comebacks, the Padres nearly pulled off their best one yet. Instead, they’re staring right at elimination. Derek and Darnay discuss the Game 2 thriller. There were clutch hits, emotional outbursts, pivotal homers, and lots of resilience. Unfortunately, there was also Bellinger’s glove. Was that their best chance? What did this teach us about the rivalry?...

  • Padres Oct 8

    Bellinger, Dodgers Hold Off Padres to Take 2-0 NLDS Lead

    Fernando Tatis Jr. was inches from a go-ahead homer. Instead Cody Bellinger snatched that opportunity away, and the Dodgers coasted to the finish line. The Padres will face elimination in Thursday’s game three.

  • Padres Oct 7

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – More Storms to Weather

    Mike Clevinger’s return barely lasted more than an inning. Once again the Padres had to rely on their bullpen, and it seemed to finally catch up to them in their NLDS opener. Derek and Darnay discuss the pitching quandary, where things went wrong Tuesday night, and what the Padres need to do to get back in the series.

  • Padres Oct 3

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Soaking in the Celebration of the Padres Wild Card Win

    For the first time in 22 years the Padres won a playoff series, and San Diego soaked up the occasion. From a ledge outside Petco Park Darnay joins Derek to discuss game three, and the team’s impressive turnaround against the Cardinals. A bullpen day that worked! A catcher that handled a revolving door of pitchers. Young stars that are now…

  • baseball Oct 2

    LISTEN: #OnFriar Podcast Padres Bats Erupt in Playoff Win

    The Padres were down 6-2 to the Cardinals in the 6th inning in an elimination game on Thursday night at Petco Park. Then Bebo happened. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a 3-run home run that sent a bolt of lighting through the whole organization. The Friars went of a dinger binge, hitting 5 bombs in three innings, two each by Tatis…

  • Padres Oct 2

    Tatis and Myers Homer Twice, Padres Stay Alive With 11-9 Win

    They’ve been making comebacks all season long. Tonight’s 11-9 come-from-behind win may be the beginning of their best comeback yet. The Padres lost game one of their Wild Card Series 7-4 to the Cardinals, and trailed 6-2 in the sixth inning Thursday night. After a listless start to the postseason the Padres finally got a spark in the sixth...

  • Padres Oct 1

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Where Do We Go From Here? Wild Card Game 1 Recap

    The Cardinals wasted little time deflating the excitement around the Padres first playoff game in 14 years. Chris Paddack’s tumultuous season continued in the biggest start of his career, setting up a must-win with Zach Davies on the mound. Derek and Darnay recap Game 1, discuss Paddack’s struggles, the domino effect of Dinelson Lamet and Mike Clevinger’s absence, Davies,...

  • baseball Sep 26

    Lamet Leaves Early in Wild Padres Doubleheader

    The good news for the Padres is Fernando Tatis Jr. is hitting the ball hard again. The bad news for the Padres is … well, it’s a lot. The Friars split a doubleheader with the Giants in San Francisco, losing the first game 5-4 but taking the second one 6-5 with a truly unique (even in 2020) ending. Chris Paddack…

  • On Friar Sep 24

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Gearing Up for a Strange Postseason with Mike Petriello

    How are the Padres looking with less than a week to go before the playoffs arrive? MLB.com’s Mike Petriello shares his outlook on the team heading into a strange postseason. How concerned should fans be if Mike Clevinger can’t pitch? He also discusses potential matchups, and the impact a quirky season and unique Wild Card series could have. The...

  • Padres Sep 21

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – This is Just the Beginning

    The Padres are here, and they’re the real deal. After 14 years away, San Diego gets to enjoy playoff baseball – and fans get to bask in the team’s long-awaited return. Derek and Darnay discuss their dramatic turnaround, and the opportunities ahead. Plus, they hear what Jayce Tingler, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Eric Hosmer had to say after punching their…

  • Padres Sep 18

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Do the Dodgers Want to Play the Padres in October? With Fred Roggin

    The regular season goes to the Dodgers, but for the first time in a long time the Padres can say ‘see you in October’. Derek and Darnay discuss the state of the rivalry with longtime NBC LA sports anchor Fred Roggin. What’s the Dodgers’ outlook on a newly competitive Padres club? And how has Fernando Tatis Jr.’s appeal spread...

  • Padres Sep 10

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Will the Padres Win Every MLB Award? Almost.

    We know there’s a great chance Fernando Tatis Jr. and Jake Cronenworth will take home some hardware at season’s end. But they aren’t the only Padres who have put themselves in position to get some recognition during MLB Awards season. Derek and Darnay go down the list of likely candidates, and then wrap up with another edition of Three...

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