• MLB Sep 11

    Padres Have a Bad Night in L.A.

    Realistically, the Padres need to go at least 6-4 on their 10-game road trip through Los Angeles, San Francisco and St. Louis. Ideally, that means taking two of three from the Dodgers, splitting four with the Giants, and winning two of three against the Cardinals. They’re going to have to pick up the pace a bit. In a scene...

  • 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 Aug 18

    Offensive Outburst Not Enough – Marquez, Rockies Top Padres

    Germán Márquez pitched into the seventh inning and helped himself with two hits and two RBIs as the Colorado Rockies overcame three home runs by San Diego and beat the Padres 7-3 on Tuesday night. C.J. Cron and Charlie Blackmon homered for the Rockies. The Padres got solo homers in the seventh inning from Fernando Tatis Jr., Tommy Pham...

  • Padres Aug 5

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Overreactions and Postseason Possibilities with Jessica Kleinschmidt

    The guys are joined by Jessica Kleinschmidt of NBC Sports Bay Area to assess the club following injuries, an underwhelming trade deadline and more so-so play. They share some overreactions to a tough week. What’s the most likely key to success or source of shortcoming for the Friars in October? The bullpen has been mostly good – they discuss how…

  • Padres Jul 30

    Musgrove Sharp, Cronenworth Homers in 3-0 Win Over Rockies

     Joe Musgrove struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings, leading the San Diego Padres to a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night. Musgrove (7-7), who threw a no-hitter earlier in the season, was dominant throughout. The right-hander gave up an infield single in the first inning to Brendan Rodgers and a single in the first and a…

  • 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 15

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Ups, Downs and What it All Means as the Second Half Arrives

    The dust has settled on the All-Star break and the second half is upon us. Derek and Darnay take inventory of the ups and downs so far in 2021 – from the bullpen to struggling stars, health issues and second year studs. After assessing the good and bad from the first half they discuss the position the Padres are in…

  • San Diego Padres Jul 14

    Padres Show Flash At MLB All-Star Game With Strong Representation

    Pretty In Pink. An iconic 1980’s movie and also how Fernando Tatis Jr. rolled into the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The San Diego Padres shortstop made his way to the stadium dressed in a stylish, sleek, light pink suit with the words “El Nino” stitched on the inside. After arriving in style, Tatis Jr. was featured in many…

  • Padres Jul 8

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast- Deadline and All-Star Discussion with Mike Petriello, Catching Up with Pierce Johnson

    Mike Petriello of MLB.com joins the guys to offer his insight on All-Star festivities and the Padres’ needs at the deadline. Derek and Darnay ask Mike about the Tatis-less Home Run Derby, before discussing the otherworldly season Shohei Ohtani is having. What are the Padres’ biggest needs at the trade deadline? Mike weighs in, with some thoughts on a...

  • Padres Jul 6

    Tatis Dazzles, But Padres Fall 7-5 to Nationals

    Josh Bell hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning and All-Star Trea Turner also connected for the Washington Nationals, who beat the San Diego Padres 7-5 Monday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Bell and Alcides Escobar had three hits apiece for the Nationals, who rebounded after being swept in four games at home by the Los…

  • MLB Jul 5

    Padres Sending 4 to MLB All-Star Game

    We knew Fernando Tatis Jr. was starting the All-Star Game for the Padres. He was voted in by the fans. On Sunday we found out the players and coaches really like what the Padres are doing. Three more Friars were named to the All-Star team through voting by their peers: pitchers Yu Darvish and Mark Melancon, and infielder Jake Cronenworth,…

  • Padres Jul 1

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Ranking the Most Valuable Padres

    We are past the midway point of the 2021 MLB season, and have gotten a pretty good grasp of what this team is all about. So who are the Most Valuable Padres? Derek and Darnay started by taking one player off the board, then ranked their top-five, with a few honorable mention selections as well. Where do Manny and Yu…

  • San Diego Padres Jun 23

    Power Surge Continues: Padres Hit 2 Home Runs To Beat LA

    The San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers have played nine games this season, with the Padres winning six of them. The last two wins against Los Angeles have come via the long ball, with the Padres hitting two home runs for the second straight game. The Padres latest victory against their rivals to the north came Tuesday night…

  • Padres May 25

    Snell Struggles, Brewers Hold on to End Padres' Win Streak

    While Blake Snell struggled to follow up his best start of the season, Brandon Woodruff added another impressive performance to his 2021 resume. The Brewers plated five runs off of Snell in 3.2 innings, including a pair of home runs. Snell cruised through the opening inning, and struck out four of the first five batters he faced. He was one…

  • Padres May 19

    Tatis and Cronenworth Back Up Joe's Gem in 3-0 Win

    Shortly after noon the Padres announced the return of Fernando Tatis Jr. and Eric Hosmer from their COVID-19 related absences. About an hour later Tatis was back to his old ways. The star shortstop went 4-for-4 with a homer, a pair of doubles and came up a triple short of the cycle in the Padres’ 3-0 win over the Rockies….

  • Padres May 6

    Darvish, Cronenworth Deliver 4-2 Win Over Pirates

    Yu Darvish has been the bullpen’s best friend in his first season with the San Diego Padres. Although he gave up a 2-0 lead and didn’t factor in the decision, the tall right-hander pitched into the sixth inning Wednesday night, when the Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 to take two of three. Jake Cronenworth hit a go-ahead, two-run...

  • Padres Jan 28

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Predicting the Padres 2021 Stat Leaders

    Who’s going to lead the Padres in homers in 2021? What about OPS and innings pitched? Derek and Darnay took a stab at what players might pace the Friars. First things first, they discussed the return of Jurickson Profar and what makes him a good fit. Then they turn their attention to the guys they expect to put up big…

  • Padres Nov 3, 2020

    Machado Named MVP Finalist, Three Padres Up for MLB Awards

    On the heels of a breakthrough 2020 season, three of the individuals who played a role in the Padres’ historic summer are earning recognition from those who cover the game. Manny Machado, Jake Cronenworth and Jayce Tingler will be in the running when the Baseball Writers’ Association of America announces its award winners next week. Machado’s late season surge secured…

  • San Diego Padres Oct 9, 2020

    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

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