• Padres Sep 30

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – How Confident Are You That the Padres Can Fix the Padres?

    The Padres have discovered depths of rock bottom we never knew existed. So, now what? Derek and Darnay discuss the obvious move that should immediately follow Game 162, then speculate what their next steps look like. Will A.J. Preller overthink the managerial decision and stay on brand, or quickly move on to one of the obvious candidates on the market?…

  • Padres Sep 29

    Padres Fall Below .500 With 2-1 Loss to Dodgers

    The Los Angeles Dodgers need to win the week to catch NL West-leading San Francisco, and even that might not be enough. The defending World Series champions opened their final homestand of the regular season with a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. The Giants beat Arizona 6-4, leaving the Dodgers two games back with five…

  • Padres Sep 24

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – The Padres Plummeted, What Does That Mean for Tingler and Preller?

    The Padres underachieved for most of the year then played themselves out of a playoff spot. Now what? Derek and Darnay take a look at where things stand after an extra innings win over the Giants, before turning to the primary topics at hand: The futures of Jayce Tingler and A.J. Preller with the San Diego Padres. Should they...

  • Padres Sep 22

    Machado, Tatis Squash Beef, Tingler Talks Job Security Ahead of Series With Giants

    NBC 7’s Darnay Tripp heard from the dynamic duo before their series opener with the Giants.

  • San Diego Padres Sep 19

    Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr. Get Into Heated Exchange

    San Diego Padres stars Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado had to be separated after getting into a heated exchange during Saturday’s game.

  • Padres Sep 16

    Padres Come Alive at the Plate, Top Giants 9-6 to End Skid

    Fernando Tatis Jr. matched his career high with four hits, Jurickson Profar homered and the San Diego Padres snapped a five-game skid, holding off San Francisco 9-6 Wednesday night and ending the Giants’ nine-game winning streak. Adam Frazier got four hits and Manny Machado doubled twice for the Padres, who trail St. Louis by one game for the second NL…

  • Padres Sep 9

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Padres Embark on a Massive (Season Defining?) Road Trip

    It all comes down to the next three weeks, and a lot could ride on the 10-game road trip in front of the Padres. Derek and Darnay discuss the challenges ahead, which include visits to the Dodgers and Giants. They assess the play of Eric Hosmer and what the ideal everyday lineup looks like. Tatis says he doesn’t want...

  • Padres Aug 31

    Paddack Returns, Tatis Tees Off in 7-5 Win Over Arizona

    Chris Paddack gave up one run over 4 2/3 innings in his return from the injured list, Fernando Tatis Jr. added a homer, double and three RBIs, and the San Diego Padres held on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 on Monday night. It was Paddack’s first outing since July 27 and the hard-throwing right hander gave the Padres a…

  • Padres Aug 25

    Pollock Robs Machado, Dodgers Extend Padres Slump

    AJ Pollock hit a two-run single and robbed Manny Machado of a two-run homer to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers past the sinking San Diego Padres 5-2 on Tuesday night in a series opener between NL West rivals headed in opposite directions. Will Smith homered for Los Angeles, and Julio Urías (14-3) allowed one hit over five scoreless innings...

  • MLB Aug 21

    Padres Lose Game and Wild Card Lead

    The Padres margin for error is completely gone. Either they turn things around right now or a season that started with immense promise will end without a playoff appearance. The Friars lost to the Phillies 4-3 on Friday night, their 8th loss in the last nine games, while the Reds beat the Marlins to pull into a tie for the…

  • Padres Aug 19

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – The Padres in Crisis and the Road Ahead

    Is this rock bottom? We sure hope so. The Padres are playing lousy baseball, the Wild Card standings have tightened, and it’s hard to feel confident about the weeks ahead. Derek and Darnay assess the damage, a concerning pitching situation, offensive struggles, and a reality facing the club that is quite different from what we expected.

  • 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

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Assessing the Cost of Improving the Padres as the Deadline Approaches

    With a little over a week to go until the Trade Deadline mercifully arrives Derek and Darnay look back at the last week, and ahead at potential moves that will shape the Padres for the home stretch of 2021. The guys assess the start of the second half, performances from starting pitchers, and the state of the roster heading into…

  • Padres Jul 21

    Toussaint Quiets Padres, Darvish Solid in 2-1 Loss

    Freddie Freeman homered off Yu Darvish in the sixth inning, Touki Toussaint allowed one run and three hits in his season debut, and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Tuesday night. Toussaint, who missed the first 3½ months rehabbing a right shoulder strain, retired the first seven batters he faced before walking Victor Caratini in the…

  • 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…

  • MLB Jul 11

    Machado Becomes 5th Padres All-Star

    A year ago Manny Machado had a slow start, then caught fire and finished 3rd in the National League MVP voting. This year Manny got off to another slow start, then caught fire and earned a spot in the All-Star Game. Machado found out on Saturday he’s the 5th Friar to be named to the National League squad for...

  • 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 7

    Myers, Machado Lead Padres to 7-4 Win Over Nationals

    Wil Myers hit a three-run homer and had five RBIs, and Manny Machado celebrated his 29th birthday with three hits and three runs for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Washington Nationals 7-4 on Tuesday night. Machado singled in the go-ahead run during the three-run fifth and also had two doubles. Myers homered to right-center off Erick Fedde (4-5)…

  • MLB Jul 4

    Manny Machado Powers Padres To Victory With 2 Home Runs

    On July 4th in our nations birth city, Manny Machado put on his personal fireworks show. Machado hit a 2-run homer in the 1st inning off Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez, then victimized Velasquez again in the 3rd inning with a 3-run homer. The homers were Machado’s 15th and 16th of the season. It was the 28th career multi-homer...

  • 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…

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