• baseball Nov 13

    #OnFriar Podcast: Padres Shut Out of Major Postseason Awards

    Jake Cronenworth finished 2nd in the National League Rookie of the Year voting. Jayce Tingler was also runner-up for the Manager of the Year. On Thursday, Manny Machado was a finalist for the NL MVP and finished a frustrating trifecta. Machado finished 3rd behind winner Freddie Freeman and runner-up Mookie Betts. Manny’s teammate, Fernando Tatis Jr., came in 4th...

  • 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 Nov 3

    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 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 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...

  • baseball Sep 19

    Padres Win 1st Game as Road Team at Petco Park

    Wildfires in the Pacific Northwest pushed this weekend’s series between the Padres and Mariners from Seattle to San Diego. So, for the first time since their jewel of a ballpark opened in 2004 the Friars batted first at Petco Park. They can score doing that, too. Manny Machado hit a pair of home runs to back a resurgent Chris Paddack…

  • Padres Sep 17

    Padres Falter in Finale, Dodgers Clinch Playoff Spot

    While the Los Angeles Dodgers are regular participants in postseason baseball, there was something unusual about becoming the first team in the pandemic-shortened season to clinch a berth in the expanded playoffs. “It’s different, I guess. I just found that out five minutes ago,” manager Dave Roberts said in his video news conference after the Dodgers beat the San...

  • Padres Sep 11

    Paddack Sprains Ankle But Streaking Padres Stop Giants, 6-1

    Jorge Oña homered for his first major league hit, Manny Machado also went deep and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 6-1 Thursday night despite an injury to starter Chris Paddack

  • Padres Sep 7

    Tatis Hits 15th Homer, Padres Wrap Road Trip With Win

    Fernando Tatís Jr. matched Angels slugger Mike Trout for the majors’ home run lead with his 15th, a two-run drive in the seventh inning of the San Diego Padres’ back-and-forth 5-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Garrett Richards (2-2) struck out nine and didn’t walk a batter over seven sharp innings to end a four-start winless stretch....

  • Padres Sep 4

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Everyone Loves Tatis, Including Cespedes Family BBQ

    As the season of El Niño enters September, the Padres’ bandwagon is getting bigger and bigger. Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman from Cespedes Family BBQ and the Baseball BBQ podcast discuss Tatis, what makes him so fun, and the Padres’ World Series prospects. Darnay also asks them about the Taylor Trammell-Austin Nola deal, their rise to baseball fame, and...

  • baseball Aug 28

    What A Comeback! Padres Roll Lucky 7's to Beat Mariners

    If you’re trailing by four runs and down to your last out, your odds of winning a baseball game are not very good. Unless, apparently, you’re the 2020 San Diego Padres. The Friars started the first half of their doubleheader against Seattle with a thriller, scoring seven runs with two outs in the final inning to beat the Mariners...

  • San Diego Padres Aug 25

    Padres Manny Machado Named NL Player Of The Week

    San Diego Padres 3rd baseman Manny Machado is the National League Player of the Week. From Monday, August 17th through Sunday, August 23rd, the Padres won all 7 games they played, Machado was a key part of the teams success. Machado batted .393 with 3 home runs, 8 runs batted in and 1.290 OPS. He also hit a walk-off grand…

  • Padres Aug 24

    Machado's Homer Lifts Padres to Seventh Straight Win

    What a wild, spectacular week it was for budding superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. and the San Diego Padres. From Tatis’ grand slam on Monday night in Texas that reignited debates about “unwritten rules” to his jaw-dropping defensive play on a popup to left field on Sunday at Petco Park, the 21-year-old shortstop has the baseball world buzzing and the Padres…

  • San Diego Padres Aug 23

    ‘Slam Diego' Is Back! Padres Hit Grand Slam For 5th Time In 6 Games

    Isn’t it grand! The San Diego Padres are hitting grand slams at a record pace and Saturday night they did it again. One night after the teams Major League Baseball record of hitting a grand slam in 4 straight games was broken, the Padres regained their power with the bases loaded. In the second inning, Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth…

  • Padres Jul 30

    Listen: On Friar Podcast – Welcome Changes, Familiar Sights and a Promising Start

    So far the Padres 2020 season has been worth the wait. Derek Togerson and Darnay Tripp take a look at the club’s first six games, and an impressive start that probably should’ve been even better. The guys took a look at some promising new trends, as well as some familiar struggles. Can they keep up their refreshingly disciplined approach...

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