• Padres Nov 19, 2020

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Fowler's Exit and Clevinger's Setback with Kyle Glaser

    What a week, huh? Baseball America National Writer and San Diego guy Kyle Glaser joins Derek and Darnay to discuss Ron Fowler’s decision to step down, and Mike Clevinger’s second go-round with Tommy John. Kyle shares his perspective on the Padres’ front office shakeup, Fowler’s legacy, and why he rolls his eyes at the Theo Epstein chatter. The guys...

  • Padres Nov 17, 2020

    Mike Clevinger to Have Tommy John Surgery, Miss Padres 2021 Season

    The Padres announced Monday afternoon that Mike Clevinger, the team’s prized acquisition at the 2020 trade deadline, will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday and miss the 2021 season. Clevinger made just three full starts for the club in September, after coming over from the Indians. His arrival was a signal that the Padres were ‘all in’ for 2020 and beyond….

  • Padres Oct 22, 2020

    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…

  • Padres Oct 7, 2020

    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.

  • MLB Oct 7, 2020

    Clevinger Exits Early, Dodgers Erupt in 6th to Beat Padres in Game 1

    After surviving in three games against the Cardinals and keeping the Dodgers’ potent lineup in check through four innings, the Padres’ revolving door of pitchers ran into trouble in their 5-1 loss in game one of the NLDS.

  • Padres Oct 7, 2020

    Padres Get Ace Back Just in Time for Next Playoff Round

    Mike Clevinger, yes. Dinelson Lamet, no. At the end of the day those are the names Padres fans were most curious about when the team released its 28-man NLDS roster. After both were unavailable against the Cardinals, Clevinger will have a chance to make his San Diego postseason debut against the Dodgers. The Padres announced that Clevinger will start game…

  • Padres Sep 30, 2020

    Paddack Starts Game One, Lamet and Clevinger Out for Wild Card

    In their long-awaited return to the postseason, the Padres were faced with adversity before they got a chance to take the field. Recent injuries to their top starting pitchers, Dinelson Lamet (biceps tightness) and Mike Clevinger (elbow impingement) made their status uncertain for San Diego’s Wild Card Series against St. Louis. On the morning of game one, we learned...

  • San Diego Padres Sep 24, 2020

    Playoff-Bound Padres May Have Lost Top Starter

    The Padres got both good news and bad news about Mike Clevinger.

  • On Friar Sep 24, 2020

    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 24, 2020

    Clevinger Exits Early, Padres Struggles Continue in 5-2 Loss

    In a clever tip of the cap to Mike Clevinger’s nickname, a rendition of ‘Aint No Sunshine’ blasted from the speakers at Petco Park while the Padres pitcher warmed up Wednesday afternoon. An inning later it seemed all too appropriate. Clevinger’s return from bicep tightness lasted just three outs in a 5-2 loss to the Angels. The righty was...

  • Padres Sep 4, 2020

    Clevinger Battles, Padres Blanked in Pitcher's Debut

    Mike Clevinger has commanded the most attention among pitchers throughout the majors for the past week, but it was Andrew Heaney who ruled the mound Thursday. The Angels right-hander allowed only three hits over seven innings in Los Angeles’ 2-0 victory over San Diego, spoiling Clevinger’s debut with the Padres. Heaney (3-2) struck out six and walked two while...

  • Padres Sep 1, 2020

    Listen: On Friar Podcast – Preller Puts on a Deadline Clinic, Padres add Pieces for World Series Contention

    Starting pitcher? Check. Bullpen help? Check. Lefty-hitting DH? Check? Catcher who can swing it? Check. AJ Preller got a lot done the last three days, making it clear that the Padres are all in for 2020, and beyond. In this episode of On Friar Derek and Darnay discuss a big few days that landed Mike Clevinger and a number of…

  • Padres Aug 31, 2020

    Padres Win Clevinger Sweepstakes in Massive Deadline Deal

    After making four trades in two days, people figured AJ Preller still wasn’t finished tinkering with the Padres roster after Sunday night. Boy were they right. The Padres General Manager landed a massive piece Monday morning, adding starting pitcher Mike Clevinger from the Indians in a nine-player deal. Hilltop High grad and former Aztec Greg Allen will join San...

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