• 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…

  • Padres Jul 12

    Weathers Injured, Padres Stumble into All-Star Break

    There haven’t been a lot of big moments for the Colorado Rockies to celebrate this season. On Sunday, there were two. Minutes after the Rockies won Bud Black’s 2,000th career game as a manager, Charlie Blackmon draped the purple MVP chain around his skipper’s neck. The 3-1 win over Black’s former team, the San Diego Padres, also clinched the...

  • 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)…

  • Padres Jun 2

    Tatis Exits Early in Loss to Cubs

    When the Padres took the field in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday in Chicago there was a surprising, and concerning sight: Ha-Seong Kim at shortstop, instead of Fernando Tatis Jr. After starting the game, the Padres’ star shortstop exited early out of precaution due to right oblique tightness. Manager Jayce Tingler described the discomfort and tightness around Tatis’…

  • San Diego Padres Apr 29

    Padres Regain Winning Ways: San Diego Earns Split In 2-Game Series With The Diamondbacks

    The San Diego Padres bats broke out in a big way Wednesday night in Arizona, as the Padres collected 15 hits in a 12 to 3 win over the Diamondbacks. However, the Padres pitching staff was once again dealing with an injury on the mound. Starting pitcher Ryan Weathers left the game after throwing 19 pitches in the 1st inning….

  • MLB Apr 23

    Fair Weathers Fans: Padres Rookie Spins a Gem, Friars Beat Dodgers in L.A.

    Ryan Weathers started the 2021 season in the Padres bullpen. He may never have to go back there again. Weathers, who made the Opening Day roster with a fantastic Spring Training and dazzled as a reliever, made his first Major League start a week ago against the Dodgers and looked pretty good. He made his second big league start on…

  • Padres Apr 16

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Tatis Looks Good, Lamet and Dodgers Coming to Town

    The Padres closed out their first road trip on a solid note, and now the fun begins. Derek and Darnay pass along some promising updates on Dinelson Lamet and Fernando Tatis Jr., who appear ready to rejoin the team soon. Derek shared some of headlines from his chat with Padres CEO Erik Greupner about Petco Park capacity and giveaways. Then…

  • Padres Mar 30

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Padres 2021 Opening Day Preview

    It’s almost here, and it’s gonna be glorious. Derek and Darnay look ahead to Opening Day, which will feature the return of fans and the arrival of a World Series caliber club. They discuss the Ryan Weathers news and a possible area of opportunity for the promising lefty. After some talk about Chris Paddack and the starting rotation they...

  • Padres Dec 16, 2020

    Pursuit of Pitching May Lead Back to Familiar Crop

    There is a great ‘what if’ from the Padres 2020 season. It’s not hard to imagine, and countless fans no doubt have. What if Dinelson Lamet and Mike Clevinger hadn’t gotten injured? The club’s top two starters went down late in the regular season with elbow injuries. Lamet never returned, but is on schedule with his normal offseason throwing...

  • 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.

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