• Padres August 2, 2022 12:03 am

    Clevinger Takes Advantage of Early Lead, Padres Top Rockies 4-1

    Mike Clevinger is starting to pitch like the guy who excited the Padres’ brass enough to trade for him during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. Clevinger tossed seven impressive innings and Jurickson Profar homered for the third straight game to help San Diego beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Monday night in the opener of a five-game series. Trent Grisham also…

  • Padres July 14, 2022 8:54 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – It's Gonna Be Okay…We Think

    This is the worst the Padres have looked all season. But will it last? Darnay and Todd try to stay optimistic about a team that isn’t quite fully formed yet. They discuss the concerning signs from the last couple weeks, as well as reasons to stay hopeful. The guys turn it over to Padres Twitter, to gauge how they’re...

  • Padres July 4, 2022 11:19 pm

    Manaea Struggles, Bats Quiet in Ugly 8-2 Loss to Mariners

    Julio Rodriguez sent a drive almost to the top of the brick warehouse in the left-field corner and pointed to the relievers in the bullpen who were also watching his monster two-run homer sail out of Petco Park. “I thought it would be pretty cool to hit one up there but I wasn’t really like thinking about hitting it...

  • Padres June 21, 2022 12:05 am

    Cronenworth and Grisham Homer in 4-1 Bounce Back Win

    Led by Yu Darvish, the San Diego Padres bounced back nicely from losing Manny Machado during a disheartening weekend sweep in Colorado. Darvish flirted with trouble before righting himself and throwing seven strong innings, and Jake Cronenworth and Trent Grisham homered to lead the San Diego Padres to a 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night. Kim Ha-seong…

  • Padres June 14, 2022 11:22 pm

    Voit Drives in Five, Leads Charge in 12-5 Comeback Win

    Luke Voit hit a two-run homer and a three-run double as the San Diego Padres rallied from a five-run deficit to hand the Chicago Cubs their eighth straight loss, 12-5 on Tuesday night. The Padres trailed 5-0 when Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks was pulled after allowing a double to Jake Cronenworth to start the sixth inning. Voit homered off reliever…

  • Padres June 7, 2022 11:48 pm

    Profar Jumpstarts offense, Darvish Deals in 7-0 Bounce Back Win

    Yu Darvish efficiently dismantled the best team in the National League. The 35-year-old right-hander held the Mets hitless until the sixth inning and Jurickson Profar launched a leadoff home run to help the San Diego Padres beat New York 7-0 on Tuesday night. Darvish (5-3) allowed only two hits in seven innings while striking out six and walking none on…

  • Padres May 31, 2022 11:05 pm

    Machado and Melvin Tossed, Wainwright Deals in Cards' 3-2 Walk-Off Win

    Albert Pujols hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals, boosted by a strong start from Adam Wainwright, beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 Tuesday night. “I was just looking for a good ball to hit,” Pujols said. “I didn’t try to do too much. Just get something up. I just tried to come...

  • Padres May 23, 2022 11:41 pm

    Key Plays Set Up Azocar's Clutch Hit, Padres' Walk-Off Win

    Veteran manager Bob Melvin had faith in José Azocar with the bases loaded and two outs in the 10th inning, and the rookie delivered. Azocar lined a single into center field to bring in Manny Machado and lift the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 win against the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night for their fifth straight victory….

  • Padres May 17, 2022 7:08 pm

    Clevinger, Gore Combine to Lead Padres to Shutout of Phillies

    Mike Clevinger tossed one-hit ball over five shutout innings and combined with MacKenzie Gore and Taylor Rogers to lead the San Diego Padres to a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Clevinger (1-0) won for the first time in three starts this season. He missed last season while rehabbing after Tommy John surgery. The righty tossed five…

  • Padres May 2, 2022 7:05 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Joe Deserves the Dough, A Snub for Machado, Good Signs and Roster Questions

    Derek and Darnay hit on a handful of notable topics following another successful series on the road. Joe Musgrove could be having a Cy Young season. The guys discuss his continued growth and his contract uncertainty. With some fun pitching matchups coming in Cleveland they take a look at a rotation that’s getting crowded. How will it shake out,...

  • Padres April 20, 2022 11:16 pm

    Profar Dazzles, Gore Delivers as Padres Complete Sweep of Reds

    With a throw and a swing, Jurickson Profar gave rookie MacKenzie Gore and the San Diego Padres all they needed to beat the staggering Cincinnati Reds. Profar threw out Joey Votto at home and then hit a two-run homer for the Padres, who won 6-0 Wednesday to hand the Reds their ninth straight loss and their longest skid in five…

  • Padres March 14, 2022 11:25 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Tatis' Injury Plus Other Storylines and Observations From Peoria

    Who will fill in? How serious is Jake Cronenworth’s injury? And what do the guys think of Bob Melvin? The guys also talk about the absence of Machado and Hosmer on day one, the Seiya Suzuki situation and more.

  • Padres February 3, 2022 10:57 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Who Will Factor Heaviest in the Padres Success This Season?

    There was news on the MLB lockout that got folks talking – after Derek and Darnay touch on that they shift their focus to the individuals who will have the biggest impact on the Padres in 2022. The guys share their Top-10, from players to coaches, minor league dugouts to the front office and everywhere in between. They touch on…

  • Padres November 4, 2021 5:17 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Which Padres are Sticking Around and Who Could Be On the Move This Offseason?

    The Padres have their manager in place, now who will share the dugout with Bob Melvin? The guys take inventory of the roster – who is guaranteed to stick around, who could be on the move, and who should be headed out of town? Will Hosmer and Myers’ pricey contracts still be on the books? What about a certain $19…

  • Padres August 26, 2021 1:49 pm

    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 August 16, 2021 11:10 pm

    Weathers Makes Costly Mistakes in Padres Latest Excruciating Loss

    C.J. Cron hit a solo homer in the ninth inning to give the Colorado Rockies a 6-5 win over the San Diego Padres on Monday night. It was Cron’s 20th homer of the season and came with one out off of Daniel Hudson (4-2). Hudson, acquired from Washington at the trade deadline, got Charlie Blackmon to line out to...

  • Padres July 15, 2021 1:39 pm

    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 July 1, 2021 3:13 pm

    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…

  • Padres June 30, 2021 10:57 pm

    Grisham Hits Homer and Slam to Help Padres Beat Reds and Rain

    Trent Grisham hit a grand slam and a solo shot and the San Diego Padres rallied for their 11th win in the last 12 games, beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-5 on Wednesday night in a game called in the sixth inning due to rain. Grisham’s first career grand slam in the fifth inning came off reliever Josh Osich and gave…

  • Padres June 10, 2021 3:11 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – More Problems Than One Day Off Can Fix

    A grueling 20-day stretch ended on a down note. Now the slumping Padres have a list of issues that one day off can’t fix. Derek and Darnay take a look at their offensive issues, Hosmer’s struggles, lack of productivity from reserves, and share some lineup thoughts. Derek has a player at the top of his wish list come the...

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