• 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 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 10, 2022 11:20 pm

    Timely Hitting Helps Padres Top Cubs 5-4

    The San Diego Padres’ day began with news that manager Bob Melvin will have prostate surgery and ended with a thrilling win against the Chicago Cubs. Manny Machado hit a go-ahead double in the sixth inning and left fielder Jurickson Profar caught Frank Schwindel’s bases-loaded drive at the wall to seal a 5-4 victory Tuesday night. Closer Taylor Rogers...

  • Padres April 14, 2022 8:44 pm

    Machado Shines, Abrams Homers as Padres' Bats Erupt on Opening Day

    What offensive struggles? Manny Machado had a career night in the Padres’ 12-1 win over defending World Series champion Atlanta in the first game of the season at Petco Park. Machado contributed to a breakthrough performance at the plate for San Diego, delivering singles in the first, second, fourth and sixth innings. When he got to the plate in the…

  • Padres January 6, 2022 7:15 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Projecting the 2022 Padres With Dan Szymborski of FanGraphs

    We needed something new to talk about amidst the lockout and Dan Szymborski came through in a major way this week. The ZiPS creator dropped his projections for the Padres, and spent time discussing how his system works and what it says about this year’s club. From an enormous number for Tatis, to a less exciting outlook on Hosmer...

  • Padres December 23, 2021 7:46 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Holiday Wish List for a Merrier, Happier Year of Padres Baseball

    What gifts would we like for the Padres this holiday season? A power-hitting outfielder, a cleaner health report, Melvin to work his magic with one big name, throwback uniforms, more brown and gold in Petco. Darnay discusses those and more, sharing his wish list and some ideas from fans. Happy Holidays everyone!

  • 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 September 30, 2021 4:05 pm

    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 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 26, 2021 1:11 am

    Snell Dazzles, But Dodgers Outlast Padres in 16 Innings

    It was a game that began Wednesday evening with a performance from one key Padre that energized Petco Park, and ended early Thursday with hometown fans disappointed and even more exhausted. A.J. Pollock hit a two-run homer off of Daniel Camarena in the top of the 16th inning to beat the Padres 5-3 in a game that ended just...

  • Padres August 19, 2021 4:20 pm

    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 August 18, 2021 7:34 pm

    Arrieta Leaves With Injury, Rockies Complete Sweep of Padres

    Of the Padres’ 56 losses in 2021 11 have come against the Colorado Rockies. Fortunately there won’t be any others, with Colorado capping their season series with a 7-5 win. San Diego went 8-11 in their 19 meetings, which now includes a pair of sweeps for the home team at Coors Field. Wednesday’s game featured the Padres debut of starting…

  • MLB August 13, 2021 9:53 pm

    D-Backs Walk Off Padres

    Perhaps the best news for the Padres on Friday night is they didn’t have any more pitchers get hurt. These days anything on top of that is gravy. Of course, the gravy is sour when the Friars lose. San Diego dropped a second straight game to the last place Diamondbacks, this time 3-2 in the Arizona desert. It was...

  • 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 6, 2021 11:26 pm

    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 July 5, 2021 11:22 pm

    Tatis Dazzles, But Padres Fall 7-5 to Nationals

    Josh Bell hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning and All-Star Trea Turner also connected for the Washington Nationals, who beat the San Diego Padres 7-5 Monday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Bell and Alcides Escobar had three hits apiece for the Nationals, who rebounded after being swept in four games at home by the Los…

  • MLB June 18, 2021 10:48 pm

    Wil Myers Sets Padres Home Run Record in Win Over Reds

    Padres outfielder Wil Myers, like the rest of the Padres not named Fernando Tatis Jr., had been in a bit of a home run drought. This week both of them have broken out in a big way. Myers hit a pair of bombs on Friday night against Cincinnati (setting a San Diego franchise record) in an 8-2 win over the…

  • San Diego Padres May 12, 2021 8:04 am

    Padres Hit by COVID-19 Concerns, 5 Players Out, Beat Rockies

    The San Diego Padres already were minus star Fernando Tatis Jr. and two backups before the first pitch at Colorado because of COVID-19 concerns

  • Padres April 15, 2021 5:02 pm

    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 April 12, 2021 10:32 pm

    Myers Rakes, Darvish Deals in 6-2 Win Over Pirates

    The San Diego Padres have the best bullpen in the majors at the moment. The most overworked one, too. Yu Darvish did what he could to give them most of the night off. The 34-year-old ace allowed three hits over seven dominant innings, Wil Myers drove in five runs and the Padres extended their strong start with a 6-2 win…

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