• Padres Aug 26

    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 Aug 26

    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 Aug 19

    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 Aug 19

    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 Aug 14

    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 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 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 Jul 6

    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 Jun 19

    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

    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 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 Apr 13

    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…

  • MLB Apr 2

    Hosmer Helps Padres Top Arizona in Back-and-Forth Opening Day Showdown

    The San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks in their first game of 2021. Here’s your game day recap.

  • MLB Mar 19

    Enjoy Padres Opening Day Without ‘Missing' Work? Cutwater Spirits Has an Idea

    After spending all of 2020 without anyone in the stands at Petco Park, pretty much every professional baseball player at Spring Training will tell it’s been really nice to have real people watching, even in a limited capacity. “I don’t think you can ever get used to just hearing the crowd noise on the PA system. It’s been a...

  • Padres Jan 28

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Predicting the Padres 2021 Stat Leaders

    Who’s going to lead the Padres in homers in 2021? What about OPS and innings pitched? Derek and Darnay took a stab at what players might pace the Friars. First things first, they discussed the return of Jurickson Profar and what makes him a good fit. Then they turn their attention to the guys they expect to put up big…

  • Padres Oct 2, 2020

    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...

  • Padres Sep 15, 2020

    Grisham Sparks Padres in Statement Win Over Dodgers

    If there was any remaining doubt that the Padres-Dodgers rivalry has been revived in 2020, Monday’s meeting at Petco Park put it to rest. San Diego drew even with Los Angeles at 4-4 in the season series with a runaway 7-2 win. In doing so they narrowed the Dodgers’ lead in the NL West to 1.5 games. Two more wins…

  • Padres Sep 10, 2020

    Moreland Homers, Davies Keeps Rolling in Win Over Rockies

    Zach Davies won his career-best, fifth-consecutive start and Mitch Moreland hit his first homer for the Padres as San Diego beat the Colorado Rockies, 5-3, to complete its sweep of the three-game series on Wednesday. Davies (7-2) was fantastic, after allowing a run in the first, as he tied a season-high with eight strikeouts, plowing through the Rockies with his…

  • San Diego Padres Sep 9, 2020

    Padres Power Past Rockies

    The San Diego Padres just keep on winning. With Tuesday night’s 14-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies, the Padres are accumulating some pretty impressive streaks. The Padres have won three straight games, 7 of their last 10, and 16 of their last 20. For the season, the Padres are now 27-17. San Diego has the second-most wins in the National…

  • San Diego Padres Aug 23, 2020

    ‘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…

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