Follow Up with Former Padre’ Prospect Ryan Miller

June 22, 2017

I recently had the opportunity to talk to Ryan Miller, a former prospect for the San Diego Padres and resident of my hometown of Hemet, California. He was drafted by the Friars in the 14th round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of San Bernardino Valley College. For those who are unaware, he spent four seasons in the Padres’ system before he asked for his release from the team following…

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Catching up with Eric Yardley, Missions’ All-Star Reliever

June 20, 2017

Over the weekend I got to catch up with Double-A bullpen arm, Eric Yardley. For those unfamiliar, the Padres signed Yardley to a minor league contract back in July of 2013. East Village Times’ contributors have two previous interviews with Yardley, but I got the chance to talk to him after almost a year since the last interview. This season, Yardley has been on an absolute tear. He’s currently holding a 3-0…

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Framing the Friars: Quiet Bats Outspeak Perdomo’s Solid Outing

June 19, 2017

Luis Perdomo came into this game looking to secure his second win of the season and to improve his overall record. This series has been no joke. 17 total home runs, a total of 26 runs scored in three games, two of which reached extra innings. Some claimed the ball was juiced, but I think we all just got to witness a rare stretch of pure offensive power. Luis Perdomo…

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Framing the Friars: Friday Night Rally Followed by a Saturday Afternoon Collapse

June 10, 2017

The San Diego Padres suited up in their beautiful brown uniforms like they do every Friday home game and welcomed their second interleague opponent to Petco this season. Friday Night Friday night, Jhoulys Chacin took to the mound looking to pick up his first win since May 12th. (W @CWS, 0-2 since then). He went seven innings against the once World Series champion Royals, allowing just three hits and two…

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Framing the Friars: Two-Out Rallies and a Bullpen Implosion

June 9, 2017

The Padres took the field in Arizona looking to prevent a series sweep against the division rival Diamondbacks. Austin Hedges put the Friars up early with a bases-loaded, one-out single back up the middle to score two runs. This game looked like it was going to be a good one for San Diego as they got the first five batters on the base paths without recording any outs. The two…

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Framing the Friars: Cosart’s Continued Struggles, Hits Still Hard to Come By

June 5, 2017

The Padres came into this series on a high horse and swiftly took game one. Since then, the bats have gone quiet in two straight losses. In the previous game, the Padres combined for just one run and four hits in 30 at bats. Today, they combined for one run but with only three hits in 29 at bats against Rockies rookie starter Jeff Hoffman and the Rockies bullpen. Hoffman is now…

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Framing the Friars: Bats Turn Cold and So Does the Win Streak

June 4, 2017

The Padres came into Petco Park looking to grow their largest winning streak on the season by one more game. I’m not sure if it’s encouragement from Ron Fowler to get through these five wins, but I can say the Padres have been slugging the ball. Saturday night was a different story. The Padres struck out eight times and combined for just four hits in 30 at bats, a .133…

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Framing the Friars: Solarte and Kids Slug in 5th Straight Win

June 3, 2017

If you looked at the box score, you’d think this game was played in Denver, Colorado. There were 27 combined hits, three of them made it over the fence (all three Padres), and seven total extra base hits. The game started off a little rocky for Clayton Richard, who took the mound looking to continue the Padres’ success. He allowed four hits in the second innings, including a Ryan Schimpf error…

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The Padres Current Winning Streak- By the Numbers

June 2, 2017

Everybody “knew” entering the 2017 season, the San Diego Padres would be “the worst team in baseball”. What they didn’t know, was that at the end of May, the Padres would be coming off a sweep of the Chicago Cubs, in the thick of a four-game win streak, and have the same record as the supposed “contending” Giants. Now before you say it, I’ll say it for you. “Leave it…

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Framing the Friars: Cordero, Perdomo Lead Padres in Finale to Sweep

May 31, 2017

The Padres came into this series on a little bit of a high note. They closed the book on the Nationals series with a 5-3 win to split the road trip at 3-3. The Chicago Cubs were the next test for the young Padres. After a hard slump before the road trip, I was expecting for this series to start a new slump, as the reigning World Series champions are…

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Framing the Friars: Padres’ Bats Awaken, Light Up Kyle Hendricks

May 30, 2017

The Padres flew back across the country Sunday night and had to prepare for the first of three home games against the reigning major league champions of baseball on Monday. The Padres were going up against the usually dominate Kyle Hendricks, who came into the game 4-2 on the season with a 3.25 ERA. Hendricks has had a pretty dominant month of May, allowing just six runs in four games…

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