Framing the Friars: Wil Myers Steals for The Cycle

August 16, 2017

  Wil Myers joined some elite company after accomplishing a feat in the San Diego Padres’ 3-0 over the Philadelphia Phillies on Aug. 16. The win completed the three-game sweep, marking the first time the Padres swept the Phillies since 1998. Ironically, the team wore their home uniform from the 1998 season. The rare feat accomplished by Myers was stealing three bases in one game, becoming only the third first…

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Jered Weaver Announces His Retirement

August 16, 2017

  San Diego Padres starting pitcher Jered Weaver announced his retirement on Aug. 16, as announced by the Padres. Weaver began his 12th season overall, and his first with the Padres, in 2017. He signed a 1-year, $3 million contract with the club on Feb. 17. The right-hander made nine starts for the Friars, posting an 0-5 record with a 7.44 ERA. He often fell victim to the long ball,…

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Framing the Friars: Myers Inching Closer to Career-High in Home Runs

August 9, 2017

  Wil Myers hit another home run, his 22nd of the season, during the San Diego Padres’ 8-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on August 9. With that blast, Myers moved closer to reaching his career-high for home runs.   He hit 28 dingers last season in his second year with the team.   Last season was also the first year in which Myers played in more than 90 games….

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Carter Capps (finally) Makes His Padres Debut

August 8, 2017

Carter Capps celebrated his 27th birthday on August 7. He celebrated it by not just being called up to the majors by the San Diego Padres, but also making his Padre debut. It was the first time a player has made his debut with the team on his birthday. Capps pitched two-thirds of an inning in the Padres’ 11-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. He allowed three runs on one…

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Framing the Friars: Perdomo Continues “Jekyll and Hyde” Act

August 2, 2017

Did you ever see the movie “Forrest Gump?” It’s kind of an old film, having released during the mid-1990s. One line from that movie describes Luis Perdomo‘s start against the Minnesota Twins on August 2. “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” That can be said about Perdomo on the mound. Throughout the season, the 24-year-old right-handed pitcher has struggled to maintain consistency…

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Framing the Friars: Power Surge Continues in Series Win Over Giants

July 23, 2017

  The San Diego Padres brought a power surge to AT&T Park for their four-game series with their division rivals from NorCal, the San Francisco Giants. Through the first three games, the Friars had hit 15 extra-base hits. The series finale was no different. The Padres benefited from a big fourth inning, with Hunter Renfroe, Jabari Blash, and Hector Sanchez all hitting doubles in succession. Those extra-base hits were the…

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Framing the Friars: Padres a No-Show in Series Finale Against Colorado

July 19, 2017

  The main story before the Padres’ series finale at the Colorado Rockies on July 19 was Clayton Richard winning the team’s Heart and Hustle award. Some teammates were interviewed by Fox Sports San Diego before the game started. Each player interviewed had nothing but good things to say about Richard’s work ethic and attitude, and how it translates on the field. As for the game, ironically, the Padres were…

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Framing the Friars: Lamet Throws First Scoreless Outing

June 30, 2017

  Dinelson Lamet‘s seventh start was his best so far in his young career. Lamet pitched seven scoreless innings (a career-high), striking out eight Atlanta Braves hitters, while allowing just four hits and one walk. He retired the first 11 batters he faced before allowing a base runner. It was a single by Nick Markakis with two outs in the fourth inning. Lamet earned the win, to improve to 3-2…

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Are the Padres Approaching a Potential Logjam?

June 24, 2017

The San Diego Padres have seen a revolving door of players go on the disabled list. Currently, two starting pitchers and two starting outfielders have spent significant time away from the big club because of injuries. Trevor Cahill and Jered Weaver are finishing up rehab assignments in the minors before they return to the starting rotation. The same goes for Manuel Margot, who began a rehab assignment at Triple-A El…

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Friars Claim Dillon Overton/Designate Zach Lee

June 19, 2017

The San Diego Padres claimed left-handed pitcher Dillon Overton off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on June 19. He was immediately optioned to Triple-A  El Paso. To make room for Overton in El Paso, right-handed pitcher Zach Lee was designated for assignment. The Padres claimed left-hander Dillon Overton off waivers from the Mariners. Zach Lee has been designated for assignment. — Dennis Lin (@sdutdennislin) June 19, 2017 Overton was listed as…

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Framing the Friars: Lamet Gets Back On Track Against Brewers

June 17, 2017

  Dinelson Lamet had a pair of rough outings after his mesmerizing Major League debut and strong second outing against the Chicago Cubs. In two starts, he gave up 16 runs over eight innings. Before those starts, his ERA was 2.70. Through those eight innings, his ERA inflated quicker than an outdoor tent, rising to 8.50. Lamet was given the ball when the San Diego Padres played the second game…

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Padres Editorial: Wil Myers Struggling To Find His Stride

June 15, 2017

It’s no secret that Wil Myers has been struggling at the plate so far this season. The Padres’ highest-paid player, and the guy expected to be a leader in the clubhouse, hasn’t quite lived up to the hype this season. Through June 11, Myers has a .256 batting average. Now, batting average isn’t something people like to use anymore to evaluate hitters. People hold on-base percentage and slugging percentage to…

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