Framing the Friars: Renfroe Sets New Franchise Rookie Home Run Record, Then Sets it Again

September 20, 2017

  San Diego, California Records were broken, and one more was tied, during the San Diego Padres’ series finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 20. Arizona won the game 13-7 and avoided the sweep, after the Padres won the first two games in the series. Hunter Renfroe hit three home runs. His first dinger set a new franchise record for home runs in a season. His third blast tied…

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Framing the Friars: Lamet Looks Like Lamet, but Offense a No-Show (again)

September 13, 2017

  The San Diego Padres have scored only five runs in 28 innings. The offense has been absolutely stagnant. Compared to the Padres’ lack of scoring, their opponents have done the opposite. On Sep. 12, the Minnesota Twins went off for 16 runs against the Friars, winning the game 16-0. The offense remained stagnant when the Padres played the Twins again on Sept. 8. Dinelson Lamet made the start, pitching…

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Framing the Friars: Solarte Reaches New Career High

September 6, 2017

  Yangervis Solarte doesn’t hit a lot of home runs. He is just not that type of hitter. The most homers he had ever hit in a season was 15, a number he posted in both 2015 and 2016. That changed on Sept. 6, when the San Diego Padres hosted the St. Louis Cardinals for the third game of a four-game series, a game in which St. Louis won 3-1….

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Framing the Friars: Stammen Gets the Win

August 30, 2017

The San Diego Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Aug. 30 at Petco Park, and Craig Stammen played a pivotal role in making the shutout happen. The right-handed reliever was the winning pitcher of record against the Giants in the series finale. This is his second win of the season, improving his win-loss record to 2-2. The guy who goes by the nickname “Trig” quietly had a good…

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Framing the Friars: Padres Do Not Survive Shark Attack

August 28, 2017

San Diego is famous for fish tacos, but it’s no secret that the San Diego Padres have enjoyed feasting on “Shark” this season. “Shark” is the nickname for San Francisco Giants pitcher, Jeff Samardzija. He’s had a rough 2017 season, and his performances against the Padres have been downright dismal. Samardzija had made three starts against the Friars before Aug. 28. In those three starts, he allowed 14 runs over 17.1…

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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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