Squandered Opportunities Lead to Series Loss vs Rockies

May 4, 2017

The San Diego Padres lost 3-2 to the Colorado Rockies on Thursday May 4, resulting in a series loss against their N.L. West foes. San Diego was 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position in the rubber match. Yangervis Solarte hit into an RBI-groundout with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth and the Padres trailing 2-1. He hit a weak grounder, and a hesitation move by Alexi Amarista…


Padres History: The Four Tops

May 4, 2017

When San Diego Padres fans look at the current starting lineup, they see four young players who are exciting to watch, and are expected to be a part of the team’s long-term plans. Manuel Margot, Wil Myers, Hunter Renfroe, and Austin Hedges are all expected to be with this team for a long time as the organization is trying to build a winner, and one that can win for years…


Series Preview: Padres Open May Against Rockies at Petco

May 1, 2017

The first month of the season is over, and the San Diego Padres have managed to stay out of the cellar. The Friars closed the month with a half-game lead over the under-performing and underachieving San Francisco Giants. Along with winning some games, the youngsters on the squad have shown flashes of their true potential. Wil Myers had seven home runs in April, and is emerging as the leader this…


Braves Sweep Padres Out of SunTrust

April 17, 2017

The Atlanta Braves finished a memorable first series inside their new home, SunTrust Park, and it came at the expense of the San Diego Padres. The Braves finished off a four-game sweep of the Friars on April 17, when Dansby Swanson hit a walkoff single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning. Brandon Maurer took the loss. What was the reason for San Diego losing four…


Series Preview: Braves Debut Suntrust Park Against Padres

April 13, 2017

Don’t look now, but the San Diego Padres have managed to win some games in this young season. The team presumed to be the worst in baseball is 5-5 after the first 10 games of the 2017 season. This season is still very young, and the pain Padre fans will endure is still ahead. However, this team has been fun to watch out the gate, and they look competitive. After…


Padres Series Preview: The Friars Open Petco Against the Giants

April 6, 2017

After a long wait, the day is here. Baseball returns to Petco Park in San Diego. All the preparation to get the stadium ready for the San Diego Padres’ Opening Day is going through the finishing touches. Groundskeepers are painting the lines and logos on the field, manicuring the grass, and raking the sand. Concession workers are melting the cheese and chilling the beer. Gatekeepers are preparing to scan tickets….


Padres History: The Opening Day Trifecta That Was Wynne, Gwynn & Kruk

March 26, 2017

One of the most exciting spectacles in Major League Baseball, or baseball at any level for that matter, is seeing home runs in sequence. “Back-to-back” is a term we like to use to describe two consecutive hitters “taking a pitcher deep,” another one of baseball’s famous catchphrases. However, something that is much more exciting is going “back-to-back-to-back.” In poker, three of a kind trumps a pair. The same applies to…


Nate Colbert’s Record-Setting Performance in 1972 Still Mostly Ignored by Club

March 10, 2017

In my last piece, I wrote about Eric Show, and how he is rarely mentioned, despite being the franchise leader in wins, with 100. In this piece, I will talk about another player who has one of the most extraordinary feats in all of Major League Baseball, yet it isn’t championed by the San Diego Padres’ organization. Padres slugger, Nate Colbert, holds a record in Major League Baseball. On August 1,…


The Troubled Talent That Was Eric Show

March 1, 2017

Of all the players who have worn a Padres’ uniform, one of the more prominent players talked about the least is Eric Show. The reason for the lack of attention given to Show could be due to his life outside baseball. He was a controversial figure, often viewed today as a tortured soul who struggled with drug addiction and the remnants of a childhood filled with emotional, psychological, and physical…


Bring Back the Padres’ Pinstripes

February 24, 2017

  One of the things debated most by Padre fans is how the uniform should look. Of course, part of the reason for this debate is that a significant portion of the fan base want to see the brown uniform permanently return. Another reason for the debate is that ownership just can’t seem to decide on a pattern and stay with it. Since 2004, the uniform has gone through so…


Signing Jered Weaver Makes Sense for the Padres

February 18, 2017

  The San Diego Padres announced on Feb. 18 that they have agreed to a deal with pitcher Jered Weaver. The contract is for one-year and the former Angels’ pitcher will make $3 million dollars once he passes his physical. The deal is supposed to be announced on Monday.. “He’s always been a winner, his entire career,” general manager A.J. Preller told Padres.com, the team’s official website. “[He] has been…


The Chargers ARE Dead to Me

January 15, 2017

  It is said that a writer should never write while feeling emotional. It’s been over 24 hours since the Chargers announced they were leaving San Diego and making the trip up Interstate-5 for Los Angeles. I said I would put my thoughts into a written piece about yesterday’s events. I spent the day reflecting on what had happened, and looking back on all the years I’ve spent supporting the…