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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Framing the Friars: Franchy Cordero Launches First Career Home Run

June 13, 2017

San Diego Padres center fielder, Franchy Cordero, had a memorable game on June 12, as the Friars hosted the Cincinnati Reds in the first game of a three-game series. San Diego won the game 9-3. The key inning in the game was the second, where the Padres put up six runs to take a 7-2 lead, snatching momentum early and putting themselves in the driver’s seat the rest of the way….

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Framing the Friars: Lamet Roughed up Against Diamondbacks, Renfroe Goes Deep Twice

June 7, 2017

It was bound to happen. After two solid starts from Padres’ rookie, Dinelson Lamet, he was due for a poor start. It happened in Lamet’s third start of the season, at the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 6. Arizona prevailed in the game, winning by a score of 10-2. Hunter Renfroe had his second career multi-home run game. Lamet went three-plus innings, allowing nine runs on three hits, issuing five walks. When…

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Jake Burger a Possibility for Padres with Second Round Pick?

May 29, 2017

For those who have watched the Missouri State Bears play at Hammons Field over the past three years, it was common to see people holding signs that say “THE BEST BURGER IN TOWN.” Fans who held those signs weren’t talking about the hamburgers they could buy at the concession stand, or even any of the restaurants in downtown Springfield, Missouri. They are referring to Missouri State third baseman, Jake Burger….

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Padres Series Recap: Napoli’s Walkoff Blast Sinks Padres

May 11, 2017

Coming into the final game of the San Diego Padres’ four-game series against the Texas Rangers, the Friars were 11-0 when leading after eight innings. Mike Napoli changed that with one swing of the bat. The Padres went into the bottom of the ninth with a 2-1 lead. Brandon Maurer took the mound looking to earn his fifth save. Instead, he picked up his first blown save after allowing an…

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Padres Series Recap: Weather, Dodgers Bats, Make it Rain at Petco

May 7, 2017

The third game of the three-game series between the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers was postponed due to rain, an abnormality in Southern California. The skies were dropping precipitation on May 7, forcing the postponement, and moving the game to September 2, which now is a doubleheader. Those who watched the first two games of the series also saw a lot of rain, in the form of baseballs….

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Series Preview: Padres Host Dodgers in Weekend Set

May 5, 2017

The San Diego Padres begin their second series of the season against the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 5. The last time these two teams met was the four-game series back in April. Hopefully this doesn’t conjure harsh memories of April 3, when the Dodgers routed San Diego 14-3 on national television. The Dodgers won three games to take the series. That happened at Chavez Ravine. This time, the games…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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