Padres Series Recap: Friars Steal Two of Three from Mets in New York

May 26, 2017

The Padres came into New York looking to start the road trip off on the right foot. After a first inning melt down in game one, our Friars got their act together and pulled through two straight wins to take the series two games to one.  Here’s how it all went down: Game 1 – Padres 3, Mets 9 For the third time in four games, a Padre starter gave…

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Padres Series Recap: Richard Helps Friars Prevent Sweep in Ugly Series

May 22, 2017

The Padres came into this home series looking to bounce back from an ugly and harsh road trip. They managed to grab only two wins in the seven game home stand; the opening game and the closing game. The continued slump knocked the Friars into the cellar of the N.L. West, as they now stand at 16-30. Prior to this home stand, our Boys were 14-25. Game 1 – Padres…

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Padres Series Recap: Brewers Take Series in Petco as Padres Flounder

May 18, 2017

Game 1 (Padres 6, Brewers 5) In a season of promise, the young Padres once again showed why fans should be excited about the future of this team. After Eric Sogard hit a home run in the top of the 10th to take a 5-4 lead, the feeling in the mostly-empty Petco Park, was that of defeat. That feeling only lasted a few moments as Erick Aybar opened the bottom…

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Padres Series Recap: Bullpen Implodes in Finale, Sox Take Series

May 14, 2017

The San Diego Padres continue to play head-scratching baseball. They continually give games away, despite playing well for most of the contest. The team is young, and it is normal to expect sporadic moments of failure. However, they must play sound, fundamental baseball if they wish to keep their heads above water. The starting staff isn’t filled with household names, so if one of them gets you a quality start,…

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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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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 Series Recap: Giants Bullpen Implodes as the Padres Take Series

April 30, 2017

The San Diego Padres took another series win from the San Francisco Giants, and this time it was on the road. I don’t like to say “I told you so,” but I called this outcome in my series preview. I said that if the Padres starters could keep games close into the fifth and sixth innings, the offense and bullpen would pick them up and the team could win two…

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Series Recap: Padres Lose 3 of 4 in Desert to Diamondbacks

April 27, 2017

  On Thursday night, the San Diego Padres lost for the third time in four nights in Arizona. Like I wrote in my preview for this series, Padres’ pitchers needed to be on top of their game in order to stop a very potent D-backs’ line-up. Sadly that wasn’t the case as not one of the San Diego starters managed to give the team a quality start in the series….

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Padres Series Recap: Marlins Capitalize on Mistakes to Take Series

April 23, 2017

The suddenly-hot San Diego Padres took on the Miami Marlins in this three-game weekend set. As I predicted, the matchup on Sunday would decide this series. It certainly did, and the result was not in the Padres’ favor. The San Diego Padres are a young team, and their style of play will be maddening to watch from time to time. Manuel Margot, Austin Hedges, and Hunter Renfroe are all doing…

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Padres Series Recap: Padres Take Series from Snakes, Winning 2 of 3

April 20, 2017

The Padres came home from a rough road trip in Atlanta, where the team was swept by the Braves, looking for comfort. This 2017 season will be a long one for Padre fans, as the team is not built to compete just yet. There are positives, though, to this team, and a focused fan must concentrate on the big picture rather than look at the standings. I know that is…

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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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