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: Lamet Struggles as Padres’ Bats Go Cold

July 6, 2017

  After winning two straight games against the defending American League Champions, in which the Padres ragtag bullpen shut down the Indians offense, the third game of the three-game set was marked by a different story entirely. Despite winning the series with the victories on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Padres didn’t really show up to play in a tough 11-2 loss in Cleveland. The Padres head to Philadelphia to play…

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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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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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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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Framing the Friars: Dinelson Lamet May Very Well Be the Real Deal

May 31, 2017

  The San Diego Padres have won three straight games. One of those games was against the Washington Nationals, and the other two were against the Chicago Cubs. What kind of bizarro world are we living in? I am getting off-track. Anyway, back to the story at hand. The Padres defeated the Chicago Cubs, the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs, behind a strong second outing from young right-hander Dinelson…

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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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It Is Dinelson Lamet’s Time

May 25, 2017

It’s May 25 and the San Diego Padres already find themselves 14 games back of the division leading Colorado Rockies and with the second worst winning percentage in all of baseball. So far, the Padres have been pretty successful at embracing the tank. Even so, the Padres have seen some of the farm system build up start to pay off with the promotions of Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe. Both…

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The Next Wave of Talent to Arrive for Padres

April 30, 2017

  The San Diego Padres have done a nice job in putting together a young squad, with seemingly a very bright future. Presently, the major league team lacks depth at virtually every position, but the rebuild is in full effect. Despite the inadequacies of the 2017 squad, there is much to like about the Padres’ franchise and the future of it that, for once, seems full of promise. Players like…

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Down on the Farm: April 25

April 26, 2017

  El Paso Chihuahuas Dinelson Lamet 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K Fresh off a 13-strikeout performance in just 5.1 IP, Lamet outdid himself. Lamet only struck out nine on Tuesday night, but a four hit, seven inning shutout got the job done. Lamet has now given up just one earned run over his first 20 innings, good for a 0.45 ERA. Lamet is striking out…

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Down on the Farm: April 20

April 21, 2017

  El Paso Chihuahuas Dinelson Lamet 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 13 K Look no further than the 13 strikeouts on the line, but Lamet showed what type of pitcher he can be on Thursday night. Even more impressive was the fact that Lamet struck out 13 batters in only five and a third innings. Considering Lamet only got 16 batters out, 13 strikeouts is very, very…

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