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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Projecting the Padres Muddled Rotation Part 3: Further Depth

March 9, 2017

  Earlier this week, in parts one and two of a four-part series, I discussed the Padres’ starting pitching options for 2017. On Monday, I looked at pitchers that would be returning to the team after pitching significant innings for them in 2016, and on Tuesday, I looked at some new additions who could crack the Opening Day rotation. With the most likely options out of the way, we now…


Renfroe & Lamet Named Padres Minor League Players of the Year by

October 7, 2016

The San Diego Padres are all about the future at this point. Over the last few seasons the team has taken us all on a personnel roller coaster ride. Most of us rose to varying levels of excitement in the winter of 2015 when A.J. Preller brought in a flurry of big names from around the league. Those of us who entertained that moment of excitement then experienced the drop-off…


Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Recap August 3rd/4th

August 5, 2016

Wednesday Brandon Morrow, RHP, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas 0.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 K Sadly it appears more and more likely that Brandon Morrow’s career as a major league pitcher is coming to an end. After a successful start to the 2015 season, Morrow got injured and did not pitch again for the remainder of the year. He has yet to see big league action since last May…


Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Minor League Week 15 Recap

July 25, 2016

El Paso Chihuahuas (58-44, 4-4 for week) Monday: W 11-5 Tuesday: W 9-2 Wednesday: L 3-10 Thursday: W 7-2 Friday: L 3-7 Saturday: L 0-12 Sunday: W 4-0/L 1-5 Player of the Week: Manuel Margot 11-27, 1.097 OPS, 0 HR, 3 RBI Pitcher of the Week: Aaron Northcraft 6 IP, 0 ER, 0.677 WHIP, 7 K San Antonio Missions (37-63, 5-2 for week) Monday: W 4-3 Tuesday: L 2-4 Wednesday:…


Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Minor League Week 5 Recap

May 9, 2016

El Paso Chihuahuas (14-15, 4-3 for week) Monday L 6-3 Tuesday L 15-6 Wednesday W 17-6 Thursday W 7-6 Friday L 5-4 Saturday W 6-4 Sunday W 9-4 Player of the Week: Casey McElroy 14/29, 1.174 OPS, 0 HR, 9 RBI Pitcher of the Week: Aaron Northcraft 5 IP, 1 ER, 1.000 WHIP, 3 K Your browser does not support iframes. San Antonio Missions (10-20, 1-6 for week) Monday L…


Padres Minors: Dinelson Lamet- A Name to Remember

May 1, 2016

The San Diego Padres minor league system is rather weak in the pitching department at the upper minor league levels. However both the A-Ball teams are loaded with pitching prospects and Dinelson Lamet might be one of the best you have never heard of. Dinelson Lamet is a 23-year-old Dominican pitcher who was signed by the Padres in 2014 as an International Free Agent. He was retained for $100,000, just…