Framing the Friars: Renfroe Sets New Franchise Rookie Home Run Record, Then Sets it Again

September 20, 2017

  San Diego, California Records were broken, and one more was tied, during the San Diego Padres’ series finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 20. Arizona won the game 13-7 and avoided the sweep, after the Padres won the first two games in the series. Hunter Renfroe hit three home runs. His first dinger set a new franchise record for home runs in a season. His third blast tied…

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Framing the Friars: Two-Out Rallies and a Bullpen Implosion

June 9, 2017

The Padres took the field in Arizona looking to prevent a series sweep against the division rival Diamondbacks. Austin Hedges put the Friars up early with a bases-loaded, one-out single back up the middle to score two runs. This game looked like it was going to be a good one for San Diego as they got the first five batters on the base paths without recording any outs. The two…

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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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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 Preview: Padres Trying to End Three-Game Skid

May 19, 2017

  After a horrendous road trip, the Padres failed to take advantage of being back in Petco Park, dropping three of four against the Brewers. Now, the Arizona Diamondbacks will spend the weekend in San Diego where the Padres can hopefully gain some steam in the N.L. West. The Diamondbacks are coming into town hot after left fielder Chris Herrmann hit a walk off home run in the top of the…

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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: 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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Padres Series Preview: Diamondbacks at Petco for Three-Game Series

April 18, 2017

The San Diego Padres return home after a seven-game road trip. Only three games have been played at Petco Park so far in the 2017 season, so a little home-cooking should do the Friars some good. They welcome their division rival Arizona Diamondbacks to the city, in what should be a great series. The D-Backs have started the 2017 season well, going 9-5 to start the year. The team from…

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