The Padres Ignored the Tank, Beat L.A. & That is Fantastic

September 4, 2017

The Padres have had a rough season, although not as rough as some predicted. They are one win away from clinching a non-100 loss season. FiveThirtyEight.com has the Friars finishing 72-90, better than last season. A lot can still happen as the Padres still have six games against Arizona, seven against Colorado and still three more against the L.A. Dodgers. However, the Padres did not seem too intimidated by perhaps…

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Framing the Friars: “Mar-Gone!” Padres Win 4-3 vs Dodgers

August 11, 2017

The last time the Padres and Dodgers met there were plenty of fireworks. Tensions were high among Dodger starter Alex Wood, manager Dave Roberts, and Padres manager, Andy Green. In an unusual manager banter, Roberts was ejected from the contest and further suspended for the next game. Green was also ejected but was not suspended. However, this Friday night both managers met at home plate to exchange lineup cards and…

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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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Padres Series Recap: Padres Start Off 2017 With Left Foot At Dodger Stadium

April 7, 2017

The San Diego Padres started off their 2017 MLB season this past Monday, April 3. The opening series of the 2017 season was a four-game set against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. In 2016, the Friars also opened the season against the Boys in Blue and that series turned out to be a disaster. The Padres were swept in a three-game set at Petco Park and were outscored…

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Morning After: Positive Takeaways From a Close Loss

April 6, 2017

  The Padres were coming off of a 4-0 shutout win Tuesday, that I was lucky enough to watch in person. I can tell you, there’s nothing more beautiful than watching thousands of angry and emotional fans file out of Dodger stadium. Brad Hand took the mound to close things out and the Padres pulled to 1-1 on the season. Last night however, wasn’t as beautiful as we had hoped….

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The Day After: Five Positives from Opening Day

April 4, 2017

You can look at yesterday’s 14-3 as an absolute embarrassment of a day. I can’t blame you for that, but don’t shun the game as whole. The entire Padres payroll ($34.5 million) is one million dollars less than what ace, Clayton Kershaw, is going to make this season. The Dodgers outspend the entire league, and the Padres hardly have any money to shell out currently. So relax. Plenty of good…

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What to Expect for the Upcoming Dodgers Series

April 3, 2017

If you read the title of this article and said to yourself “not much”, you are probably in the right mindset. The Los Angeles Dodgers are once again the favorites to come out on top of the N.L. West, while the San Diego Padres find themselves at the bottom of the projected leader board. So, in that sense you would think the Padres don’t stand a chance right? Well that’s…

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Padres Series Preview: Padres Take On Dodgers in Last Home Series of 2016

September 27, 2016

The 2016 MLB season is winding down to it’s last few days. As a San Diego Padres fan that really is quite a relief. Let’s face it this season is not what any team would hope for. Ironically enough now with the organization’s top higher-level prospects up it is actually quite a let down that the season is coming to a close. Especially when they have been performing quite. The…

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Padres Series Recap: Dodgers Take 2 of 3 From Padres in L.A.

September 4, 2016

The San Diego Padres lost two out of three games from the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend. Overall this series would be average, nothing really spectacular, but some decent games mixed in there for your viewing pleasure. The pitching would really turn out to be the downfall for the Padres in this series. The offense would do fine except for the second game of the series. But the pitching would…

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