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: Inside Perdomo’s Third Inning

June 8, 2017

Coming off a few very nice outings against two of the N.L.’s best, Luis Perdomo entered his start on Wednesday with confidence that he could keep the streak going. Through two innings, he seemed to be well on his way. In the first inning, he worked around two walks en route to a scoreless inning. The most impressive pitch of the first was a filthy 95 MPH two-seamer (with sink)…

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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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Series Preview: San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks

April 24, 2017

After a 3-3 home stand, the Padres travel to the Arizona desert to face their division rivals, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Arizona is coming off a series win against the Dodgers over the weekend. The Padres and D-Backs played last week in San Diego and the Padres won two out of three in the series. Arizona’s bats were on fire in their series against L.A. Cuban slugger, Yasmany Tomas, has been on…

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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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