Framing the Friars: Stammen Gets the Win

August 30, 2017

The San Diego Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Aug. 30 at Petco Park, and Craig Stammen played a pivotal role in making the shutout happen. The right-handed reliever was the winning pitcher of record against the Giants in the series finale. This is his second win of the season, improving his win-loss record to 2-2. The guy who goes by the nickname “Trig” quietly had a good…

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Framing the Friars: Padres Do Not Survive Shark Attack

August 28, 2017

San Diego is famous for fish tacos, but it’s no secret that the San Diego Padres have enjoyed feasting on “Shark” this season. “Shark” is the nickname for San Francisco Giants pitcher, Jeff Samardzija. He’s had a rough 2017 season, and his performances against the Padres have been downright dismal. Samardzija had made three starts against the Friars before Aug. 28. In those three starts, he allowed 14 runs over 17.1…

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Framing the Friars: Ho-Hum Another Padres Series Victory

July 16, 2017

  It’s becoming blasé.  Another series, another series win. The starting pitcher gives us a solid start. The bullpen does their thing. The bats come through in the clutch. The defense, while not the 2016 Cubs, makes the plays they’re supposed to make. The Padres are not only not tanking, they’re elevating.   In Sunday afternoon’s contest against the Giants, like Cortez the Killer (Neil Young reference), Hector Sanchez, the…

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Padres Series Recap: Giants Bullpen Implodes as the Padres Take Series

April 30, 2017

The San Diego Padres took another series win from the San Francisco Giants, and this time it was on the road. I don’t like to say “I told you so,” but I called this outcome in my series preview. I said that if the Padres starters could keep games close into the fifth and sixth innings, the offense and bullpen would pick them up and the team could win two…

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Series Preview: Padres Head to Bay Area for Three-Game Set with Giants

April 27, 2017

The San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants have spent the week battling simultaneously to stay out of the cellar of the N.L. West. The Giants split their recent four-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers at home, while the Padres lost their last series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on the road, three games to one. Pitching inconsistency and strikeouts have been issues for the Padres over the last…

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