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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Padres Series Preview: The Marlins Head to SD for a Three-Game Series

April 21, 2017

After finishing up their series with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the San Diego Padres will then host the Miami Marlins for a three game series. The Marlins are off to a decent start to their 2017 season, going into Friday’s series with a 8-7 record, putting them two games behind the N.L. East leader Washington Nationals. Expected to at least contend for playoff spot, they made some moves to shore up…

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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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Ryan Schimpf is Setting an Early Example of Patience at The Plate

April 20, 2017

Last season we saw Ryan Schimpf blast home runs and extra base hits like he was taking batting practice. He hit 20 home runs, had 22 extra base hits, struck out 105 times, and walked just 42 times in 330 plate appearances. This season, however, he is taking a different approach at the plate. It is still very early in the season, but in his 59 plate appearances thus far, Schimpf…

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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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Braves Sweep Padres Out of SunTrust

April 17, 2017

The Atlanta Braves finished a memorable first series inside their new home, SunTrust Park, and it came at the expense of the San Diego Padres. The Braves finished off a four-game sweep of the Friars on April 17, when Dansby Swanson hit a walkoff single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning. Brandon Maurer took the loss. What was the reason for San Diego losing four…

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Notes from the Padres “Taco Train”

April 15, 2017

As the Taco Train pulled out of the station in the last ten days picking up passengers and headed to the New Jerusalem, it’s not too early to compare notes, to heed scribblings from the random and assorted. As of this writing, the Padres stand five and six, a minor miracle considering we opened with four on the road at the high rolling Dodgers, three at home against the wild…

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Series Preview: Braves Debut Suntrust Park Against Padres

April 13, 2017

Don’t look now, but the San Diego Padres have managed to win some games in this young season. The team presumed to be the worst in baseball is 5-5 after the first 10 games of the 2017 season. This season is still very young, and the pain Padre fans will endure is still ahead. However, this team has been fun to watch out the gate, and they look competitive. After…

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San Diego Padres Take Two of Three in Coors from Rockies

April 12, 2017

  The Padres won their first series on the road in 2017, taking two out of three from the Rockies. Some great pitching, timely hitting, and a cycle (!!!) helped the Padres get back to .500…. Game 1:   On The Bump: Jared Cossart took the mound and pitched surprisingly well for the Friars, throwing four scoreless innings against a potent Rockies lineup. He only walked one batter and scattered…

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4/12: San Diego Padres News & Notes (Perdomo Joins Cahill on D.L.)

April 12, 2017

The San Diego Padres have just begun their long, 162-game journey, but a lot has already happened. The Padres battled the Dodgers to open the young season, dropping three of four to a strong Los Angeles Dodgers ball club. After the four game stint, the Friars headed home to play in front of their fans. The Padres played gritty baseball, something that I believe will be a common theme the…

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Padres Series Recap: Padres Take 2 of 3 from Giants to Open Season

April 10, 2017

  As usual, there were droves of San Francisco Giants fans all over the East Village and Gaslamp area of downtown San Diego, as their beloved baseball team was in town to take on the Padres. That is just normal when the Giants come to town. It’s like an annual tradition in recent years for thousands of their fans to come virtually out of nowhere to attend a game at…

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Padres Series Preview: The Friars Open Petco Against the Giants

April 6, 2017

After a long wait, the day is here. Baseball returns to Petco Park in San Diego. All the preparation to get the stadium ready for the San Diego Padres’ Opening Day is going through the finishing touches. Groundskeepers are painting the lines and logos on the field, manicuring the grass, and raking the sand. Concession workers are melting the cheese and chilling the beer. Gatekeepers are preparing to scan tickets….

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