Framing the Friars: Wil Myers Steals for The Cycle

August 16, 2017

  Wil Myers joined some elite company after accomplishing a feat in the San Diego Padres’ 3-0 over the Philadelphia Phillies on Aug. 16. The win completed the three-game sweep, marking the first time the Padres swept the Phillies since 1998. Ironically, the team wore their home uniform from the 1998 season. The rare feat accomplished by Myers was stealing three bases in one game, becoming only the third first…

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Framing the Friars: Myers Inching Closer to Career-High in Home Runs

August 9, 2017

  Wil Myers hit another home run, his 22nd of the season, during the San Diego Padres’ 8-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on August 9. With that blast, Myers moved closer to reaching his career-high for home runs.   He hit 28 dingers last season in his second year with the team.   Last season was also the first year in which Myers played in more than 90 games….

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Seven Reasons to Keep Watching the Padres

August 9, 2017

As I type this, the Padres are currently 49-62 and fresh off the heels of an 11-3 loss to the lowly Cincinnati Reds. Yeah, not all that fun. The Padres have been playing decent baseball for the last few months, but part of that has been due to luck. Their run differential is by far the worst in the big leagues, at -143. They are an even thirty games behind…

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Framing the Friars: Padres’ Mojo Risin’

August 5, 2017

Sometimes baseball teams must just get on their horses and ride them to the finish line. Headed into the middle game of a 3-game set with the Pirates, that’s exactly what the doctor ordered for the Padres, who were on a mini two-game losing streak and were facing the Pirates’ ace, Gerrit Cole, for the second time in less than a week. The big boys were going to have to…

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Padres Snapshot: Upcoming Things To Look Forward To in 2017

August 5, 2017

With the dog days of summer ending shortly, the San Diego Padres sit in an interesting spot. The team is coming off their first winning month since 2015 and the rebuilding Friars are 11 games below .500, a surprising mark for a team that was supposed to be one of the worst teams in baseball history. With all of that being said, the most interesting months of baseball are approaching…

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Grading the Progress of the Padres’ “Process”

August 3, 2017

Okay, Padre fans, it’s time to start evaluating where this whole thing is going. The Padres made no secret of their intentions this year. They stated a philosophy of building the franchise over time (3-5 years) into a championship contender. 2017, they said, would be a development year. We are now past the MLB All-Star break and trade deadline. We are a full 12 months into it, and thus it’s…

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Enough Tanking, It’s Time to Build a Winning Culture

August 2, 2017

  Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once said “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” If you have witnessed Padres Twitter this season, you probably have come across GIF’s of tanks running things over and…

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Are Hunter Renfroe & Wil Myers, the New Klesko & Nevin?

July 29, 2017

Despite the San Diego Padres being in a rebuilding year and battling the San Francisco Giants for the cellar of the N.L. West, they have had some exciting moments and this team has become very interesting. Everyone knows chicks dig the long ball. I dig the long ball, and I am sure most of you do too. That is why Hunter Renfroe and Wil Myers have made the Padres watchable,…

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Framing the Friars: Power Surge Continues in Series Win Over Giants

July 23, 2017

  The San Diego Padres brought a power surge to AT&T Park for their four-game series with their division rivals from NorCal, the San Francisco Giants. Through the first three games, the Friars had hit 15 extra-base hits. The series finale was no different. The Padres benefited from a big fourth inning, with Hunter Renfroe, Jabari Blash, and Hector Sanchez all hitting doubles in succession. Those extra-base hits were the…

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Framing the Friars: Padres a No-Show in Series Finale Against Colorado

July 19, 2017

  The main story before the Padres’ series finale at the Colorado Rockies on July 19 was Clayton Richard winning the team’s Heart and Hustle award. Some teammates were interviewed by Fox Sports San Diego before the game started. Each player interviewed had nothing but good things to say about Richard’s work ethic and attitude, and how it translates on the field. As for the game, ironically, the Padres were…

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Framing the Friars: Perdomo’s Struggles, Myers’ Slump, and Unexpected Sighs of Relief

July 18, 2017

  Luis Perdomo took the mound today looking to continue his success from his last start against the Cleveland Indians. Perdomo had a rough game from the jump, giving up a leadoff homer on his fourth pitch of the game. On a 1-2 count, Charlie Blackmon took Perdomo to deep right-center field to put the Rockies up early. The fun didn’t stop there for the Rockies. In the second, three…

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