Three Steps Forward & Two Steps Back- Evaluating Five Padres Players in 2018

August 24, 2018

As yet another dismal San Diego Padres season winds to a close, many fans have their eyes on the future. And with their roster sporting a youthful median age of 26.5 years old, that focus may be well justified. Just one team in Major League Baseball — the Tampa Bay Rays — has a younger team than the Friars. That youth has arrived hand in hand with expectations for the…

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Down on the Farm: August 23 (Baez and Quantrill With Quality Starts)

August 24, 2018

The San Diego Padres’ minor league affiliates went 2-4 on Thursday. Here’s a recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (76-52): Won 14-2 Tenth-ranked Padres prospect Cal Quantrill shined Thursday, as the Chihuahuas rolled to a 14-2 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes. The 23-year-old right-hander pitched six innings, scattering seven hits across those frames. He surrendered just one earned run, and notched his second win of the season. On…

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San Diego Padres Looking to Stay Hot in Miami vs Marlins

June 8, 2018

Coming off of perhaps the best stretch of baseball they have played so far this season, the San Diego Padres now head back to the East Coast for a three game series against the Miami Marlins. The Padres are winners of seven of their last ten games, and have prevailed in their last three consecutive series, most recently doing so by taking two of three from the Atlanta Braves. As…

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Padres Series Preview: Reds Set to Battle Padres in Three-Game Set

June 1, 2018

This weekend, the San Diego Padres will continue their home stand with a three-game set against the Cincinnati Reds. The series will be the middle matchup of a three-team home stretch for the Friars. The Reds come to town much like the Padres’ previous opponent, the Miami Marlins did: 4-6 in their last 10 games. That slate of contests for Cincinnati has been most recently punctuated by series losses on…

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Marlins Head to Petco to Battle Padres in Four-Game Series

May 27, 2018

Following a three-city road trip, the San Diego Padres are set to head home for a four-game series against the Miami Marlins. The match up represents the Padres and the Marlins’ first meeting in 2018. Last season, the Friars won just one of six games against Miami. The Padres return to Petco Park after winning a series against the Pirates and losing series’ to both the Nationals and Dodgers. They…

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San Diego Padres’ Lyles Almost Perfect in 4-0 Win

May 15, 2018

Petco Park- San Diego Despite a valiant effort from Jordan Lyles, the Padres’ nearly 50-year-long no-hitter drought will continue. Perfect through 7 1/3 innings, the 27-year-old right-hander dazzled throughout his start against the Colorado Rockies, tallying 10 strikeouts in the process and leading the Padres to a 4-0 win. His dominant effort on the mound was supported by a surge of power from his teammates, namely a pair of home…

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Dinelson Lamet to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

April 13, 2018

After just one season in the Major Leagues, Padres right-handed pitcher Dinelson Lamet will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow. Lamet, 25, began the 2018 season on the disabled list after exiting his final spring training start in March with a then-undisclosed elbow injury. The Padres’ original assessment of Lamet’s elbow was that it suffered no structural damage. Eight days later,…

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Trevor Hoffman Elected to the Hall of Fame

January 24, 2018

In his third year on the ballot, longtime San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He was elected alongside Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, and Jim Thome. Hoffman, known for his high leg kick and devastating changeup, earned 79.9 of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s votes, and will join elite company in the Hall among Dennis Eckersley, Rollie Fingers, and Goose…

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