Framing the Friars: Solarte and Kids Slug in 5th Straight Win

June 3, 2017

If you looked at the box score, you’d think this game was played in Denver, Colorado. There were 27 combined hits, three of them made it over the fence (all three Padres), and seven total extra base hits. The game started off a little rocky for Clayton Richard, who took the mound looking to continue the Padres’ success. He allowed four hits in the second innings, including a Ryan Schimpf error…


The Padres Current Winning Streak- By the Numbers

June 2, 2017

Everybody “knew” entering the 2017 season, the San Diego Padres would be “the worst team in baseball”. What they didn’t know, was that at the end of May, the Padres would be coming off a sweep of the Chicago Cubs, in the thick of a four-game win streak, and have the same record as the supposed “contending” Giants. Now before you say it, I’ll say it for you. “Leave it…


Framing the Friars: Cordero, Perdomo Lead Padres in Finale to Sweep

May 31, 2017

The Padres came into this series on a little bit of a high note. They closed the book on the Nationals series with a 5-3 win to split the road trip at 3-3. The Chicago Cubs were the next test for the young Padres. After a hard slump before the road trip, I was expecting for this series to start a new slump, as the reigning World Series champions are…


Framing the Friars: Padres’ Bats Awaken, Light Up Kyle Hendricks

May 30, 2017

The Padres flew back across the country Sunday night and had to prepare for the first of three home games against the reigning major league champions of baseball on Monday. The Padres were going up against the usually dominate Kyle Hendricks, who came into the game 4-2 on the season with a 3.25 ERA. Hendricks has had a pretty dominant month of May, allowing just six runs in four games…


Padres Series Recap: Friars Steal Two of Three from Mets in New York

May 26, 2017

The Padres came into New York looking to start the road trip off on the right foot. After a first inning melt down in game one, our Friars got their act together and pulled through two straight wins to take the series two games to one.  Here’s how it all went down: Game 1 – Padres 3, Mets 9 For the third time in four games, a Padre starter gave…


The History of the Padres First Round Picks in This Century

May 26, 2017

The 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft is only a few weeks away, and the Padres have the number three overall pick. With endless conversations speculating who the Padres could grab with their first round pick, let’s take a break from all that and look back at all the Padres’ first round draft choices from this century, and what the team got from each. 2016 The Friars had three first round…


Padres Series Preview: Padres Look to Bounce Back Against Mets in Big Apple

May 23, 2017

The Padres are riding pretty low right now. They are 4-14 this month and they sit four games behind the Giants for dead last in the N.L. West. The Mets will be closing out their six-game homestand against the Padres this series. They came into this homestand on a seven-game losing streak, but they took care of business against the Angels, taking two of three games. Although the Mets are…


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…


Ty France is Making a Great Impression

May 21, 2017

It was a cold Friday night when the Padres took on the Lake Elsinore Storm in a preseason exhibition game. I sat alongside fellow EVT writer, Mike Clark, and founder, James Clark, behind home plate, as we watched the Padres’ starting line-up slowly begin to substitute with up-and-coming prospects. Among those prospects was first baseman, Ty France. He was a late addition to the game, sporting the number 98, which was originally…


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…


Philip Rivers: The Reason You Shouldn’t “Hate-Watch” the Chargers

April 25, 2017

I know, I know. Another article about the Chargers leaving and why you should or shouldn’t root for them. Well, this article is a little different for one reason: Philip Rivers. The kid from Alabama, who was traded to the Chargers on draft day, quickly became one of the most adored San Diegans of his era. You all remember the humbling that the Manning family put on the Chargers on…


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…