Framing the Friars: Margot Collects Three Hits in Padres’ 2-1 Win

May 9, 2018

San Diego, California Manuel Margot has struggled at the plate, and has found himself hitting at the bottom of the lineup recently. After serving as the team’s leadoff hitter last season, Margot has been hitting in the eighth spot through most of the current year. Things were different for the Padres’ center fielder on May 9 though. Margot went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in San Diego’s 2-1…


Framing the Friars: Hosmer Homers, Lauer Efficient in Padres Win

May 6, 2018

Monterrey, Mexico Eric Lauer earned the first major league victory of his young career, pitching six shutout innings in a Padres win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 6. The win clinched the Mexico Series for the Padres. Eric Hosmer homered for the second straight game. He hit a two-run shot in the fifth inning. He had a two-run home run the day before, as well. Hosmer has been…


Should the Padres Consider Trading Freddy Galvis to the Dodgers?

May 6, 2018

The 2018 Major League Baseball season has gotten off to a rough start for both the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. The Padres sit in last place in the NL West. They have had to deal with a frustrating round of injuries to certain key players. Wil Myers is on the 10-day disabled list for a second time this season. Hunter Renfroe, who entered the season without…


Cinco de Mayo Special: A Look at Mexican-Born Players in Padres’ Organization

May 5, 2018

The San Diego Padres are spending Cinco De Mayo in Monterrey, Mexico, as they play a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The series runs May 4-6. The Padres will have a Mexican native on display in Monterrey, with whom baseball fans in the United States are becoming familiar. His name is Christian Villanueva. Villanueva is the NL Rookie of the Month for the month of April. He currently…


Should the Padres Take a Chance on Matt Harvey?

May 4, 2018

Should the San Diego Padres take a chance on Matt Harvey? Matt Harvey, who started Game 1 of the 2015 World Series for the New York Mets against the Kansas City Royals, will be designated for assignment. Harvey will be designated for assignment on May 5, according to several reports. The decision was made after Harvey reportedly told the Mets that he refused to agree to a minor league contract…


The Padres Are Striking Out Too Much

May 2, 2018

The San Diego Padres have gotten off to a frustrating start to the 2018 Major League Baseball season. As the first month comes to a close, the team sits in last place in the NL West with a 10-20 record. Some things have been out of the team’s control, leading to their slow start. Wil Myers is on the disabled list for the second time. He suffered an oblique strain…


Framing the Friars: Padres Crushed by Adrian Gonzalez and Mets 14-2

April 29, 2018

San Diego, California Less than 24 hours after blowing out the New York Mets in a 12-2 onslaught with plenty of hitting and scoring, the Padres lost the series finale on April 29. This time around, it was the Mets who were having all the fun. They put up 14 runs on 19 hits. They took the lead in the first inning and never looked back. The Padres used five…


Framing the Friars: Padres’ Bats Feed On Jason Vargas and Mets in 12-2 Victory

April 28, 2018

San Diego, California San Diego Padres’ manager Andy Green has tinkered with his starting lineup a few times this season. He’s used an assortment of outfield combinations, and has even moved players around to multiple positions. The lineup unveiled against the New York Mets on April 28 was perhaps the most productive lineup of the season. The Padres jumped on Mets starter Jason Vargas from the onset in a 12-2…


It’s Time for Padres to Bring up Eric Lauer and Others

April 20, 2018

The San Diego Padres are still a ways away from being title contenders, and the team still has a growing phase to complete. The growing pains have certainly been evident so far in the 2018 season. Eric Hosmer, who signed the biggest contract in franchise history in March, is adjusting to a new team and a new league. Dinelson Lamet is scheduled to have Tommy John surgery in May. Luis…


Framing the Friars: Padres Activate Clutch, but Lose to Dodgers

April 18, 2018

San Diego, California The San Diego Padres appeared to be anemic on offense in Game 2 of their three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, played at Petco Park on April 17. That was, until they activated the clutch. The Dodgers won the game 7-3 to take the three-game series. However, that wasn’t before the Padres forced some late inning magic to take the game into extra innings. The score…


Framing the Friars: Clutch Renfroe Powers Padres to Win

April 14, 2018

San Diego, California Hunter Renfroe did a little bit of everything in the San Diego Padres’ win over the San Francisco Giants on April 14. With the bat, Renfroe drove in three RBI, including a go-ahead, two-run home run in the seventh inning. Defensively, he showed off his arm strength, throwing out a base runner at the plate in the top-half of the seventh. Renfroe got the scoring started in…