Carter Capps (finally) Makes His Padres Debut

August 8, 2017

Carter Capps celebrated his 27th birthday on August 7. He celebrated it by not just being called up to the majors by the San Diego Padres, but also making his Padre debut. It was the first time a player has made his debut with the team on his birthday. Capps pitched two-thirds of an inning in the Padres’ 11-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. He allowed three runs on one…


Framing the Friars: Perdomo Continues “Jekyll and Hyde” Act

August 2, 2017

Did you ever see the movie “Forrest Gump?” It’s kind of an old film, having released during the mid-1990s. One line from that movie describes Luis Perdomo‘s start against the Minnesota Twins on August 2. “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” That can be said about Perdomo on the mound. Throughout the season, the 24-year-old right-handed pitcher has struggled to maintain consistency…


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…


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…


Framing the Friars: Lamet Throws First Scoreless Outing

June 30, 2017

  Dinelson Lamet‘s seventh start was his best so far in his young career. Lamet pitched seven scoreless innings (a career-high), striking out eight Atlanta Braves hitters, while allowing just four hits and one walk. He retired the first 11 batters he faced before allowing a base runner. It was a single by Nick Markakis with two outs in the fourth inning. Lamet earned the win, to improve to 3-2…


Are the Padres Approaching a Potential Logjam?

June 24, 2017

The San Diego Padres have seen a revolving door of players go on the disabled list. Currently, two starting pitchers and two starting outfielders have spent significant time away from the big club because of injuries. Trevor Cahill and Jered Weaver are finishing up rehab assignments in the minors before they return to the starting rotation. The same goes for Manuel Margot, who began a rehab assignment at Triple-A El…


Friars Claim Dillon Overton/Designate Zach Lee

June 19, 2017

The San Diego Padres claimed left-handed pitcher Dillon Overton off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on June 19. He was immediately optioned to Triple-A  El Paso. To make room for Overton in El Paso, right-handed pitcher Zach Lee was designated for assignment. The Padres claimed left-hander Dillon Overton off waivers from the Mariners. Zach Lee has been designated for assignment. — Dennis Lin (@sdutdennislin) June 19, 2017 Overton was listed as…


Framing the Friars: Lamet Gets Back On Track Against Brewers

June 17, 2017

  Dinelson Lamet had a pair of rough outings after his mesmerizing Major League debut and strong second outing against the Chicago Cubs. In two starts, he gave up 16 runs over eight innings. Before those starts, his ERA was 2.70. Through those eight innings, his ERA inflated quicker than an outdoor tent, rising to 8.50. Lamet was given the ball when the San Diego Padres played the second game…


Padres Editorial: Wil Myers Struggling To Find His Stride

June 15, 2017

It’s no secret that Wil Myers has been struggling at the plate so far this season. The Padres’ highest-paid player, and the guy expected to be a leader in the clubhouse, hasn’t quite lived up to the hype this season. Through June 11, Myers has a .256 batting average. Now, batting average isn’t something people like to use anymore to evaluate hitters. People hold on-base percentage and slugging percentage to…


Framing the Friars: Franchy Cordero Launches First Career Home Run

June 13, 2017

San Diego Padres center fielder, Franchy Cordero, had a memorable game on June 12, as the Friars hosted the Cincinnati Reds in the first game of a three-game series. San Diego won the game 9-3. The key inning in the game was the second, where the Padres put up six runs to take a 7-2 lead, snatching momentum early and putting themselves in the driver’s seat the rest of the way….


Framing the Friars: Lamet Roughed up Against Diamondbacks, Renfroe Goes Deep Twice

June 7, 2017

It was bound to happen. After two solid starts from Padres’ rookie, Dinelson Lamet, he was due for a poor start. It happened in Lamet’s third start of the season, at the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 6. Arizona prevailed in the game, winning by a score of 10-2. Hunter Renfroe had his second career multi-home run game. Lamet went three-plus innings, allowing nine runs on three hits, issuing five walks. When…


Jake Burger a Possibility for Padres with Second Round Pick?

May 29, 2017

For those who have watched the Missouri State Bears play at Hammons Field over the past three years, it was common to see people holding signs that say “THE BEST BURGER IN TOWN.” Fans who held those signs weren’t talking about the hamburgers they could buy at the concession stand, or even any of the restaurants in downtown Springfield, Missouri. They are referring to Missouri State third baseman, Jake Burger….