Richard Flirts With No-Hitter as Padres Take Series

June 10, 2018

Miami, Florida The San Diego Padres are the only Major League franchise without a no-hitter. Tyson Ross and Jordan Lyles both came close earlier this season, but fell short in their respective attempts. Clayton Richard had a no-hitter going through the seventh inning, but fell short just like his teammates before him. His outing was still more than enough to carry the Padres to a 3-1 series win over the…

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Padres Squeeze Braves 3-1 to Take Series

June 6, 2018

Petco Park, San Diego The San Diego Padres have been playing some very solid baseball and rebounded nicely after a 14-1 drubbing at the hands of the Atlanta Braves. On a bullpen day, Andy Green utilized his chess pieces perfectly as Matt Strahm and four other relievers combined to give up one run on four hits. The start of the game began just like the last one; with a Freddie…

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Padres Pummel Braves 11-4 to Take Game 1 of Series

June 4, 2018

Petco Park- San Diego, California There is nothing like an old fashioned rout to start off a series. That is exactly what the San Diego Padres did tonight, welcoming the Atlanta Braves to Petco Park by blowing them out 11-4 to take the first game of the series. Clayton Richard was excellent again for the Padres, going seven innings while giving up three runs on six hits, striking out five….

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Framing the Friars: Hunter Renfroe’s Blast Helps Win Series for Padres

June 3, 2018

Petco Park- San Diego, California When Tyson Ross took the mound on April 13th, his ERA was at 5.25. Since that start, Ross’ ERA has not been over 4.0, while going at least six innings in nine of his 11 starts this year. On top of that, in four starts against the Reds in his career, Ross is 4-0 in 28 innings pitched, with 30 strikeouts and a three-hit complete…

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Framing the Friars: Lauer Bounces Back in Padres Romp

June 2, 2018

Petco Park-San Diego The San Diego Padres dropped the series opener against the Cincinnati Reds yesterday, snapping a modest three-game winning streak thanks to a largely disappearing offense. Going up against Matt “The Dark Knight” Harvey, the Padres played the part of The Joker, collecting twelve hits and eight runs in the victory while only needing one extra base hit to take an 8-2 victory. Of course, they would get…

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Framing the Friars: Padres Win Series Behind Jordan Lyles’ Strong Start

May 31, 2018

Petco Park- San Diego, California The Padres earned the four-game series victory over the Marlins with an 8-3 win on Thursday night. The win was their third in a row. Andy Green stacked his lineup with righties against the Marlins lefty starter Wei-Yin Chen. The Padres got off to a fast start when Jose Pirela led off the bottom of the 1st and fisted a letter-high fastball into left field….

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Framing the Friars: Richard Solid and Franmil Homers Again

May 30, 2018

Petco Park- San Diego, California The Padres ensured themselves a split of the four-game series with a 3-2 walk-off victory over the Marlins on Wednesday night. It was a quiet day on offense for both teams, as each starting pitcher went at least six innings and gave up no more than two runs. Clayton Richard provided the team with another quality start, going seven innings and striking out five. Richard…

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Framing the Friars: Franmil Homers Again in Padres Win

May 29, 2018

Petco Park- San Diego, California After a sluggish start in the majors, it appears that San Diego Padres outfielder Franmil Reyes may be finding his power stroke. Reyes put the Padres ahead in a huge way during the sixth inning of their game against the Miami Marlins on May 29. He sent a colossal shot to left-center to put San Diego ahead 5-4. San Diego went on to win the…

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Padres Slug Four Homers to Down Dodgers 7-5

May 26, 2018

Los Angeles, California Jordan Lyles didn’t have the same kind of electric stuff or control that he has shown in his previous outings. Good thing for him, the San Diego Padres brought the bats out today, scoring seven runs on ten hits, including six runs four home runs, while making clutch hits in key moments in a back-and-forth game that saw three lead changes. Similar to last night, the Dodgers…

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Padres’ Ross Continues to Thrive for Friars in Win

May 23, 2018

Coming into the season, there was no guarantee that Tyson Ross would be a Padre. He was on a minor league contract and the hope was that he could possibly make the rotation and eat up some innings before the prospects would take over. Fortunately for the Padres, it has been that and much, much more. There is no argument about it; Ross has been the Padres’ best starting pitcher…

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Framing the Friars: Padres Stage Comeback in 9th to Take Series From Pirates

May 20, 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The San Diego Padres showed off some fundamentally sound baseball against the Pittsburgh Pirates in their series finale, coming back from a one-run deficit in the ninth inning to beat the home team 8-5. They would score four runs in the final inning to win for the sixth time in the last eight games. Let’s look at some takeaways from the game: Lyles effective, but not perfect It…

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Framing the Friars: Padres Win, Continue Sailing Along

May 19, 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennslvania The Padres, winners of seven of their last 13, have been sharp as of late, and came out even sharper than usual. It started off with a small thing, like so many of these things do, a walk to Eric Hosmer in the first inning. He’s had a lot of those this year. Seems like such a simple thing, but that’s how it got going in the top…

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