Padres’ Robbie Erlin Roughed Up in Return as a Starter

April 16, 2018

The path back to the Major Leagues has been a long one for Robbie Erlin. The crafty lefty suffered a torn UCL in 2016 requiring Tommy John surgery, which led to him missing most of 2016 and all of 2017. Against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night, he made his first start of the season, filling in for Luis Perdomo, who is serving a five-game suspension for his role…

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Framing the Friars: Rookies Shine as Padres Take Series From Giants

April 15, 2018

San Diego, California Military Opening Day at PETCO Park was a rousing success, as the Padres’ offense exploded for a season-high 10 runs en route to a series win against the San Francisco Giants. The Giants scored first, putting up their one and only run in the top of the second inning against rookie starter Joey Lucchesi. Former Padre catcher Nick Hundley led off the inning with a single and…

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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…

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Framing the Friars: Padres Put Up a Good Fight But Drop Series Finale

April 11, 2018

Denver, Colorado The Padres certainly put up a fight before going down, losing an opportunity to sweep the Rockies in Colorado. Yes, I made a joke. The game started out so innocently, with Franchy Cordero making his 2018 debut after Manuel Margot went to the disabled list with badly bruised ribs, after taking a pitch to the torso the night before. Luis Perdomo took the hill for the Padres, coming off…

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Framing the Friars: Padres Take Series from Rockies

April 11, 2018

Denver, Colorado The San Diego Padres have seemingly recovered from a bad start and have finally gotten back to winning ways, beating the Colorado Rockies 5-2 at Coors Field. The Padres showed persistence after being down early and came back strong to grab a win. Let’s look at some key takeaways from the game. Coors Field doesn’t effect Joey Lucchesi After a shaky debut, Lucchesi has been rock solid and…

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Framing the Friars: Padres Get to Gray Early and Often in Win

April 9, 2018

Denver, Colorado The last time the Padres had scored against Jon Gray was in the fifth inning of a September 22nd game. Jordan Lyles hit an RBI single with two outs. Granted, that was only two starts ago, but Jon Gray has made a living of beating up the Padres. Going into the game, Gray had a career line against the Padres that was dominant: a 2.40 ERA in 10…

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Framing the Friars: Nausea Strikes Padre’ Fans in 1-0 Loss

April 8, 2018

It was a street of nausea actually Jack Kerouac The Padres played a great game Saturday night. If you want pitching and defense, the backbone of any good championship team, it was in abundance for the once-again ultimately losing Friars, who took it on the chin 1-0 in 10 to the champion Houston Astros. The infield continued their flying start, turning in three double plays along with eleven ground ball…

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Framing the Friars: Luis Perdomo- A Tale of Two Starts

April 6, 2018

For anybody that has followed the brief career of Luis Perdomo, it is easy to see that he is a modern adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The Padres led off the series against the defending World Champion Houston Astros with a 4-1 victory Friday, but nobody quite knew which Perdomo would show up prior to the matchup. His first start of the season was anything but promising and,…

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Framing the Friars: Joey Lucchesi Impressive, but Padres Hand Victory to Rockies

April 5, 2018

Petco Park, San Diego The San Diego Padres came into today’s series finale against their division rival, the Colorado Rockies, sitting at dead last in the NL West. The team has certainly struggled to find consistency at the plate so far this season. Today’s game was a pitcher’s duel from start to finish. Joey Lucchesi made his second major league start today and dominated the dynamic Rockies’ lineup, throwing five…

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Framing the Friars: Padres Have No Answer for Jon Gray

April 4, 2018

Petco Park, San Diego One night after scoring eight runs, mostly behind historic hitting from Christian Villanueva, the San Diego Padres ran into a barricade. That barricade came in the form of Colorado Rockies pitcher Jon Gray. Gray gave up only four hits over seven innings, giving the Padres fits as he stuck out seven. Colorado defeated San Diego 5-2. On the other side, Padres starter Clayton Richard stumbled out…

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