Checking in on the National League West

February 14, 2018

Last year, the National League West had the best winning percentage in all of baseball at .517 and sent three teams (the Dodgers, Diamondbacks, and Rockies) to the playoffs. Los Angeles made it all the way to the World Series and lost in the seventh game. The Padres avoided last place thanks to the Giants’ very uncharacteristic 64-98 record, but San Francisco has regrouped and added help from outside the…


The Wild, Wild N.L. West: An Early 2020 Division Outlook

September 23, 2017

The Wild, Wild N.L. West It goes without saying, the N.L. West has been nothing short of strange, this 2017 season. The Giants are in last place. The Rockies and Diamondbacks are hanging on to the two wild card spots in the National League. The Dodgers, who won a billion games throughout the year, just dipped down into a severe slump in which they lost 11 games in a row…


Padres Series Preview: Diamondbacks at Petco for Three-Game Series

April 18, 2017

The San Diego Padres return home after a seven-game road trip. Only three games have been played at Petco Park so far in the 2017 season, so a little home-cooking should do the Friars some good. They welcome their division rival Arizona Diamondbacks to the city, in what should be a great series. The D-Backs have started the 2017 season well, going 9-5 to start the year. The team from…


Padres Series Recap: Padres Swept by Diamondbacks in Season Finale

October 3, 2016

The 2016 MLB regular season is finally complete. As a San Diego Padres fan, there definitely is this sense of relief. The 2016 season was horrible when it came to wins and loses. Fittingly enough, the Padres would get swept in their last series of the season. The Diamondbacks would take all three games to avoid finishing last in the N.L. West. Unfortunately, that title would now fall to the…


Padres Series Preview: Padres Head to Desert to Wrap Up 2016 Season

September 30, 2016

The 2016 MLB season is now in it’s final days. We pretty much have a clear picture of the teams who will continue their journey ans the teams who will be looking forward to 2017. The Padres of course have been looking forward to 2017 for quite some time now. The 2016 season was not what many hoped for, but it was what was realistically expected from the team. The…


Padres Series Preview: Snakes Come to Town For Last Time in 2016

September 19, 2016

The San Diego Padres are coming off a dreadful series against the Colorado Rockies. The Padres would lose all three games of the series as they would get outscored 22-10. This would really turn out to be one of the poorest performances the team has had all year. Well now it’s time to move on from that series and start a new one. The Padres will take on the Arizona…


Clayton Richard is Making a Strong Showing Upon Return to Padres in 2016

September 8, 2016

The 2016 San Diego Padres starting rotation has been unconventional to say the least. In total there have been 14 starters to take the mound over the span of the season. The Opening Day starter Tyson Ross, was shelled by a potent Dodgers lineup that day and hasn’t since pitched a game after sustaining a shoulder injury. Then, we all experienced the James Shields debacle predicating his shipment off to…


Padres Series Preview: Snakes Head to San Diego to Take on Padres

August 19, 2016

The San Diego Padres have just finished up a horrific series against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Padres would be outscored 25-3 throughout that series. We now head into a new chapter of this 2016 season. The Padres will start a four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park. The Padres and Diamondbacks find themselves in very similar positions in this 2016 season. They are currently the bottom two…


Padres Series Preview: Friars Head to Desert to Battle Diamondbacks

July 4, 2016

The San Diego Padres head to the desert on the fourth of July to start a three-game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The two teams have met twice already with the D-backs taking two out of three in each of the other two series. Andy Green has ties with the Arizona franchise and you can be sure that he is excited at the opportunity to finally take a series from…


Padres Series Recap: Friars Lose 2 of 3 From D-Backs

May 29, 2016

The San Diego Padres have just lost two out of three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The series which took place at Chase Field was quite a disappointing one to say the least. The Padres have actually struggled against the Dbacks this year. They are now 2-4 against them in two series this season. It’s amazing how the Padres have been against certain teams this season. The team has been…


Padres Series Preview: Padres Head to the Desert to Battle Diamondbacks

May 27, 2016

The San Diego Padres now move on from a woeful series at AT&T Park and move on to Chase Field to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Padres move on from an opponent who seems unreachable to a much more attainable one. Both the Padres and the Diamondbacks have failed to match their expectations this season. The Padres have failed to recreate the “Dream World” the front office has created….


Padres Series Recap: Padres Lose 2 of 3 from Diamondbacks

April 18, 2016

The San Diego Padres have lost yet another series, but this wasn’t necessarily a series which the Padres should be wining. Unlike the previous series against the Philadelphia Phillies, the D-backs are a solid team. This series was going to be a tough one among two teams which really seem to be quite even in this moment in time. The Diamondbacks with their stacked team and their struggles and pressures…