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: Erlin On Point, Lauer Was Not in Disappointing Loss

May 28, 2018

Petco Park- San Diego, California Nobody said the Taco Train’s ride to and through the Promised Land was going to be easy, and today was no exception. Item #1 in the we always knew there’s be obstacles along the way department: young pitching, and having to rely on it. Eric Lauer, with nary half-dozen starts under his belt, was coming off a fine start against the Nationals but didn’t have…

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Framing the Friars: Padres Drop Series Opener After Defensive Miscues

May 17, 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania After a nine-game home stand where the Padres went 4-5, the boys got a much-needed day off on Wednesday. Heading into Thursday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Friars had won three of their last four games. It was Eric Lauer’s duty to keep the good times rolling, and bounce back after his rough outing against the St. Louis Cardinals in which Lauer gave up six earned runs…

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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…

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Tyson Ross Has Been Everything the Padres Could’ve Asked For

May 3, 2018

When the Padres acquired Chase Headley from the Yankees, and then signed Tyson Ross and Chris Young to minor league contracts, the jokes began of hoping to bring back Jake Peavy and seeing what Everth Cabrera was up to, essentially scoffing at the idea of bringing back re-tread Padres of old. Laugh all you want, but Tyson Ross has been one of the best pitchers, nay, players, on the Padres’ roster…

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5 Things We Learned About the Padres in April

May 1, 2018

April has come to a close with the Padres finishing the opening month 10-20 and in last place in the NL West. None of this comes as a shock. We have learned a few things along the way, some good and some bad. 1. The offense has not improved at all The Padres were hoping, with the hiring of hitting coach Matt Stairs, the team would have a different attitude…

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First Lucchesi & Now Lauer, Which Pitchers Are Next to Debut for Padres?

April 25, 2018

Which minor league pitchers are next to possibly make their debuts for the San Diego Padres in 2018? Joey Lucchesi gave the Padres’ rotation a much-needed boost after the terrible news of Dinelson Lamet’s injury and impending Tommy John surgery. Lucchesi has a well above-average ERA+ of 141 with a 2.70 ERA and 9.8 K/9 rate through five major league starts. He’s had two dazzling starts against the Rockies, combining…

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Framing the Friars: Padres Pummeled in Eric Lauer’s debut 8-0

April 24, 2018

DENVER,COLORADO On a rainy night in Colorado, there was hope amongst the San Diego Padres as Eric Lauer was all set to make his major league debut. After a short rain delay, the Colorado Rockies would spoil the debut of Lauer as they took advantage of some early wildness and shutdown the Padres 8-0. Let’s look at some takeaways from the game: Lauer gets his parade rained on The Padres…

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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…

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Eric Lauer Interview: New Slider, Same Old Results

March 17, 2018

Peoria, Arizona If you have no knowledge of what Joey Lucchesi and Eric Lauer are doing this spring, then you need to get out from under the rock you are living. Both left-handed pitchers have been excellent this Cactus League season for the San Diego Padres. The more you see from each hurler, the greater the excitement builds. Andy Green has a smile on his face whenever the duo is…

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Eric Lauer Takes Another Step in Development Against the Giants

March 15, 2018

Peoria, Arizona The general feeling around the San Diego Padres’ camp is that this team likes to have fun. Andy Green has created a playful atmosphere for the players, but at the same time the players are well aware of what they need to do in order to change this franchise for the better. Before Thursday’s game, the Padres were huddled in the locker room enjoying some ping-pong. Wil Myers…

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Padres’ Starting Pitching Prospects Could Succeed in the Bullpen

February 13, 2018

Let’s be real here. Not 100% of the Padres’ top prospects will work out like we think. We all picture Mackenzie Gore as the team ace before 2021. We all expect Fernando Tatis Jr. and Luis Urias to be a double play combo for the next decade in San Diego. Cal Quantrill will be a top-of-the-rotation guy. Michel Baez, the next Luis Tiant. It just doesn’t always work out how…

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