Down on the Farm: August 24 (Lauer Starts for El Paso, Patino Pitches Well)

August 25, 2018

The San Diego Padres affiliates were on 5-3 on Friday. Here is a recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (77-52) Won 3-1 Eric Lauer was making his second rehab start and was very effective for the Chihuahuas, going 3.1 shutout innings. The Rainiers could not get anything going against the five El Paso’ pitchers that toed the rubber on Friday. Only Colin Rea allowed a run. Rowan Wick,…

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The Lessons Learned Following Lauer and Lucchesi’s First Half Debuts

July 18, 2018

When the Padres drafted Joey Lucchesi and Eric Lauer in the 2016 draft, they were largely seen as advanced college lefties with a chance to ascend to the major leagues quickly. Just over two years later, the two have already become regular members of the starting rotation for the Padres. Lucchesi pitched well at the start of the season, yet has struggled to find the same success of late. Lauer…

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Lauer Dominates as Padres Down Dodgers 4-1

July 10, 2018

Petco Park- San Diego, California On what most would consider an ordinary day, the San Diego Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 at beautiful Petco Park. While some might look at the score and think this is just another win for the young Padres, those who actually watched the game witnessed one of the best pitching performances by a Padres starter in quite some time. Meet Padre left-hander Eric…

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Five Things We Have Learned About the Padres This Season

June 29, 2018

We are just over halfway through the 2018 season, as the Padres finished up their 83rd game on Wednesday and now sit at 36-47. They just finished up a tough stretch of 17 road games out of 19 and have lost 9 of 11. There are some positives to take out of this progressing, young team. We have learned a lot about this team so far and there is still…

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Series Preview: Road-Weary Padres Host Pirates in Three-Game Set

June 28, 2018

Petco Park, San Diego After playing 17 of their last 19 games on the road, the San Diego Padres will close out the month of June with a brief, but much-needed, three games at Petco Park. The Padres will host the Pittsburgh Pirates in a three-game series, beginning on June 29 and ending on July 1. This will be the second series between the Padres and Pirates. The Friars won…

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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: 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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