Padres’ Hunter Renfroe Has Earned a Starting Role in 2019

September 4, 2018

Last year was a trying season for San Diego Padres’ outfielder Hunter Renfroe as he was demoted by the team at one point. By making some key adjustments, Renfroe looks as though he has definitely established himself as a starter for the 2019 season and beyond. It may have taken a while, but Hunter Renfroe has found a consistent power stroke. The former first-round pick has been merrily crushing baseballs…

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Three Steps Forward & Two Steps Back- Evaluating Five Padres Players in 2018

August 24, 2018

As yet another dismal San Diego Padres season winds to a close, many fans have their eyes on the future. And with their roster sporting a youthful median age of 26.5 years old, that focus may be well justified. Just one team in Major League Baseball — the Tampa Bay Rays — has a younger team than the Friars. That youth has arrived hand in hand with expectations for the…

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The Padres Look Like a Different Team in August

August 14, 2018

The Padres had a miserable July, going 5-20, the worst month since the team’s inaugural year of 1969. Nobody was hitting. Eric Hosmer hit .186 for the month and Christian Villanueva disappeared with a 48 wRC+. The pitching was not much better as Tyson Ross finished his Padres career with an 8.87 ERA in July and Clayton Richard struggled mightily as well with a 7.50 ERA. None of the other…

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Hunter Renfroe Has Certainly Improved After His Adjustments

August 12, 2018

We all know Hunter Renfroe has been on a tear lately, especially after his go-ahead grand slam on Thursday that sunk the Brewers. However, Andy Green has been penciling in Renfroe as his three-hitter in the lineup very often since the start of July. The power-hitting outfielder has been playing well for over a month now, even before his recent four home runs in the last four games. Take a look…

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Talented Outfield Creating a Nice Problem for Padres

August 10, 2018

In the next several weeks, the San Diego Padres baseball operations staff will be in full evaluation mode. The 2018 season was not as productive as most have wished in terms of wins and losses, but there is still hope for this young squad. Plenty of youth on the team are at a point in their careers where a crossroad is coming. The Padres will definitely have a couple of…

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The Padres Are Improving On Last Year

June 12, 2018

Let’s go back in time to June 14 of last year, the Padres had just beaten the Reds to become 27-40 through their first 67 games. Shortstop Erick Aybar was struggling, hitting just .215 and their best starting pitcher was Jhoulys Chacin. The Friars were also 14 1/2 games back of the division and had the third-worst record in the entire league, with their run differential at -113. Fast forward…

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Nicholas, Hedges Lead Attack in El Paso’s Bizarre Win vs Tacoma

May 22, 2018

Tacoma, Washington  The El Paso Chihuahuas (23-23) took on the Tacoma Rainiers (23-23) in Game 2 of this four-game series on Tuesday night. The weather was absolutely perfect, in the high 70s without a cloud in the sky, Mount Rainier was in plain view. The game got off to a fast start as neither Chris Huffman nor Roenis Elias were sharp early. After the Rainiers took a 1-0 lead in…

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Diego Goris Leads Chihuahuas to Walkoff Win

May 19, 2018

El Paso, Texas The El Paso Chihuahuas won a wild one at home against the Fresno Grizzlies Friday, as Diego Goris hit a two-out, two-strike single, driving in two Chihuahuas to make the final score 8-7. Jesse Scholtens was the starter for El Paso, making only his second Triple-A appearance. He recently went 6 2/3 innings in his debut while allowing only two runs on five hits. Friday didn’t go…

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Down on the Farm: Renfroe Struggles in Return, Leasher Deals in Win

May 17, 2018

San Diego Padres’ affiliates were 1-3 on Thursday. Here’s a look at Thursday’s action down on the farm: El Paso Chihuahuas (20-21) Lost 9-7 Hunter Renfroe did not have the most promising start to begin his rehab stint. Renfroe struck out in both the second and the fourth. In the sixth, Renfroe hit an RBI double on a 3-0 pitch to cut the deficit to 6-3. The Chihuahuas would score three…

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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: 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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