Sizing up the National League West

March 20, 2018

The last three years, the Padres had the misfortune of facing Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on Opening Day, losing 6-0, 15-0, and 14-3. This year, the home team will face the Milwaukee Brewers, a welcome change. After that series against the Brewers, however, the Padres will face their National League West rivals a whopping 20 games out of 26. The division had an MLB-high winning percentage of .517 in…


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…


Could the Padres Reach Their “Hand” into Dodgers’ Prospect Pool?

July 30, 2017

  Three teams have recently emerged to be top bidders for Padres now closer Brad Hand, the Nationals, the Astros, and the Dodgers. The Dodgers being the only team of the three to have a top-10 farm system. A year ago, the Dodgers ranked number one overall, but the graduating of some top prospects and the growth of other systems has seen them fall down the list a few numbers….


Series Preview: Padres Host Dodgers in Weekend Set

May 5, 2017

The San Diego Padres begin their second series of the season against the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 5. The last time these two teams met was the four-game series back in April. Hopefully this doesn’t conjure harsh memories of April 3, when the Dodgers routed San Diego 14-3 on national television. The Dodgers won three games to take the series. That happened at Chavez Ravine. This time, the games…


What to Expect for the Upcoming Dodgers Series

April 3, 2017

If you read the title of this article and said to yourself “not much”, you are probably in the right mindset. The Los Angeles Dodgers are once again the favorites to come out on top of the N.L. West, while the San Diego Padres find themselves at the bottom of the projected leader board. So, in that sense you would think the Padres don’t stand a chance right? Well that’s…


San Diego Padres History: A Glimpse at All 11 Opening Day Games vs the Los Angeles Dodgers

April 1, 2017

The San Diego Padres biggest rival is the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team from up the freeway has always been a team that Padres fans love to hate, especially when it is the start of a new season and everyone is ready to watch Padres baseball. For the fourth consecutive year, the Padres will play the Dodgers on opening day. The game is set for Monday, April 3, 2017, at…


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 Recap: Dodgers Take 2 of 3 From Padres in L.A.

September 4, 2016

The San Diego Padres lost two out of three games from the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend. Overall this series would be average, nothing really spectacular, but some decent games mixed in there for your viewing pleasure. The pitching would really turn out to be the downfall for the Padres in this series. The offense would do fine except for the second game of the series. But the pitching would…


Padres Series Recap: Padres Take 2 of 3 from Dodgers in Los Angeles

May 1, 2016

The San Diego Padres have unexpectedly taken two out of three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. If you read my series preview for this series you will see that I had said that the Padres were totally capable of taking this series. The Pads just looked great this series and there is a plethora of positives to take from the three games. From amazing pitching to…


Padres Series Preview: Padres Head to L.A. to Battle Dodgers

April 29, 2016

The San Diego Padres are coming off a rough series in the Bay Area where all three losses were real heart breakers. The Padres could  have easily won any one of those three games. After losing five consecutive games now the Friars go to Dodger Stadium to face the Los Angeles Dodgers for a three game set this weekend. This is probably the worst possible opponent the Padres could have…