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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Framing the Friars: Padres Win Series Behind Jordan Lyles’ Strong Start

May 31, 2018

Petco Park- San Diego, California The Padres earned the four-game series victory over the Marlins with an 8-3 win on Thursday night. The win was their third in a row. Andy Green stacked his lineup with righties against the Marlins lefty starter Wei-Yin Chen. The Padres got off to a fast start when Jose Pirela led off the bottom of the 1st and fisted a letter-high fastball into left field….

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Christian Villanueva Is Adjusting to the Adjustments

May 30, 2018

Christian Villanueva burst onto the scene earlier this season. He was named April’s National League Rookie of the Month after posting a .321 average with eight homers and a 202 wRC+ in the first 23 games of the season through the end of April. East Village Times has done articles on why he could possibly be just the third Padres player ever to win Rookie of the Year. All that…

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Pitch Clocks Don’t Belong in Baseball

May 30, 2018

Clocks control our lives. We wake up when the clock tells us to, we get to work on time, we watch the clock all day until we can go home and we do it all again the next day. Can’t we have just one nice thing without the clock constantly ticking our lives away? Let me preface this by saying I am 26 years old, I was raised by the…

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Five Possible Trade Destinations for Tyson Ross

May 23, 2018

The San Diego Padres are going to trade Tyson Ross. Well, they hope so at least. Ross held the Pirates to two earned runs over six innings in his last outing. After two injury-marred seasons, performances like that have continued what has been a bounce-back campaign for the right-handed hurler. Ross has compiled a 3.35 ERA through nine starts while striking out 55 in 53.2 innings. His performance so far…

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Luis Perdomo Taking Advantage of Time in El Paso

May 22, 2018

Tacoma, Washington Luis Perdomo was demoted after four starts earlier this season. He has watched Joey Lucchesi and Eric Lauer come up and find success in the Padres’ rotation. Heading into Monday’s start in Tacoma, Perdomo had made five starts for El Paso with a 3.09 ERA. His 1.8 walk rate is a great sign as he struggled with command at the big league level, with a 5.79 walk rate….

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Perdomo’s Strong Start and Urias’ Clutch HR Seal Win for El Paso

May 21, 2018

Tacoma, Washington The El Paso Chihuahuas (22-23) opened up their road trip by heading to the Pacific Northwest to take on the Tacoma Rainiers (23-22) of the PCL Pacific Northern division. It was a beautiful, clear evening in Tacoma and the stadium was half-full for a Monday game. Of course, Cheney Stadium had to play the “Chihuahua Song” from the movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua as El Paso’s lineup was read. Luis Perdomo…

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Nationals Blow Out Padres 10-2 as Franmil Rips First Career Homer

May 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. Things got ugly quickly for the San Diego Padres on Monday as they took on the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. San Diego was riding high coming into Game 1 of the series, having won three straight games against the Pittsburgh Pirates, while the Nationals were coming off of a three-game series sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers at home. Fortunately for the Nats, this…

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The Padres Defense Is Actually Good

May 20, 2018

If you just woke up from hibernation and turned on Thursday’s Padres game in Pittsburgh, your initial thought would be that the Padres were among the worst defensive teams in all of Major League Baseball. The Padres made one error and had several adventures with fly balls in the outfield on their way to a 5-4 loss to the Pirates. However, we must avoid the pitfall of punching walls and…

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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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Are Padres & Mariners a Fit for a Potential Trade?

May 17, 2018

The Seattle Mariners have had a bad week. After learning that Robinson Cano would miss significant time after getting hit by a pitch against the Detroit Tigers, news broke on Tuesday that he would be missed much longer, after being suspended 80 games for a violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement. This is a big loss for a team that Baseball America ranks as the worst farm system…

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