Norris' red-hot bat continues to boom in June

Padres catcher Derek Norris didn't get off to the start he or anyone else expected. A career .243 hitter, Norris saw his average hover around .180 through most of May and ended the month hitting .179.
10 hours ago

Padres bounce back to take a win in Cincinnati

The Friars kick off the 4-game series with a 7-4 win. The Padres are getting the hang of the come-from-behind victory. After a 10-7 win against Baltimore after trailing most of the game, the Pads do it again in Cincinnati. Thanks to an okay start from Christian Friedrich that didn't lead into a meltdown, and a sweet home run from Derek Norris, San Diego starts the first game of...
Via Gaslamp Ball
12 hours ago

Norris' HR in 4-run 6th helps Padres top Reds

Facing a Reds bullpen susceptible to the home-run ball, Derek Norris' three-run shot in a four-run sixth helped lift the Padres to a 7-4 victory on Thursday night at Great American Ball Park.
12 hours ago

Padres Derek Norris Heating Up at Right Time for Trade

The Padres entered 2016 with three quality Major League catchers: two young players and a more veteran one who was supposed to be better offensively than the other two. Now a decision they had been dreading might be a big positive for the club. The Padres annointed Derek Norris the starter in Spring Training and […] Padres Derek Norris Heating Up at Right Time for Trade - Friars...
Via Friars on Base
14 hours ago

Fernando Rodney’s usage key to his success

On Tuesday night at Camden Yard in Baltimore, San Diego Padres reliever Fernando Rodney made his 26th appearance of the season. And while there’s nothing unusual about 14-year veteran who has made his living in the majors being a closer, this appearance was slightly different than others he’s had this season. Rodney came into the eventual 10-7 victory over Baltimore and allowed...
Via Today's Knuckleball
16 hours ago

Padres Preview: 06/23 Christian Friedrich opens up series against Reds

After splitting the two-game set in Baltimore, the Padres continue their road trip with a four-game set in Cincinnati. The opener of that series, set for 4:10 pm PT this evening, features of matchup of lefties. Christian Friedrich will take the mound for the visiting Friars while John Lamb toes the rubber for the home team Reds. Friedrich will make his eighth start of the season...
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17 hours ago

Renfroe, Hedges homer in Triple-A El Paso win

Left fielder Hunter Renfroe and catcher Austin Hedges continued their home run assaults Wednesday night as Triple-A El Paso ran its record to 41-30 with a second straight win over Salt Lake in west Texas.Hedges (.350) was 2-for-4 with his sixth homer . . . and his fifth in the last seven games.
21 hours ago

Padres Fans Not Impressed So Far with Erik Johnson

The Padres traded away James Shields for this? Erik Johnson continued his poor start to his San Diego Padres career Wednesday with another clunker, his third in as many starts for the Padres and in 5 starts this season hasn’t allowed less than 4 runs. The Padres seemed to have a somewhat knee-jerk reaction to […] Padres Fans Not Impressed So Far with Erik Johnson - Friars on...
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1 day ago

While You Were Drinking – 2016 Game 73 (SD at BAL)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (30-43) scored fewer runs than the Baltimore Orioles (41-30) last night, 7-2, splitting their two game series in Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Erik Johnson (0-5, 8.54) gave up six runs on nine hits and a walk while striking...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago

Padres Yangervis Solarte A Trade Chip Worth Shopping

The Padres traded for Yangervis Solarte two years ago and he has been a great addition to their team at 3B, one of their best overall hitters and playing all over. It’s time to trade him. The Padres are clearly not going anywhere this year, and while Solarte provides versatility and solid hitting, they should […] Padres Yangervis Solarte A Trade Chip Worth Shopping - Friars on...
Via Friars on Base
1 day ago

It’s a Shame About Jay

There was a time, not too long ago, when Jon Jay looked like the prototypical Padres pickup. He was hitting an empty .260something with center field defense that made you long for the days of Wil Myers. He was a 31-year-old outfielder coming off a miserable year, someone who didn’t have a future on the Padres yet was simultaneously blocking other players—think Jabari Blash or...
Via Padres Public
2 days ago

Kemp has 4 hits as Padres rally past Orioles 10-7

BALTIMORE (AP) Matt Kemp doubled to spark a four-run seventh inning against the Baltimore bullpen, and the San Diego Padres overcame two home runs and five RBIs by Pedro Alvarez in a 10-7 victory over the Orioles on Tuesday night. Kemp had four hits and Derek Norris homered for the last-place Padres, who have scored at least five runs in six straight games for the first time since...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Hoffman headlines roster for MLB celebrity softball game in San Diego

Forget about which baseball players will be representing the American League and National League at this season’s midsummer classic. What you really want to know is who will be on the celebrity all-star teams, right? If you are not familiar with the typical roster of the All-Star celebrity softball game, it tends to be a blend of former baseball players and celebrities from a...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pomeranz, Padres overcome 3 Nats homers to win 6-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) Drew Pomeranz allowed three solo homers but not much else, Adam Rosales drove in two runs and the San Diego Padres beat the Washington Nationals 6-3 on Sunday. The left-handed Pomeranz (6-7) had lost four of his previous five decisions. He worked six innings, striking out seven and walking one. He allowed two homers to Michael Taylor and another to Danny Espinosa...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Myers sparks 6-run rally in 8th that gives Padres 7-3 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) Wil Myers had three hits and drove in three runs, keying a six-run rally in the eighth inning that carried the San Diego Padres to a 7-3 victory against the Washington Nationals on Saturday night. Myers, who homered in the first against Max Scherzer, tied it at three with a two-run double off Felipe Rivero that landed just in front of diving center fielder Michael...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wil Myers Utilizing All Fields in Return to Prominence

There’s a bizarre trend in baseball this season that I’ve spent much of the year ignoring because it’s uncomfortable to believe. As unpredictable as baseball can be at a granular level, it’s equivalently reliable in a macro sense. There’s a game virtually every night; nine defensive players are on the field at any given time; base-runners run counterclockwise; and first...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres would entertain offers for Wil Myers

Wil Myers has turned into one of the few success stories to come out of Padres GM A.J. Preller’s extravagant 2014-2015 offseason, but even he may reportedly be a victim of San Diego’s rebuilding plan. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Padres are “open” to trading their first baseman. Myers could probably fetch quite a bit on the market. He’s taken to first...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Drew Pomeranz is an ace (almost)

The San Diego Padres have a reputation for rostering quality arms. Jake Peavy, he of the 16-strikeout gems, won a Cy Young in 2007.  Chris Young, the towering Princetonian, always seemed to be a couple of outs away from a no-hitter.  Tyson Ross has used a knock-out slider to become one of the most underrated arms in the league (albeit an arm that is currently still on the mend...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres and city tried to displace homeless before All-Star Game

A new report published on Wednesday suggests that the San Diego Padres worked with the city on an effort to help clean up some of the areas around Petco Park and deter homeless people and loiterers in advance of next month’s All-Star Game. Voice of San Diego reports the story and presents information obtained through public information requests, which seem to show that the efforts...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres host Marlins for 3-game series

SAN DIEGO -- TBA has become a regular in the Padres rotation this season.Three-fifths of the rotation the Padres had on Opening Day are gone.Actually, the projected top three pieces of the rotation are currently missing.Andrew Cashner joined Tyson Ross, who hasn't pitched since Opening Day, on the disabled list Saturday. And James Shields has been traded to the Chicago White Sox...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres would “love” to trade Matt Kemp

The San Diego Padres would “love to move” outfielder Matt Kemp, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. It is no secret that the Padres are willing to move outfielder Kemp, so this report comes with no surprise. Kemp, acquired by the Padres in an offseason trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers two years ago, has been decent on offense, but sub-par on defense. Finding a team...
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: The ghosts of Christmas past

In his pre-Draft press conference, San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller said that the draft is like “Christmas morning for scouts.”  I can think of no more apt metaphor for front office executives dreaming of selecting the next Bonds or Kershaw than “children nestled all snug in their beds while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.” There’s just one...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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