Found July 08, 2012 on Friarhood:
The Padres lost last night. This time, however, they actually put up a fighting chance instead of doing nothing. There's something I have learned about this team over the past two games. We can't hit anything super slow, a la Bronson Arroyo with his looping curveball. And we can't hit the super fast stuff, like Aroldis Chapman last night hitting 101 MPH. So I think we need to face pitchers who through the fastball between 90 and 95 MPH, we should be good then right? Oh yeah we couldn't score against Mat Latos at those speeds. Well damn. I don't know who we're supposed to be hitting off. We still won that first game at least with one more to go today for the tie. Here are your Padres links for today:Submit articles and follow me on twitter Follow @M_RennickPadres battle back but come up one run short -"While San Diego (34-52) may not have bounced back in the win column Saturday night, it certainly showed some buoyancy in a 6-5 loss to the Reds...

Fan hit by foul ball while updating his Facebook

If we've learned anything over the years from this site, you have to keep your head on a swivel when attending a professional baseball game. During yesterday's Padres/Reds affair, a fan by the name of Travis Decker was attempting to update his Facebook page on his phone when he got hit by a foul ball from San Diego's Will Venable: Your browser does not support iframes.

Fan at Padres game drilled by ball because he was busy posting to Facebook on his phone (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. A fan at Friday’s Padres-Reds game at Petco Park in San Diego learned the hard way why you always have to keep your head in the game. Travis Decker was drilled in the chest by a Will Venable foul ball and admitted during an interview with FOX Sports San Diego that he wasn’t paying attention because he was busy posting to Facebook from his...

There's No Easy Way To Say This, Padres, But I Think We Need A Break.

“If you love something, set it free. If it returns, it’s yours forever. If not, it was never meant to be.” This old proverb can apply to many things, whether it is one you would consider your soul mate, a pet, or even my beloved San Diego Padres. Relationships sometimes can be overwhelming and borderline on dysfunction. Too many highs and lows, peaks and valleys, and anything...

Owings wants to be position player

Injured San Diego Padres pitcher Micah Owings will attempt to return to the majors as a position player on Monday. San Diego manager Bud Black said Saturday that Owings will report to the Padres' Arizona League affiliate in Peoria, Arizona, the site of the team's spring training base. Owings, on the disabled list with a strained right forearm since April 26, is expected...

Padres fan getting nailed by foul ball proves updating Facebook is hazardous to your health

Sometimes it’s better to just leave the phone at home. Pictured is Padres fan Travis Decker as he tries icing down his right shoulder after taking getting hit by a foul ball off the bat of San Diego’s Will Venable.  Surely Decker must have had a good reason for not getting out of the way of the projectile as it bore down on him while he was watching the game from his seat in...

Padres Fan Travis Decker Nailed in Chest by Foul Sec 221...While on Phone

San Diego's Will Venable hit a foul ball far last night. All the way to section 221 of Qualcomm Stadium where Travis Decker was on his phone trying to post a facebook status. He got a nailed in the... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Fan at Padres game hit by foul ball while using cell phone to update Facebook page (Video)

A fan was hit by a foul ball while sitting in his seat at Petco Park during Friday night's San Diego Padres game, and he later admitted he didn't see the ball coming because he was too busy using his cell phone to update his Facebook page. Your browser does not support iframes. Travis Decker was sitting in the second deck when he was hit in the shoulder by a foul ball...

Daily Friar 7.7.12

The hard hitting Padres were silenced last night. The winning streak has come to an end, but six in a row for this team was pretty impressive. The problem is Bronson Aroyo pitches too damn slow! And it doesn't take a physics expert to know that you have to hit a slow looping curveball just perfectly in order to do anything with it. Of course you have to make contact first to...

Daily Farm Round-Up: 7-8-12

San Antonio and Lake Elsinore both win close games, whereas Fort Wayne and Eugene had a combined 9 hits in their losses.Hitting Prospect of the Day: Nathan FreimanPitching Prospect of the Day: Keyvius SampsonTucson Padres: DNPSan Antonio Missions 4, Northwest Arkansas Naturals 1Jonathan Galves-2B: 0-4, 2KNathan Freiman-1B: 1-4, HR(18), 2RBI, 2K, Run scoredCody Decker-DH: 1-4Edinson...

Daily Friar 7.9.12

The Padres fell to a much stronger team this series. That being said, the Padres are playing much stronger baseball than before. The All-Star break is here now, and I think it is much needed for this club. We still are throwing scrub guys out there to pitch everyday and that bothers me. I think this club needs to reevaluate how they are handling the rotation. I get it that they don...

Reds Run Off Three Straight To Secure Series From Friars

After a successful road trip and a big win on Thursday, the Padres dropped the next three games to Cincinnati to lose the final series before the All-Star break. The losses also snapped the Padres season high six-game winning streak. The Padres won’t play again until Friday, giving their battered rotation time to rest up before the start of the second half of a challenging season...

Arroyo pitches 3-hitter, Reds blank Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Bronson Arroyo pitched a three-hitter, and Ryan Hanigan, Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart homered to give the Cincinnati Reds a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres Friday night. Arroyo (4-5) threw his first complete game of the season. He retired 14 of the final 15 batters for the Reds' fifth shutout, but the first solo effort by a starting...

Politicians have yet to step up to end TV impasse

By MATTHEW T. HALL San Union-Tribune Columnist I can count the number of Padres at-bats Ive seen on TV this season on my sons southpaw. The joke here isnt that my left-handed son can help the hometown nine. Its that I dont have a son. It is absolutely ludicrous that I cant turn on my TV whenever the Padres play a luxury after a long day, even with a losing team and watch the...

07-06 Jon Paul Morosi

Fox National Baseball Writer Jon Paul Morosi joins Rob and Amy to discuss the sale of the San Diego Padres and the news involving the MLB All-Star Break next week.

Game 83: Reds 6, Padres 0

Good-royo made an appearance for the Reds last night and we finally saw the kind of game that a team like the Reds ought to be playing against a team like the Padres. Final score: Reds 6, Padres 0. Bronson Arroyo pitched a complete damn game, giving up all zero runs on 3 hits and 1 walk. He struck out 8, which is very unusual for him. He must have ordered what Mat Latos was having...
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