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Citi Field vs San Diego Padres Monday 4/1 1:10 (Opening Day) Edinson Volquez (Third consecutive OD start) vs. Jonathan Niese Wednesday 4/3 7:10 Clayton Richard vs. Matt Harvey Thursday 4/4 1:10 Eric Stults vs. Dillon Gee Projected Starters: 1B #23 R/R Yonder Alonso 2B #9 R/R Jedd Gyorko (Top Padres prospect, making big league debut) 3B #1 R/R Cody Ransom SS #2 B/R Everth Cabrera LF #18 R/R Carlos Quentin CF #24 R/R Cameron Maybin RF #13 R/R Chris Denorfia C #4 R/R Nick Hundley Bench INF #5 L/R Alexi Amarista OF #15 R/R Jesus Guzman OF #14 L/L Mark Kotsay OF #25 L/L Will Venable C #8 L/R John Baker Starting Rotation #37 R/R Edinson Volquez #33 L/L Clayton Richard #53 L/L Eric Stults #21 L/R Jason Marquis #38 R/R Tyson Ross Bullpen Closer Huston Street #57 L/R Luke Gregerson #55 R/R Dale Thayer (Ex-Met 2011) #58 R/R Brad Brach #54 L/L Joe Thatcher #45 R/R Anthony Bass #34 R/R Andrew Cashner Noted players not on active roster: Gold Glove thi...

Top 10 Padres Storylines I’m Rooting For in 2013

The 2013 season is upon us and as our Padres prepare to take the field against the Mets I decided to look at 2013 with my rose colored glasses on and pinpoint some storylines I am optimistically looking forward to this year. 10.  A win against the Dodgers at the home opener 9.  Nick Hundley returning to his 2011 form. 8.  The debuts of Robbie Erlin, Donn Roach, and Keyvius Sampson...

Injuries Remind Padres Fans that Prospects Are No Sure Thing

In 2008 the Padres drafted Logan Forsythe and James Darnell, 46th and 69th respectively.  Both advanced hitting prospects that played third base.  Both have had their professional careers derailed by the inability to stay on the field.  For Padres fans, these two players should serve as a reality check.  Baseball is sometimes a game of attrition.  Not only is the game very hard...

Good, Bad, and Ugly v. Mets 4/1/13

Mets 11- Padres 2 WP: J. Niese (1-0) LP: E. Volquez (0-1) HR: Alonso (1), Cowgill (1) Today’s Good, Bad, and Ugly is sponsored by East Village Tavern+Bowl.  Congregation members receive 15% off their bill when flashing the membership card. Good: Chris Denorfia – Leads off the Padres season with a single, draws a walk and scored a run. Jedd Gyorko – 1-4 with his first major...

Padres vs. Mets Lineups and Chat 4/1/13

Opening day lineups, Padres v. Mets 4/1/13 Padres Mets 9 Chris Denorfia Cowgill 8 6 Everth Cabrera Murphy 4 3 Yonder Alonso Wright 5 7 Carlos Quentin Davis 3 4 Jedd Gyorko Byrd 9 2 Nick Hundley Duda 7 8 Cameron Maybin Buck 2 5 Cody Ransom Tejada 6 1 Edinson Volquez Niese 1 Tidbits from the game notes: OPENING DAY HISTORY: The Padres enter this afternoon’s...

Win Tickets to the Padres Home Opener

Show your pride, spread the word and you could end up with a pair of tickets to opening day! You just need to submit a picture of yourself (not your animal, or your child) to steveadler AT friarhood DOT com, representing your Padres/Friarhood pride before Sunday 9pm PST to be eligible. Round 1 All (non-Friarhood) pictures will be posted on the Friarhood facebook page Monday and the...

Fans Have Mixed Reactions As Opening Day Approaches

The combination of a 4th place finish and a very quiet off-season has left Padres fans divided.  As the founder of this website, it is frustrating that the fan base is so down on the season, but I can’t blame them.  Bad trades, questionable moves, injuries, and watching the Dodgers and Giants continue to separate have taken a toll on the fan base. The biggest headlines this season...

Daily Friar 4.2.13

Well that was an ugly game to watch yesterday (Steve Adler thinks so too as you will see in the links below). There are so many questions I have about it all though that leave me scratching my head. The most glaring one has to be Edinson Volquez. He pitched for his country in the World Baseball Classic and was phenomenal for them. That was the equivalent of the world series for him...

Daily Friar 4.1.13

No this is not an April Fools joke, baseball is finally back today! In fact by the time this gets posted the Padres will have already started their 2013 season. Last night was actually opening night as the Astros defeated the Rangers in Houston. Everybody starts fresh today and while experts think they can predict the outcome of the season, there will always be surprises. Let’s...

Daily Friar 3.31.13

One more day left till we get to see the Padres take the field in a game that actually counts! That spring training was very long this year, and I for one am glad that is over. Now we get to see if all that work will pay off and we will also see if the numbers that occurred can carry over as well. Just a reminder that the game has an early start time tomorrow, it will be on at 10...

Minor League Update: Games of March 29-30 by Zach Mortimer

Jedd Gyorko earned an everyday job in the Padres` infield with a strong spring.
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