Padres host Orioles for 2-game series starting Tuesday

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres return home where the weather has been as warm as the team.The Padres (33-44) welcome the Baltimore Orioles (45-30) on Tuesday, the first of a brief two-game, interleague series at Petco Park. The set kicks off a five-game homestead for the Padres, their last before the All-Star break.San Diego returns from a six-game road trip in which they went...
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Hedges homers in 5th straight game for Triple-A El Paso

Austin Hedges homered in a fifth straight game and catcher Hector Sanchez hit two homers in his first game for Triple-A El Paso and high Single-A Lake Elsinore pounded out 20 hits for a second straight game at Lancaster Sunday
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Drew Pomeranz could be key trade chip

With James Shields already gone and the San Diego Padres continuing to fall farther back in the National League West standings, many are waiting for the next shoe to drop. And it’s quite possible that the next piece of the roster to go is starter Drew Pomeranz, who signed a one-year, $1.35 million deal with the Padres at the beginning of the season. The Tennessee native was drafted...
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Quiz: Players who appeared for the Padres in 2014 and 2016

There has been quite a bit of turnover in on-field personnel for the Padres since the 2014 season; in turn, only eight players who appeared in games for that year's team were still around to do so this year. All eight are still with the organization, but only three are currently on the active 25-man roster as of this writing. One is back down in AAA after shuttling back and forth...
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5 hours ago

Who are your favorite current MLB players without Padres connections?

When I was much younger, I was a lot more of a general baseball fan. Being that my only chances to see or hear Padres games in West Virginia in the days before live streaming were listening to the radio broadcast when they played the fairly local Reds, or watching when they played the nationally televised Braves and Cubs, I took in whatever baseball I could, whenever I could. Enjoying...
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6 hours ago

McGwire fondly remembers winning 1992 Derby in San Diego

When Mark McGwire put on a dazzling display of power during the 1992 Home Run Derby at Jack Murphy Stadium, most of the baseball world had to wait a few hours to watch it. McGwire, now the Padres' bench coach, ran away with that 1992 contest -- the last time San Diego played host to All-Star festivities.
6 hours ago

Padres Luis Perdomo Doing a Little Bit Better

The Padres continue to give Rule 5 pick Luis Perdomo a chance to make his mark on the 2016 Padres and stick around with the team for the future. Sunday Perdomo allowed only 3 runs in 6 innings with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts but the Padres June offense failed to appear and the Padres […] Padres Luis Perdomo Doing a Little Bit Better - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego...
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16 hours ago

The sweep eludes the Padres yet again

A 3-0 loss on a Sunday. What is it with Sundays? Although the temperature didn't, the San Diego Padres' offense cooled off today. After scoring 23 runs in the past 3 games against the Reds, the Pads couldn't come with anything today. Luis Perdomo wasn't acing things out a la Drew Pomeranz, but he wasn't half bad either. A strong start from Anthony DeSciafani was all it took. Perdomo...
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20 hours ago

San Diego Padres: The case for White Queso

Baseball nicknames just aren’t what they used to be. As imaginative as abbreviations can be (insert sarcastic font here), referring to Alex Rodriguez as “A-Rod” or Derek Norris as “D-No” has become the standard for hardball monikers.  And while there remains a few exceptions to this disappointing rule (the aptly-named “Big Papi” absolutely fits into this demographic...
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Padres Fans Wanting a Good Trade

The Padres are awash with trade rumors, with one website listing up to 9 players that could be traded away from the team by August 1st. Can Padres fans expect to be happy or angry at the end of it all? The Padres roster is still full largely of big acquisitions from the winter of […] Padres Fans Wanting a Good Trade - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site...
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21 hours ago

Johnson toes rubber against in opener Orioles

On Tuesday, Padres starter Erik Johnson will try to right his 2016 season against Baltimore, which won't be an easy task for the struggling 25-year-old righty.
23 hours ago

Padres Still Lagging in All Star Voting

The Padres will host the MLB All Star Game July 12th no matter what. Who will be representing the Padres at the game remains to be seen, with no Padres still in the Top 5 position player voting. Can we get Wil Myers up the board Padres fans? The Padres have seen Wil Myers tear […] Padres Still Lagging in All Star Voting - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan...
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2 days ago

Pleskoff Scouting Report: Colin Rea

  TEAM: San Deigo Padres AGE: 25 (turns 26 on July 1) POSITION: Pitcher BATS: Right THROWS: Right HEIGHT: 6-foot-5 WEIGHT: 225 lbs. ACQUIRED: The Padres selected Rea in the 12th round of the 2011 First Year Player Draft. He played baseball at the University of Northern Iowa and St. Petersburg College before finishing his collegiate career at Indiana State University at Terre...
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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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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...
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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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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...
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10 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...
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11 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...
11 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...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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