ICYMI: Friars fight back to even series vs. D-backs

ICYMI: Friars fight back to even series vs. D-backs

It's hard to know which Padres team will take the field these days given the team's on-again/off-again affair with overpowering offense and run production. Nonetheless, the Padres came roaring back on Friday to take a 6-5 victory over the D-backs after stringing together some timely hitting and powerful offense with a "will" to win. Thanks to Friday's victory, the Padres now sit even in the weekend series against the D-backs and have a chance to guarantee a series split tomorrow.

Friday's game had a little bit of everything, including two Padres hitters -- Will Venable and Wil Myers -- coming one hit shy of hitting for the cycle and James Shields improving his record to 4-0 on the season. In case you missed it, here are some stories and highlights you may not have seen from Friday:

Padres postgame recap on MLB.com: Padres assert their Wil(l)s against D-backs

Myers flirts with cycle, going 4-for-5

Myers flirts with cycle

Kimbrel collects his ninth save on the season

Kimbrel slams the door

Hot-hitting first baseman hits the shelf: Alonso to DL with right shoulder injury

One-up, one-down for Padres 'pen: Padres to activate Kelley from DL, option Vincent

Don't count out Cory: Luebke staying positive during long road back

Mother's Day start an opportunity Cashner: To make her smile -- Cashner pitching for mother

Game Notes @ ARI (05.08) Shields Looks to Right Ship on the Road

And finally, looking forward:

Friar Forecast: Padres preview for Game 3 in Arizona

Down on the Farm with Bill Center: Padres Minor League Report -- May 8