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Daily Friar 10.11.12 

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What an exciting night for baseball fans. It’s not too often you get two walkoff wins in one night, when there are only four games being played. This year seemed to be that way. There are two games that are extremely close, then the other two are blow outs. This was exactly the same case last night as the A’s and the Evil Empire walked off, while the Giants and Cards had an offensive explosion. As much as I don’t like the Yankees, how about Raul Ibanez last night? Now that was impressive. You can catch all those recaps, plus some Padres stuff below. The Arizona Fall League is under way and we have Padres minor leaguers playing for the Peoria Javelinas. Here are your links for today:
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Austin Hedges continues to impress in instructional league – Padres.com
“Hedges, who turned 20 on Aug. 18, spent the entire season with Fort Wayne of the Midwest League and hit .279 with 10 home runs and 56 RBIs in 373 plate appearances.”

Ortega, Headley nominated for baseball honors – Union Tribune
“Eduardo Ortega, the Spanish-language voice of the Padres for 26 seasons, is one of 10 nominees for the 2013 Ford Frick Award and a berth in the broadcasting wing of the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N.Y.”

Ross Ohlendorf elects free agency – NBC Sports
“Ohlendorf had been outrighted by the Padres but refused the assignment. The veteran right-hander will now look for a new home after posting an ugly 7.77 ERA and 1.77 WHIP over 48 2/3 big league innings this season.”

Tuscon-El Paso baseball deal expected today – El Paso Times
“MountainStar Sports Group today is expected to announce it has officially acquired the Tucson Padres minor league baseball team, an official told the El Paso Times on Wednesday.”

2012 MadFriars Texas League pitcher of the year
“Heading into the season, the Missions looked to sport one of the minors

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About the author: Matt Rennick

Born and raised in San Diego and a Padres fan since day one. On that fateful night of September 6, 1989 when I came into this world, the game was on in the delivery room and the Padres beat the Astros and I have been forever engrained with Padre blood. I have followed sports my whole life and have written the Daily Friar for over a year and enjoy bringing all of you the news each morning.