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Daily Friar 10.19.12 

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We now know one of the two teams that will be battling it out in the World Series this year. The Yankees were swept by the Tigers after some stellar pitching all series. As the article below points out, experts felt that the Tigers had the pitching to pull off a series win but they didn’t expect them to be this dominating. Chalk it up to great pitching or horrible hitting, either way the Tigers pulled off the win and I for one couldn’t be happier. Tonight we could find out who their opponent is as the Cardinals are one win away from being World Series bound yet again. As I pointed out yesterday if that were to happen it would be a World Series rematch from 2006. It would be fun to watch (and really who wants to see the Giants move on?) Here are your links for today:

Rookie Thayer had memorable season out of the ‘pen –
“There was so much to digest from his first full season in the Major Leagues that San Diego reliever Dale Thayer actually had some trouble recalling one of his biggest highlights of his season: the time in May when he filled in for injured closer Huston Street.”

Robbie Erlin shows no sign of wear or tear in Peoria win –
“The Padres left-hander posted his second straight sharp Arizona Fall League outing Thursday, scattering two hits without any walks while striking out four in 2 2/3 scoreless innings to allow Peoria to snag an early lead and en route to a 3-1 win over Salt River.”

The Padres were (no surprise) the most injured team in 2012 – CBS Sports
“Still, the good folks at have a graph with the data, and San Diego Padres ‘ fans, you ‘win.'”

The Padres, offseason activity and the Chase Headley question – Chicken Friars
“Whatever occurs this offseason though keep a close eye on what the Padres try to do and how they go about (if they indeed do) negotiating with their Third Baseman.”

2012 Report Card: Shortstop – The Friarhood
“Although Cabrera was hot and cold during 2012, he did wind up the NL stolen base champion with 44 and was able to hit well in the leadoff spot (.282) and in the 8th position (.279). It looks like Cabrera has earned himself the job in 2013.”

AFL Box Score from last night; Javelinas won 3-1 –

The Steve Adler show from yesterday – Xtra Sports

Playoff Recaps from

Yankees at Tigers
“It wasn’t that the Tigers completed an ALCS upset of the Yankees with an 8-1 win in Game 4. Many believed they had the pitching to outlast the Bronx Bombers coming into the series. It’s the way they dominated the series that was the surprise.”

Giants at Cardinals
“Driven largely by the middle-of-the-order hitters who had been so silent all series, the Cards grabbed an 8-3 victory over the Giants to push their National League Championship Series lead to 3-1.”



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.