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Daily Friar 2.26.13 

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The Padres looked really good yesterday taking it to the Brewers. As always the first article below will be from Padres.com and have the recap of the game, but I will point out some of the things that I liked as well. First off Edinson Volquez looked spectacular. In two innings pitched he had four strike outs and only one walk and he didn’t give up a run. Hopefully this is the Volquez that we get when the season starts, and throughout the whole season as well. Jedd Gyorko also had a great game adding another home run to his stats and a couple more RBIs. He now has 8 RBIs in 9 at bats, let that sink in for a moment. Now we know he can swing, but his defense has been of question. I’ll tell you he looked great at second yesterday. He turned a double play and he also made a diving stop to his right and threw out the runner at first from his knees. Be sure to watch the video in the Padres.com article to see that. Lastly, on to Nick Hundley. His average is sitting at .200, but he was able to lift a ball to dead center for an almost home run that was robbed at the wall. I hope that this is a sign of good things for him. Check out all the news in the articles below:
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Gyorko lumbers up to back Volquez – Padres.com

“Edinson Volquez struck out four in two scoreless innings and second baseman Jedd Gyorko hit a two-run home run, sparking San Diego’s 7-1 win over a Milwaukee split squad Monday at Maryvale Baseball Park.”

Tim Stauffer throws live BP session – NBC Sports

“Stauffer reportedly “felt fine” and didn’t report any setbacks. The 30-year-old right-hander is expected regain his spot in the Padres’ rotation when healthy, but may not be ready for the start of the season.”

Headley might be the Padres savior after all – Voice of San Diego

“By being the first homegrown superstar facing free agency since Peter O’Malley bought the Padres, Headley serves as the brightest beacon for the team’s dedication to winning.”

Three Padres who have instantly impressed in spring training – Chicken Friars

“In just three Spring Training games, Gyroko is making a serious case to be the Padres’ starting second baseman come Opening Day.”

Position players who have pitched for the Padres – Gaslamp Ball

“After a few dozen tabs opened just to be sure, along with a nice batch of double-checking, it turns out seven position players have pitched in a total of nine games for the Padres through the years.”

GMs advise students with front office aspirations – MLBTR

“Top execs from 17 teams responded to MLBTR’s query: What one piece of advice would you give to a high school student who hopes to work in baseball operations one day?”

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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.