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Daily Friar 3.23.13 

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The Padres were back in action last night under the Peoria lights against the Mariners. Tyson Ross had another outstanding game as he looks to take over the number five spot in the rotation. Coming into last night’s game he was riding an 11 1/3 scoreless inning streak. That streak came to end in the fifth inning via a Kelly Shoppach home run. It proved to be the only run that Ross would give up as he was pulled after 4 2/3 innings of work. The best stat for me though is that in those innings he struck out six. The offense was nonexistent last night against a very tough Felix Hernandez, thus the reason the Padres lost. There was no Daily Friar yesterday as some of you may have noticed, so there is a lot to get to today in regards to news from yesterday and today.
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Yonder Alonso homers, Ross solid as Padres edged –

“Seattle pitcher Felix Hernandez looked in midseason form Friday, striking out six consecutive hitters in a 3-1 victory over the Padres at the Peoria Sports Complex.”

Casey Kelly headed for Tommy John surgery – CBS Sports

“Kelly is expected to miss 12 to 18 months while undergoing rehabilitation after the procedure.”

Carlos Quentin could open season on DL – NBC Sports

“Padres skipper Bud Black indicated Friday that there is still a possibility that Carlos Quentin (knee) could begin the regular season on the disabled list.”

Padres notes and a recap of Bill Center’s chat – MLBTR

“Freddy Garcia hasn’t pitched well for the Padres during Spring Training and is open to being moved to the bullpen rather than the starting rotation, the veteran righty tells Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune.  What Garcia won’t accept, however, is a minor league assignment.”

Minor League Camp Report: March 22 – MadFriars

“Several of the top prospects came into camp with noticeable improvement in their physiques and Austin Hedges stood out in particular. Hedges looked like he put on an easy ten pounds of pure muscle which has only added to his athleticsm.”

Third base by committee might be only option – Chicken Friars

“The way I see it, the Padres might have to employ a “third baseman by committee” until Chase can return to the lineup at full strength.”

Byrnes with a plan at third base - Steve Adler at The Friarhood

“Yet, it seems the Padres agenda is to promote him anyway.  MLBTR explains that Padres would lose a year of team control is they promote Gyorko before late April and he would be Super 2 eligible is promoted before mid-June.”



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.