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Daily Friar 4.13.13 

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Yesterday was a day removed from the brawl on Thursday night. What we have learned in that day is that 8 is the magic number for the major parties involved, and we also have learned that this isn’t going to go away anytime soon. Zack Greinke is going to miss 8 weeks with his broken collar bone, and Carlos Quentin has been handed an 8 game suspension. All the details will be in the articles below, but we still have no word on what Matt Kemp will receive and there has been no official suspension for Greinke either. Quentin has appealed and is playing in games as we saw last night (well he was in the lineup at least). I have read though that the MLB and MLBPA is trying very hard to not have Quentin play in LA next week for fear of more fallout. I think part of the problem is Dodger fans want blood due to their prized possession being injured, and the next series is so close that they want it right now. If this had happened during this next series then the next time the teams would meet would be in June. By then I think things would have been less hot and there wouldn’t be as big of an issue. Besides Dodger fans won’t remember something that happened two months before, after all they only see three innings of each game they go to anyway. Oh and we did have a game last night that ended terribly. The recap is below:
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Friars blow late lead as bullpen falters –

“The 2013 season is 10 games old and the Padres are already in a bind following Friday’s 7-5 loss to the Rockies at Petco Park.”

Quentin suspended eight games for Greinke incident –

“Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin received an eight-game suspension Friday for his part in Thursday’s benches-clearing incident with Zack Greinke and the Dodgers.”

Preview tonight’s game – Union Tribune

“After two bad starts, the 29-year-old Volquez gave the Padres some reason for optimism Wednesday with a strong bullpen. Volquez has been flying open and over-throwing since returning from the World Baseball Classic.”

Headley goes 1-3 in first rehab start – NBC Sports

“Headley served as the designated hitter in the game, as his thumb is still a little sore when he closes his glove, so isn’t ready to play the field just yet.”

Padres made a minor league signing – MLBTR

“Still from Eddy’s jam-packed tweet, the Padres have inked first baseman Brandon Allen to a minor league contract. The 27-year-old has a career .203/.290/.375 Major League batting line in 389 plate appearances.”

Carlos Quentin vs Zack Greinke has been percolating for years – Through The Fence Baseball

“I’m shocked that, before the suspension was announced, national writers suggested Quentin should be suspended for a much longer duration than the eight games he eventually got. Greinke’s injury is unfortunate, but that should not dictate the suspension in anyway, nor should who the player injured is or is not.”

Should MLB tie suspensions to injury lengths? – Fangraphs

“If we were omniscient beings that could divine the motivations of individuals and were able to determine exactly what happened in the midst of a giant scrum of large human beings, then perhaps Mattingly’s proposal would work.”

Mankind: Quentin and Greinke – Padres Public

“This is not a new phenomenon. When people push they hope to gain advantage. When you’re getting pushed you have a choice to make: stand up for yourself or get pushed around for the rest of your life.”

Ranking game 10 – Gaslamp Ball

“Five runs should be enough for a win, especially if you’re handing it off to a bullpen that, in recent memory, was one of the bright spots of the team.”

Weber promoted as Padres designate Ransom – Ian Edward Russell Smith of The Friarhood

“RHP Thad Weber had his contract picked up by the Padres today as he made the move from triple-A Tucson up to the big leagues.”

Good, Bad and Ugly from last night’s game – Steve Adler of The Friarhood

“Nick Hundley – 2-4 two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI.  Hundley has nine hits in his last 15 ABs.”

Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-12-13 – Alex Bartlett of The Friarhood

“Despite the struggles the Padres are enduring at the major league level, you have got to love the pitching depth down on the farm.”



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.