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Daily Friar 4.2.14 

Seth Smith: stay hot, my friend! His past success against pitcher Zack Greinke continued yesterday as he went 2-for-3 at the plate with his second home-run in as many games.   Maybe he really is the “final piece” afterall. Unfortunately, his performance alone wasn’t enough to pull-out a win as the Dodgers held on for a 3-2 victory despite late rallies by the Padres in the 8th and 9th innings.

 

Taking the mound tonight for the Padres is tall right-hander Tyson Ross. He looks to lead the Padres to a series victory against Los Angeles and veteran righty Dan Haren. Make sure to tune-in to Fox Sports San Diego or The MIghty 1090 at 7:10 PM PT to catch the action. And remember…#BeatLA .

 

This Date in Baseball History: April 2, 1995

“The longest strike in major league history comes to an end. Having the first 23 days of this major league season canceled and 252 games of the last season lost, the owners accept the players’ March 31st unconditional offer to return to work. The players’ decision to return to work is made after a US District Court issued an injunction restoring terms and conditions of the expired agreement. Teams will play 144-game schedules. The strike had begun on August 121994.” – Baseball-Reference.com

 

Padres News:

Padres’ rally comes up short vs. Dodgers – Corey Brock of MLB.com

Preview of today’s game – ESPN

O’Malley name not featured in Padres guide – Kevin Acee of the UT San Diego

Medica adjusting well to new role in outfield – Corey Brock of MLB.com

HeyScan trivia challenge – 4/2/14

Padres preview promotions, local flavor – Ian Edward Russell Smith of the Friarhood

 

NL West Scores Yesterday:

 

Colorado 3, Miami 4. W: Eovaldi (1-0) L: Anderson (0-1) S: Cishek (1)

 

San Francisco 4, Arizona 5. W: Miley (1-1) L: Gutierrez (0-1) S: Reed (1)

 

NL West Games Today:

 

Colorado at Miami 4;10 PM PT

Lyles (1st start) vs. Alvarez (1st start)

 

San Francisco at Arizona 6:40 PM PT

Hudson (1st start) vs. Cahill (0-1, 11.25)

 

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About the author: Brad Beattie

San Diego born and raised. Love the Padres, the Chargers, and all things (for the most part) San Diego. Will continue to follow San Diego sports through both the ups and down, and I hope to hear your opinions as you follow them too.