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Daily Friar 4.7.13 

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I thought the hardest thing to write about this team was the offseason. We all know the struggles I had finding decent articles for you all to read when there was nothing going on. I was looking forward to the start of the season so that I could bring you guys quality articles from all different sources. As much as the front office had no pulse during the offseason, the team has no pulse on the field to begin the season. Because of that I am struggling yet again to find stories to post. Maybe it is because it’s a Sunday, but nobody seems to want to write about this team. The sad part is I think most writers are just looking the other way and not facing the problem, where as if we were in New York they would be airing everything out right now. I bring that up because the Padres do have the same record as the Yankees right now. I want to point out some other stats that are alarming. The Padres are 28th in ERA with 5.71, 28th in WHIP with 1.49, 28th in batting average with .191, tied for 28th in home runs with 1, and actually amazingly enough, 25th in runs scored with 13. The pitching staff has given up the third most runs as well with 31, so coupled with no offense it is very hard to win a game. Not to mention the defense is sitting seventh in the most errors list with 4; the top teams have 6. Hopefully something changes today
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Fifth-inning bloopers prove undoing for Padres – Padres.com

“Those three hits, run-scoring singles by Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki and Michael Cuddyer, might not have accumulated much distance in the fifth inning, but they were enough to bury the Padres, as the Rockies rolled to a 6-3 victory before a crowd of 31,133.”

To get locked in, Volquez needs to get head locked in – Union Tribune

“Making his second start of the season on Sunday, Volquez certainly will be shooting for better results than he had on Opening Day, where he lasted just three innings and gave up six runs in an 11-2 rout by the New York Mets. In that game, evidently, Volquez was tilting his head off to the side as he came through on his delivery.”

Games rating project – Gaslamp Ball

“My only thought is that we’re already getting used to the feeling of terribleness. I wonder as to what Game 5 will be. Another series loss and the offense is kinda there. At least Jedd Gyorko exists and Mark Kotsay is gracing us with his presence.”

The Conundrum that is Cody Decker – Steve Adler of The Friarhood

“Cody Decker will be a major league baseball player just like most of his teammates from that great 2011 San Antonio team, but it’s likely he will see most of his success outside of a Padres uniform.  Like I said when I started this…Sometimes guys get lost in the mix.”

Good, bad and ugly from yesterday’s game – Steve Adler of The Friarhood

“Carlos Quentin – 2-4, 2 doubles, 2 runs scored.  Just missed his first HR of the season.  Quentin is off to a fine start.”

Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-6-13 – Alex Bartlett of The Friarhood

“The offensive struggles for the T-Pads continue as they fall to the Bees 5-3. San Antonio and Fort Wayne dominated as they combined to outscore their opponents 20-1.”

Lineups and chat for today’s game – Friarhood

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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.