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Daily Friar 5.16.12 

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Well the Padres didn’t get swept in a series, and they didn’t lose it either. They in fact split the two game series against the Nationals after a commanding win yesterday. Remember a few years ago when the Rockies had their “Dragon Slayer” Josh Fogg? He could beat any all star pitcher on any given night. That’s how I feel the Padres are right now. We beat Halladay for the second time on this road trip, and then we beat Strasburg yesterday. Why they can’t take that mentality into other games is beyond me. They open a homestand today against both LA teams. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Bass beats Strasburg as Friars take DC final –
“When play resumed, Baker got enough of a fastball, rolling it through the soggy infield grass and into the outfield for a two-run single that prolonged the inning and agony for Strasburg as the Padres went on to score three runs on their way to a 6-1 victory on Tuesday before a crowd of 23,902.”

Hunger will likely build for Byrnes to eat a contract or two – Union Tribune
“Josh Byrnes has a strong stomach and a growing appetite. The Padres general manager once swallowed $22 million in a single gulp, so he



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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.