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Daily Friar 5.25.12 

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Every now and then the Padres can surprise everyone. After getting swept by the Cardinals, they are now in New York taking on the Mets. The rain came in and the Padres decided that when it rains, it pours. After the rain delay the hits just started coming. It was almost as if they were baptised by the hitting gods and decided to hit when it mattered. They did a great job racking up 11 runs on 18 hits. The only thing I am worried about now is will they be able to do anything today? That remains to be seen. Here are your links for today:
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Padres double their pleasure in topping Mets – Padres.com
“The Padres didn’t seem to mind much and, after a 68-minute rain delay, were actually more productive once the tarp was pulled, peppering Mets pitching for a season high in hits and runs in an 11-5 victory in front of a crowd of 24,109 who probably wish they’d taken cover sooner.”

Alonso welcomes glaring spotlight of N.Y – Union Tribune
“Fact is, everyone was impressed with how comfortable their young first baseman looked fielding questions and handling the spotlight.”

Stauffer gets second opinion; Luebke has surgery – NCT
“According to manager Bud Black, Yocum informed the Padres’ medical staff that the Luebke’s operation went well and that the decision to opt for surgery over rehabilitation was the right one.”

MadFriars has an interview with John Barbato
“John Barbato was drafted in the sixth round by the San Diego Padres in the 2010 draft out of Varela High School in Miami, Florida.”

One blog praises the work of the umpires last night – Thrilla on Manilla
“No sarcasm there. Really, the umpiring in Thursday night

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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.