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Daily Friar 5.31.12 

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I have one word to say about yesterday’s game and that is: wow. We actually had a lead going into the 9th inning and we blew it. I am currently in Las Vegas on vacation for this week, and every casino I went in to I went straight to the sports betting because the Padres game was always on. Kind of sad to me that half of San Diego can’t watch the games on TV, but Las Vegas has FSSD. Anyways, I would go to the TV to check the score. I saw it was 6-3, then 6-5, then I was like okay we got this, on to the next hotel. Get in there and the game was over. I checked my phone and found out we lost. Sad really, I have come to terms that we are the worst team in baseball. No doubt about that. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Bullpen falters as Padres fall in finale – Padres.com
“That adjective can best describe the Padres day at Wrigley Field, as they lost a three-run lead when the Cubs came back for an 8-6 victory when Darwin Barney hit a two-run walk-off home run off Dale Thayer in the ninth inning at Wrigley Field, though Castro’s game-tying hit one inning earlier set the stage for the game-winner.”

Tiny, early signs that Quentin’s having effect – Union Tribune
“A mere peek, almost indiscernible from the stands at Wrigley Field, was confirmation enough to Yonder Alonso that the long-delayed presence of Carlos Quentin in the Padres already had changed things. And that was before Quentin hit two home runs in Wednesday’s series finale.”

4th time getting drated was the charm for Andrew Cashner – Sports Illustrated
“Before the million-and-a-half signing bonus or the relief appearance in which he threw 10 straight pitches of at least 101 miles per hour, Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner endured four straight drafts in which he received undulating annual assessments of his ability and potential.”

Tom Krasovic had a twitter poll question for his followers – insidethepadres
“I put the following double-question to the Tweeps: Do the losses still hurt? Or, do you shake them off as inconsequential, inevitable outcomes within a rebuilding season?”

Trade Candidate: Carlos Quentin – MLBTR
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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.