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Daily Friar 5.5.12 

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It’s rare that I go to a concert during baseball season, leave, get home, and still am able to catch two innings of a Padres game. That just so happened last night. I was downtown, but I was at the House of Blues. I got home at 11:15, turned the TV on and then saw the ending that ultimately came in the 12th. Considering how we had no bench players and no bullpen arms left the game mercifully ended when it did. Would I have liked to win, yes. However, at that point you were hoping either team would make a push to get it over with and the Marlins did just that. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Padres drop seesaw affair to Marlins in 12th –
“It was a rough night all the way around Friday for the Padres, who not only dropped a 9-8 decision to the Marlins in 12 innings at Petco Park, but might have lost their best starting pitcher as well as their closer.”

Padres Luebke might need elbow surgery – Union Tribune
“Left-hander Cory Luebke, who Padres manager Bud Black believes was developing into one of the top left-handers in the National League, could be facing elbow reconstruction surgery.”

Street doesn’t think injury is major – NCT
“The diagnosis after the Padres closer left with two outs in the 10th inning is a right posterior shoulder strain. Street, who has four saves and a 0.93 ERA in 10 appearances, has an MRI scheduled for Saturday morning.”

Healthy Cabrera making most of roles – Arizona Daily Star
“This year, Cabrera, 25, has shined. After starting the season 3 for 18, he went 26 for 74 (.351) before Friday. He is holding his hands higher in his stance, creating a shorter path to the ball.”

Post-Petco, relievers not as bad as you think – Fangraphs
“Well, that wasn



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.