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Daily Friar 5.9.12 

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It’s a good day to be a Padres fan! After beating the Rockies for the second time in a row last night (which already gives them the series win), they will be looking for the sweep today. If they can pull off the sweep then they will be 1 game from jumping out of the cellar. As bad as this season has gone, there are plenty of other teams who are just as bad or worse. So don’t fret too bad Padres fans. Lastly, let’s give some birthday wishes to 3 Padres. First is minor leaguer Jace Peterson. Second is current third baseman, Chase Headley. And lastly is Mr. Padre himself Tony Gwynn. All the more reason to win today with all those birthdays being celebrated. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Suppan moves to 2-0 with solid 5 inning outing – Padres.com
“Jeff Suppan threw five solid innings, and Dale Thayer earned his second save in two games, as the Padres held off the Rockies, 3-1, on Tuesday night at Petco Park.”

Padres add LHP Hinshaw in latest roster shuffle – Union Tribune
“The Padres Tuesday added left-hander Alex Hinshaw as an eighth relief pitcher in the bullpen while optioning outfielder Blake Tekotte back to Triple-A Tucson and unexpectedly transferring long reliever Micah Owings from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.”

Throwing strikes gets Thayer his first save – NCT
“In 31 major league innings, the Padres reliever has issued one walk. His career walk rate per nine innings in the minor leagues is 2.83.”

Finally – Tom Krasovic at insidethepadres
“The TV deal between the Padres and Fox Sports San Diego has been approved by major league baseball. The deal hasn’t been announced by the Padres, FS San Diego or MLB, but I’m told it was OK’d a week ago.”

2013 Contract Issues for the Padres – MLBTR
“The Padres have a 2013 payroll commitment of just $11.475MM, according to Cot’s Baseball Contracts. GM Josh Byrnes figures to have some payroll flexibility once arbitration raises are accounted for even if the team’s payroll remains relatively low.”

Padres sign 3 pitchers to minor league deals – The Sacramento Bee
“The San Diego Padres have signed former big league pitchers Kip Wells, Anthony Reyes and Daniel Stange to minor league contracts.”

Fan’s reaction to Carlos Quentin returning soon – Yahoo.com
“At this point, anyone with major league experience can help this roster. A big time player like Carlos Quentin could provide a major addition to the roster for the remainder of the season.”

Padres add reliever Miles Mikolas to the mix – MLB For Life
“Heralded as PadresProspects.com

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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.