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Daily Friar 6.5.13 

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How long are the Padres going to let Clayton Richard hurt the team? Here we are in the start of June and he only has one win. That one win didn’t even come off a start; it came out of a 17-inning marathon where he was used as an emergency pitcher. Clayton Richard has made eight starts this season and only two of them he has been able to make it six innings and only one has he put up less than five runs. This does not bode well for a team that has a weak starting rotation and needs a consistent starter. I think it’s time to look at other options because I don’t trust him on the mound. He let a lead get away last night that ultimately ended in a loss for the Padres. We are starting to lose easy games again and it doesn’t look good knowing that we can be in last place again tonight if we can’t stop the Dodgers. What scares me about the Dodgers right now is they are riding high on how well Yasiel Puig is feasting on Padres pitching. I do think he will come down to earth though in the next week, but that’s another story. The Padres look to salvage the series tonight on the back of Jason Marquis. Hopefully he can get that sinker working and win us a ball game.
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Padres hit three homers, but rookie Puig hits back – Padres.com

“Right fielder Yasiel Puig, the 22-year-old phenom, had two home runs and drove in five runs to lead the Dodgers to a 9-7 victory over the Padres before a crowd of 37,544 who howled with approval each time he swung the bat.”

A preview of tonight’s game – ESPN

“The right-hander [Marquis] is 2-0 with a 2.41 ERA in his last three starts versus the Dodgers, including allowing one run in 7 2/3 innings of a 9-2 road win April 16.”

MLB looking to suspend players – ESPN

“One source familiar with the case said the commissioner’s office might seek 100-game suspensions for Rodriguez, Braun and other players, the penalty for a second doping offense.”

Will Bosch’s word be enough? – Ken Rosenthal at Fox Sports

“The alleged users, of course, are not necessarily beacons of integrity themselves — many, in fact, may be liars of the highest order. But the question is whether baseball can prove that A-Rod, Braun, et al, indeed purchased PEDs from Biogenesis.”

MLBPA issues statement – Yahoo

“The Commissioner’s Office has assured us that no decisions regarding discipline have been made or will be made until those interviews are completed. It would be unfortunate if anyone prejudged those investigations.”

Everth Cabrera and Yasmani Grandal could face suspension – Ian Edward Russell Smith of The Friarhood

“If both Cabrera and Grandal are suspended for their connection to Biogenesis, it would be the first time ever that the Padres organization would have two players suspended simultaneously within the same season.”

Who would replace Cabrera and Grandal? – Union Tribune

“What would the Padres do were they to lose shortstop Everth Cabrera and catcher Yasmani Grandal to suspensions emanating from Major League Baseball’s investigation into the Biogenesis Clinic in Miami?”

Yonder Alonso was out of the lineup again – NBC Sports

“He’s considered day-to-day and could return to the lineup as soon as Wednesday.”

Part two of the interview with Kiley McDaniel – MadFriars

“In Part 2 of our interview with Scout.com’s Kiley McDaniel, we talk about draft rankings, the mental side of the game, and who the Padres might take in the first round.”

What to do with the Candy Factory – Padres Public

“There’s still nothing in there…For all I know, the Padres may very well just be using it as a giant storage shed now.”

2013 player draft preview – Cheri Bell of The Friarhood

“With the start of the 2013 MLB Amateur draft just two days away it is time to make a stab at figuring out what the brain trust in the front office of the San Diego Padres will be doing with the #13 pick on Thursday.”

Daily Farm Round-Up: 6-4-13 – Alex Bartlett of The Friarhood

“All 3 Padres affiliates that played tonight won tight ballgames. Frank Garces delivered a dominating 10 strikeout performance for Lake Elsinore while the Storm bats put 7 runs on the board as Lake Elsinore won 7-5. The Missions won a very close game due to the right arm of Matt Wisler and the clutch bats of Rocky Gale and Rico Noel. Cameron Maybin led the way in Tucson’s 5-4 victory with his 3rd home run of the year.”

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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.