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Daily Friar 6.14.12 

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So I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that the Padres won the game last night. And in doing so have also won the series, and are going for the sweep today. The pitching was spot on (though not as spot on as Matt Cain was last night) and got the job done. The bad news is that our RISP hitting is still having issues. Case in point was the 9th inning we had bases loaded and no one out. Cameron Maybin struck out and Nick Hundley hit into a double play. It goes without saying that this needs to change. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Thatcher’s moxie preserves Marquis’ gem – Padres.com
“On Tuesday, Thatcher allowed a home run. On Wednesday, he didn’t blink when he got the chance to redeem himself, as the two outs he got in the seventh inning went a long ways toward the Padres’ 1-0 victory over the Mariners before a crowd of 13,931.”

Cabrera, Forsythe reversing middle infield problems – Union Tribune
“Since shortstop Everth Cabrera and second baseman Logan Forsythe were first coupled on June 3, the tandem has hit a combined .327 (18-for-55) with three doubles, three triples and two homers in eight games. The pair have reached base 43 percent of the time.”

Spangenberg shows Padres he is a keeper – NCT
“After all, Spangenberg —- ranked the No. 1 second base prospect by MLB.com —- has shown plenty of aptitude and upside while working through the kind of failures that have tripped up many top-tier prospects on the way to the big leagues.”

Longview’s Bud Black looking to turn around struggling Padres – The Daily News
“Once an owner’s in place, one of his early decisions will be what to do with Black, the National League Manager of the Year as recently as 2010.”

Tigers interested in Carlos Quentin – MLBTR
“The Tigers are interested in trading for Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin, Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reports. Quentin’s $7MM salary could be an impediment for the Tigers, Morosi adds.”

Like an Irish drinking song… - Chicken Friars
“This Padres season is just like every Irish folk song: It

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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.