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Daily Friar 6.18.12 

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The Padres did what they needed to do yesterday to get the win. Even though the bullpen tried giving the game away again in the end. The last thing you want to do after getting your first sweep of the season is to get swept in the next series. The Padres were on route to do just that, but were able to take one game from the A’s. Clayton Richard was outstanding yesterday, and he has been doing better as of late after a rough start to the season. It’s nice to see him doing better, and it’s nice to see a win come our way especially going into a series agains the Texas Rangers. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Richard rolls to close road trip on high note – Padres.com
“That was evident Sunday, as the Padres assured themselves of a winning record on this road trip with a 2-1 victory over the A’s before a crowd of 21,631 at the Oakland Coliseum, as San Diego starting pitcher Clayton Richard tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings for his second road win in a week.”

30th round Justin Miller progresses rapidly due to bat – Union Tribune
“Over his first 104 games at the lowest four levels of the Padres farm system, Miller has hit .336 with 26 doubles, five triples and four homers with 49 RBI and 61 runs scored in 375 at-bats.”

Mets provide an example as Padres deliberate on Petco’s dimensions – NCT
“The basis for the Padres’ study is to identify balls that result in outs at Petco but would be a home run at almost any other ballpark.”

Clayton Richard lauds Nick Hundley’s game calling – CBS Sports
“‘Nick did the best job handling me today since we’ve been together,’ Richard said Sunday after shutting out Oakland on five hits and two walks over 7 2/3 innings in a 2-1 Padres victory.”

UVU’s Goose Kallunki selected by Padres in 27th round – UVU Review
“A shot at the pros is not the only thing on Kallunki

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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.