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Daily Friar 6.19.12 

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Oh Padres, how you frustrate me so. When your pitcher can go into the seventh inning and strike out ten guys you expect to be in a position to win the game. This was the case last night, minus the winning part of it. Again the Padres’ horrendous RISP numbers continue to build. 1-9 again last night, which is a .111 average just for the night. This trend needs to stop. This isn’t a fence issue or a heavy air issue. This is an issue of making contact with the ball and hitting the gaps where the defense isn’t. I personally don’t care about the homerun. Give me a team full of doubles hitters and speedy guys and I’m happy. Don’t move the fences in, let’s move them back. Give more grass to cover. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Padres unable to back Marquis’ 10-K effort – Padres.com
“Despite their first double-digit strikeout performance from a starting pitcher this season, the Padres could not complement Jason Marquis’ solid effort with enough offense to overcome an early deficit, falling, 2-1, to the Texas Rangers in the opener of a three-game series at Petco Park on Monday night.”

Donn Roach pitching like The Real Deal – Union Tribune
“Even before a no-decision against High Desert the other night lowered his ERA at Lake Elsinore to 1.74, Roach had been selected the starting pitcher for the California League in Tuesday

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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.