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Daily Friar 6.25.12 

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The Padres lost and won yesterday. The loss came internally as a member of the Padres family passed away yesterday afternoon. Darrel Akerfelds passed away at the age of 50 after battling pancreatic cancer. Such a terrible disease for a great man to have to fight. His death didn’t keep the Padres down though, they came out and put on a masterful pitching performance. In doing so they won the game, won the series, and also put up a winning record against the American League for the season. It was a great finish and it shows that good things can come, and that this team can be in high spirits. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Volquez, Amarista lead Padres in finale win – Padres.com
“Gregerson and Thatcher combined with closer Huston Street to preserve a strong performance from starter Edinson Volquez, who tossed 6 and 2/3 scoreless innings before handing a 2-0 lead to the ‘pen. That group did Akerfelds proud and made the lead stand up for a 2-0 victory in a game that meant more than the standings might indicate it would. “

Padres bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds dies at 50 – Padres.com
“Padres bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds, the longest-tenured member of the coaching staff, lost his nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday in Phoenix. He was 50.”

Bass to the disabled list, Alonso has knee issue – Union Tribune
“First baseman Yonder Alonso missed Sunday

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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.