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Daily Friar 6.9.12 

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So I was wrong about the Padres “winning formula” I mentioned yesterday. They were supposed to win last night, but failed to do so. Of course it doesn’t help when you are facing a power hitting team in a hitter friendly ball park. Ironically enough though, it wasn’t Ryan Braun doing all the damage this time. Put him in Petco and he destroys the place, but we kept him pretty quiet last night. That said Corey Hart was tearing the cover off the ball. The Brewers have been like this over the years though, always having one guy step it up even when someone isn’t getting the job done. This is something that the Padres are seriously lacking right now. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Volquez struggles vs. Brewers’ offense in loss – Padres.com
“In a 9-5 loss for the Padres, the two pitchers surrendered six hits each, nine total runs combined, including five homers and neither lasted through the sixth inning. The six earned runs allowed by Volquez were a season-high, edging his previous mark of five.”

Gwynn has tax liens going into Padres bid – Union Tribune
“Baseball Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn, who has joined an ownership group seeking to buy the San Diego Padres, owes more than $400,000 in unpaid federal income taxes, according to tax notices.”

Blue Jays are one of many to target Quentin – CBS Sports
“The Blue Jays are said to have long liked Quentin. They had talks this winter about several then-White Sox players, including pitcher Gavin Floyd, and wound up making a trade for closer Sergio Santos.”

Padres call up Brad Boxberger – MLB Daily Dish
“No announcement of a corresponding move has been made as of yet, though right-hander Matt Palmer was out-righted to Tucson yesterday.”

Josh Byrnes says veteran players will come at high cost – Sporting News
“Byrnes, the Padres

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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.