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Daily Friar 7.1.13 

One thing that I really hate in a tie game is when it gets later and later in the game. I get nervous because frankly right now I don’t have the faith in our bullpen to hold a lead. If we’re at home I get less nervous because I know that our offense can come up in the bottom of the inning and either tie the game up again or hit a walk off. When I get most nervous is a late tie on the road. You just know that somehow the home team is going to find a way to get to the bullpen and pull off a win. Little did I know yesterday that a walk off win would happen in the form of a grand slam. Tyson Ross came into the bottom of the ninth and walked the first batter he faced. Rule number one is don’t walk the leadoff guy. Dick and Mark talk about it all the time that all too often that lead off walk comes around to score. Indeed that happened as not only the leadoff man came in to score, but so did the three guys behind him as Jeff Mathis sent the ball into the left field seats. Right as the ball came off the bat you knew it was game over. So now the Padres face a game four down 2-1 in a place where they really should be up by that same margin at least. Let’s see if they can leave Miami with a series tie.
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This Date In Baseball History: July 1, 1941

“The few fans watching the Brooklyn Dodgers’ game on WNBT are witnesses to a breakthrough in marketing: for 10 seconds before the first pitch of the game, the screen shows the image of a clock superimposed over a map of the United States. A voice then states “America runs on Bulova time”. It is the first television advertisement ever broadcast in the United States.” – Baseball Reference

Padres News:

Cashner solid, but ‘pen allows walk-off slam –

“‘Too much plate,’ Ross said, after Sunday’s 6-2 loss to the Marlins. ‘Bases loaded, down 1-0, had to come with a strike right there and just got too much plate.'”

A preview of today’s game – ESPN

“The Padres will try to get back on track with Jason Marquis (9-3, 3.99) looking to rebound from his first loss in 12 starts. The veteran right-hander had won eight consecutive decisions — his longest stretch since 2004 — before giving up all the runs and walking a season high-tying five in 4 1/3 innings of Tuesday’s 6-2 loss to Philadelphia.”

Padres outfield a traveling circus – Union Tribune

“Outfield coach Dave Roberts is pushing Venable for early Gold Glove consideration, but the fact is, the acrobatics of all the Padres’ outfielders this season has nearly matched their versatility.”

Everth Cabrera could be back very soon –

“If Cabrera avoids complications or setbacks with the Tincaps, he could be activated in time to join San Diego in Boston.”

An assortment of Padres notes – MLBTR

“There is a greater possibility that Luke Gregerson is dealt rather than Huston Street because Gregerson would draw more interest on the trade market.”

Padres team report – Yahoo

“The Padres expect Alonso to return to the lineup around July 8 when they open their final homestand before the All-Star break.”

Daily Farm Report: June 30, 2013 – MadFriars

“Tucson rolled to their biggest win of the season, while the Storm got their worst beating. The Missions rode Juan Oramas’s return to victory, but the TinCaps were blanked and the two short-season clubs couldn’t hold late leads.”

The Padres first 82 games – Gaslamp Ball

“In franchise history 15 teams out of 45 have had a winning record after 81 games. The 2013 team isn’t one of them, but they’re close.”

2013 trade deadline preview – Padres Public

“Still, the starting pitching has been less than spectacular all year, and the relief pitching hasn’t been all that great either. If the Padres want to contend, they need upgrades. But what should they be looking for and how much should they spend to get it? These are the questions. I have some opinions.”

Players of the Month: June – Richard Dorsha of The Friarhood

“Not only did Blanks lead the team in nearly every offensive category (R, H, HR, 2B, RBI) but he also had some high-leverage AB’s, including the game winning 3-run home run to beat Arizona to cap an undefeated homestand.”

NL West News and Rumors:

Teams interested in Alex Rios – ESPN Chicago

“According to industry sources, Rios has numerous clubs, including Pierzynski’s Texas Rangers, the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks watching him from city to city right now.”

Dodgers designate Matt Guerrier for assignment – MLBTR

“The Dodgers announced that they have designated right-handed pitcher Matt Guerrier for assignment.  The move will allow the club to recall right-handed pitcher Chris Withrow from Triple-A Albuquerque.”

Inside look at the Rockies – Denver Post

“It’s why the Rockies have interest in the Cubs’ Matt Garza and Scott Feldman and the Brewers’ Yovani Gallardo.”

Giants are unsure about Jeff Francouer – Henry Schulman via Twitter

“When I’ve floated Francouer’s name in the past to the #sfgiants honchos, I got a lot of scrunched faces and worries about his OF play.”

NL West Scores From Yesterday:

Arizona 2, Atlanta 6. W: Maholm (9-6)  L: Cahill(3-10)

San Francisco 5, Colorado 2. W: Bumgarner (8-5)  L: Pomeranz (0-1)  S: Romo (19)

Phillies 1, Los Angeles 6. W: Fife (3-2)  L: Kendrick (7-5)

NL West Schedule For Today:

Arizona at New York Mets 4:10 PST
Miley (4-7, 4.55) vs Marcum (1-9, 5.08)

San Francsico at Cincinnati 4:10 PST
Kickham (0-2, 10.57) vs Arroyo (6-6, 3.61)

Latest NL West Standings:

Team W L PCT GB Streak Home Road
DBacks 42 39 .519 L3 21-16 21-23
Rockies 41 42 .494 2.0 L1 25-19 16-23
PADRES 40 42 .488 2.5 L2 25-18 15-24
Giants 39 42 .481 3.0 W1 24-15 15-27
Dodgers 38 43 .469 4.0 W2 25-21 13-22




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.