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Daily Friar 7.11.13 

The Padres scratched and clawed, but it was to no avail as they lost the final game of the series to the Rockies. I’m not sure what league the teams thought they were playing in, but that game went very long taking just over three and a half hours to play. In contrast, Tuesday’s game went only two and a half hours. Same amount of innings just one was a whole hour longer. And what made it painful and more grueling was the fact that the Padres were unable to complete the comeback. They were down 4-0 before Carlos Quentin hit a two-run home run to put a little spark into the club. The decisive blow came in the eighth inning when the Rockies were able to bring across one more run to make it 5-3. We could have been looking at extra innings because the Padres did manage to bring in a fourth run in the bottom of the ninth, but they couldn’t bring across the fifth. So there you have it as the Padres lost the series two games to one. Up next are the Giants for a four game set. Jason Marquis will take them on in game one and we have a spot starter for tomorrow’s game. Find out who it is below.
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This Date In Baseball History: July 11, 1998

Padre reliever Trevor Hoffman, brother of opposing manager Glenn Hoffman, saves the Padres’ 4 – 1 victory over the Dodgers. It’s the first time in major league history a player has faced his brother as a manager. – Baseball Reference

Padres News:

Padres’ rally comes up short after rocky start – Padres.com

“Either way, Cashner will have some time to think about his final start of the first half, one that got away from him early as the Rockies hung on for a 5-4 victory over the Padres before a crowd of 19,411 at Petco Park.”

A preview of today’s game – ESPN

“Scheduled starter Jason Marquis (9-4, 3.79) has a 1.93 ERA while winning his last two starts against Giants, including April 28 when he gave up two runs in 6 2/3 innings of a 6-4 victory.”

Sean O’Sullivan living his Padres dream – Union Tribune

“Padres manager Bud Black announced Wednesday that the right-handed pitcher will be promoted from Triple-A Tucson and start Friday night’s game against the Giants at Petco Park.”

Jace Peterson wins minors award – NBC Sports

“Padres prospect Jace Peterson won California League Player of the Month honors in June.”

Thank you Tom Garfinkel – Padres 360

“It didn’t matter what the record of the club was at the time – he was always present! Meeting with fans at the ballpark, holding meetings with season ticket holders, attending events, and being engaged in our community.”

Josh Byrnes does a video interview on the team situation – Gaslamp Ball

Jesus Guzman reaches his zenith – Padres Public

“Over that stretch, he hit .417/.462/1.000,  with the aforementioned 2 home runs plus 4 doubles.  That is a pretty good week’s worth of work.  How does it compare against the rest of his career?”

Daily Farm Round-Up: 7-10-13 – Alex Bartlett of The Friarhood

“Jedd Gyorko began his rehab with the Storm and did well as he went 2-3 with a double in the Storm’s 5-3 victory. Yonder Alonso also had a multi-hit night as he went 2-4; Alonso has 6 hits over his last 2 games. Matt Wisler led the Missions’ pitching staff to a shutout of the RockHounds.”

MLB and NL West News and Rumors:

Michael Weiner condemns Biogenesis leaks – MLBTR

“In a statement issue today, Weiner said, ‘The leaking of confidential information to members of the media interferes with the thoroughness and credibility of the Biogenesis investigation.  These repeated leaks threaten to harm the integrity of the Joint Drug Agreement and call into question the required level of confidentiality needed to operate a successful prevention program.'”

NL West Rumor Mill: 7-9-13 – Brad Beattie of The Friarhood

Danny Knobler has the latest on the Giants trade situation – Via Twitter

“Giants seem to have put buying on hold, but haven’t yet been ready to sell. The way things are going, you wonder if that changes soon.”

Teams are inquiring on Giants’ arms – Jon Morosi via Twitter

“Sources: #Tigers and #RedSox have checked in with #SFGiants on bullpen arms in case SF decides to sell.”

Word going around on Yasiel Puig – Fangraphs

“It’s that they’ve simply been reluctant to throw strikes to Puig, far more than to anybody else in the lineup. The plan is to force Puig to understand his own strike zone…”

NL West Scores From Yesterday:

New York Mets 7, San Francisco 2.  W: Wheeler (3-1)  L: Cain (5-6)

Los Angeles 7, Arizona 5.  W: Jansen (3-3)  L: Collmenter (4-2) F/14

NL West Schedule For Today:

Milwaukee at Arizona 6:40 PST
Gallardo (7-8, 4.85) vs Miley (5-7, 4.06)

Colorado at Los Angeles 7:10 PST
Pomeranz (0-2, 9.72) vs Capuano (2-6, 5.19)

Latest Standings:

Team

W

L

PCT

GB

L10

Streak

Home

Road

DBacks

47

44

.516

5-5

L3

24-19

23-25

Dodgers

45

45

.500

1.5

8-2

W4

25-21

20-24

Rockies

44

48

.478

3.5

3-7

W1

26-21

18-27

PADRES

41

51

.446

6.5

1-9

L1

26-20

15-31

Giants

40

50

.444

6.5

2-8

L4

25-20

15-30

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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.