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Daily Friar 7.2.13 

The Padres had the Marlins number all season long. They played each other in a three game set at Petco on May 6-8 and the Padres took all three. The Padres then came in to Miami to take game one of this series as well. All things looked good going into the final three games against the lowly Marlins. However, it was not to be as the offense has fallen asleep entirely scoring a total of three runs in the past three days, including being shut out last night. All this came off the heels of a 9-2 win in the first game. So clearly this team can score runs, it’s just a matter of consistently scoring runs. Impressively though is that this is the first time the Padres have suffered a shout out since May 27 against the Mariners. It doesn’t bode well though that they couldn’t beat the easiest team they will be facing over the next two weeks. Today the Padres enter Fenway Park to take on the first place Red Sox. Once this series finishes up they are on to face the Nationals over the weekend. A Nationals team that just got back Bryce Harper. Take a look at the standings and realize too that the Dodgers are looming. Remember how they were eight games back a week ago? They have closed that gap to 3.5. A tight race indeed as we head to the All-Star Break.
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This Date In Baseball History: July 2, 1993

At Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium, the latest game in major league history ends at 4:40 am as relief pitcher Mitch Williams, in his first at-bat of the season, singles home the winning run in the 10th inning, giving the Phillies a 6 – 5 victory over the Padres. The game, which started at 1:26 am due to the three rain delays in Game 1 of the twin bill, eclipses the 3:35 mark established in Atlanta on July 4, 1985 in a game which ended with fireworks after the Mets beat the Braves in 19 innings, 16 -13. – Baseball Reference

Padres News:

Marquis’ quality start spoiled as Padres blanked – Padres.com

“A four-run sixth spoiled an otherwise solid performance from the veteran in San Diego’s 4-0 loss to Miami on Monday night in front of 14,669 fans at Marlins Park.”

A preview of today’s game – ESPN

“The Padres will try to regroup behind rookie Robbie Erlin (1-0, 3.60), who allowed three runs and four hits in 6 1/3 innings Wednesday in a 7-5, 13-inning loss to Philadelphia.”

Cashner a pitcher on the run – Union Tribune

“As Lucas learned, in addition to being one of the fastest pitchers from mound to home, Cashner’s got to be one of the fastest pitchers from home to first.”

Everth Cabrera could return Thursday – NBC Sports

“Cabrera will play two rehab games with Class-A Fort Wayne beginning Tuesday, and should be cleared to return if there are no setbacks.”

Jon Heyman gives his trade deadline predictions – CBS Sports

“5. Edinson Volquez: The Padres starter has been linked to an Orioles rumor already.”

Trying to tread water – Padres Public

“Since 30 May the Marlins are tied with Pittsburgh for the best record in the National League (17-10).  The Padres are 16-14 over that span but that’s small consolation.  What’s concerning is that San Diego, since getting 2 games over .500 at 36-34, have lost 8 of 12.”

A cool idea for an old coffee table – Gaslamp Ball

“My original idea was to coat the top with a bunch of Padres baseball cards. If you Google “baseball card coffee table you will get some hits and some pretty cool creations.”

Daily Farm Round-Up: 7-1-13 – Alex Bartlett of The Friarhood

“Erik Schoenrock was masterful over 7 innings as the Emeralds shut out the Hops and won 4-0. Joe Ross struggled for the second straight start in a row as Lake Elsinore lost 3-2. In stark contrast, Keyvius Sampson dominated for the second straight start as Johan Limonta hit a walk off home run for the Missions. Anthony Bass recorded his first quality with Tucson as the T-Pads won 6-3.”

NL West News and Rumors:

Carlos Marmol close to being dealt to the Dodgers – ESPN Chicago

“Marmol was designated for assignment on June 25, giving the Cubs a 10-day period to trade him or give him his unconditional release. He has a limited no-trade clause with six teams he could block, including the Dodgers.”

The latest on Ricky Nolasco – CBS Sports

“The Dodgers, Orioles, Giants, Rangers and Rockies are said by a person familiar with the talks to be among the teams in the derby for Ricky Nolasco, the Marlins’ all-time leader in wins, games started, innings and strikeouts who isn’t too long for the only team he has known.”

Dodgers also have interest in a certain long time Phillie – MLBTR

“Heyman hears that the word around baseball is that the Dodgers could have interest in Chase Utley.”

Giants were out scouting yesterday – Henry Schulman via Twitter

“With due respect to my friend GK3 at the NY Post, #sfgiants scout Elder was in Minn last night to see Twins bullpen, not Joba.”

NL West Scores from yesterday:

Arizona 4, New York Mets 5. W: Aardsma (1-0)  L: Collmenter(4-1)

San Francisco 1, Cincinnati 8. W: Arroyo (7-6)  L: Kickham (0-3)  Final in 6 due to rain

NL West Schedule for today:

Arizona at New York Mets 4:10 PST
Corbin (9-0, 2.22) vs Hefner (2-6, 3.72)

San Francsico at Cincinnati 4:10 PST
Lincecum (4-8, 4.64) vs Bailey (4-6, 3.88)

Los Angeles at Colorado 5:40 PST
Kershaw (6-5, 2.08) vs Oswalt (0-2, 7.36)

Latest NL West Standings:

Team W L PCT GB Streak Home Road
DBacks 42 40 .512 L4 21-16 21-24
Rockies 41 42 .494 1.5 L1 25-19 16-23
PADRES 40 43 .482 2.5 L3 25-18 15-25
Giants 39 43 .476 3.0 L1 24-15 15-28
Dodgers 38 43 .469 3.5 W2 25-21 13-22

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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.