Join the Congregation!|Sunday, February 23, 2020
You are here: Home » Daily Friar » Daily Friar 7.20.13

Daily Friar 7.20.13 

The Padres had nearly a week off to get their heads straight and possibly figure out why they weren’t winning games over the past two weeks. They were riding a little momentum after taking the Giants to the woodshed on Sunday right before the break. Yesterday was the first game since then and they were playing the always tough St. Louis Cardinals and it started off much like the the Giants games from Friday and Saturday where the Padres lost 10-1 and 9-0 respectively. The Padres last night were losing 6-0 going into the seventh inning but managed to score a couple runs in the top of the frame. The Cardinals would answer back with three of their own in the bottom and that is what ultimately did in the Padres for the night. They would attempt a late comeback that forced Mike Matheny to bring in their closer, Edward Mujica, but the game came to an end as another notch in the loss column for the Padres. So both teams are at it again today and maybe it will be a different story, but really I don’t know how this team can get things back together when they are going up against very tough teams at this point in the season. With the exception of the Milwaukee series next week, the Padres won’t see a team with a losing record until they head to Colorado August 12-14. Even then that is a series in Denver where anything goes as we know. So all we can do is watch and pray, but it doesn’t look promising right now.
Submit articles and follow me on twitter Follow @M_Rennick

This Date In Baseball History: July 20, 1859

At a racetrack on Long Island, about 1,500 fans become the first ever to pay to see a baseball game. The spectators spend fifty cents to watch New York defeat Brooklyn, 22 – 18. – Baseball Reference

Padres News:

Padres generate late surge, can’t complete comeback – Padres.com

“The San Diego offense sputtered for much of the Padres’ 9-6 loss to the Cardinals in the second half opener, which was played in front of 43,929 at Busch Stadium.”

A preview of today’s game – ESPN

“Lynn has won 10 straight home regular-season decisions, and his Cardinals will look to beat Volquez again and hand the Padres an 11th consecutive road loss.”

Headley looks to improve at new lineup spot – Padres.com

“Chase Headley found himself in unfamiliar territory Friday in St. Louis, as the Padres’ third baseman was slotted at the second spot in the lineup for the first time since June 2011.”

 Do Padres have an Act II? – Examiner.com

“Still, there’s some hope. Headley, batting . 229 with seven homers, hasn’t hit a lick but says his hand is finally feeling better. When he hit 31 homers and led the league with 115 RBIs in 2012, he did most of his damage after the All-Star break.”

Phils BBQ and Padres take top honors in food competition – Scoop San Diego

“Phil’s BBQ and the San Diego Padres were voted as the best ballpark food nationwide.”

Getting to know Miles Mikolas – Padres 360

“It’s a job for those who don’t have a weak stomach and Miles Mikolas fits the bill.  He is one who is not easily intimidated.  His hobby is fishing and he has caught sharks that are “about 7 feet long” so hitters aren’t going to easily scare him.”

Daily Farm Round-Up: 7-19-13 – Alex Bartlett of The Friarhood

“Both Tucson and San Antonio played in extra-inning games. Tucson narrowly won a shootout due to a walk-off single from Jaff Decker. In stark contrast, the Missions lost an intense pitcher’s duel, in which a run didn’t score until the 11th inning. Juan Oramas did very well for San Antonio as threw 5 scoreless innings. The AZL Padres won a close game against the AZL Dodgers while Lake Elsinore, Fort Wayne, and Eugene all lost.”

MLB News and Rumors:

Garza trade no longer imminent – MLBTR

“The Cubs and Rangers reached the point of exchanging medical information on six players who were apparently ready to change teams, most prominent among them the Cubs’ Matt Garza.”

Red Sox talks extension with Dustin Pedroia – Yahoo

“The Boston Red Sox and Dustin Pedroia are discussing a contract extension that could exceed $100 million, make him the game’s highest-paid second baseman and could keep him with the team he has come to embody into the next decade, major league sources told Yahoo! Sports.”

NL West Scores From Last Night:

Los Angeles 3, Washington 2.  W: Belisario (4-5)  L: Soriano (1-2)  S: Jansen (10)

Chicago Cubs 3, Colorado 1.  W: Samardzija (6-9)  L: Escalona (1-3)  S: Gregg (18)

Arizona 0, San Francisco 2.  W: Gaudin (4-1)  L: Kennedy (3-7)  S: Romo (22)

NL West Schedule For Tonight:

Los Angeles at Washington 4:05 PST
Greinke (8-2, 3.49) vs Gonzalez (7-3, 3.03)

Chicago Cubs at Colorado 5:10 PST
Villanueva (2-5, 3.59) vs Nicasio (5-4, 4.89)

Arizona at San Francisco 6:05 PST
Miley (6-7, 4.01) vs Cain (5-6, 5.06)

Latest Standings:

Team

W

L

PCT

GB

L10

Streak

Home

Road

DBacks

50

46

.521

5-5

L2

27-20

23-26

Dodgers

48

47

.505

1.5

7-3

W1

27-23

21-24

Rockies

46

51

.474

4.5

4-6

L1

26-22

20-29

Giants

44

51

.463

5.5

5-5

W1

26-20

18-31

PADRES

42

55

.433

8.5

2-8

L1

27-23

15-32

Comments

comments

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.