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Daily Friar 7.27.13 

Coming off a series victory against the Brewers, the Padres fell flat on their face against the D-Backs. There was really nothing positive about the game. From a pitching standpoint, Eric Stults was not good and the bullpen did little to contain the damage. Defensively, Nick Hundley committed a costly error that led to 2 unearned runs in the 2nd inning. Offensively, the Padres only managed to get 3 hits over 9 innings, and they couldn’t score a run. On the bright side, it will be hard for the Padres to do worse against the D-Backs in today’s game, and watching Cashner pitch is always fun.

 

This Date in Baseball History: July 27th, 1996

The Padres pound the Marlins, 20 – 12, scoring six runs in the 6th inning, and nine in the 8th. Wally Joyner leads the way with five RBI, while John Flaherty hits a grand slam. The Padres are the 6th club to score 20 runs in a game this year; the last time that happened was 1929. – Baseball Reference

 

Padres News:

Padres shut down my D-Backs’ Delgado – Padres.com

“’They beat us in every aspect of the game,” said Padres third baseman Chase Headley, who had one of the three hits, a double in the fourth inning.”

Padres Top 20 prospects – Padres.com

San Diego, while lacking top-tier marquee prospects, has what is generally regarded as very solid pitching prospects in the system, which the organization hopes can fill spots in the Padres’ rotation — in 2013 and beyond.”

A Preview of Today’s Game – ESPN

The Padres, who have split the first eight games on a trip that ends Sunday, have dropped five of seven visiting the Diamondbacks since a 7-0 run in the desert.”

Gregerson Coveted as Deadline Nears– UT San Diego

The Padre apparently drawing the most interest from other teams is right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson.”

Luke Gregerson Drawing Significant Interest – MLBTradeRumors

MLB.com’s Corey Brock writes that the Padres are seeking controllable young pitching in trades”

A Chat with Padres Director of Scouting – Billy Gasparino – Padres 360

 “Billy joined the San Diego Padres organization in the fall of 2010 as a national crosschecker and was promoted to his current role last September.”

Daily Farm Round-Up: 7-26-13 – Alex Bartlett of The Friarhood

“The AZL Padres provided an offensive explosion due to a career night from Jose Ruiz and 2 RBI from Dustin Peterson. Both the Storm and the Missions were treated to excellent pitching performances from their starting pitchers as they both held their opponents to just 1 run. Tucson and Fort Wayne were both postponed tonight.”

 

MLB News and Rumors:

 

Phillies to sign Miguel Alfredo Gonzales – MLBTradeRumors

“Badler says, however, that scouts mostly agree Gonzalez is a Major League talent. The 26-year-old is also fairly widely perceived as being big-league ready, or close to it, despite having not pitched much in the past two years after being suspended from the Cuban national team for trying to defect.”

 Indians Looking for Relief Pitching – MLBTradeRumors

“The Indians are looking for lefty relief help, tweets MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian.”

 

NL West Score From Yesterday:

Chicago Cubs 3, San Francisco 2. W: Guerrier (4-4) L: Romo (3-5) S: Gregg (20)

Milwaukee 3, Colorado 8. W: Chatwood (7-3) L: Peralta (7-10)

Cincinnati 1, Los Angeles 2. W: Kershaw (10-6) L: Bailey (5-10)

 

NL West Schedule For Today:

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco 6:05 PST

Rusin (1-0, 5.40) vs. Bumgarner (10-6, 2.93)

 

Milwaukee vs. Colorado 5:10 PST

Gorzelanny (1-4, 2.47) vs. McHugh (0-0, -,–)

 

Cincinnati vs. Los Angeles 6:10 PST

Arroyo (9-7, 3.19) vs. Ryu (8-3, 3.25)

 

Latest Standings:

 

West W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STRK HOME ROAD
LA Dodgers 54 48 .529 8-2 W1 28-24 26-24
Arizona 54 49 .524 0.5 4.5 5-5 W2 30-22 24-27
Colorado 50 54 .481 5.0 9.0 5-5 W1 30-25 20-29
San Francisco 46 56 .451 8.0 12.0 4-6 L2 28-25 18-31
San Diego 46 58 .442 9.0 13.0 5-5 L1 27-23 19-35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About the author: Alex Bartlett

Three weeks after I was born, Padre legend Tony Gwynn visited my hospital and handed out teddy bears to all the newborn children, including me. I have been a Padre fan ever since. Whether SD is in the midst of an exciting playoff run, or an uneventful off-season, I love following them and I love writing about them.