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Daily Friar 7.28.13 

Well the Padres got revenge against the D-Backs last night. After being shutout 10-0 in the first game, San Diego bounced back and scored 12 runs. Last night’s game was really fun to watch; multiple players contributed offensively, Cashner did a good job pitching out of jams, and Cabrera had a great defensive play to end the game and bail out Dale Thayer. Today, Tyson Ross does battle against Patrick Corbin. While the matchup does seem favorable to Arizona, Ross had a really good start his last time out. If Ross can pound the strike zone and mix in the changeup, we may see a good pitcher’s duel today.

 

This Date in Baseball History: July 28th, 1996

 

Padres C John Flaherty has his 27-game hitting streak stopped by the Marlins in the Padres’ 8 – 2 win. The streak is the second-longest ever by a catcher behind Benito Santiago’s record, also set with the Padres. – Baseball Reference

 

Padres News:

Padres power past D-Backs to even series – Padres.com

It was hardly a quiet night for the Padres’ offense, though, as the team hit three home runs, scoring in bunches early, during a 12-3 victory over the D-backs before a crowd of 30,033.”

Ross looks to improve his changeup – Padres.com

“The Padres don’t just want Ross to use the changeup more, but to take some heat off it, decreasing the velocity on it to create a greater differential between his fastball and the pitch.”

A Preview of today’s game – ESPN

Yonder Alonso had three hits and four RBIs on Saturday, raising his career average at Chase Field to .404 with 17 RBIs in 14 games. The first baseman — 3 for 7 against Corbin — is batting .382 with nine RBIs in nine games since the All-Star break.

Gyorko slumping since returning from the DL – UT San Diego

“Gyorko had hit safely in 13 of his previous 14 games – with a .328 average (20-for-61) with five doubles, three homers and nine RBI – when he suffered a strained right groin while starting a slide into second on June 9 at Coors Field in Colorado.”

Orioles Have Internally Discusssed Carlos Quentin – MLBTradeRumors

“The Orioles are giving thought to trading for a bat and one of the players that the club has talked about internally is Carlos Quentin of the Padres, tweets Buster Olney of ESPN.com.  The slugger is signed through 2015 for roughly $24MM in total.”

Cashner Beats D-Backs With his Arm and his Bat– Gaslamp Ball

“Cashner? More like Crushner! Young Money took Josh Collmenter deep for hist first career extra-base hit. After that Everth reached base on an error and stole second base but was called out.”

Daily Farm Round-Up: 7-27-13 – Alex Bartlett of the Friarhood

“The two short-season affiliates, the AZL Padres and the Emeralds, both won due to nice offensive performances. Both the Missions and the Storm only got 4 hits. However, the Missions won a tight game 2-1 while the Storm were blown out 10-0. Matt Andriese tossed a quality start for the T-Pads, but Tucson still lost 4-2.”

 

MLB News and Rumors:

 

MLB May Announce Biogenesis Suspensions This Week – MLBTradeRumors

“There are strong indications that MLB will announce all the suspensions in the Biogenesis case this week, according to Joel Sherman and Ken Davidoff of the New York Post.  It is believed MLB wants to make the suspensions formal this week so that first-time offenders can serve a 50 game suspension inside of the 2013 season.”

Phillies Make Young Available, Not Cliff Lee – MLBTradeRumors

“The Phillies have reached out to other clubs to let them know that players, including MIchael Young, are available, tweets Buster Olney of ESPN.com.  However, coveted starter Cliff Lee is not among those players on the block.”

 

NL West Score From Yesterday:

 

Chicago Cubs 1, San Francisco 0. W: Strop (1-3) L: Romo (3-6)

 

Milwaukee 7, Colorado 5. W: Gorzelanny (2-4) L: McHugh (0-2)

 

Cincinnati 1, Los Angeles 4. W: Ryu (9-3) L: Arroyo (9-8)

 

NL West Schedule For Today:

 

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco 1:05 PST

Wood (6-7, 2.95) vs. Lincecum (5-10, 4.73)

 

Milwaukee vs. Colorado 5:10 PST

Hand (0-2, 3.41) vs. Chacin (9-5, 3.53)

 

Cincinnati vs. Los Angeles 6:10 PST

Cingrani (4-1, 3.18) vs. Capuano (3-6, 5.03)

 

Latest Standings:

 

West W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STRK HOME ROAD
LA Dodgers 55 48 .534 8-2 W2 29-24 26-24
Arizona 54 50 .519 1.5 4.5 4-6 L1 30-23 24-27
Colorado 50 55 .476 6.0 9.0 5-5 L1 30-26 20-29
San Diego 47 58 .448 9.0 12.0 6-4 W1 27-23 20-35
San Francisco 46 57 .447 9.0 12.0 3-7 L3 28-26 18-31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.