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Daily Friar 7.9.13 

Are you still with me Padres fans? I know this has been quite the rough stretch, but things have to come to an end eventually right. I know that you who are reading this are the true Padres fans that will stick by this team no matter what. I think we lost the band wagoners a long time ago, so we can have our team back all to ourselves. I know it’s hard to be fans of this, but they are our team and will always be. Hey it could be worse, we could be Astros fans. So the tenth loss in a row came last night in the form of a 4-2 finish against the Rockies. Edinson Volquez started off the game by giving up two quick runs and it looked to be an easy game for the Rockies when it came to 4-0. Then the Padres did scrap back a little as they scored two, but even a little tease in the bottom of the ninth wound up being just that. It was back in 2010 that the Padres put up their last ten game losing streak that stretched from August to the beginning of September. They didn’t get to eleven however, as they beat the Dodgers on September 6th. I remember it well because I was celebrating my 21st birthday that night at Petco. Let’s hope they can win today and not reach eleven.
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Today In Baseball History: July 9, 2005

After 11 years, Coors Field finally hosts a 1 – 0 game as the Rockies escape a bases-full 9th inning to edge the Padres. The span of 847 regular season games is the longest time ever needed for any big league ballpark to host a contest with baseball’s lowest possible score. – Baseball Reference

Padres News:

Losing streak hits double figures as Rox take opener – Padres.com

“But after Monday’s 4-2 loss to the Rockies, the Padres have a new hole to try and climb out of. They find themselves 10 games under .500 for the second time this season and this time it may be more difficult to come back.”

A preview of today’s game – ESPN

“Former Colorado left-hander Eric Stults (6-7, 3.70) gets the nod for San Diego, having defeated the Rockies (43-47) at Coors Field on June 8. He held them to two runs — one earned — over seven innings of a 4-2 victory.”

Tom Garkinkel resigns as Padres president and CEO – Padres.com

“The team released a statement on Tuesday that said Peter Seidler, the team’s lead investor, and Ron Fowler, the team’s executive chairman, have accepted the resignation. It did not specify a reason.”

Yasmani Grandal to have ACL reconstructed – Union Tribune

“‘The rehab for this type of surgery is nine to 12 months,’ Padres manager Bud Black said Monday afternoon after meeting with Padres team physician and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Heinz Hoenecke to discuss the severity of Grandal’s injury.”

Padres are set to sign Hunter Renfroe – MLBTR

“Once the physical is passed and the deal is signed, Renfroe will report to the Padres’ short-season A ball affiliate later this week.”

Jedd Gyorko could begin rehab on Wednesday – NBC Sports

“Gyorko had a setback during his minor league rehab assignment two weeks ago, but he ran the bases at full intensity yesterday and plans to do it again Tuesday. Barring any setbacks, he could be cleared to rejoin the Padres this weekend.”

Bud Black needs to show leadership to stop current slide – Rant Sports

“Bud Black realizes that as manager of the San Diego Padres, he’s not running the bases, pitching the ball and swinging the bat, but he needs to show some leadership from the dugout in getting the Padres to click on all cylinders again…”

Pitcher of the month for June – MadFriars

“Across two levels, Justin Hancock had a 0.62 ERA in five starts. It doesn’t matter whether the peripherals were as dominant… with a performance like that, he definitely gets the nod here”

Laura Mckeeman has had a busy week – Gaslamp Ball

“In other Laura Mckeeman news she got engaged to Colorado Rockie Josh Rutledge on the 4th of July.”

Indoctrination 101: On losing streaks – Padres Public

“Well it’s simple really – we live in San Diego and that’s who we cheer for, for better or worse. And let’s also be honest, every team endures a rough patch whether it be during a season or spanning across the years (or decades).”

Tucson Padres Week #13 – Mylo Erickson of The Friarhood

“The Tucson Padres finished off its 13th week of play on a high note, as the team finished 5-2 for the week and took sole possession of first place in the division with a season record of 50-41.”

Daily Farm Round-Up: 7-8-13 – Alex Barlett of The Friarhood

“3 different minor leaguers enjoyed a perfect night at the plate today: Franchy Cordero went 5-5 in the AZL Padres’ 11-3 victory, Dane Phillips went 4-4 in the TinCaps’ 6-5 victory, and Kalian Sams went 3-3 in Tucson’s 7-0 defeat. Justin Hancock endured his first rough patch with the Storm as Lake Elsinore was blown out 12-1. Despite strong performances form Bryan Verbitsky and Tayron Guerrero, the Emeralds lost a tight one 2-1.”

NL West News and Rumors:

Five Teams on the Buy-Sell Bubble – Fox Sports

“These five bubble teams, in particular, are waiting to determine their directions as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches.”

Giants to sign Jeff Francoeur – Fox Sports

“Francouer, 29, was designated for assignment for the Kansas City Royals on June 30 and released Sunday. The Royals will be responsible for nearly all of the remainder of his $6.75 million salary, with the Giants paying him only a pro-rated portion of the major-league minimum.”

NL West Rumor Mill: 7/8/13 – Brad Beattie of The Friarhood

“According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the Dodgers were among teams scouting Cubs starter Matt Garza at last night’s game against the Chicago White Sox. It was reported that the Giants were also among teams in attendance.”

NL West Scores From Last Night:

Los Angeles 6, Arizona 1.  W: Greinke (7-2)  L: Delgado (1-3)

New York Mets 4, San Francisco 3.  W: Edgin (1-1)  L: Kontos (2-2)  S: Parnell (16) F/16

NL West Schedule For Today:

Los Angeles at Arizona 6:40 PST
Nolasco (5-8, 3.85) vs Kennedy (3-4, 5.16)

New York Mets at San Francisco 7:15 PST
Gee (6-7, 4.45) vs Zito (4-6, 4.44)

Latest Standings:

Team

W

L

PCT

GB

L10

Streak

Home

Road

DBacks

47

42

.528

5-5

L1

24-17

23-25

Dodgers

43

45

.489

3.5

7-3

W2

25-21

18-24

Rockies

43

47

.478

4.5

4-6

W1

26-21

17-26

Giants

40

48

.455

6.5

2-8

L2

25-18

15-30

PADRES

40

50

.444

7.5

0-10

L10

25-19

15-31

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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.