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Daily Friar 7.1.12 

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It is now July. This is the time of the baseball season where things really start to heat up. The All Star rosters were announced this morning, and the trade deadline is right around the corner. As a baseball fan it’s probably my favorite time of the season. No matter if your team is completely out of it or in the playoff run, you know someone is going to be moved this month. The question for the Padres is who will it be, and what can we get for him. In other news Yasmani Grandal had a huge game last night. It was so huge, it was historical. More on that in the links below. Not to be outdone, Alexi Amarista decided to keep his hitting shoes on as he launched two home runs as well to help in the win. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Grandal’s pair of home runs lift Padres past Rox – Padres.com
“Of course he would. Grandal entered rarefied air on Saturday night, cranking out home runs for his first two hits — each from different sides of the plate — as the Padres posted an 8-4 win over the Rockies in front of a sellout crowd of 48,169 at Coors Field.”

Grandal makes history in return to bigs – NCT
“The Padres’ rookie catcher became the first player in MLB history to homer from both sides of the plate for his first two hits, according to ELIAS, and the Padres rolled to an 8-4 win.”

As usual, Padres closer named to All-Star game – Union Tribune
“This year, right-hander Huston Street is the guy, and he indeed has been selected to pitch for the National League in the Midsummer Classic on July 10 at Kansas City. Although a former Rookie of the Year and one of the steadiest closers in the game for several years, Street had never made an All-Star team until Sunday’s announcement.”

MadFriars chats with Randy Smith
“With the all-star breaks nearly over at the minor league levels it

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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.