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Daily Friar 7.15.12 

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That was probably the wildest finish to a game I have ever seen. This is coming from a guy that has seen some pretty crazy stuff happen in Padres baseball. Everything had to go perfectly in order for Everth Cabrera to steal home like he did, but to have Will Venable score too was just perfect. With two outs and two strikes in the top of the 9th it was definitely a risky move. If Cabrera had been tagged out we would be talking about how dumb of a move it was. But I think that regardless of the outcome this is the type of play that the Padres need. Especially a team that struggles with RISP. I want to see more of the risks, what have we got to lose? Here are your Padres links for today:
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Steal of home in ninth leads to Padres’ wild win – Padres.com
“But Cabrera actually did break for home and scored when Jansen briefly turned his back on the plate. His teammate, Will Venable, followed him home with the go-ahead run from second base as the Padres ran off with a 7-6 win over the Dodgers that certainly qualified as improbable.”

Gyorko’s Triple-A numbers rival Rizzo in 2011 – Union Tribune
“In 51 games with the T-Padres since being promoted from Double-A San Antonio, Gyorko has hit .344 with 14 homers and 51 RBI. Last season, through 50 games with Tucson, first baseman Anthony Rizzo had 16 homers and 61 RBI.”

Padres’ patience with Portillo is paying off – NCT
“In 17 starts at low Single-A Fort Wayne, Portillo is 6-6 with a 1.89 ERA. Opponents are hitting just .188 against him and he has allowed only three home runs in 85 2/3 innings.”

Tom Krasovic talks about Mark Appel
Potentially to the benefit of the Padres, the top end of the 2013 draft gained strength today when the Pirates and eighth-overall pick Mark Appel failed to reach terms and

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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.