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Daily Friar 7.19.12 

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The Padres continue to play exciting baseball. In the past we were accustomed to watch the team put up three, maybe four runs and then hope the pitching staff could hold down the opposing bats. Lately though, the offense has been coming through with much higher run totals. This was the case yesterday as the Padres put up 8 runs on the board while hitting with runners in scoring position. They went 4-13 yesterday and 5-9 the previous day with RISP. Maybe things are turning around for this squad. The one thing I really like about how we are scoring runs is that the ball has only left the yard once in this Astros series off Padres bats. So we are scoring with singles and doubles which is how we should be winning games. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Hot-hitting Padres make Astros pay for mistakes – Padres.com
“Whatever the secret, a lot of teams around the league would love to know. Wednesday’s eight-run, eight-hit showing marked the fourth time in the last five games that San Diego has scored seven or more runs, and the seventh in the last 15 games.”

Baserunners making it tougher on Grandal – Union Tribune
“Seventeen times in his first 14 games

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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.