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Daily Friar 7.5.12 

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Who is this team and what have they done with the Padres? Of all the teams that the Padres have had over the past 15 years, this was the one that was able to get the first sweep in Arizona. Kind of fitting actually since this is the same team that has been able to beat some of the giants in pitching in the majors. Another giant is coming into town tonight. The Cinicinnati Reds come into town, and tonight’s matchup is nothing short of intriguing. Edinson Volquez will take the hill against Mat Latos. My hope is that Mat gets a little jittery and gives up the hits. But he has been solid lately. Volquez can beat his old club, but he needs to not be wild around the plate. It will be fun and hopefully the Padres can come out of it with their 6th win in a row. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Padres earn first three-game sweep at Arizona – Padres.com
“The ball hit off the end of Upton’s glove, carried over the fence, and Grandal trotted around the bases for what proved to be the game-changing hit in San Diego’s 8-6 win at Chase Field.”

Latos coming back to S.D. with the Reds – Union Tribune
“While the return of Mat Latos to Petco Park as a visiting pitcher has its delicious twists and turnarounds

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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.