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Daily Friar 7.8.12 

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The Padres lost last night. This time, however, they actually put up a fighting chance instead of doing nothing. There’s something I have learned about this team over the past two games. We can’t hit anything super slow, a la Bronson Arroyo with his looping curveball. And we can’t hit the super fast stuff, like Aroldis Chapman last night hitting 101 MPH. So I think we need to face pitchers who through the fastball between 90 and 95 MPH, we should be good then right? Oh yeah we couldn’t score against Mat Latos at those speeds. Well damn. I don’t know who we’re supposed to be hitting off. We still won that first game at least with one more to go today for the tie. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Padres battle back but come up one run short – Padres.com
“While San Diego (34-52) may not have bounced back in the win column Saturday night, it certainly showed some buoyancy in a 6-5 loss to the Reds (46-38).”

Owings to Tuscon to become hitter/pitcher – Union Tribune
“He will play first base and left field for the T-Padres as well as spend some games as the designated hitter. Owings, who has been on the disabled list since April 26 with a right forearm strain, is not expected to pitch again this season.”

Injured Stults yearns to return – NCT
“The 32-year-old left-hander threw all of his pitches against live hitters for the first time since sustaining the injury in early June.”

Fowler group ‘heading toward’ buying team, deal not done – CBS Sports
“Fowler later downplayed his potential role in an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, but people familiar with the deal say the projected arrangement would indeed place Fowler in the lead role, with O’Malley, his two sons and two nephews also involved, with prominent but lesser roles in the recently-formed group.”

Word of advice: don’t text at a Padre game, Will Venable is watching – NBC Sports
“During last night

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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.