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Daily Friar 7.9.12 

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The Padres fell to a much stronger team this series. That being said, the Padres are playing much stronger baseball than before. The All-Star break is here now, and I think it is much needed for this club. We still are throwing scrub guys out there to pitch everyday and that bothers me. I think this club needs to reevaluate how they are handling the rotation. I get it that they don’t want to release anybody or use up options, but they need to let some of these guys in the minors have a chance to see how they fair up in the majors. There are some strong arms down there that just need a chance. We’ll probably see them in September, but any time is as good as any. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Short-rested Marquis struggles in loss to Reds – Padres.com
“The Padres wrapped up the first half of the season on Sunday, falling to the Reds, 4-2, before a crowd of 24,032 at Petco Park before collectively scattering for a four-day respite from the regular season, which resumes with a three-game series at Dodger Stadium on Friday.”

End of first half gives Padres hope that lost season has purpose – Union Tribune
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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.