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Daily Friar 8.18.13 

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The Padres’ bats finally woke up and scored some runs. What might be even crazier is that Edinson Volquez only gave up two runs (and just two walks!) and the bullpen went four innings of no hit ball as well. Definitely a well played game on both ends as Nick Hundley and Jedd Gyorko had home runs and Will Venable put up a 4 for 5 night. The rubber match is this afternoon as Eric Stults will take on Matt Harvey at 1:10 PST.
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This Date In Baseball History: August 18, 2007

In a historic first, a player hits a home run off a pitcher who won a Cy Young Award before the hitter was even born. Roger Clemens is the hurler, Cameron Maybin the young slugger. – Baseball Reference

Padres News:

Padres’ new padre Hundley helps derail Mets – Padres.com

“Hundley hit a two-run home run in his first game since becoming a father to lead the Padres to an 8-2 victory over the Mets in the third game of a four-game series at Petco Park on Saturday night.”

A preview of today’s game – ESPN

“The Padres are scheduled to counter Harvey with Eric Stults (8-10, 3.68), who is 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA in five career starts versus the Mets. He’s won the last two, allowing one unearned run in 10 innings.”

Daily Farm Report: August 17 - MadFriars

“Donn Roach continues to pound strikes in San Antonio and Walker Weickel rebounds with a strong outing in Fort Wayne. There is a lot to like in the AZL with Jake Bauers and Johnny Barbato is emerging as a starting pitching prospect in Lake Elsinore.”

Ian Edward Smith gives his take on “Blogger’s Night” – The Friarhood

“With all the VIP treatment and wonderful memories that Richard and I took away, all we can say is that we hope the Padres continue to reach out to the writers outside the Stadium and that we appreciated everything we experienced that night.”

NL West Scores From Yesterday:

Arizona 15, Pittsburgh 5.  W: Cahill (4-10)  L: Locke (9-4)

Colorado 4, Baltimore 8.  W: Norris (9-10)  L: Bettis (0-2)

Los Angeles 5, Philadelphia 0.  W: Kershaw (12-7)  L: Kendrick (10-10)

San Francisco 6, Miami 4.  W: Cain (8-8)  L: Alvarez (2-2)  S: Romo (30)

NL West Schedule For Today:

San Francisco at Miami 10:10 PST
Bumgarner (11-7, 2.73) vs. Koehler (3-8, 4.62)

Arizona at Pittsburgh 10:35 PST
Miley (9-8, 3.63) vs. Morton (4-3, 3.79)

Colorado at Baltimore 10:35 PST
Chacin (11-6, 3.18) vs. Feldman (9-9, 4.00)

Los Angeles at Philadelphia 10:35 PST
Nolasco (9-9, 3.62) vs. Hamels (5-13, 3.65)

Latest Standings:

Team

W

L

PCT

GB

L10

Streak

Home

Road

Dodgers

72

50

.590

-

10-1

W10

37-25

35-25

DBacks

63

58

.521

8.5

7-3

W1

36-26

27-32

Rockies

58

66

.468

15.0

6-4

L1

36-27

22-39

Giants

55

67

.451

17.0

5-5

W3

31-31

24-36

PADRES

55

68

.447

17.5

3-7

W1

32-29

23-39

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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.