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Daily Friar 8.2.13 

The weekend that most people have been looking forward to is upon us. The Yankees are in town to take on your Padres and it should be a pretty good series (I hope). The Padres are coming off a winning series against the Reds and have a day off as well, so maybe they will be well rested to take on the Yankees. Of course surrounding the Yankees is the talk of Mariano Rivera and his farewell tour if you will. So without a doubt you know Dick Enberg won’t shut up about Rivera. Anyways, I didn’t write yesterday and thus have not commented on the trade deadline. It was a very slow final hours compared to previous years, but the Padres actually did pull off a move. They have bolstered up their rotation with the addition of Ian Kennedy and had to do so at the price of Joe Thatcher and Matt Stites. The nice thing is he will be with the team for a few years at least. I know he is having a down year, but I think that he will be able to rebound at Petco. Read more about that below.
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This Date In Baseball History: August 2, 1995

The Padres score all 11 of their runs in the 8th inning of their 11 – 3 win over San Francisco. It is the most runs scored in an inning in the National League this year. San Diego also had the highest-scoring inning in the league in 1994 and 1993. – Baseball Reference

Padres News:

Padres reinforce rotation with trade for Kennedy – Padres.com

“The Padres dealt left-handed reliever Joe Thatcher, Minor League right-hander Matt Stites and a 2014 Competitive Balance Round B Draft pick to the D-backs for the 28-year-old Kennedy, who was fourth in the National League Cy Young Award vote in 2011.”

A preview of today’s game – ESPN

“The Yankees are visiting Petco Park for the first time. They took two of three in 2002 in their last visit to San Diego at Qualcomm Stadium, where they also went 2-0 in the 1998 World Series.”

Biogenesis suspensions likely to be announced Sunday or Monday – MLBTR

“Sunday would be a last-minute deadline, as some teams (the Rangers, for example) will have exactly 50 games remaining after that point.”

Trends with rotation force Byrnes’ Deadline deal – Padres.com

“These disturbing trends led general manager Josh Byrnes to swing big Wednesday before the non-waiver Trade Deadline, as he made a potentially low-risk, high-reward deal by sending two pitchers and a 2014 Draft pick to the D-backs for right-handed starter Ian Kennedy.”

O’Sullivan’s wild ride – Union Tribune

“But the acquisition of right-handed starting pitcher Ian Kennedy from Arizona on the same day likely means O’Sullivan will be moving back to the bullpen.”

Q&A with former Padre and current Phillies assistant coach, Wally Joyner – Fangraphs

“Hired into his current position this past October, Joyner previously served as the hitting coach and as a roving minor league instructor for the Padres.”

An interview with Ryan Miller – MadFriars

“Ryan Miller was a fourteenth round selection by the San Diego Padres in the 2013 draft out of San Bernardino Valley Junior College. After two years of junior college he chose to begin his pro career rather than going to the University of Nebraska.”

MLB and “just cause” in the PED war – Padres Public

“In the case of Everth Cabrera (and others), there is no failed drug test to rely on if you are MLB. So what is the evidence? What is the ‘just cause?'”

Ian Kennedy trade is 100% fresh – Gaslamp Ball

“Picking up the Diamondbacks one time ace and opening day starter is nice anyway you slice it. Let’s be honest no one is going to miss Joe Thatcher.”

Five Good Things From The Reds Series – Jeremy Nash of The Friarhood

“Our Padres won their third straight series, this time against a very formidable opponent in the Cincinnati Reds. So here are my five good things from said series.”

July Hitter and Pitcher of the month – Richard Dorsha of The Friarhood

“Pitcher of the month: RHP – Tyson Ross July totals: 2-0, 2.08 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 3.75: 1 K/BB, 7.8 K/9”

Digital Painting: Benito Santiago – Jeremy Nash of The Friarhood

“I did this piece back in January. It was only the the third or fourth picture I’d ever done digitally. It’s of my childhood favorite Benito Santiago smacking a base hit at Dodger Stadium.”

NL West Scores From Yesterday:

Arizona 1, Texas 7.  W: Darvish (10-5)  L: Sprull (0-1)

San Francisco 2, Philadelphia 1.  W: Cain (7-6)  L: Papelbon (2-1)  S: Romo (25)

Colorado 2, Atlanta 11.  W: Teheran (8-5)  L: Bettis (0-1)

Los Angeles 6, Chicago Cubs 4.  W: Nolasco (7-9)  L: Rusin (1-1)  S: Jansen (15)

NL West Schedule For Today:

Los Angeles at Chicago Cubs 1:05 PST
Ryu (9-3, 3.14) vs. Wood (7-7, 2.79)

Colorado at Pittsburgh 4:05 PST
Chacin (9-5, 3.54) vs. Cole (5-4, 3.56)

Arizona at Boston 4:10 PST
Delgado (3-3, 2.85) vs. Lester (10-6, 4.27)

San Francisco at Tampa Bay 4:10 PST
Bumgarner (10-6, 2.76) vs. Archer (6-3, 2.39)

Latest Standings:

Team

W

L

PCT

GB

L10

Streak

Home

Road

Dodgers

58

49

.542

8-2

W1

31-25

27-24

DBacks

55

53

.509

3.5

4-6

L1

30-24

25-29

Rockies

51

59

.464

8.5

3-7

L4

31-26

20-33

PADRES

50

59

.459

9.0

7-3

L1

29-24

21-35

Giants

48

59

.449

10.0

3-7

W2

28-27

20-32

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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.