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Daily Friar 8.24.13 

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Last night did not start off well for the Padres. As Ron Burgundy would’ve put it, “that escalated quickly. I mean that really got out of hand, fast.” The Cubs got on the board early scoring six runs in the first and forcing Padres starter, Edinson Volquez out of the the ballgame after recording only two outs. Fortunately, that would be all the Cubbies would score as the Padres bullpen shut them down over the next 8 1/3 innings. As the bullpen did their job, two of the Padres’ hottest hitters, Jedd Gyorko and Will Venable, led the offense to a come from behind 8-6 victory. Gyorko had two home runs on the night while Venable was a double shy of the cycle. I don’t know about you all, but I’m still smiling about last night’s victory. Make sure to tune into tonight’s rubber match as the Cubs send their ace, Jeff Samardzija (7-11, 4.12) to the mound to face Eric Stults (8-10, 3.70) for the Padres at 5:40 PT.

This Date in Baseball History: August 24, 1963

The Little League World Series is televised for the first time. ABC’s Wide World of Sports provided coverage of the championship game as Granada Hills, CA beat Stratford, CT, 2-1. – Baseball Reference

Padres News:

Padres erase six-run deficit in win vs. Cubs – Padres.com

Preview of today’s game – ESPN

Jedd Gyorko leads all MLB rookies with 16 HR – GaslampBall.com

Kyle Blanks to begin rehab assignment – RotoWorld.com

Carlos Quentin to test knee on Saturday – RotoWorld.com

Daily farm round-up: 8-23-13 – Alex Bartlett of The Friarhood

NL West Scores from Yesterday:

Pittsburg 3, San Francisco 1. W: Morton (5-3) L: Bumgarner (11-8) S: Melancon (9)

Boston 0, Los Angeles 2. W: Nolasco (10-9) L: Lackey (8-11) S: Jansen (22)

Colorado 3, Miami 2. W: Chacin (12-7) L: Qualls (4-2) S: Brothers (12)

Arizona 3, Philadelphia 4. W: Papelbon (4-1) L: Bell (4-2)

NL West Schedule for Today:

Boston at Los Angeles 1:05 PT
Lester (11-7, 4.09) vs. Ryu (12-4, 2.95)

Arizona at Philadelphia 4:05 PT
Delgado (4-4, 3.82) vs. Martin (2-2, 5.23)

Colorado at Miami 4:10 PT
Manship (0-3, 7.80) vs. Fernandez (9-5, 2.41)

Pittsburg at San Francisco 6:05 PT
Liriano (14-5, 2.53) vs. Lincecum (6-13, 4.53)

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About the author: Brad Beattie

San Diego born and raised. Love the Padres, the Chargers, and all things (for the most part) San Diego. Will continue to follow San Diego sports through both the ups and down, and I hope to hear your opinions as you follow them too.