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Daily Friar 8.26.13 

The Padres finally got the better of the Cubs in a fifteen-inning marathon yesterday. The game lasted just over five hours and luckily our hometown boys were able to notch another one in the “W” column. The game was tied at zero all the way to the thirteenth inning when a freak play allowed the Cubs to score a run. Jesus Guzman threw the ball home trying to get the runner on the force play when his throw hit Nate Schierholtz in the head and ricocheted back towards shortstop. The Cubs tacked on another run before the end of the half inning. The Padres answered back with two runs of their own before finally grabbing the walk off win in the fifteenth. The Padres are in Arizona tonight to start a series against the Diamondbacks. Tyson Ross takes on Brandon McCarthy at 6:40 PST.

Padres outlast Cubs in 15-inning marathon – Padres.com

“Nick Hundley’s RBI single off Cubs reliever Hector Rondon plated Logan Forsythe and gave the Padres a bizarre 3-2, 15-inning victory in the seventh-longest game in Petco Park history.”

A preview of today’s game – ESPN

“Ross is 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA in three road outings since joining the Padres’ rotation after the All-Star break, and he hasn’t allowed a homer in that stretch as he heads into his second start in Phoenix.”

Reymond Fuentes promoted to San Diego – Gaslamp Ball

“Fuentes has been on a tear since being promoted to Tucson a little over two weeks ago. He put up a .418 BA in 55 AB over 14 games, driving in eight runs and stealing 6 bases.”

Getting to know Brad Brach – Padres 360

“With a fastball which has been clocked as high as 94 MPH and his slider comes in between 80-85 MPH with a lot of movement, he shows a lot of promise but as Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley says, ‘he needs to trust his stuff.'”

Jedd Gyorko can’t sustain success with all or nothing approach – Rant Sports

“Even with all the ball that he’s hitting out of the park (good for a .590 SLG), the infielder is hitting just .231 for the month, having notched hits and just two of his last six games.”

The outfield situation – Padres Public

“This is why the Padres should sign or trade for a starting right fielder. Not because Venable and Denorfia aren’t good enough, but because they are needed for depth.”

Daily Farm Report: August 25 – MadFriars

“Matt Wisler has given up one earned run in five August starts, but his latest strong showing wasn’t enough to help the Missions. Only Cam Stewart’s 5.2 innings in the desert kept the organization from getting swept Sunday.”

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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.