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Daily Friar 8.27.13 

Well, it wasn’t the Padres day yesterday. They took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning, but that would be all they would score as Diamondbacks starter Brandon McCarthy allowed only four base-runners over the next six innings. Tyson Ross wasn’t so bad on the mound, but after cruising through the first few innings, the D-backs put two runs on the board in the fourth and then stringed together a couple more two-run innings in the sixth and seventh. The biggest issue was that the Padres just couldn’t find a rhythm on offense, but today is a new day, which means it’s a whole new ball game. For today’s match-up, the Padres will send former D-back Ian Kennedy out on the mound to face southpaw David Holmberg, who will be making his major league debut. Make sure to tune in at 6:40 PT.

This Date in Baseball History: August 27, 2005

Jeff Kent becomes the first second basemen to hit 300 career home runs. – Baseball Reference

Padres News:

Ross uneven as Padres drop opener to D-backs – Padres.com

Preview of today’s game – ESPN

Daily farm report: August 26 – MadFriars

Five good things: sit down, Chicago edition – Jeremy Nash of The Friarhood

NL West Scores Yesterday:

Giants 1, Rockies 6. W: Nicasio (8-6) L: Zito (4-10)

Cubs 2, Dodgers 6. W: Greinke (13-3) L: Arrieta (1-1)

NL West Games Today:

Giants at Rockies 5:40 PT
Petit (0-0, 3.38) vs. Bettis (0-2, 4.50)

Cubs at Dodgers 7:10 PT
Wood (7-10, 3.22) vs. Kershaw (13-7, 1.72)

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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.