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Daily Friar 8.8.13 

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I went to the game yesterday for the first time since Opening Day. All in all it wasn’t a bad game for the first part of it. Jedd Gyorko crushed a home run, which will hopefully get him started, and Eric Stults pitched a decent game. However, the Orioles are a tough team with a great lineup and we saw that yesterday as JJ Hardy and Chris Davis both hit homers to give the Orioles the win with the help of a bullpen collapse.
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This Date In Baseball History: August 8, 1976

Padres rookie Butch Metzger (10-0) is credited with a 4 – 3 victory over the Astros‚ his 10th win without a defeat. With a victory in each of the past 2 seasons‚ Metzger’s mark of 12-0 to start a career matches Hooks Wiltse‚ in 1904. Metzger will lose his last 4 decisions this year. – Baseball Reference

Padres News:

Padres rally, but bullpen slips up late vs. O’s - Padres.com

“In a tie game in the eighth inning against the Orioles, he was brought in to face Orioles slugger Chris Davis. Hynes left a slider out over the plate to Davis, who hit a towering three-run homer to lead Baltimore to a 10-3 victory at Petco Park.”

Cashner a hit at the plate – Union Tribune

“Ignoring the sample size, Cashner has indeed proven he cannot be ignored at the plate or on the base paths. He has become something of a collector of bunt singles, with three among his 10 hits.”

Padres promote Sampson to AAA – Padres.com

“The Padres have promoted 22-year-old pitching prospect Keyvius Sampson from Double-A San Antonio to Triple-A Tucson.”

Tough situation with Cabrera – Chris Kelly of The Friarhood

“Essentially, it’s no surprise how Cabrera’s suspension is going to affect this team. We lose a player who was putting it all together: speed, on-base ability at the top of the lineup, and defense at a premium position.”

Padres doing decent job of adding talent for 2014 – Rant Sports

“That said, there is no shame in stocking the roster for next season while they can. I think the Padres have made good moves and they’ll be ready for next year.”

How will the Padres do over the final 50 games? – Padres Public

“So there you have it. A range of complete pessimism (0-50) to blind optimism (50-0) with a sprinkling of oh we’re totally f*cked and a dash of it ain’t so bad.”

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-7-13 – Alex Bartlett of The Friarhood

“It was a quiet day offensively; the AZL Padres scored the most runs with 4. Jace Peterson, however, still had a productive night with a home run and 2 RBI. The Missions and the AZL Padres were the only teams to collect a victory. Both their starters performed very well.”

NL West Scores From Yesterday:

Colorado 0, New York Mets 5.  W: Harvey (9-3)  L: Chacin(10-6)

Los Angeles 13, St. Louis 4.  W: Nolasco (8-9)  L: Westbrook (7-7)

Tamp Bay 8, Arizona 9.  W: Putz (3-1)  L: Peralta (1-5)  S: Ziegler (7)

Milwaukee 6, San Francisco 1.  W: Figaro (2-3)  L: Bumgarner (11-7)

NL West Schedule For Today:

Colorado at New York Mets 9:10 PST
Manship (0-0, -.–)  vs. Gee (7-8, 3.97)

Milwaukee at San Francisco 12:45 PST
Hand (0-3, 3.60) vs. Lincecum (5-11, 4.43)

Los Angeles at St. Louis 5:15 PST
Ryu (10-3, 3.15) vs. Martinez (0-0, 5.56)

Latest Standings:

Team

W

L

PCT

GB

L10

Streak

Home

Road

Dodgers

63

50

.558

-

8-2

W1

31-25

32-25

DBacks

58

55

.513

5.0

4-6

W2

32-24

26-31

PADRES

52

62

.456

11.5

6-4

L2

31-27

21-35

Rockies

52

63

.452

12.0

2-8

L4

31-26

21-37

Giants

50

63

.442

13.0

4-6

L2

29-29

21-34

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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.