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Daily Friar 8.19.12 

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Much like San Francisco Giants fans the team would just not go away last night. Every time the Padres grabbed a lead or tied the game, the Giants just came back like it was nobody’s business. It was as if they were toying with us and seeing how much fight we had in us. In the end the Giants came out on top 8-7 to hand the Padres their fifth loss in a row. I’m not sure who flipped the switch on this team, but it needs to be flipped on again. The offense did pick up last night, but lately both the offense and the pitching have been completely out of sync. Once the offseason comes I hope that we go out and find some arms to help bolster the rotation a little better. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Spirited Padres come up short vs. Giants – Padres.com
“It may go down as another loss in a stretch of five straight for the Padres, but Saturday night’s 8-7 defeat at the hands of the Giants was nothing like the four that came before it.”

Ross Ohlendorf has been optioned – Union Tribune
“Ross Ohlendorf was optioned to Triple-A Tucson on Saturday, a day after giving up eight runs on six hits and two walks in just 2?1/3 innings against the Giants.”

Gyorko’s strong year may not lead to September call up – NCT
“And since Gyorko has less than three full seasons in pro ball, the Padres don’t have to add him to the 40-man roster next season. So the Padres may choose not to start the service time clock just to get a peek at him in September.”

Huston Street says he will pitch again in 2012 – CBS Sports
“Padres closer Huston Street says he’ll “absolutely” pitch again this year, according to Jeff Sanders of the North County Times.”

Tom Krasovic looks at Chad MacDonald’s scouting ability
“The same scout charged with drafting players for the Padres pushed for Arizona to select [Wade] Miley in 2008. Chad MacDonald scouted Miley when the lefty pitched for Southeastern Louisiana University.”

MLB For Life has an article on San Antonio’s Dean Anna
“The Padres took notice and selected the versatile five-foot-eleven right-handed fielder/left-handed batter in the 26th round of the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft.”

Losing Our Identity – Chicken Friars
“The recent throwback night at PETCO Park revived a topic many people gripe about, but never seem to actually want to try and fix

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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.