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Daily Friar 8.23.12 

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The Padres are the best team in baseball. Seriously go look it up, it’s a proven fact. Alright, maybe that’s not entirely true, but they sure are taking the role of spoiler to heart. The Pirates will most likely finish about .500 for the first time in forever, but to add something more sweet to that they are trying for a playoff push. After the Padres swept them this past series they have fallen out of the lead of the wild card. The Padres will continue to try and play spoiler in the next series as we take on the Diamondbacks. We’re heading towards September, which means a lot of division foes coming up. The DBacks are only 5.5 games out behind the Giants and Dodgers. So they are hoping for some late life to their season. But here come the Padres to jab a knife into that heart. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Andrew Werner wins debut as Friars sweep Bucs – Padres.com
“As it turned out, this was must-see TV, as Werner, a 25-year-old left-hander, allowed two runs in six-plus innings as the Padres finished off a three-game sweep of the Pirates with a 4-2 win before a crowd of 20,311 at Petco Park.”

Bucs wish Headley had been with them this trip – Union Tribune
“Headley, deemed by many the most appealing player on the market, frequently was mentioned in Pittsburgh. That he was still with the Padres when they visited PNC not long after the July 31 deadline

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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.