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Daily Friar 8.29.12 

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As the old cliche goes, all good things must come to an end. Thus the Padres ran into a road block in their win streak last night. Even though Andrew Werner pitched awesome again last night, he was stuck with the tough luck loss. The tough luck was the fact that he had to go up against Kris Medlen who has been nothing short of outstanding lately. I’m hoping that Werner doesn’t get disgruntled and only look at the fact that he lost. He should look at his 6 great innings of 4 hit ball, while only giving up 2 runs. On a normal night with the normal offense we are used to seeing of late, he would have won. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Werner shows MLB debut no fluke, but Padres stifled – Padres.com
“The unstoppable force that was the Padres over their eight-game winning streak ran into an immovable object Tuesday in Braves starter Kris Medlen – and Medlen didn’t budge.”

O’Malley group closes deal to buy Padres – CBS Sports
“A group that includes the sons and nephews of former Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley has closed its $800 million deal to buy the San Diego Padres.The team scheduled a news conference for Wednesday morning to introduce the new owners.”

Restored slider has Gregerson setting up nicely – NCT
“A year later, the Padres right-hander can’t explain the phenomenon any better than he can its return during a bounce-back campaign that has the 28-year-old again pitching like a premier setup man.”

MadFriars interviews Kevin Quackenbush
Kevin Quackenbush was taken in the 8th round of the 2011 Rule IV draft out of the University of South Florida.

Jeremy Hermida has been released – NBC Sports
“After being designated for assignment last week, Hermida has cleared waivers and is now a free agent.”

Padres interested in re-signing Jason Marquis – silive.com
“Marquis was placed on the 15-day disabled list by San Diego, where he has impressed team officials to the point where they have indicated their interest in re-signing the durable starter for the 2013 season.”

Where are they now? – Steve Finley – Chicken Friars
“The five-time Gold Glover has spent his unofficial retirement doing something he always wanted to do, which is to spend more time with his children.”

Avenging Jack Murphy says the Dodgers are spending too much
“That’s the Los Angeles Dodgers in a nutshell: A rich whore spending money on tons of crap for one reason and one reason only . . . she can.

Brandon Cline sums up Social Media Night – The Friarhood
“The San Diego Padres organize a gathering for users of various social media platforms, predominately Twitter, during last night’s Braves-Padres game held in the Western Metal Supply.”
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Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-28-12 – Alex Bartlett of The Friarhood
“Jedd Gyorko was the only Padres hitter without a base knock as the Padres beat the Bees 9-6. Robbie Erlin was outstanding over 5 innings in a start against Midland, but his bullpen was unable to support him as the Missions lose a close one 6-5.”

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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.