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Daily Friar 8.31.12 

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The best team in baseball right now got a break from the game yesterday. Now they roll into Denver to take on the lowly Colorado Rockies. We have all heard of the woes that the Astros and the Cubs have had all year, and for a while the Padres were in that same breath. But now the Padres are being mentioned as the ultimate spoiler and possibly contenders for next year. Taking the Padres place are the Rockies who have been downright awful this season. I’m hoping that the Padres can take advantage of this and at the very least take the series from them, if not sweep them. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Thrown into fire, young bullpen thriving – Padres.com
“Manager Bud Black has been forced to throw rookie after rookie into the fire of late-inning situations, send players into crucial situations hours after they arrive from the Minor Leagues, and rely on players with weeks — rather than years — of big league experience.”

Forsythe making up for lost time for Padres – Union Tribune
“Five months into a Padres season that literally stalled for him before it began, Forsythe still is making up for lost time. And, more importantly, lost opportunity.”

Suddenly, rotation doesn’t have any holes – CBS Sports
“While the Padres have gone 9-1 over the past 10 games, the six starting pitchers they have used have gone 8-1 with a collective 1.64 ERA and an opponents’ batting average of .202.”

A post about the San Diego Padres – Fangraphs
“Yet their stretch of success has people wondering if the playoffs might be in the Padres

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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.