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Daily Friar 8.5.12 

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Everybody is going to have their bad day. As good as Edinson Volquez has been for the Padres as of late, he had one of those bad days last night. We know that he can be a wild pitcher at times. We saw it early in the season, especially on opening day, and the old Eddy came back to put us in a hole early. It wasn’t necessarily a deep hole, but for once Bud Black got in there just in the nick of time to avoid catastrophic damage. I have faith in Darren Balsley in that he will sit down with Volquez and work out any kinks that may have showed up last night. Granted he was pitching with a blister, so hopefully that is the only thing wrong. Today is the rubber match so hopefully we can take this series. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Volquez’s wild night stings Padres – Padres.com
“What he had was a small blister on the thumb of his throwing hand, something Volquez said developed in San Francisco, which gave him no trouble in his throwing sessions this week, but it became painful in the first inning, and debilitating in the second, when Volquez yielded four runs to create a deficit his team could not erase in a 6-2 loss to the Mets.”

Baker, Grandal share thoughts on blocking the plate – Union Tribune
“But Baker, who also said Friday

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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.