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Daily Friar 8.6.12 

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I love it when the Padres are banging on all cylinders, don’t you? It makes for exciting baseball to watch and to know that this team can actually score runs. Ever since the All-Star break the Padres have been playing pretty decent baseball, and they had a winning record in July to show for it. We may have lost the series in Cincinnati, but we did so by still putting up at least 4 runs a game. Coming home wasn’t really looking so good after the sanbox that is The Great American Ballpark, and the night games here proved that. 3 runs the first game for a win and 2 runs the second game for a loss. But yesterday, day game, the bats exploded for 7 runs. It’s exciting baseball and I’m happy that the Padres are staying in these games. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Padres homer thrice to take series from Mets – Padres.com
“By the time Harvey’s day was done after five innings, he had conceded five runs on eight hits, and handed his offense a deficit it would not overcome in the Padres’ 7-3 triumph.”

Revolving door spins again for rookie relievers - Union Tribune
“For the record, the Padres have made a total of 27 such call-ups, 14 involving nine different relievers and five with starting pitchers.”

Headley continues to shine – NCT
“Headley continued his breakout season with his career-high 15th homer, the Padres knocked around rising Mets rookie Matt Harvey and Jason Marquis bailed out a taxed bullpen with six-plus quality innings in a 7-3 win Sunday afternoon.”

CBS Sports has a preview of the Cubs series
“The Padres would appear to have a chance to add to that recent success during a series against the slumping Chicago Cubs that begins Monday night.”

Andrew Cashner to resume throwing from the mound – NBC Sports
“He could be cleared to start a rehab assignment shortly after that if it goes well. The Padres haven’t dismissed the possibility of Cashner returning by the end of the month, but it seems likelier that we won’t see him until September.”

Fangraphs has an interesting piece on attendance
“When I presented that information at the conference yesterday, not a single person in the audience correctly identified the Angels as one of the largest attendance decliners in the sport.”

Young bullpen arms will be featured down the stretch – Chicken Friars
“Due to the fact that MLB rosters will be expanding next month with September call-ups, we should get a few extended glimpses of these guys as the 2012 campaign winds down.”

Gaslamp Ball has a preview and prediction for the Cubs series
“Sweep, I say! I am calling for the sweep again. It’s the Cubs. If the Padres are going to sweep anyone, shouldn’t it be the Cubs?”

Jeremy Nash has the series recap – The Friarhood
“The fourth place Padres did what the first place Giants could not do, beat the Mets at home as they bookended Saturday

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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.