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Daily Friar 9.28.13 

Well, the Padres fell 7-3 to the San Francisco Giants in the first game of the of the final series of the season. Burch Smith struggled with his command as he walked three batters and left too many pitches up. Giants hitters capitalized on his mistakes as they homered three times off of him. However, Smith didn’t slow down on the strikeouts as he fanned eight Giants over 5 2/3 innings. Also worth noting is Jedd Gyorko adding to his team-leading RBI total with his 57th of the season while Chase Headley continued to rack-up the doubles with his 34th.

Today’s game is an early one at 1:05 PT. Make sure to tune-in as the Padres send Eric Stults (10-13, 3.94) to the mound to face Yusmeiro Petit (4-0, 2.84) of the Giants. Let’s go Padres! Finish strong!

 

This Date in Baseball History: September 28, 1920

“A grand jury indicts eight members of the Chicago White Sox on charges of fixing the 1919 World Series in the ‘Black Sox Scandal.'” – Baseball-Reference.com

September 28, 1941

Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox goes 6 for 8 in a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Athletics to finish the season with a .406 batting average. No player has batted .400 since.” – Baseball-Reference.com

 

Padres News:

Smith plagued by homers in final start of ’13 – Alex Espinoza of mlb.com

Preview of today’s game – ESPN

Padres wrap up month of strong pitching – Alex Espinoza of mlb.com

Padres rumors: San Diego interested in Tim Lincecum – Robert Murray of mlbinjurynews.com

Padres chat: stock rises for Erlin, Smith – Bill Center of the Union-Tribune

Renfroe ranked No. 2 in the Northwest League – The Friarhood

 

NL West Scores Yesterday:

Nationals 8, Diamondbacks 4.  W: Strasburg (8-9)  L: Corbin (14-8)

Rockies 0, Dodgers 11.  W: Kershaw (16-9)  L: McHugh (0-4)

 

NL West Games Today:

Nationals at Rockies 5:10 PT

Haren (9-14, 4.87) vs. McCarthy (5-10, 4.64)

 

Rockies at Dodgers 6:10 PT

Nicasio (8-9, 5.32) vs. Greinke (15-3, 2.67)

 

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About the author: Brad Beattie

San Diego born and raised. Love the Padres, the Chargers, and all things (for the most part) San Diego. Will continue to follow San Diego sports through both the ups and down, and I hope to hear your opinions as you follow them too.