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Daily Friar 9.4.13 

The San Diego Padres are now in sole possession of fourth place in the NL West standings after a 3-2 victory yesterday against the defending world champion San Francisco Giants. Robbie Erlin recorded his first major league hit and RBI, and despite the high pitch count, pitched a solid game as well: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO. Catcher Nick Hundley had a good night at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored. Huston Street recorded the save for the second straight night, his 27th on the season. Make sure to tune-in for this afternoon’s game at 3:40 PT as Eric Stults faces Tim Lincecum of the Giants. Get your broom sticks ready. Padres are going for the sweep. Also, I want to share this video with you. I’m sure many have seen it before. Any time the Padres are going for their third straight win, I think of this movie.

This Date in Baseball History: September 4, 2002

“The Athletics set an American League record by defeating the Royals, 12 – 11, for their 20th straight win. Oakland blows an 11 – 0 lead, but scores in the bottom of the 9th for the victory.” – Baseball-Reference

Padres News:

Padres edge Giants after Erlin’s up-and-down night – Corey Brock of

Preview of today’s game – ESPN

Chase Headley talks Padres, future – Aaron Steen of

Q&A: Hunter Renfroe, Padres outfield prospect – David Laurila of

Venable contract analysis – Richard Dorsha of The Friarhood

Luke Gregerson hosts poker night to benefit San Diego youth services – Steve Adler of The Friarhood

NL West Scores Yesterday:

Dodgers 7, Rockies 4. W: Nolasco (12-9) L: Chacin (13-8) S: Withrow (1)

Blue Jays 10, Diamondbacks 4. W: Redmond (3-2) L: Miley (9-10)

NL West Games Today:

Blue Jays at Diamondbacks 12:40 PT
Buehrle (11-7, 3.92) vs. Delgado (4-5, 3.67)

Dodgers at Rockies 5:40 PT
Ryu (13-5, 3.02) vs. De La Rosa (15-6, 3.33)



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.