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Around the Mission: 4/20 Padres Links

  • Split-finger gives Mujica a boost | News
    It's an old pitch -- a split-finger fastball -- that has led Padres reliever Edward Mujica to become one of manager Bud Black's dependable and successful arms out of the bullpen.

  • Bullpen carrying Padres early | News
    Even with the two runs Padres relief pitchers allowed during a 5-3 victory Sunday, San Diego ranks third in the National League with a 2.74 ERA.

  • Eck of a Padres ending -
    "I was so disappointed in my three previous at-bats that my thought process was to see the ball and try not to do too much."

  • Bob Scanlan Padres bullpen answering the call
    "While it may be the come from behind exploits of the Padre batters that gets the most attention during their current winning streak, the unsung heroes have been the Padres’ bullpen corps."

  • Padres staying put on cable TV -
    Padres fans hoping to watch their games on TV services other than cable are finding that Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable are still the only show in town. And it will probably stay that way all summer.

  • Quest: The mechanics of baseball -
    "Baseball may be a game of throwing, hitting and catching a baseball, but it’s hardly simple. It is a contest of physics, science diagrammed on a diamond by the boys of summer school."

  • PADRES: Eckstein comes up big, slams walkoff homer in 10th
    "I definitely wasn't expecting that," Eckstein said. "That's probably the only part of the park I can hit it out of. In my career, I'd say 95 percent of my home runs have gone right down the line.

  • PADRES NOTES: Freak out: Padres to miss Lincecum
    "No, it doesn't bother us," third baseman Chase Headley said of missing Lincecum's turn in the rotation. "He's as good as anyone in the game. Nobody's disappointed."

  • Bobblehead Goes Yard, Padres Move into Second – Ducksnorts
    "The best part? During the postgame interview with Mark Neely, teammates doused Eckstein with a bucket of cold water (Chase Headley got the shaving cream pie after his walk-off earlier in the week; I guess they’re mixing it up a bit). Eckstein remarked that cold water is one of his least favorite things in the world and then continued answering Neely’s question."

  • Will Venable: Pitches Before and After The Almost Cycle :: Friar Forecast
    "I was able to check the data. It turns out, if anything, Will Venable has seen more fastballs since falling a double short of the cycle on April 12."

  • Eckstein’s walkoff blast lifts Padres past Giants
    David Eckstein launched a 10th-inning curving home run off the Western Metal Supply Co. building down the left-field line to lift the Padres (7-6) to their fourth straight victory on Monday.

  • The Friarhood - Win an Autographed Tony Gwynn Jr. Ball
    I missed the "Jr." when I first saw this and I was like "I think Friarhood is giving away a forged Tony Gwynn ball!"

  • Friars on Cardboard: You Write The Caption Contest, Volume 1
    "I have no idea what to say about this, so I'm putting it off on you."

  • Here's the Roll Call from yesterday's AtM:

    Roll Call: Zach (maestro876), Mad_Villain, strummer, R. Lankford, MrDanielX, Ron Mexico, wrveres, Axion, theodore donald kerabatsos, The Kipper, justdave, jbox, Steve (Grey Suit), goldfyngor, field39, CurbEnthusiasm, Natrone Bomb, texpadre, Boilermaker19, Hormel, Wonko, mrbarneydangles, kevintheoman, ABY, creanium
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