Here is the “Daily Roundup:”
- Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com mentioned how the Padres could be in the market for a starting pitcher as the trade deadline nears. Heyman alluded to how the ERA of San Diego’s starters ranks 14th in the National League (out of 15) right now, and that the team might try to bolster their staff if they believe that they can make a stretch-run.
- Speaking of starting pitching, Peter Gammons recently tweeted a rumor that the Padres might try to acquire Matt Garza from the Cubs for outfield prospect Reymond Fuentes and two other minor leaguers who were drafted by the Jedd Hoyer & Jason McLeod in San Diego and Boston. (Mark Polishuk of MLB Trade Rumors deserves an assist)
- Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune shared his thoughts on Huston Street’s late-game woes. San Diego’s closer has allowed 10 home runs in 26.1 innings of work this season, and his ineffectiveness as of late has been quite hard to stomach for many Friars fans.
- Because they still need more bullpen help, the Friars recalled Tom Layne yesterday according to Jamal Collier of MLB.com.
- With Clayton Richard now on the disabled list, the Padres will need someone to fill his spot in the rotation for the time being. Collier mentions how the job could go to one of the following three guys: Tim Stauffer, Tyson Ross, and Robbie Erlin.
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