THREE IN A ROW:
The Padres enter today’s action at 6-7 havingwon each of the last three games, including two yesterday in thesecond split squad this Spring…over the Spring slate, the Friarsplay a total of 34 games in Arizona before heading home for aworkout on 4/2 followed by two games against the Royals (4/3 atPetco Park and 4/4 in Lake Elsinore)...have four remaining splitsquad games this Spring (March 18, 24, 27, 31).
RHP Dustin Moseley makes his third startof the Spring today…the right-hander worked 2.0 innings on 3/5against the Mariners, allowing two runs on two hits, and followedup in his second start with 3.0 scoreless innings on 3/10 againstthe Indians at Goodyear, allowing one hit while striking out threein that game.
WIN AT SCOTTSDALE:
Against the Dbacks at Scottsdale yester-day the Padres tossed their second shutout of the Spring, beatingArizona by a score of 8-0…RHP Joe Wieland made his first Springstart and worked 4.0 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits whilestriking out four…Chase Headley and Carlos Quentin broke ascoreless tie in the sixth inning with back-to-back homers, theirfirst home runs this Spring…Quentin finished the game 2-for-3.
WIN AT GOODYEAR:
Over in Goodyear against the Reds yester-day, the Padres won by a score of 9-4…LHP Clayton Richard madehis second Spring start, working 3.0 innings and allowing two runson three hits while striking out three…RHP Casey Kelly followed upwith 3.0 scoreless innings, allowing five hits while striking out fourto earn the win…offensively the squad tallied 16 hits total, includ-ing home runs by Andy Parrino and Matt Clark…James Darnellfinished with three hits, while Cameron Maybin, Jesus Guzman,Kyle Blanks and Rymer Liriano each collected two.
The Padres today optioned six players andreassigned two to minor league camp…among the six optionedwere LHPs Jose De Paula (San Antonio) and Juan Oramas (SanAntonio), RHP Erik Hamren (San Antonio), OFs Rymer Liriano (LakeElsinore) and Blake Tekotte (Tucson) and INF Edinson Rincon (SanAntonio)…reassigned to minor league camp was LHP Robbie Erlinand C Jason Hagerty.
Minor league games for the Padres begin today.
So far this Spring, Carlos Quentin has hit .533 (8-for-15) with two doubles, a home run and four RBI in six games played.
WILLING AND ABLE:
Will Venable so far this Spring is hitting.364 (8-for-22) with four doubles in eight games played…his fourdoubles are tied for third-most among all National League play-ers this Spring, and second most on the Padres behind EdinsonRincon’s five doubles.
With today’s moves, the Padres currently have 48players in Big League camp, including 34 players on the 40-manroster and 14 non-roster invitees…the squad currently features 23pitchers (five southpaws), four catchers, 13 infielders and eightoutfielders...entering camp, the club had 16 players on the 40-manroster who were not at the beginning of 2011 Spring.
Five of the Padres Top 10 prospects, according to
are currently in Big League camp...list includesINF Yonder Alonso (1), C Yasmani Grandal (2), RHP Casey Kelly(4), INF Jedd Gyorko (7) and RHP Joe Wieland (8)...
ranking of the Top 100 prospects also included Alonso(33), Grandal (53), Kelly (76) and Gyorko (98)…in total, the clubhad six players featured in the top 100 which were tied for the mostamong all clubs (also, Athletics, Cardinals and Rangers).
16 of the 48 players currently in camp willqualify as rookies in the 2012 season, with six of those 16 on the40-man roster...the six consist of Brad Brach, Nick Vincent, Yas-mani Grandal, James Darnell, Andy Parrino and Jeudy Valdez.
PADRES ON THE RADIO:
Each day there is a Padres game, youwill be able to hear it broadcast in English on 1090 AM or 1700...one game will be broadcast on days there are split squad games...the action will be brought to you by Ted Leitner, Jerry Coleman,Andy Masur and newcomer Bob Scanlan...in addition, all Saturdayand Sunday games will be broadcast in Spanish on AM 860, withEduardo Ortega and Juan Avila calling the action.
Single-game tickets for the Padres2012 season are currently on sale and can be purchased onlineat
, by phone at 619-795-5555 or at thePetco Park box office.
The Little League season has kicked off in SanDiego, with players all over the county sporting their new Padresuniforms thanks to the club’s Youth Baseball Initiative...the programhas supplied over 11,600 Little Leaguers with Padres uniforms,representing 20 different styles from throughout the club’s history.
SAN DIEGO PADRES (6-7) at MILWAUKEE BREWERS (5-6-1)
Thursday, March 15, 2012 • Maryvale Baseball Park • Phoenix, AZRHP Dustin Moseley (1-1, 3.60 ERA) vs. LHP Chris Narveson (0-1, 1.59 ERA)
Game 14 • Road Game 9 • 1090 AM
Thursday, March 15 at Milwaukee Brewers
RHP Dustin Moseley LHP Chris NarvesonRHP Micah Owings RHP Wily PeraltaLHP Alex Hinshaw RHP Tyler ThornburgLHP Josh SpenceRHP Dale Thayer
Friday, March 16 vs. Los Angeles Angels
RHP Tim Stauffer LHP Brad MillsRHP Jorge ReyesRHP Miles MikolasRHP Brad BrachRHP Luke Gregerson
Saturday, March 17 vs. Kansas City Royals
LHP Cory Luebke LHP Bruce ChenRHP Jeff Suppan RHP Louis ColemanRHP Jonathan BroxtonRHP Kelvin HerreraLHP Jose Mijares
3/3 Agreed to terms with OF Cameron Maybin on a contract exten-sion through 2016 with a club option for 20173/8 Agreed to terms with 20 players on one-year contracts for 20123/12 Reassigned
ve players to minor league camp, including Cs AliSolis and Eddy Rodriguez, INF Cory Spangenberg and RHPsCory Burns and Jorge Reyes3/15 Optioned OF Blake Tekotte to Triple-A Tucson3/15 Optioned LHPs Jose De Paula and Juan Oramas, RHP ErikHamren and INF Edinson Rincon to Double-A San Antonio3/15 Optioned OF Rymer Liriano to Single-A Lake Elsinore3/15 Reassigned LHP Robbie Erlin and C Jason Hagerty to minorleague camp
1B: Alonso (8), Blanks (2), Clark (1), Guzman (2)2B: Cabrera (1), Galvez (1), Hudson (6), Parrino (5)SS: Bartlett (3), Cabrera (4), Parrino (3), Valdez (3)3B: Darnell (7), Gyorko (3), Headley (3)C: Baker (4), Davis (1), Grandal (2), Hundley (6)LF: Blanks (1), Decker (1); Guzman (4), Kotsay (1), Quentin (5),Venable (1)CF: Cabrera (1), Decker (1), Maybin (8), Tekotte (1), Venable (2)RF: Blanks (1), Hermida (3), Kotsay (3), Liriano (1), Venable (5)DH: Alonso (1), Blanks (2), Darnell (1), Grandal (1), Guzman (1),Hermida (2), Kotsay (1), Quentin (1)
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