CACTUS LEAGUE ACTION:
The Padres enter today’s split-squadaction at 11-8…the Friars play a total of 34 games in Arizona beforeheading home for a workout on 4/2 followed by two games againstthe Royals (4/3 at Petco Park and 4/4 in Lake Elsinore)...includingtoday, in Tucson vs. the Colorado Rockies and at home in Peoriavs. the Cleveland Indians, have four remaining split-squad dates(March 22, 24, 27, 31).
After yesterday’s victory at Camelback Ranch overthe Los Angeles Dodgers, the Padres have won five straight andeight of the last nine…in the last nine games, the club is hitting .311(98-for-315) and scoring 6.8 runs-per-game…also in that stretch,the squad has posted a 3.26 ERA (29 ER/80.0 IP) with 16 walksallowed against 69 strikeouts.
AS IF IT MATTERS:
San Diego’s .579 Spring Training winningpercentage ranks fourth in the National League and sixth in theCactus League.
San Diego won for the fifth straight time,blanking the Dodgers 3-0…RH Tim Stauffer threw six shutout in-nings, fanning two, and drove in two runs in the fifth inning…LH AlexHinshaw, RH Micah Owings and RH Brad Boxberger each pitcheda scoreless frame to complete the five-hit shutout…Boxbergernotched the save…Padres hurlers fanned seven with no walks.
RH Casey Kelly starts today in Tucson againstthe Rockies, his fourth outing of the Spring…has allowed fivehits and no runs or walks with six strikeouts over 6.0 innings…hepitched a scoreless inning on Sunday against San Francisco…hislongest stint was a 3.0-inning outing on 3/14 vs. the Reds, whenhe allowed five hits with four strikeouts.
Six players in Major League camp with 10or more games are batting .300 or better…the list includes MattClark (.476), Jonathan Galvez (.421), Will Venable (.364), JamesDarnell (.333), Jaff Decker (.303) and Jeudy Valdez (.300).
WILLING AND ABLE:
Will Venable went 3-for-4 Tuesday and isnow hitting .364 (12-for-33) with five doubles and five stolen basesin 11 games played…leads the squad this Spring in hits and stolenbases and is tied for the lead in doubles.
OF Cameron Maybin is batting .375 (9-for-24) over hispast eight games, hitting safely in seven and scoring eight runs.
RH Andrew Cashner struck out the side Tuesday inthe ninth inning to finish the game…has now worked six scorelessinnings this Spring, allowing just four hits and two walks whilestriking out nine.
UNDER THE KNIFE:
OF Carlos Quentin underwent arthroscopicsurgery on his right knee Monday at Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley,performed by Dr. Hoenecke, Fronek and Keefe…expected to beginrehabilitation exercises with the plan of returning in 4-6 weeks.
The Padres currently have 46 players in BigLeague camp, including 32 players on the 40-man roster and 14non-roster invitees…the squad currently features 21 pitchers (foursouthpaws), four catchers, 13 infielders and eight outfielders...entering camp, the club had 16 players on the 40-man roster whowere 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).
15 of the 46 players currently in camp willqualify as rookies in the 2012 season, with five of those 16 on the40-man roster...the five consist of Brad Brach, Yasmani 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 2012 are cur-rently on sale and can be purchased online at
, by phone at 619-795-5555 or at the Petco Park box office.
The Padres, Mariners and city of Peoria an-nounced an extension earlier this month, keeping Spring Trainingbaseball at the Peoria Sports Complex until 2034...the Padres havecalled Peoria home since relocating from Yuma in 1994.
SAN DIEGO PADRES (11-8) vs. COLORADO ROCKIES (9-8-1)
Thursday, March 22, 2012 • Kino Stadium • Tucson, Ariz.
RHP Casey Kelly (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. RHP Guillermo Moscoso (0-1, 4.50 ERA)
Thursday, March 22 vs. Cleveland Indians
LHP Cory Luebke RHP Ubaldo JimenezRHP Huston Street LHP Nick HagadoneRHP Ernesto Frieri RHP Dan WheelerLHP Alex Hinshaw RHP Vinnie PestanoRHP Luke Gregerson LHP Chris SeddonRHP Joe Smith
Thursday, March 22 vs. Colorado Rockies (at Tucson, Ariz.)
RHP Casey Kelly RHP Guillermo MoscosoRHP Cory Burns RHP Carlos TorresRHP Miles Mikolas RHP Josh RoenickeRHP Dale Thayer RHP Alex White
Friday, March 23 vs. Cincinnati Reds
RHP Edinson Volquez RHP Bronson ArroyoLHP Sean MarshallRHP Carlos Fisher
Saturday, March 24 vs. Cincinnati Reds
TBA LHP Aroldis ChapmanLHP Clayton TannerRHP Andrew Brackman
Saturday, March 24 at Chicago Cubs
Sunday, March 25 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
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 camp3/16 Optioned LHP Josh Spence and RHP Nick Vincent to Triple-ATucson3/20 Agreed to terms with C Nick Hundley on a contract extensionthrough 2014 with a club option for 2015
1B: Alonso (13), Blanks (3), Clark (1), Guzman (2)2B: Cabrera (2), Galvez (2), Hudson (7), Parrino (8)SS: Bartlett (7), Cabrera (5), Parrino (4), Valdez (3)3B: Darnell (8), Headley (7), Gyorko (4)C: Baker (7), Davis (2), Grandal (4), Hundley (6)LF: Blanks (1), Darnell (1), Decker (1); Guzman (8), Kotsay (2),Quentin (5), Venable (1)CF: Cabrera (1), Decker (2), Maybin (13), Tekotte (1), Venable (2)RF: Blanks (1), Denor
a (2), Guzman (1), Hermida (3), Kotsay (3),Liriano (1), Venable (8)DH: Alonso (1), Blanks (2), Darnell (1), Grandal (1), Guzman (1),Hermida (2), Kotsay (1), Quentin (1)
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