Today our Padres will break camp, but not before they take on the Indians and close out Spring Training in Peoria. Clayton Richard will toe the rubber and pitch seven innings in his final start before the regular season. Richard hasn't had the smoothest Spring, racking up a 6.59 ERA in 13 2/3 innings pitched. But he has cemented himself the no. 2 spot in the rotation.
Cleveland will send to the mound their no. 1 pitcher, Justin Masterson, for five innings against San Diego. He has a 5.09 ERA so far this Spring. In his last outing, he gave up four runs, but only one earned, while striking out seven batters in five innings.
#Padres lineup vs. Indians Thurs: Cabrera SS, Venable RF, Quentin DH, Alonso 1B, Kotsay LF, Gyorko 3B, Amarista 2B, Maybin CF, Richard LHP— U-T Padres (@UTPadres) March 28, 2013
Today's Tribe 9: Bourn CF, Kipnis 2B, Santana C, Swisher 1B, Brantley LF, Reynolds 3B, Chisenhall DH, Stubbs RF, Hernandez SS. SP: Masterson— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) March 28, 2013
You can follow along on ESPN 1700. First pitch is set for 12:05pm.
GO FRIARS!! KEEP THE FAITH!! Four days until Opening Day!!