Giants 11, Padres 3: You Were Watching Basketball Anyway

Buddy wasn't actually at the Aztecs game, but I bet he wishes he had been.

So apparently Andrew Cashner celebrated the announcement that he would be the Padres' Opening Night starter by giving up 8 runs (though, in fairness, only 4 of those were earned). I say apparently, because he cunningly saved his worst start of the spring for the night nobody in San Diego was paying attention. In case you're living under a rock (in which case, how are you reading this?), the Aztecs played their first game of the March Madness tournament tonight, so local sports fans were more than a little preoccupied.

While Cashner had a lousy night, there were still some highlights in this blowout. Donn Roach and Jesse Hahn both threw a couple of excellent innings. Alex Castellanos showed off his speed by making this spectacular sliding catch in left field.

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On the subject of speed, Jace Peterson knocked this pitch into center right and then turned on the afterburners to pick up a triple.

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After Jedd Gyorko knocked Peterson in, Kyle Blanks hit his second bomb of the spring, scoring Tommy Medica and bringing the Padres to within... 8. But who cares? Even in a total blowout, that homer is a sight to be seen.

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And then Alexi Amarista kept the ninth inning rally going by turning what should have been a simple bloop single into a triple.

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But that was all the Padres could muster tonight. I assume they're saving the real epic comebacks for when they actually count.

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Total comments 69
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Commenter list Friar Fever, Section 135, TheThinGwynn, jodes0405
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Apparently Friar Fever was the only one not watching basketball, and Jodes still got more recs than him.

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