Padres 11, Rangers 7: Wisler Struggles In Rotation Audition

I don't know about you, but I have trouble paying attention to spring training games in these final days before Opening Night. It's just so difficult when I know that a week from now I'll be shouting "BEAT LA" at the top of my lungs in Petco Park. But then Josh Johnson got injured and chaos reigned, and now I'm paying very close attention. Matt Wisler got what should have been Johnson's start against the Rangers today in a last minute audition for the rotation. Though Wisler had tremendous success in San Antonio last season, he got roughed up today. In 2.2 innings, he gave up 5 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks. The good news is that he gave up just one extra base hit, a double to Leonys Martin.

The offense looked much better than Wisler, buoyed by multi-hit games from Yasmani Grandal, Chase Headley, and Xavier Nady. The Padres also picked up 3 runs on blasts from Carlos Quentin and Will Venable (you know, America's Finest City's Sweetheart). Here's hoping they can keep those hot bats swinging into next Sunday.

Eric Stults will get the start tomorrow against the Cubs at 7:05 PM. March Madness takes a break until Thursday, so you'd better be here.

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Commenter list Friar Fever, Ivan Verastica, Ron Mexico, TheThinGwynn, Timmah73, Wonko, jodes0405, walkoff59
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Wonko out-commented everybody, but he only got 1 rec to TTG's 3.

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