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Spring Training / WBC Game(s) Thread: Padres vs. Cubs, Dominican Republic vs. Netherlands

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The Padres host the Cubs in Peoria and Edinson Volquez gets the start in the WBC semis.

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Clayton Richard will get his third start of the Spring today as our Padres host the Cubs in Peoria. In his seven innings so far, he has given up five earned runs on nine hits. Today he'll work six innings, his longest Spring outing to date, opposite Chicago's Edwin Jackson. Jackson is making his fourth Cactus League appearance. This Spring he has nine innings of work under his belt and has allowed three runs on seven hits.

You can listen to the game via webcast on padres.com starting at 1:05pm.

GO FRIARS!! KEEP THE FAITH!!

Later tonight, Edinson Volquez will get his third start for the Dominican Republic against the Netherlands in the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic. In his first WBC appearance, he was limited to just 11 pitches because of a rain delay. His second start, against Italy, was a rough one. He walked his first three batters, gave up a sac fly, and then served up a homer to give the Italians an early 4-0 lead. This time out he'll try to lock down the Dutch and keep their bats at bay.

First pitch of this semifinal matchup is set for 6:00pm on MLB Network.