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03/21 Padres Preview: Game 23 vs. Mariners

Ian Kennedy will get the ball for the fifth time this Spring as the Padres play host to the Mariners.

Our Padres will take on the Mariners again tonight, this time as the home team, in another 7pm start time. Last night's affair against the Giants was an ugly one for starting pitcher, Andrew Cashner, but Ian Kennedy hopes to have better luck in leading the Friars to victory tonight. In his fifth start of the Spring, the right-hander looks to throw around 75 pitches and/or work upwards of six innings. He's allowed 10 earned runs on 20 hits in 13 2/3 innings of work this Spring, with most of his struggles coming forth over his last two starts. He allowed four runs on eight hits, including a homer, in each of his last two outings.

Also making his fifth Cactus League start will be Seattle youngster James Paxton. The right-hander's strong preseason campaign has earned him a spot in the Mariners' rotation. He's kept opponents to just three runs on 13 hits and 3 walks while striking out eight batters through 13 innings this Spring


This is the one game of the Spring you absolutely do not want to miss out on. Trust me, just find a way to watch this one. Our man Dex (you remember him, right?) will be joining bloggers from Padres Public, Lobshots, and Friarhood for the return of "The Bloggers Take Over" on Fox Sports San Diego. They'll be on air during the 5th and 6th innings of tonight's game, so don't miss out. The game will obviously be televised on FSSD, as well as MLB.TV. If you so choose, there will also be radio broadcasts available on The Mighty 1090, Gameday Audio, and At-Bat, but make sure to switch over to TV at the beginning of the 5th.