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03/05 Spring Training Game Thread: Padres v. White Sox


After a high-scoring loss to the Diamondbacks yesterday, the Padres are back in action today against the White Sox. Andrew Cashner gets the ball for his second start of the spring and is expected to stretch himself out for a third inning this go-'round.

The defense behind Fast Money is comprised mostly of major leaguers, with only one player who has never seen time in the bigs. Of the seven with experience at the highest level, just four are virtually guaranteed a spot on the Opening Day roster. Tommy Medica looks to force his way on to it with his torrid hitting, while Ryan Jackson can only hope to be respectable in that regard while his glove does most of his talking.

The White Sox lineup Cashner will be facing includes a few familiar names, including thespian Adam Dunn and birthday boy Paul Konerko. Hard to believe he's 38 already; it feels like just yesterday that I was pulling cards of him as a baby-faced Dodger in catcher's gear. He's old, I'm old, and we're all gonna die. Ah, life.

Game time is, as you might have suspected, at five-past-noon. Hang out here with us and entertain us with your comments about the game and your lunch. And try not to be surprised when Kyle Blanks goes yard in his second plate appearance.