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Padres Pick Starters For First Two Spring Training Games

Starters have been chosen. The games are closer than they appear.

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

In a few days, all your baseball worries are being washed away. This Wednesday, the Padres take the field for their annual charity game against the Seattle Mariners. The question on everyone's mind was who would be the first starter to lead the Padres to victory over the hated Mariners. The answer may surprise you...

Yep. The 38 year old non-roster invitee Jason Lane will be the one taking the mound for the Padres this Wednesday at 12:05pm.  Bud Black stated that Lane would "likely go two innings", then would hand over the reins to two other pitchers, minor leaguers Jason Hancock and Jay Jackson. Lane will face off against Taijuan Walker, the 22 year old right hander for the Mariners.

BUT WHAT ABOUT ANDREW CASHNER?!?!?

Well, Bud is going to make you wait a whole 24 hours more for that.

That'll be a nice start to Thursday's 12:05pm game with both starters presumably also going 2 innings each against the Mariners.

BUT WHAT ABOUT ROBBIE ERLIN?!?!?

Easy, buddy. He'll be there too.

AND SHIELDS?!?!?

So, if you're going to those first two games, these are the starters you'll be checking out in Peoria.

If you're at home for these games, no fear. Wednesday's game can be heard live on MLB.com or seen on tape delay later that night at 9pm Pacific/Midnight eastern time on the MLB Network.

Thursday's game can be heard live on ESPN 1700 and on tape delay later that night at 11pm Pacific or 2am Friday morning in the east on the MLB Network.