After a 6-3 win yesterday over the Chicago Cubs in Mesa, the Padres return home to Peoria this afternoon to play host to the Giants. Ian Kennedy gets the ball today, making his second appearance and first start of the Spring. Last Thursday, in relief of Andrew Cashner, Kennedy went two innings and gave up two runs on three hits (including a home run), a walk, and a hit batsman. IPK is slated to go three frames today against San Francisco.
On the offensive side, we'll get to see Matt Kemp and Justin Upton hit back-to-back in the 3- and 4-spots in the lineup, which should be exciting. Carlos Quentin will hit in the DH spot after Upton, which is awkward. But hopefully they, and the rest of the guys who come to the plate for the Padres today, will combine for like a billion runs and help the Padres stay undefeated against the Giants this Spring.
Yusmeiro Petit will take the mound for the Giants to start this afternoon, but eyes will likely be on another pitcher in the team's camp. Kyle Crick, who is regarded as one of the top pitching prospects in the Giants organization, will make his second Spring outing in relief of Petit today. Petit tossed two scoreless innings without allowing a hit last Friday. Crick also pitched that day, pitching 2 2/3 shutout frames.
Today's #SFGiants Lineup @ SD: Aoki RF Panik 2B McGehee 3B Ishikawa 1B Sanchez C Crawford DH Blanco CF Maxwell LF Adrianza SS Petit RHP— World Champs (@SFGiants) March 10, 2015
How to watch/listen:
No TV or traditional radio again today. You can listen to the audio webcast on padres.com or MLB At-Bat at 1:05 pm PT.