After a rough day yesterday, the Padres bounced back with a whopping 10 runs against the Rockies at Salt River Fields today. It was a true team effort, too. 13 of the 18 players to come to the plate for San Diego had at least one hit, and one of the 5 to go hitless still reached base on a walk. Carlos Quentin was the only one to pick up multiple hits, both of them doubles. And yes, his knees are still in one piece. Wil Myers also joined the doubles club this afternoon, but the day's offensive hero was Cody Decker. When the fan favorite farmhand came up in the 8th, he took Scott Oberg deep for a grand slam.
The pitching staff looked pretty good, too. The six Friars to take the mound combined for twelve strikeouts. Tyson Ross racked up five of them in his first two innings. The four pitchers between him and Jose Valverde each got a K of their own, and then Papa Grande struck out the side to wrap things up.
Tomorrow is the one and only off day of Spring Training. Consider it your training for the misery of regular season off days.
|Roll Call Info
|Axion, Darklighter, EBParker, Faith Keeper, Mr. Meadows, MrDL104, Rocos, SDfaninLA, Wonko, abara, athletics68, kevintheoman, london_balling, roydjt, sdsuaztec4
london_balling led the thread in comments and recs. Not bad for commenting from across the pond.