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Dodgers 9, Padres 5: Jason Lane is not making the team

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At a certain point in spring training, a team's best starting pitchers don't want to face division rivals. Any edge a pitcher can get against opponents is precious, so they opt out of late spring starts against the players they'll be seeing the most. And that's why Jason Lane got to pitch four awful innings against the Dodgers this afternoon. The former outfielder gave up seven runs on nine hits, including three home runs. On the upside, he also hit a homer himself.

Also on the offensive side, the struggling Derek Norris finally hit his first homer of the spring, going 2 for 3 for the afternoon. Wil Myers also picked up a pair of hits today, while Will Venable had a double and a walk. Wil(l)s Middlebrooks and Nieves had the day off.

Odrisamer Despaigne (someone who might actually make the team) gets the start tomorrow against the Diamondbacks. You can listen on 1090 AM or at 1:10 PM.

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