After dropping their first Spring Training game of 2015, the Padres will look to even up the Vedder Cup battle in today's matchup against the Mariners. It's another beautiful and sunny day in Peoria, so the Friars should feel right at home
Yesterday we got to see Justin Upton's first home run in a Padres uniform, and it was beautiful. Padres pitchers (nine in total) didn't allow a walk and kept the M's to three runs. Tommy Medica had a nice little game, collecting two hits, driving in a run, and stealing a base. Yangervis Solarte also got a couple of hits, including a double.
Medica, who came off the bench yesterday, will be in the starting lineup as the designated hitter for game 2 against Seattle. Andrew Cashner gets the ball this afternoon to make his 2015 debut, so hopefully you all have your duck calls handy. Ian Kennedy is also slated to get some work in on the mound this afternoon. Other probables outof the Padres pitching arsenal include Robbie Erlin, Dale Thayer, Joaquin Benoit, and Scott Elbert.
And while we saw the Padres debuts of Upton and Matt Kemp yesterday, there will be even more new faces in the lineup today. We'll get our first looks at Wil Myers, Derek Norris, and Will Middlebrooks, who are all in the starting nine.
Roenis Elias will get the start for Seattle, but Yoervis Medina, Joe Saunders, Danny Farquhar, Charlie Furbush, and Lucas Luetge are also likely to pitch against the Padres.
How to listen/watch:
Yesterday Bob Scanlan teamed up with Jesse Agler for the webcast of the Spring Training opener, but today Scan will be back with his regular partner, Uncle Teddy, on ESPN 1700, MLB.com, and At-Bat. MLB.TV subscribers can watch the game live, and everyone else (except jbox) can come back tonight for the delayed showing of the game on MLB Network at 11:00 pm PT.
GO FRIARS!! KEEP THE FAITH!!