This afternoon, the Padres took on the division rival Giants for the first time this spring, and our boys showed up swinging. Wil Myers hit his first bomb of the spring, taking Tim Lincecum's pitch over the tall right field wall in Scottsdale. Joining Myers in the home run club was Rymer Liriano, who went deep on Cody Hall, providing an essential insurance run for the ninth inning.
But it wasn't just the long ball that kept the Friars on top today. Cory Spangenberg got the scoring started early, hitting a two RBI single off World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner in the second. Alexi Amarista continued his strong spring with a pair of RBIs, one on a ground out, and another on a double off Lincecum.
James Shields breezed through his first start in a Padres uniform, forcing two batters into ground outs while catching another with an easy fly. He was only touched by Angel Pagan, who dropped a bloop single into center field. Matt Wisler looked sharp in his first appearance of the spring, striking out the first two batters he faced. He got stung a bit in his second inning of work, when he issued a walk to Gary Brown, who would score on Brandon Belt's double to right.
Tyson Ross will be making his spring debut tomorrow afternoon against the Rockies. First pitch is at 1:05 PM, and you'll be able to catch this one live on Fox Sports San Diego.
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