The Padres recorded their eighth loss of the Spring yesterday behind an unusually shaky start by James Shields, but as always there were some positives to take away from the game.
Shields gave up three home runs to the Chicago White Sox in his second Spring start, allowing four total runs on six hits and two walks through 2 2/3 innings of work. The Padres managed to avoid the shutout, but were still outscored 8-3. Their offensive effort included RBI from Cory Spangenberg and Yangervis Solarte. Wil Myers also recorded his first two hits of the year after starting out 0-for-14.
Other high notes from the game included scoreless outings from relievers Kyle Thornton, Kevin Quackenbush, and Fernando Rodney, who followed up his performance with his signature bow-and-arrow move.
The Padres will try to take better advantage of their home field this afternoon when they host the Cleveland Indians at 1:30 pm PT.