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Diamondbacks 9, Padres 8: Friars lose in slugfest

MLB: Spring Training-Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Starting pitcher Colin Rea didn't have a great showing today, as the division rival Diamondbacks pounded him for five runs in three innings. But this really wasn't a pitcher's game. The Padres got to Rea's counterpart Anthony Banda with four runs of their own in the same span. The Friar offense was led by Wil Myers, who went 2-for-3 with his second home run of the spring. Jose Pirela also showed off today, going 2-for-2 with two RBI as he campaigns for a spot on the roster as a utility player.

The rest of the lineup pulled their weight, too, adding seven more hits and four more RBI, which would be great in most games, even spring training ones. But while the bullpen mostly held after Rea got chased, Matt Thornton had a disastrous relief appearance. He gave up four runs on four hits and a walk while just retiring a single batter.

Tomorrow Tyson Ross will take on the Rangers at 6 PM.