Yesterday the Padres dropped their Cactus League opener, a charity game against the hated Seattle Mariners, by a score of 7-0. Today they'll take on the role of "home team" in a rematch against the Mariners, with whom they share a field at Peoria Sports Complex.
Right-hander Philip Humber, a non-roster invitee who was signed to a minor league deal in December, will make the start for San Diego today. In 2015, Humber pitched for the Kia Tigers in Korea, posting a 6.75 ERA in 12 appearances (11 starts) before getting cut in July. Humber has some heavy competition, but hopes to perform well enough this Spring to snag a roster spot with the Padres.
Though Humber hasn't had the most robust Major League career so far, one thing he can boast is a previous perfect game pitched against none other than the Mariners in 2012 as a member of the Chicago White Sox. Hopefully he sees some similar success against them today.
Pitching for Seattle this afternoon will be Nathan Karns and former Friar Joe Wieland, both making their Mariners debuts.
Time: 12:10 pm PT
Radio: ESPN 1700