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Padres Preview 4/22: Jered Weaver vs. Dan Straily and the Miami Marlins

Saturday Night’s Alright for Fishing.

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Last night’s game sure was fun. Trevor Cahill turned the lineup over three times while only surrendering two runs. Austin Hedges did his best Hunter Renfroe impression by putting his dong on the third deck of the Western Metal Supply Building. Hunter Renfroe did his best Ryan Schimpf impersonation by drawing an actual walk, Schimpf forgot who he was a hit a single, and Yangervis Solarte thought he was Travis Jankowski and he stole and actual base. Best of all, the Bizarro Padres hung a W when the night was over. Tonight they go back for round two against those feisty fishies.

Tonight is Jered Weaver’s turn to take the mound. He’s done his job well in his last two starts, going six full innings and limiting offenses to two earned runs. With some heavy bullpen usage the last few days, Kevin Quackenbush and Miguel Diaz are the only fresh arms, so getting deep into this game is key for Weaver.

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Dan Straily could be seen as last years “one that got away.” If you recall, he was signed by the Padres shortly before the season, then released after the team got a close-up look at him. The Reds signed him, and he had such a good enough that the Reds traded him to the Marlins for what was left of their minor league prospect talent. He brings a standard fastball-slider-changeup repertoire that in the past was carried by good command. So far this season he’s been prone to the free pass, so Padres hitters may again be served well by having patience at the plate.

The Bizarro Padres have messed around and won three straight. Tune in to see if they can make it four, and in the meantime maybe they can surprise us in another entirely unexpected way.

Game Time: 5:40 start PDT.
Radio: 94.9 HD-2 FM, XEMO 860AM (Sp.)
TV: FSSD, Fox Deportes SD, MLB Network