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Leap Day Game Thread: 29 FEB Padres vs. Reds

4 in a row, let’s make it 5!

MLB: Spring Training-Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres
OF Trent Grisham hits a home run against the Cubs yesterday.
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

I don’t know about you all, but it feels pretty good to say that our Padres have won 4 straight against some legit competition. The Padres once again struck late to secure a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs last night. RHP Zach Davies gave up 3 hits and 1 ER to start the game, but OF Trent Grisham, who became the 1st Padres position player to start back-to-back games, tied it up in the good guys’ half of the inning, crushing a solo shot to RF.

The two teams then engaged in something of a pitcher’s duel, until C Luis Torrens hit a sac fly in the 6th to give the Friars the lead. The team padded their lead with a pair of RBI singles in the 7th from OF Eddy Olivares and INF Jake Cronenworth, and Ty France doubled in the 8th to add the last run of the game. I know it’s still early, and it’s only Spring Training, but this definitely beats the alternative. Here’s the boxscore stats:

Spring Training MLB Camp — Padres vs. Cubs:

Gabriel Arias: DNP
Luis Campusano: DNP
Ivan Castillo: 0-0, 1 BB (and 1 slick play in the 9th inning)
Franchy Cordero: 0-0, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
Jake Cronenworth: 1-1, 1 RNI
Nate Easley: DNP
Ty France: 2-2 (2B), 1 R, 1 RBI
Michael Gettys: DNP
Trent Grisham: 3-3 (HR), 1 R, 1 RBI
Juan Lagares: 0-2, 1 R
Francisco Mejia: DNP
Owen Miller: DNP
Josh Naylor: 0-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Eddy Olivares: 1-1, 1 RBI
Jorge Oña: DNP
Hudson Potts: 0-2
Esteban Quiroz: DNP
Webster Rivas: DNP
Fernando Tatis, JR: 0-4, 2 K (only 1 H so far this year)
Luis Torrens: 0-1, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Taylor Trammel: DNP
Breyvic Valera: DNP
Jason Vosler: DNP
Zach Davies: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 GO, 0 FOs
Drew Pomeranz: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 GOs, 1 FO
Michel Baez: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 GO, 0 FOs
Dauris Valdez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 GO, 1 FO
David Bednar: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2 GOs, 1 FO

Today’s Game:

The Padres will look to make it 5 in a row as they travel to take on the Cincinnati Reds. RHP Dinelson Lamet will get the start, and OF Tommy Pham will make his Padres debut as the DH for today’s game. Game info follows below:

Game Time: 1205 Pacific time.

Location: Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, AZ.

Radio/TV: Padres broadcast on 97.3 KWFN; TV broadcast Fox Sports - San Diego.

Weather Forecast: Sunny, with temps near 73 degrees Fahrenheit at gametime; winds out of the SSE at 4 MPH.

Here’s today’s starting lineup:

Go Padres!