Welp, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Your Padres welcomed in the KC Royals yesterday to Peoria, and the Royals acted like absolute jerks. Roughing up our pitchers, denying our bats, beating your Friars on the field. What poor house guests!
The Royals did most of their damage against young starting prospect Adrian Morejon. Morejon just couldn’t get the job done yesterday, recording only 1 out, and getting tagged for 6 earned runs (though a few did come in after he left the game). While several bullpen arms faired well after Morejon got pulled, it seemed the Royals were just laying in wait. They pounced in the 6th when young prospect Luis Patino came in. Patino made it through the inning, and got 2 Ks, but not before the Royals scored 3 more.
The Padres batters did put up a fight, scoring 7 runs throughout the game. Wil Myers continues to rake this spring, going 3-3 in the game, and bringing his spring batting average to .421. Taylor Trammel also did well, going 2-4 to bring his spring average to .400. In the end, the team just couldn’t close the gap, ultimately falling 9-7 to the Royals.
(Authors note: I’ll be skipping the boxscore stats for the next few days; my family finally came back to town, so I’m going to keep these game threads a little shorter, at least until I get back to work).
The Padres will walk across the complex and take on their “natural” rivals, the Seattle Mariners. RHP Dinelson Lamet gets the start, with pitchers RHP Andres Munoz, RHP Emilio Pagan, and top prospect LHP MacKenzie Gore slated to follow. Game info follows below:
Game Time: 1210 Pacific time.
Location: Peoria Stadium in Peoria, AZ.
Radio/TV: Padres Radio broadcast on MLB.com.
Weather Forecast: Mostly sunny, with temps near 77 degrees Fahrenheit at gametime; winds out of the E at 4 MPH.
I’ll be hanging with my family, so I’ll try to come back and update this post with the starting lineup. Otherwise, if some one could, please post it down in the comments; I’d appreciate it.