Man, that was terrible. The Padre faced off against the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday in Scottsdale, and got beaten like a drum, 10-5. The Snakes jumped all over presumptive 5th starter, Joey Lucchesi, scoring 4 runs in their first set of ABs. Though the Padre would tie it up after scoring 2 runs a piece in the 4th and 5th, highlighted by HRs from Ty France and Franchy Cordero, the D-backs would immediately respond in their half of the 5th, scoring 4 more runs. All in all, not an ideal game, but fans can take solace that this was a day game following a night game, with many regulars held out.
The Padres will host the Chicago White Sox, in what may offer a preview of the Opening day pitching staff. RHP Chris Paddack will get the start, with Kirby Yates, Emilio Pagan, Pierce Johnson, and Javy Guerra slated to follow. Game info follows:
Start Time: 1310 Pacific time.
Location: Peoria Stadium in Peoria, AZ.
Radio/TV: Padres TV on Fox Sports - San Diego; radio broadcast on 97.3 KWFN.
Weather Forecast: Mostly sunny, with temps near 68 degrees Fahrenheit at gametime. Winds out of the SW @ 8 MPH.
I’ll be hanging with my family, so once again, if some one could please post the starting lineup down in the comments, I’d appreciate it. Hope you changed your clocks!
UPDATE: here’s the official lineup: