Mar 14, 2012; Goodyear, AZ, USA; San Diego Padres designated hitter Kyle Blanks (88) hits an RBI single during the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark. Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Padres at Reds Game Recap 3/14/12

The Padres rolled past the Reds 9-4 yesterday on their way to a split squad sweep.  With the other half of the team winning against the Diamondbacks, the win over the Reds raised San Diego’s record to 6-7.

Clayton Richard made the start for the Padres.  He three innings giving up three hits and two runs while striking out two.  Casey Kelly, looking to get promoted to the big league roster at some point this season, came on in relief.  He pitched three scoreless innings,  struck out four, but gave up five hits.

Matt Clark continued his tear by homering in the fourth inning as the Padres took the lead and never looked back.  He is hitting .462 with two home runs and six RBI.  Andy Parrino also homered in the game as the team’s offense continues to roll.

Cameron Maybin collected two more hits and raised his average to a respectable .250.  Jesus Guzman went 2 for 3 and is showing off the sweet swing we all fell in love with last season.  He is now batting .318 this spring.  Rymer Liriano also had a two hit day.  The Padres pounded out 16 hits in total.

For the Reds, fireballer Aroldis Chapman got the start.  He went three innings, struck out two, gave up four hits, and allowed two runs.

The Padres travel to Phoenix to get their first look at the Brewers.  The game starts at 1:05 PT and Dustin Moseley will get the start.  He should go four innings.

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