In their last game at Peoria Sports Complex, the Padres lost to their roommates, the Mariners, 6-1. Joe Wieland was solid, and Yonder Alonso had two hits, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the minor league players in last night’s Mariners’ lineup.
Most of the Seattle regulars were getting rest after their Opening Series trip to Japan, but that didn’t stop the rookies and prospects from delivering a win in the ongoing rivalry between the Padres and Mariners.
Joe Wieland pitched five innings, gave up five hits, and allowed just two runs. He also struck out five in his five innings of work. His final spring ERA is 5.89. Anthony Bass came in and gave up an additional two earned runs in three innings of work. Micah Owings and Brad Brach each gave up a run apiece in their time out of the pen.
Offensively, the Padres didn’t have much going. Andy Parrino continued his impressive run of late with a solo home run, the only run the Padres would score. Yonder Alonso was 2 for 3, Nick Hundley was 1 for 2 and improved his batting average to .412, and Will Venable added a hit of his own.
Yesterday’s game was the night cap of what was more a double-header than a split squad game. Matt Clark played in both contests as a pinch hitter. He went hitless. The double-header losses put the Padres spring record at 19-14 with one more game to play.
The team will travel to Surprise to take on the Rangers. The game will be the Padres final Cactus League contest this spring, and Cory Luebke will get the start at 1:05 PT.