Padres News: Spring Training, Game 1 Recap


The San Diego Padres kicked off their 2015 Cactus League season today against their Peoria co-tenants, the Seattle Mariners.

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Like most of you, I was not able to listen to the game because I don’t pay for Major League Baseball’s online radio, or whatever you call it. So I will have to wait until tomorrow’s exhibition to listen to a live broadcast.

None the less, I was glued to Twitter and Gameday for all updates on the game.

After such an exciting off-season, it was finally time to get a look at our new and improved Padres.

Here are some of the notables moments from today’s game:

Starting pitcher Jason Lane pitched the first two innings. He gave up four hits and just one run. However, it was a home run by D.J. Peterson in the second.

Justin Upton went 1-3, hitting a beautiful home run to deep to center field.

Tommy Medica went 2-2 and drove in Corey Spangenberg on a line drive single.

Yangervis Solarte went 2-3 with a double and Cameron Maybin went 1-2 with a walk too.

Curious moment occurred when manager Buddy Black had Trea Turner go into the game to pitch run. Not sure what the repercussions would be if he were to get injured, but I’m sure the Washington Nationals would not be too pleased about it to say the least.

The Padres managed to tied it up in the bottom of the ninth after Taylor Lindsey reached on a throwing error and Rico Noel was able to score and lock it up at three runs each.

Unfortunately, the Padres let this one slip away. Rymer Liriano let a single gets past him and the Mariners pulled a walk-off victory in the tenth.

I would have liked more of the presumed Padres starters, like Matt Kemp and Jedd Gyorko to get some hits, but oh well, it’s just the first Spring Training game of the season.

There’s 30 more to go, then another 162 after that, and maybe some more games after that too if we’re luck.

What are your overall impressions of the new Padres first Spring Training game?

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