Padres News: Spring Training, Game 2 Recap

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The San Diego Padres played their second game of the 2015 Cactus League season today against the Seattle Mariners.

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Unfortunately, I was not able to listen to the game again. I could not find any of the San Diego radio station’s live streams that were carrying the game, but none the less I stayed glued to Twitter for any updates on the game.

If anyone was able to listen to the game, fill us in on the broadcast in the comments below.

So, lets recap on some of the more notable moments of today’s match up:

Andrew Cashner got the start but only pitched one inning. He threw a total of 24 pitches, giving up three hits, one run, and recording one strike out.

The other Padres starter to pitch today was Ian Kennedy. Kennedy threw in the second and third inning. 46 pitches total, giving up three hits and two runs.

Buddy Black kept the pitch counts low for his pitchers today just as he had planned. This is a long Spring Training and he only wants to give his pitchers a taste right now. We’ve seen from Buddy’s pitchers in the past that he knows what he’s doing.

Ian Kennedy’s two-run home run to Nelson Cruz down the left field line gave the Mariners a 3-1 lead. There was allegedly a mild protest by Kennedy and Bud Black on if it was actually a foul ball.

"“High fly ball, foul. That’s what I saw.”-Bud Black"

You be the judge:

Looks fair to me unfortunately.

Wil Myers (1-3) got his first hit as a Padres, then Alexi Amarista knocked in Corey Spangenberg (1-3) to tie 1-1 in the third. Amarista looked sharp today. Going 3-3 today, showing that his off-season activity have not dulled the Little Ninja.

Robbie Erlin had a rough go of it today after taking the mound in the fourth. He gave up four hits and two runs in his two innings pitched.

A two-run home for Will Venable (1-2, HR, 2RBI, R, BB) to right field cut the Mariners lead to 4-3 in the fifth.

Second baseman Taylor Lindsey made the most of his lone at bat today and crush a home run too. Bringing the Padres run total for the day to four.

Joaquin Benoit got some work in today, pitching in the just seventh inning. Oh, but with three strikeouts, BOOM! Looks like Benoit wants to keep that closer job for another season.

In the end, the Padres dropped another one to the Mariners today 9-4.

Tune into Friars On Base tomorrow for game three against the Chicago White Sox. Go Pads!

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