Padres News: Spring Training, Game 5 Recap


Greetings San Diego Padres fans!

The Pads made their first television appearance of 2015 today during their Spring Training match up versus the Colorado Rockies.

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Before the game Justin Upton participated in morning workouts after missing time due to illness. He did not play today but is expected to play Monday against the Chicago Cubs.

So, here are the highlights from today’s game:

Tyson Ross started for the Padres with Corey Dickerson behind the plate. He walked his first two batters but was able to get fly-outs and a strike out to end the inning. 27 pitches, 16 strikes.

After Wil Myers (0-3) led things off for the Padres bats with a strike out, the Padres batters got the team out to an early lead. Carlos Quentin‘s (2-2) single drove in Cameron Maybin (1-2), followed by a bases clearing double by Yonder Alonso (3-3), giving the Padres a 4-0 lead after the first inning.

The Rockies got a run on the board in the top of the second and Buddy brought in Aaron Northcraft to relieve Ross. The Padres let the Rockies score one more time, despite some impressive stops and throws from shortstop Clint Barmes.

Northcraft did not fair well today. The Rockies loaded the bases in the fourth and former Padre Nick Hundley tied it up; the Rockies took the lead a few at bats later.

Both Dale Thayer and Joaquin Benoit got some throws in and looked ready for the season to begin already.

Tommy Medica (1-2) continued to impress this Spring Training, driving in Tim Federowicz (1-1) for a run in the sixth.

Unfortunately the Padres ended up losing this one 7-5, but there were a lot of bright spots from potential starters.

We will be back tomorrow as Andrew Cashner is expected to make his second start of the Cactus League season against the Cub.

What did you guys think of seeing your new Padres in action today?

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