Padres News: Spring Training Recap – March 10th

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Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune posted an update on Andrew Cashner this morning. Evidently Cashner’s curious exit after yesterday’s game was not injury related but a personal matter involving his ailing mother.

On behalf of the staff here at Friars on Base, our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to Cashner and his family.

Ian Kennedy started on the mound today for the San Diego Padres against today’s opponent, the San Francisco Giants.

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Kennedy pitched 1.2 innings today giving up three total runs on five hits and a home run in the first.

While Kennedy had a rough go of it, the Padre hitters sure had fun.

Will Middlebrooks (3-3) hit a home run yesterday and blasted another one today to get the Padres on the board, 3-1. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come, but as discussed earlier today on Friars On Base, Middlebrooks has preformed well in past spring trainings and failed to carry it over into the regular season before.

The Giants maintained their lead until the bottom of the third when Matt Kemp hit his first home run as a Padres to gain the lead 4-3.

Kemp had a great day in the batters box, going three for three and raising his batting average for the spring to .545!

Justin Upton (2-3) showed no signs of the illness that held him out of play over the weekend and followed Kemp’s home run with a solo shot of his own.

Carlos Quentin (1-4) added to the home run display in the sixth with a two-run bomb to extend the lead 10-3.

The Padres finished the game with a 10-5 victory over the Giants.

It was awesome to see the Padres bats come out today and put on a hitting performance fans are praying will be a regular occurrence come April.

Tomorrow the Padres take on the defending American League champions, the Kansas City Royals.

Stay tuned to Friars On Base for all your San Diego Padres news and Cactus League updates.

Go Pads!

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