The San Diego Padres played their first primetime spring training game last night. Unfortunately, the Friars fell to Diamondbacks 10-3 in what proved to be a tough night for the pitching staff.
Last night’s San Diego Padres game went as well as the Fox Sports San Diego broadcast. The Padres’ bats cooled off a bit, mustering just eight hits and three runs against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Fans, like myself, were set to enjoy a night time Padres game with a cold beverage after a long day, however, the enjoyment didn’t last long.
Let’s talk about the positives from this one first. Wil Myers and Freddy Galvis each recorded two hits. Both were solid-contact hits that found holes in the Arizona defense. Galvis had the best hit of the night, from the left side of the plate, as he ripped a single past a diving first baseman and stumbling second baseman. I don’t think it will matter where Andy Green decides to slot Galvis in the batting order, he’s going to produce.
We continue to see the impact Galvis and Eric Hosmer will have on the defensive side of things. Hosmer opened up the game by contributing this impressive catch in the dugout.
He also made two very nice pick plays at first. He made it look too easy, like anyone could go out there and do it.
San Diego Padres bullpen falters in loss.
Dinelson Lamet made his second start of the spring, going three innings while giving up two hits, one earned run, and two walks and striking out two.
Lamet, who is working on adding a curveball to his repertoire, sequenced his pitches very well when he was on. His two walks were four-pitch walks to Arizona’s Ketel Marte. Other than that, Lamet appears ready to take the next step in his development. He has a starting rotation spot all but locked up, he just needs to find the plate on a consistent basis.
As for the bullpen? Let’s just move on from this one.
Socrates Brito sent a Brad Hand pitch nearly out of the stadium in Hand’s spring debut. Kind of hard to enter the 8th inning of a spring training game when you’re down 9-1 and the crowd has largely left.
The Padres will play another evening game tonight against the Kansas City Royals. First pitch is set for 5:05 pm PT. Luis Perdomo is set to make his spring debut while Cal Quantrill and Kazuhisa Makita are also slated to pitch. Fans can watch on MLB.TV.