The San Diego Padres defeated the Texas Rangers by the score of 9-7 last night in Peoria, AZ. There were some notable developments, both positive and negative for the Friars.
First off, we need to begin with San Diego Padres’ catching prospect, Raffy Lopez‘ long home run to centerfield last night.
This thing was monstrous. While A.J. Ellis will certainly bring a ton of experience to this team, I personally can’t wait for Lopez to make his MLB-debut.
Another Friars’ prospect, Hudson Potts, hit three-run, inside-the-park home run in the seventh inning last night, absolutely flying around the bases.
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Bryan Mitchell started the game, and quite uncharacteristically (at least this spring) got pretty beat up.
Over four innings of work, he gave up seven earned runs on eight hits, walking three and striking out four.
In nine Cactus League innings this spring, Cimber has allowed four hits, walked one and struck out twelve batters.
His earned-run average remains spotless and his WHIP is an efficient 0.56.
Cimber, 27, could very well have cemented an Opening Day roster spot with his ST performance.
The Friars head to Goodyear Ballpark today to face the Cincinnati Reds at 4:05 PM. Clayton Richard will make the start for the Friars.