San Diego Padres Beat Texas, 9-7, in Cactus League Game

PEORIA, AZ - FEBRUARY 26: Hunter Renfroe
PEORIA, AZ - FEBRUARY 26: Hunter Renfroe /

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.

Side note, does his name remind anyone else of Ghostbusters actors, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts? I can’t be the only one, but I digress.

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Friars Pitching

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.

Adam Cimber, Brad Hand, Kaz Makita, Matt Strahm, and Colten Brewer all worked unblemished innings after Mitchell came out of the game.

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.

Friars Offense

In addition to Lopez and Potts’ homers, Hunter Renfroe (6) and Christian Villanueva (4) also went deep for the Friars.

Manuel Margot and Cory Spangenberg both went 2-for-3 at the plate. Eric Hosmer also contributed a base hit.

Next: Padres OF Situation Gets Clearer

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.