Padres spring training: Wil Myers and pitching staff have big day

SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 29: Wil Myers #4 of the San Diego Padres hits a home run during the game against the Atlanta Braves at Petco Park on June 29, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Andy Hayt/San Diego Padres/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 29: Wil Myers #4 of the San Diego Padres hits a home run during the game against the Atlanta Braves at Petco Park on June 29, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Andy Hayt/San Diego Padres/Getty Images) /
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The depth of the San Diego Padres pitching staff was on display Wednesday in a 8-0 win over the Cleveland Indians in spring training.

Its’ always a good day when the San Diego Padres have Chris Paddack on the mound, and he certainly delivered in his first Spring outing.

He allowed just 1 hit over 2 innings with 3 strikeout and looked very sharp doing so.

But it was the pitchers who came in behind him that really impressed me on Wednesday.

Pierce Johnson, who I think is one of the favorites to grab one of the last bullpen spots, looked very good on Wednesday. He did allow a hit and walked a batter, but I was impressed with his stuff and think he will be another great arm in the bullpen.

And Luis Perdomo came in throwing gas and was really impressive over 2 scoreless innings allowing a hit and a walk with 3 strikeouts.

I really like his ability to come out of the bullpen and throw multiple quality innings.

Javy Guerra was really sharp as well striking out a batter in a scoreless frame. He’s out of Minor League options, so he has to make the Major League roster or be waived.

Those four combined to give up just 3 hits and 2 walks over 6 innings with 8 strikeouts.

Myers breaks out the power

Wil Myers bounced back from a frustrating game on Tuesday to have a spectacular game on Wednesday with a pair of hits, including an opposite-field laser home run.

It was very encouraging to see Myers put some good swings on balls. Of course, it’s only spring training, but it’s better than striking out and grounding into double-plays.

Second base battle

This was my first look at Jurickson Profar this year and it was an up-and-down performance for him in my book.

I thought he hit the ball really well, but his luck from last year continued as he hit it right at defenders.

But the he misread a ground ball that he allowed to sneak through the infield for a hit. A play that would have ended the inning.

My guy, Jake Cronenworth, picked up a pair of hits and showed off a strong arm at shortstop.

Hudson Potts stays hot

The former first-round pick is off to a hot start this Spring and he picked up 2 more hits on Wednesday. He now has 3 hits in 6 at-bats with a pair of doubles.

Obviously, we’re not going to read too much into this short outburst, but it would be nice to see Potts bounce-back with a big 2020 season after a down 2019 season in Double-A.

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The Padres will take on the Angles Thursday and will once again be on TV. We’ll get our first look at Adrian Morejon as he is set to start that game on the mound for San Diego.

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