The Padres picked up their second straight win yesterday, their third of the spring, in a 5-2 win over the Indians. Dustin Moseley went three innings and did not allow a run, Will Venable had three hits, and Yonder Alonso got his second RBI of the the spring.
Alonso got to work early and singled home Jesus Guzman in the top of the first. Will Venable then drove in a run in the fourth with one of his three hits. John Baker then scored on an error by the Indians’ catcher Lou Marson. The Indians didn’t get on the board until Moseley left the game. Juan Oramas gave up a solo shot to Shin-Soo Choo.
Andy Parrino blasted a home run in the eighth to give the Padres a little bit of breathing room at 4-2. They would tack on another run as the team collected 14 hits and scored 5 runs.
Dustin Moseley allowed just one hit and struck out three over his three innings of work. This was his first start of the spring in which he went for three innings. The Padres starters will all start to extend their outings in preparation for the regular season.
Andrew Cashner continued his spring dominance with another scoreless inning. Cashner is holding batters to a .183 batting average in his admittedly short time on the mound so far this spring. He has struck out three, allowed two hits, and walked two in three innings of work. Huston Street came in during the seventh inning and allowed a run on a walk and a double. He has given up a run in each of his two appearances during spring training.
While spring training standing don’t matter much, the Padres have improved to 3-5 and are showing signs of life with their bats. Cameron Maybin is still looking for his first hit of the spring and Chase Headley has been held back because of tightness in his back, but others have stepped up. Venable is batting .357, Matt Clark is batting .667, and John Baker is batting .400 to name a few.
The Padres will host the Diamondbacks today in Peoria at 1:05 PT.*
*Thanks to the wonders of daylight savings time, Arizona and California now share the Pacific Time Zone.