Finally, a game …

Yes, Thursday’s game here against the Mariners doesn’t count in Cactus League standings, nor do the statistics from it, but as Padres manager Bud Black said, it’s a game nonetheless.Peoria

Anyway, here’s the starting lineup for today’s game. I’ll do my best to post these each morning to give you an idea of who is playing and maybe break down the lineup a little bit, as we move forward.

CF Jeff DaVanon
2B Oscar Robles
3B Kevin Kouzmanoff
1B Adrian Gonzalez
C Josh Bard
RF Jody Gerut
LF Chase Headley
DH Chip Ambres
SS Luis Rodriguez
SP Tim Stauffer

My thoughts: Stauffer will go two innings today, followed by (in no certain order) Heath Bell, Cla Meredith, Trevor Hoffman, Joe Thatcher, Michael Gardner, Mauro Zarate and Jared Wells. As we expected, some of the non-roster invitees (DaVanon, Ambres and Gerut) are getting early looks.

Cheers, Corey

2 Comments

Can you comment on why Chase Headley didn’t play yesterday … and why Matt Antonelli didn’t play yesterday *and* is not in today’s lineup?

Headley did played some in the intrasquad game as did Antonelli. Don’t read too much into who starts these games. It’s early and the Padres have to get a look at a lot of guys.

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