Who is pitching and when? …
I know, you’re growing tired of dental reports, Minor League setbacks and video of guys taking hacks — or just watching pitches — in the batting cage. Hey, same here. That’s the nature of things here.
But, alas, we’ll have games to talk about Wednesday, when the Padres face the Mariners in their annual game for charity, a day before the real Cactus League play starts with these two teams at it again, also in Peoria.
Hitters are starting to round into shape here. They’ve been here a few days now, have done a fair share of hitting, against live pitchers and coaches, and appear to be regaining their form. Some guys, it takes longer. For some, it all comes back pretty quickly.
I have included some video below of these hitters, including newcomers Chris Burke and Dave Eckstein, from earlier today.
Also, here’s a list of the pitchers the Padres will be using in their first three games this spring. Keep in mind that unless there’s a, say, six-pitch inning, these guys will throw just one inning.
Wednesday vs. Seattle: Jake Peavy, Heath Bell, Cla Meredith, Chris Britton, Wilton Lopez, Mark Worrell, Scott Patterson, Mike Ekstrom and Oneli Perez.
Thursday vs. Seattle: Chris Young, Cesar Ramos, Justin Hampson, Joe Thatcher, Cesar Carillo, Edwin Moreno, Nick Schmidt, Arturo Lopez and Ernesto Frieri.
Friday at Cleveland: Che Seung Baek, Jae Kuk Ryu, Chad Reineke, Matt Buschmann, Mat Latos, Will Inman, Ivan Nova, Greg Burke, Gabe DeHoyos.