Padres primer: 3/7/10

Update: Well, no game today. Rain has been coming down for over an hour and is expected to get worse. No reschedule date. Game tomorrow against Colorado in Peoria, 1:05 p.m.

Happy Sunday from Peoria, where we’re expecting a high of 62 degrees today with a, gulp, 70 percent chance of rains. The heavy stuff isn’t expected until later (so says Bill Murray), but, in this case, it’s true. Looking at rain right about game time.

Anyway, moving on.

It’s the Padres and Mariners again from Peoria — for the fourth consecutive day. So you’re telling me you’re tired of watching Mike Carp and Jose Lopez? Well, you’re probably not alone there. First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m. locally and 12:05 p.m. PT.

The game can be found on your dial at 860 AM (Spanish) and XX 1090 AM (some form of English). Not sure who will be behind the microphone. Andy Masur is flying back from Las Vegas and Ted Leitner is doing the same from Colorado Springs.

The starting lineup …

1. Gwynn, CF
2. Eckstein, 2B
3. Headley, 3B
4. Blanks, LF
5. Salazar, 1B
6. Venable, RF
7. Hundley, C
8. Huffman, DH
9. Cabrera, SS

Pitchers: Richard (2 innings), Ramos (2), Perdomo (2), Bell, Gregerson, Russell.

Your Padres news …

In case you missed it, here’s the details from Saturday’s 7-3 loss to the Mariners. Garland and Hairston Jr. had pretty good games.

Here’s a story about outfielder Aaron Cunningham, who has done some nice things in the first few games. I think we’ll see a lot of him this spring.

And here’s a story about veteran Matt Stairs’ approach to pinch-hitting. Pretty interesting. He’s not a guy who hits a lot during a game to get ready.

Hairston doing fine …

I found out last night that Scott Hairston had a contusion to his left hand after being hit by a pitch in the third inning of Saturday’s game against the Mariners. He left the game and had an X-Ray, which didn’t show anything. He did break a blood vessel in his hand. He did say that initially he was a little worried. But he has good strength in the hand and said that he could play as soon as Monday.

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Corey Brock, MLB.com, Padres.com

1 Comment

Their seems to be a lot of positive talk regarding Craig Italiano in recent weeks. I doubt he makes the opening day bullpen, but what does his timetable look like moving forward? Will he start out in San Antonio?

Matt, fislinl.mlblogs.com

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