Day 16: Mariners and Padres: Peoria BFF’s
Updated: 4:01 p.m. PT
PEORIA, Ariz. — Good morning. Scrambling here trying to get some work done, but we’ll have plenty of updates throughout the day.
We’ve got some early morning notes below. Don’t mess around, scan down.
San Diego (0-1) at Seattle (2-1), 12 p.m. PT Peoria Sports Complex
Radio/TV: XX 1090 (Ted Leitner, Jerry Coleman, Bob Scanlan).
Tekotte, 8, Hudson 4, Headley 5, Quentin 7, Alonso 3, Hundley 2, Kotsay 9, Darnell 0, Parrino 6.
Moseley (2 innings), Owings (2), Reyes 1, Brach 1, Frieri 1, Boxberger 1, Burns 1, Vincent 1.
— Manager Bud Black said Cameron Maybin has the stomach flu. That’s the same crud catcher John Baker has as well. Baker missed all of Sunday and stayed home again on Monday.
— Shortstop Jason Bartlett (sore right knee) is getting back and has progressed to the point where he’ll practice on the field Monday. Still no word as to when he’ll be ready to appear in games, though I’m guessing it will be sometime this week.
— With Bartlett and Logan Forsythe (foot) down, Everth Cabrera got the start at shortstop on Sunday. Today, Andy Parrino will get the start there. This isn’t an ideal situation with Bartlett and Forsythe down, but it will give the staff more time to evaluate Cabrera and Parrino.
— Black had good things to say about Clayton Richard’s simulated game Sunday. Richard wanted to face live hitters and the simulated game gave him the best opportunity to do so. “He was encouraged with it,” Black said. He will get a start Friday in Tempe against the Angels.
— I’m still investigating the high velocity marks from Sunday’s game — the Andrew Cashner at 103 mph and Anthony Bass at 98 mph. Those were some hot readings, though I’m not sure by how much. I’ll try to get some answers why today.
Update: 4:01 p.m. PT
— Sorry for the lack of posts. Newsy day here. Starting with the announcement from the City of Peoria that they have extended the lease with the Padres and Mariners through the year 2034. The bigger news is the Padres will get a whole new clubhouse/workout area, etc. Sounds like we’ll get a new media work room, which I’m sure all of you were on pins and needles about. Here’s my story from today.
— Also, as I mentioned before (or Tweeted … I can’t really keep track) I talked to pitcher Josh Geer about his fight last year with skin cancer. I wrote a story last May that might give you a little better context. Josh is cancer-free and really has been since his surgery last April. He was only able to make two starts last April before the surgery. He’s here in Minor League camp. Here’s my story from today.
— We got to see shortstop Everth Cabrera in center field today. The Padres have been working with him a little this spring out there. And he’s been working with Dave Roberts on a few things when he’s not getting turns in the infield at second base, shortstop and third base. Cabrera played the final four innings in center field today and generally looked fine. He bobbled a ball that he came in that former Padre Luis Rodriguez hit later in the game. That’s a tougher play than it looks. I’ll follow-up on this more Tuesday.
— Third baseman Chase Headley was a late scratch Monday. He was set to start the game against Seattle but suffered some tightness of the lower back during practice before the game. Doesn’t sound too serious. I’ll follow that tomorrow.
— Yes, there was a game Monday. The Padres lost to the Mariners, 13-7. Here’s a rundown over what went right for the Padres and what went wrong. The pitching wasn’t great. Carlos Quentin had two hits and a walk. Jason Hagerty had a two-run triple. The kids, Edinson Rincon, Rymer Liriano and Jonathan Galvez — each in their first big league camp — had hits. Here’s a link to the box score.
— One last one. Nick Hundley’s father, Tim, the former secondary coach at UCLA, will coach the linebackers next season at UNLV, Hundley tells me. That’s great news for a good guy who has coached at a bunch of places — Washington, Colorado, to name a few. Nick Hundley said he’s very excited because he’ll be able to see his dad in the fall since Las Vegas is a short flight from San Diego. Here’s a Q&A I did with Hundley at Christmas about his family and how, as a kid, he spent a lot of holidays at whatever bowl game his dad’s school was associated with.
That’s it for today. Tomorrow the Padres are in Surprise! to face the Royals at 12:05 p.m. PT. Tune in XX 1090 at noon.
Corey Brock, MLB.com