Good morning from Peoria! Baseball in the Cactus League continues today as the Padres will travel to Goodyear to face the Cleveland Indians.
Here's today's Padres lineup:
CF - Will Venable
2B - Orlando Hudson
LF - Jesus Guzman
1B - Kyle Blanks
DH - Yonder Alonzo
RF - Jeremy Hermida
SS - Jason Bartlett
3B - James Darnell
C - John Baker
SP - Dustin Moseley
Moseley makes his second start of the spring, and is slated to go 3 innings today. We also are scheduled to see Luke Gregerson, Huston Street and Andrew Cashner for an inning each.
Bob Scanlan and I will have the call today, starting at 1pm PT on XX 1090, please join us!
As you noticed above, Jason Bartlett is back in the lineup today and will see his first Cactus League action. He's been sidelined with a knee injury. Manager Buddy Black did bring up a good point today during our media session, Bartlett played 139 games for the Padres last season, which led the team.
Chase Headley could return to the lineup as soon as tomorrow. Headley has been battling low back stiffness.
Cameron Maybin, may be back in there tomorrow as well. He left yesterday's game in Tempe as a precaution with a 'banged up' shin. Black told us that if it were a regular season game Maybin would have stayed in the game.
Player to be named later
As I was getting ready for today's broadcast, I looked through the Indians media guide, which has bios and stats for all of their players. I made a point to look up the player formerly known as Fausto Carmona (now known as Roberto Hernandez), and sure enough he's still listed as Fausto Carmona. Further, under his personal information, it states: Full name, Fausto C. Carmona. Wonder if a special insert section is coming soon from the Indians?
The ballpark at Goodyear is one of the newest in the Cactus League, shared by the Indians and Reds. It's a nice place, good food selections and close parking. The one thing you can't help but notice from our vantage point in the pressbox is an "airplane graveyard" over the wall in right field. Old planes from Qantas, TWA, and other airlines just sit and wait to be scrapped for parts or whatever. It's kind of cool and eerie all at the same time. I'll try to post a picture later.
That's it for now!