Let The Games Begin (Almost)!

Padres play first intrasquad game at Spring Training

The Padres held an intrasquad game at Peoria Sports Complex on Tuesday. It was mostly an exercise for the younger players but a few guys with big league service time did take place.

Eight different pitchers threw one inning each. Jose Dominguez and Tayron Guerrero started and both tossed perfect frames with a strikeout.

The only run of the game came in a way the Padres will likely try to score a lot of runs in 2016: good old “Small Ball.”

Infielder Jemile Weeks was hit by a pitch and stole second base, putting him in scoring position for Austin Hedges. The catcher who was serving as the designated hitter in this game delivered a single to score Weeks.

The game’s other two hits came off the bat of outfielders Jabari Blash, who ripped a liner to left field, and Hunter Renfroe, who legged out an infield single on a ground ball in the hole at shortstop.

The Padres play their first game against another team on Wednesday when they meet the Seattle Mariners in their annual Charity Game.

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