Padres Gameday Chat with Lineups 3/4/12 vs. Mariners
(Click the article title to go to the chat room) Here we go! Padres season officially kicks off at noon today (PST). If you are concerned about who is not in the lineup, don't be. It's the first game of spring, not opening day. Here are a few little gems via the Padres media department.
HOME AWAY FROM HOME: Today’s game kicks off the Padres 44th Spring Training and 19th season at the Peoria Sports Complex…the facility serves as the Spring home for both the Padres and Seattle Mariners… the club has used the complex since moving their Spring Training activities to Peoria from Yuma, AZ in 1994…it is also used as a year-round conditioning and rehabilitation center for the organization’s major and minor league players.
ROOKIE ROUND-UP: 29 of the 61 players in camp will qualify as rookies in the 2012 season, with 11 of those 29 on the 40-man roster…the 11 consist of Brad Brach, Erik Hamren, Nick Vincent, Jose De Paula, Juan Oramas, Yasmani Grandal, Yonder Alonso, James Darnell, Andy Parrino, Edinson Rincon, Cory Spangenberg, Jeudy Valdez, Rymer Liriano and Blake Tekotte.
11,000 PADRES: The Little League season kicked-off in San Diego with Opening Day ceremonies taking place yesterday all over the county…with Opening Day came the debut of the Padres Youth Baseball Initiative…the program has supplied over 11,000 Little Leaguers with Padres uniforms, representing 20 different styles from throughout the club’s history.
#Padres pitching rotation Sunday vs. Mariners: Bass 2 innings, Palmer 2, Hinshaw 1, Gregerson 1, Cashner 1, Thayer 1, Hamren 1.