San Diego Padres
By David Heim Forget Wally World; this summer’s hottest vacation spot is Petco Park. It rarely rains in San Diego to begin with, and it rarely rains enough to put hometown Padres games in jeopardy. But […]
Cano had four hits and drove in three runs. Cruz connected for his 20th homer on his 35th birthday.
Montgomery took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning
Nelson Cruz hit his major league-leading 15th home run, Mike Zunino connected twice, and the Mariners hit a season-high six long balls in an 11-4 rout of the Padres.
The San Diego Padres (17-16) were Preller-ized over the winter and bring in a vastly different roster in 2015, one that has led to a solid start to the season. The Seattle Mariners (14-17) are winners of three straight, following a sweep of the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field.
Designated hitter Carlos Quentin is reportedly gearing up to retire.
So when you look at the roster right now, there aren’t many young, inexperienced players who have a chance to make a big impact on the Padres in 2015. One name that does come to mind, however, is pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne.
Dustin Ackley had two hits for the Mariners, including a two-run homer.
Seth Smith, traded to the Mariners after San Diego remade its outfield, had a solo homer, RBI double and stole second against former teammate Andrew Cashner
Nelson Cruz drove in a pair of runs on a bomb and helped lift Seattle over San Diego for the second game in a row.