The San Diego Padres, using the excessive of locking of their younger celebrity, open their slate of spring training games at 12:10 p.m. Sunday in opposition to the Seattle Mariners in Peoria.
Additionally they face their Nationwide League West rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers, to conclude the week, at 12:05 p.m. Saturday.
Followers can watch two of the week’s contests on Fox Sports activities San Diego – Wednesday’s in opposition to the Milwaukee Brewers and the sport with the Dodgers. Should you don’t have a ticket although, radio, TV and streaming are your solely choices – with sharp limits on spring ticket sales attributable to COVID-19, the Padres introduced Wednesday that every one 14 dwelling video games have been offered out.
Hopes are all the time excessive in spring coaching, however the Padres, which made the $340 million signing of Fernando Tatis Jr. official Monday, will subject its greatest group in years in 2021.
The group, with a 37-23 file, finished behind the Dodgers within the division in final 12 months’s pandemic-shortened season. The Dodgers additionally eliminated them in the second round of the playoffs on the way in which to a World Series win.
However the Padres, already on the ascent, improved on a number of fronts, buying and selling for pitchers Yu Darvish, Joe Musgrove and Blake Snell, signing South Korean star Ha-Seong Kim and retaining Jurickson Profar.
To not point out making certain that they’ve the providers of Tatis, 22, for 14 years.
Based on MLB.com, their projected lineup for the season is:
- Trent Grisham, CF
- Tatis Jr., SS
- Manny Machado, 3B
- Eric Hosmer, 1B
- Wil Myers, RF
- Tommy Pham, LF
- Jake Cronenworth, 2B
- Austin Nola, C
As well as, the group hopes for the return of starter Dinelson Lamet, who made himself a Cy Younger contender final 12 months, however noticed the tip of his season derailed by elbow woes. Darvish, Snell and Musgrove will be part of Chris Paddack, MLB projected, to spherical out the rotation.
This make you anticipating Opening Day? Mark it on the calendar –the Padres open at dwelling at Petco Park on April 1 in opposition to the Arizona Diamondbacks.