Saturday, March 15, 2008

Headley, Crabbe homer Padres fall to Brewers

Has Chase Headley proved, once and for all, that he is worthy of an Opening Day spot with the San Diego Padres?

Chase Headley hit another monster spring training blast, this time a 400+ ft HR in the third inning his 3rd of the spring. Is there any question that Headley deserves a spot on the Padres roster come Opening Day? Callix Crabbe also homered for the Padres in the 7th inning, it was his first of the spring.

Randy Wolf got the start for San Diego, giving up 3 runs (2 ER) on 4 hits through 4 innings of work, getting the loss in a 6-2 defeat to the Milwaukee Brewers. Adam Bass and Dylan Axelrod combined for 0 runs on 1 hit, striking out 3 in 2 combined innings for the Padres.

On the Brewers' side, Claudio Vargas continued his successful spring training. He held the Padres to just 1 run through 5 innings of work, allowing just 3 hits and striking out 3. He improves to 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA this spring.

Next up for the San Diego Padres, young left-hander Wade LeBlanc will get his first start of the spring against the Oakland Athletics at the Peoria Sports Complex. Game time is 1:05pm. Also, make sure you tune in for the 2nd of 2 games between the Dodgers and Padres in Beijing, China.

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