Padres lose to Giants, Caminiti in camp

Over the last two springs, the Giants have shut out the San Diego Padres from the win column. They entered the game with a 4-0-1 record, outscoring the Friars by a 40-20 count, while winning three in Peoria. It doesn't end in spring. The Giants have been equally dominant during the regular season, winning 42 of 57. By the time the game was over, the Giants had again displayed their prowess with a 7-4 win.

The Padres started Jake Peavy on the hill. Peavy went three innings, allowing two runs on two hits, a hit batsman and three walks. Barry Bonds doubled to score a run in the first and Edgardo Alfonzo followed with an RBI double of his own.

Peavy reported no discomfort after the game, a great sign as opening day draws near.

Joey Hamilton took the loss after allowing a Neifi Perez single that scored two in the fourth. Akinori Otsuka allowed two runs on three hits in the seventh. Jay Witasick, Matt Bruback and Bart Miadich each pitched one inning of scoreless ball.

Ramon Hernandez and Brian Buchanon each hit solo home runs, in the second and third inning, respectively.

Sean Burroughs (triple) and Mark Loretta (double) also knocked in runs.


Ken Caminiti was back on the field today for the Padres, coincidentally the day Bonds returned to the field. He had gotten in yesterday, but refused to talk with the media.

Before Caminiti sat down, he specified to the media relations department that he did not want to talk about the steroids issue and made a point to say, "I don't really care to discuss it." Caminiti admitted to steroid usage in 2002 and would only retell his previous story of the steroid issue and said he was "sick" of what is going on in terms of steroid usage today.

"Every time there's something about baseball and steroids, I just turn the sound down. I don't read about it, I don't want to know about it," he said.

"I feel I have a lot to offer," said Caminiti when asked about his contribution to the Padres.


The Beavers tied the Royals on Tuesday, 4-4, at Peoria Sports Complex in their second spring game Tuesday. Outfielder Alex Fernandez was 2-for-4 with an RBI and starter Chris Rojas pitched two innings, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out two.

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