Just when you think the worrying over Brian Lawrence and spring is over, he tosses up a gem. Six runs in five innings of work. Ironically, Lawrence has pitched very well through his usually laborous March. That has to bode well for the Padres when the season begins in a few short weeks.
Justin Germano could see the writing on the wall. With Darrell May on the roster, he pretty much knew he would be tapped for Triple-A duty. That doesn't make it any easier. Germano, still young enough to make a difference, was hoping for a legitimate shot at the number five spot. He admitted to us that getting sent down early wasn't exactly what he had in mind.
Paul McAnulty may be starting the year with the Double-A Mobile squad but his words on Thursday night was all about San Diego. In fact, while he knows he will start in Mobile, his goal is "to be in San Diego this year."
With the stick he possesses, it isn't that far out of the imagination. He is becoming increasingly hard to ignore.
Jake Peavy told us he went hunting right after the season with David Wells. A country boy, Peavy may have to alter his outdoorsmen ways.
It turns out the insurance policy to cover Peavy does not include any accidents that occur hunting or on a boat fishing.
With a contract that could be worth $26 million, he can live with that.
Sean Burroughs has been hit by more pitches, three, than he has extra base hits, two.
Travis Chick checked in the other day after he pitched four innings of one run ball against the Triple-A squad in an intra-squad scrimmage. Chick is likely slated to join the Mobile BayBears to begin the year and could quickly rise to Portland.
Josh Barfield went perfect this spring for the Padres. A perfect 0-for-11. Don't worry, he will shine in Triple-A and be back on the radar as the top bat in the Padres system.
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