Extended Padres claim 7-4 win

PEORIA, AZ- There is baseball being played at the Peoria Sports Complex, as the San Diego Padres extended spring roster prepares for short-season ball. The Padres beat the Rangers 7-4 with a starting lineup of Ray Stokes, Jeudy Valdez, Ryan Hill, Brian Joynt, Emmanuel Quiles, Robbie Blauer, Edgar Garzon, Jose Mayi, and Tony Gonzalez.

Pablo Menchaca got the start and went three innings while allowing only one run. His pitching line for the day: 3 IP, 3H, 1R, 2BB, 2K.

Mario Tabachnik came into the game in relief for the 4th and 5th innings. He worked primarily off a fastball and changeup and only allowed one base runner over two scoreless innings. His final line: 2 IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 0K.

Josh Davies was brought in to pitch the 6th inning and surrendered a homer to the third batter of the inning. He escaped without further damage and recorded a final line of 1 IP, 1H, 1R 0BB, 0K.

Al Angelucci showed a live fastball that made quick work in his first inning of relief. In his second inning, however, he surrendered a leadoff triple when the centerfielder got a bad read on a ball that was hit over his head. The runner later scored on a sacrifice fly to right field. He also issued a walk that later came around to score on a line drive single. His final line was 1.2 IP, 2H, 2R, 1BB, 0K.

Colt Hynes relieved Angelluci with two outs in the eighth inning and got a quick groundout to first. He closed things out in the ninth inning with a strikeout and a few innocent fly outs. His final stat line was 1.1 IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K.

Ray Stokes didn't record a hit, but he did manufacture two runs while collecting a walk and a stolen base.

Jeudy Valdez went 2-for-2 [single and double] with an RBI before being replaced by Keisy Marte [0-for-1 with a walk] in the 6th inning.

Ryan Hill was the most impressive hitter of the day, going 3-for-3 with two walks and 3 RBIs. He hit the ball hard in all three at-bats. The first hit was a ringing triple over the centerfielder's head – the second was a line drive to right – and the third hit went high off the right field wall and was good for a double.

Brian Joynt went 0-for-4 with a walk but made a couple solid plays in the field. He threw out a runner at home on a difficult ground ball to third.

Emmanuel Quiles went 0-for-3 on three groundouts before being replaced by Wary Polanco [walk] in the 7th.

Robbie Blauer went 2-for-4 with a double and a single [both to center] and 2 K's.

Edgar Garzon went 1-for-3 [double] before he was replaced by Kevin Acosta [walk] in the 7th.

Jose Mayi was 0-for-2 with two walks.

Tony Gonzalez played right field and went 1-for-4 with a strikeout. The hit was a single to left.

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