Mar 5, 2014; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers catcher Jose Felix works with pitcher Tommy Hanson (not pictured) during their spring training baseball game with the Colorado Rockies at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers @ San Diego Padres - Live Thread


Peoria Arizona - The Texas Rangers continue spring training action today by taking on the San Diego Padres.  The Rangers have currently dropped their last 5 games after winning their Cactus League opener against the Royals.   But don’t worry, these are spring training games and winning isn’t always the most important thing, it is the evaluation of talent.

Pitching matchups

RHP Alexi Ogando (Record 0-1/ERA 9.00 / Strike outs 1 over 1 game/2 innings)

vs

RHP Ian Kennedy (Record 0-0/ERA 0.00 / Strike outs 2 over 1 game/2 innings)

Texas Rangers lineup

  • Jurickson Profar DH
  • SS Elvis Andrus SS
  • Prince Fielder 1B
  • Michael Choice RF
  • Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B
  • J.P. Arencibia C
  • Leonys Martin CF
  • Rougned Odor 2B
  • Bryan Peterson LF

San Diego Padres lineup

  • Chris Denorfia RF
  • Alexi Amarista 3B
  • Yonder Alonso 1B
  • Jedd Gyorko  2B
  • Seth Smith  LF
  • Kyle Blanks DH
  • Ryan Jackson SS
  • Reymond Fuentes CF
  • Rene Rivera  C

Engel Beltre and Alex Rios are both out today.  Beltre was in the lineup but had issues during the pregame workout.  Rios has a mild strain in his right oblique.

Today’s game will be televised on the MLB Network and available online at MLB.com at 2:05 PM Central time.

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  • David W. Cash

    Profar in the lead off spot wastes no time getting his single.

  • David W. Cash

    Rangers score…3 consecutive hits. Prince Fielder gets an RBI. up 1-0 against Padres.

  • lmhw24

    Balk helps us score!

  • lmhw24

    Rangers lead 2-0 heading into bottom of the 1st

  • lmhw24

    Denoforia hits a single off Ogando

  • lmhw24

    Martin makes the catch for the first out

  • lmhw24

    Denoforia steals second

  • David W. Cash

    Ogando needs to do better than this.

    • lmhw24

      He really needs to calm down a bit. I think he knows that a ton is riding on his performances

  • lmhw24

    Rangers lead 2-0 at the end of the 1st

  • lmhw24

    3 up 3 down. Rangers still have the lead going into the BOT of 2nd though!

  • David W. Cash

    Some people might not care..and I don’t think anyone keeps track. but I like to track how long a half inning is. To me that tells you also how well a team is doing on offense/defense.

    • lmhw24

      So, how long was the last one?

  • lmhw24

    Blanks hits a double

  • lmhw24

    Andrus overthrows to Fielder. Runners on the corners with one out

  • lmhw24

    Ryan Jackson brings Blanks home for a run. 2-1 Rangers with 1 out

  • lmhw24

    Come on Ogando…breathe…..

  • lmhw24

    First Strikeout for Ogando!! K

  • lmhw24

    Ogando makes it out of the 2nd inning giving up one run. Ranger lead Padres 2-1

  • lmhw24

    Come ON PROFAR!!!

  • lmhw24

    Andrus up to bat…

  • David W. Cash

    Ogando a strike out!! Getting his confidence back ?

    • lmhw24

      He just needed to breathe, like I said!

  • lmhw24

    Fielder at bat w/2 outs bases empty

    • lmhw24

      Strike 2

  • lmhw24

    Middle of 3rd Rangers lead 2-1

  • lmhw24

    Alexi Ogando starts off the 3rd inning

  • David W. Cash

    You know, Ogando isn’t that tall, but his lanky body makes his delivery look weird

    • lmhw24

      I’ll have to watch closely now

  • lmhw24

    Alonso steals 2nd…no one saw that coming

  • lmhw24

    Andrus to Fielder for the out. Rangers lead 2-1 going into 4th

  • lmhw24

    Andrus looking pretty good

  • lmhw24

    Padres send out Jesse Hahn with Michael Choice at bat

  • lmhw24

    I’m trying to tell y’all….Michael Choice IS going places but hopefully only w/in the Rangers club!

  • lmhw24

    KOUZ strikes out

  • lmhw24

    Double play for Padres w/Arencibia’s hit…going into BOT 4 Rangers lead 2-1

  • David W. Cash

    Choice is making a good case he should be on the 25 man roster. Where does that leave Engel Beltre?

    • lmhw24

      Not in the OF

  • lmhw24

    Contreras now on the mound for Rangers with one out

  • lmhw24

    Andrus is making some plays!!!

  • lmhw24

    Joaquin Benoit on the mound top of 5th

  • lmhw24

    Leonys Martin advances to first after being hit by pitch

  • lmhw24

    Man, I am missing the TEX commentators!!

  • lmhw24

    BOT 5 Contreras still on the mound

  • lmhw24

    Andrus throws to Fielder for the first out in the 5th

  • lmhw24

    Line drive to Andrus leaps up and catches it for the out!

  • lmhw24

    Alex Torres takes the mound for the Padres

  • lmhw24

    Fielder leads off TOP 6

  • lmhw24

    Fielder hits inside the line for a double

  • lmhw24

    Choice up

  • lmhw24

    Choice centers ….runners at corners

  • lmhw24

    I’m getting excited watching Choice….I think I forgot this is a ST game!

  • lmhw24

    KOUZ!!!!

  • lmhw24

    Rangers lead 3-1 TOP 6th runners at corners no outs!

  • lmhw24

    Wild pitch….brings Choice in for a run!!!

  • lmhw24

    Rangers lead 4-1 runner on 2nd 1 out Martin at bat 1-2 count w/Odor on deck