Texas Rangers @ San Diego Padres – Live Thread


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

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)


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.