Monday, March 22, 2010


There are only 10 days left in Spring Training before the team heads out of Arizona for California and a few exhibitions games before the season starts. Right now I am on a bus ride down to Tucson, Arizona to play the Arizona Diamondbacks, followed by a game tomorrow against the Colorado Rockies. The great thing about The Cactus League is that most of the teams in the league are within a 45 minute drive of each other. The only two teams that are further than that are the Diamondbacks and the Rockies. They are about a two hour drive away from us. Every player has the option of staying the night down in Tucson or commuting back and forth for the two games. I've chose to stay the night in a hotel and get some extra sleep tomorrow morning.

On Friday night we had a night game against the Los Angeles Dodgers winning 9-4. We played a complete game of baseball getting out to an early lead and building on it as the game went along. I went into the game in the 5th inning to play second base and ended the game with one at-bat. I got up in a tie game in the 7th inning and men on second and third. I got a 1-0 fastball and hit a line drive single to center field to drive in one. We ended up hitting a 3 run home run a few batters later to take the 9-4 lead.

The next day we had a day/night split squad game against the White Sox in the morning and the Dodgers at night. I played in the night game and started at second base playing nine innings. I ended up with four at-bats going 1-4. In the first inning I got up with runners on first and third and hit a 2-1 fastball for a home run to left field. It was my first home run of the spring. We played another great game winning 5-1. Our pitching was outstanding only allowing two hits and one run. We also won the day game 4-1. It was our forth win in a row.

Yesterday we had a day game against the Texas Rangers. I had the day off so I don't know exactly what happened during the game other than we won big 14-5. It was our fifth win in a row and things are really starting to come together nicely for the team. Hopefully we will keep things going today against Arizona.

A few days ago I said I would answer some questions from people regarding anything they wanted. I want to thank everyone who sent in questions over the past few days. Since we are getting close to Tucson I will answer a few questions and throw them up on here tonight after the game.


  1. Haha I don't know if my stomach could handle that

  2. Awesome Spring! You got the video game batting avg. going. It's good to see all the ex- Beavs doing well and I don't think it was any coincidence that the Padres turned their season around last year right around the time you guys started getting the calls.

    Anyway, when you're in Tucson, you should go to El Guero Canelo and get a Senoran dog. It's a hot dog wrapped in bacon, beans, grilled onions, fresh onions, tomatoes, mayonnaise, cream sauce, mustard and jalapeno salsa. It will cancel out any hard work you did in the off-season but they are worth it

  3. Nah....just go to a club in LA one night and get the hot dogs they sell right outside on the street.....they are the greatest. bacon wrapped, grilled veggies, nothing like them.