Sunday, March 7, 2010

GAMES 3 AND 4

Yesterday we faced the Seattle Mariners for the third straight game to open up Spring Training. I ended up getting the start at 2nd base after coming off the bench in the first two games. It was the most action I have seen so far this spring, getting three plate appearances and a few ground balls hit my way. I ended up going 1 for 3 at the plate with an RBI double and run scored. It was definitely my best hit of the spring thus far, a line drive into the left-center field gap. Unfortunately for us we came out on the losing end 7-3.

Today we were scheduled to face the Mariners for the last game of our four game "series", but the weather uncharacteristically didn't want to cooperate. Today is definitely the most rain I have seen in a single day in Arizona, and it's still only 1:00 PM. We practiced this morning for about an hour in the batting cage and now have the rest of the day off to let our bodies relax and recover for the rest of the month. We are only afforded one off day for the entire spring, so it's nice to get another free one thrown in every now and then. I have been in Arizona since February 16th and have practiced or played in a game everyday since I arrived. My body will definitely appreciate the half day of work today. I ended up getting a massage on my legs in hopes that they will feel 100% tomorrow. Just a heads up about massages, don't get one on your IT band. I'm still convinced it was at one time used as a small form of torture. I'm just hoping that all the pain I had to go through today (aka crying like a little girl) will pay off tomorrow.

Tomorrow we have a home game against the Colorado Rockies. Hopefully the weather will be better than it was today and we will be able to get our game in. This Spring Training is a lot shorter than last year's camp so we can't really afford too many rain outs. Opening day for our big league team is less than 28 days away.

8 comments:

  1. Good luck tomorrow, Matt!

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  2. Thanks dude

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  3. Yes, it was a good game yesterday, from what I heard on the radio. I turned it off after you were pulled (no sense in listening anymore after that). I can see how spring training would be kinda rough, expecially with it being shortened this season. But, it will also separate the men from the boys come evaluation time and time to decide who's staying with the big club, and who's going to the minors. As I said before, I wish you luck and hope to see you in the games this season. Not a big Padres fan, to be honest, but I am a big Tigers/Braves fan, so I will be looking forward to seeing you play when you go against the Braves. Good luck, and be strong...go out there and get it!

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  4. Yeah it was a good game...Thanks dude

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  5. That sucks, the whole awesome part of Arizona is the weather being great and your day off has to be on a day with crappy weather.

    There are a lot of guys there for spring training for the first time, I suggest taking the day off to Hooters! to make up for the weather.

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  6. Lol we did macaroni grill but next time hooters it is

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  7. That was seriously one crazy storm. It was even snowing in the mountains between Az and Ca! Nice game yesterday btw. I was excited to see you starting! Good luck in tomorrow's game.

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  8. Yeah it definitely was...thanks

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