Two big leaguers look to pace Tucson Padres tonight

2012-05-04T15:54:00Z Two big leaguers look to pace Tucson Padres tonightBy Patrick Finley Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Kino Stadium will turn into San Diego East tonight, as two key cogs in the parent San Diego Padres will play key roles for the Triple-A team.

Tim Stauffer, who was slated to start Opening Day for San Diego before feeling tightness in his right elbow, will make his first Triple-A rehab start tonight. Wearing No. 17, he's expected to throw about 80 pitches against the Sacramento RiverCats. 

(You can read my feature about him in today's Daily Star here).

All-Star Carlos Quentin, who may soon be batting fourth in San Diego, will hit cleanup and DH for Tucson tonight. Quentin played two games of a rehab assignment before getting a regular day off Thursday.

Here's a look at tonight's lineups for  19-9 Sacramento, the Oakland A's affiliate, and 8-19 Tucson:

Sacramento RiverCats

1. Colin Cowgill, CF

2. Grant Green, LF

3. Chris Carter, 1B

4. Brandon Moss, RF

5. Josh Donaldson, 3B

6. Derek Norris, C

7. Stephen Parker, DH

8. Brandon Hicks, 2B

9. Adam Rosales, SS

P Brad Peacock (2-1, 3.49)

Tucson Padres

1. Everth Cabrera, CF

2. Vince Belnome, 2B

3. Yasmani Grandal, C

4. Carlos Quentin, DH

5. James Darnell, LF

6. Sawyer Carroll, RF

7. Matt Clark, 1B

8. Anthony Contreras, 3B

9. Beamer Weems, SS

P Tim Stauffer (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

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