Tucson Padres 4/9 lineup, news and notes

2012-04-09T17:21:00Z 2012-04-09T17:41:08Z Tucson Padres 4/9 lineup, news and notesDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 09, 2012 5:21 pm  • 

After going 1-3 in their opening series against Fresno, the Tucson Padres are set to open a four-game series tonight versus the Sacramento River Cats.

Here's a look at the lineups for both squads and some pregame notes from manager Terry Kennedy.

Sacramento lineup

1. Jeff Fiorentino LF

2. Wes Timmons 2B

3. Chris Carter 1B

4. Brandon Moss DH

5. Michael Taylor RF

6. Derek Norris C

7. Grant Green CF

8. Stephen Parker 3B

9. Adam Rosales SS

SP: LHP Fabio Castro

 

Tucson lineup:

1. Blake Tekotte CF

2. Vince Belnome 1B

3. Yasmani Grandal DH

4. James Darnell 3B

5. Daniel Robertson LF

6. Sawyer Carroll RF

7. Brad Davis C

8. Beamer Weems SS

9. Amadeo Zazueta 2B

SP: RHP Matt Palmer

 

News and notes:

--First baseman Matt Clark and infielder Everth Cabrera are out of the lineup for a second straight game. Clark hyperextended his bicep in Saturday's game and isn't quite ready to play tonight. Kennedy said he thought Clark would have a chance to play Tuesday. Cabrera is sidelined with a tight back and also had a good chance of being in the lineup Tuesday as well. Kennedy also didn't rule out using either as a pinch-hitter Monday, but thought it was unlikely.

--Starting pitcher Matt Palmer will make his Tucson Padres debut tonight after spending last season with Salt Lake City, the Angels' Triple-A squad. Kennedy said Palmer as a sinker and a cutter and tosses in a changeup once in a while. Kennedy described him as a "smart veteran who knows how to get guys out." Palmer was 9-11 with a 6.44 ERA last season.

--Kennedy said it was unlikely he would use Alex Hinshaw or Dale Thayer out of the bullpen Monday after each went two or more innings Sunday against Fresno. Thayer threw 30 pitches and Hinshaw tossed 26.

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