5/19 Tucson Padres lineup and pregame notes

2012-05-19T17:57:00Z 5/19 Tucson Padres lineup and pregame notesDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 19, 2012 5:57 pm  • 

The Padres will look to rebound from a tough 4-3 loss Friday night tonight with a 7:05 p.m., game against Nashville. Here are the lineups and some pregame notes.

Tucson

1. Daniel Robertson CF

2. Logan Forsythe 2B

3. Jedd Gyorko 3B

4. Matt Clark 1B

5. Yasmani Grandal C

6. Sawyer Carroll RF

7. Beamer Weems SS

8. Jonathan Roof LF

9. Jorge Reyes P

 

Nashville:

1. Caleb Gindl LF

2. Eric Farris 2B

3. Logan Schafer CF

4. Sean Halton 1B

5. Corey Patterson RF

6. Andy Gonzalez 3B

7. Hainley Statia SS

8. Martin Maldonado C

9. Mike Fiers P

--Blake Tekotte was in the original lineup as the lead-off hitter and center fielder, but was called up to San Diego because of an injury to Mark Kotsay. Daniel Robertson took his spot in center. Manager Terry Kennedy said he was trying to give Robertson a day off, but "that didn't last long." Kennedy said they found out about Tekotte around 2:30 p.m., and he hopped on a flight. Kennedy noted he had to have a layover somewhere, because there were no direct flights at that time.

--With the Tekotte lineup, prepare to see a lot of Jonathan Roof and Anthony Contreras in left field. Roof is in the lineup today and Kennedy said Contreras has been working in left in pregame and he'd look to get him in. Both players have most of their experience in the infield. Matt Clark would also be an option for the outfield, but Kennedy would rather not do that unless it's an emergency.

--Tucson has two open spots on its roster with Tekotte going up and Nick Vincent getting called up early Friday morning. Kennedy wasn't sure who would will the spots and when it would happen. The Padres have the fortune of having Logan Forsythe on a major league rehab assignment. He does not count against the 25-man roster since he's rehabbing.

--Kennedy and pitching coach Steve Weber were pleased to see former Tucson Padres pitcher Jeremy Hefner get into the big leagues with the New York Mets. Hefner was Tucson's most reliable starting pitcher last season and was picked up by New York in the offseason. He pitched five effective innings against Toronto on Saturday, his second-ever big league appearance. Former T-Pads Steve Tolleson and Aaron Cunningham also appeared in big league games on Saturday. Tolleson with Baltimore and Cunningham with Cleveland.

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