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San Diego,CA- The San Diego Padres fell to the Cincinnati Reds 15-4 in game number five of cactus league play.
The Padres fall to (0-4-1) on the spring.
Padres Tyson Ross was solid in his spring debut, allowing no runs on no hits with a strikeout in two innings of work.
From that point on the Padres pitching staff struggled the rest of the game.
Burch Smith who is vying for the final spot in the Padres bullpen, struggled mightily in his spring debut allowing six runs on eight hits in 1.2 innings of work. Reliever Anthony Carter relieved Smith and struggled as well, allowing four runs on three hits in 1.1 inning of work.
Besides Ross the only other positive performance from the Padres pitching staff was Top Pitching prospect Matt Wisler, who many expect to be in the Padres rotation at some point this season was excellent in his spring debut, allowing no runs on two hits in two innings of work.
On offense Top Prospect Austin Hedges lead the way going 1-2 with two RBI’s.