Grisham shines, bats awaken to beat Angels in exhibition finale

Mar 5, 2020; Peoria, Arizona, USA; San Diego Padres outfielder Trent Grisham against the Seattle Mariners during a spring training game at Peoria Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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The Padres sent one of their prized prospects to Milwaukee during the offseason, much to the chagrin of some of the Friar Faithful.

In exchange for Luis Urias, along with Eric Lauer, the Brewers sent Zach Davies and Trent Grisham to the Padres.

Grisham showed Padres fans just what he can offer the club in 2020 and beyond during the final exhibition game on Wednesday night.

First, he walked in the third and scored on a Fernando Tatis Jr. infield single.

This sparked a five-run third inning, which included six hits. Austin Hedges laid down a bunt, which got the scoring started thanks to a throwing error.

Eric Hosmer punctuated the scoring with a sac fly to deep left, extending the Padres lead to 5-1.

Joey Lucchesi got the nod to start the game but struggled with command the majority of his outing. He was lifted after four innings, allowing six hits, two walks and three earned runs.

Grisham added to his sparkling day by making a diving catch with the bases loaded, saving Lucchesi from further damage.

Cal Quantrill relieved Lucchesi and also struggled to locate early, immediately allowing the bases loaded. He escaped with just run thanks to inducing a double play. After three innings, he allowed five hits and one run while striking out five.

After the offensive outburst of the third inning, the Padres failed to score again but scattered 10 hits.  Grisham finished with two hits, reaching base three times.

Each starter contributed with either a hit or an RBI, which was a welcome site after an anemic performance in Monday’s 1-0 loss.

Luis Perdomo came in after Quantrill and tossed a scoreless eighth, striking out two.

David Bednar came in to shut it down in the ninth and worked a spotless inning to earn the save and seal the win for the Friars, 5-4.

The next time the Padres take the field, it will be at Petco Park on Friday when the regular season finally begins at long last.

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Nick Lee
Native of Escondido, CA. Lived in San Diego area for 20 years. Padres fan since childhood (mid-90s). I have been writing since 2014. I currently live near Seattle, WA and am married to a Seattle sports girl. I wore #19 on my high school baseball team for Tony Gwynn. I am a stats and sports history nerd. I attended BYU on the Idaho campus. I also love Star Wars.

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Nick Lee
Native of Escondido, CA. Lived in San Diego area for 20 years. Padres fan since childhood (mid-90s). I have been writing since 2014. I currently live near Seattle, WA and am married to a Seattle sports girl. I wore #19 on my high school baseball team for Tony Gwynn. I am a stats and sports history nerd. I attended BYU on the Idaho campus. I also love Star Wars.