03/11/16 / Padres360.com / @Padres360
By Rebecca Herman in Arizona
Padres Practice Fields in Peoria
I got to the Peoria Sports Complex a bit later than planned but saw on Periscope that the Padres were still taking BP so I headed over to the Practice Fields.
It’s always fun watching Coach Welke in action. We had a great chat before I left the practice fields. He was very proud of our young guys and how they played in Surprise/Texas the previous day. Lots of good things on the horizon if they keep playing like that!
Peoria Sports Complex
It was about 12:15 with a first pitch scheduled for 1:05, so it was time to head in.
I headed straight into the team store to get another one of these balls ($10) … this one for a Padres fan who will be here Saturday morning and wants to use it for autographs at the Practice Fields … see you there @crazycharisma!!
Next, I had to stop at the Noodle place because I really enjoyed what I had earlier in the week: Spicy chicken over noodles > Very Yummy and filling! ($9)
I headed upstairs, where there is a very full service bar. I opted for the Guinness Blonde (large, $8.50).
I definitely like the view from the Padres side better! Seek the EVEN sections. This seat is 308, Row 1, Seat 20 … truly an “aisle” seat – unlike the one the other day where I was trapped in 305, Row 1, Seat 1. Also, Valerie provided excellent in-seat service … important if you need another beer!
Another great insider scoop on this seat, all the media seems to head to the Press Box right up these stairs. I got to say hi to Don Orsillo and welcome him to the Padres. It was fun to chat with Mark Sweeny as well. I also visited with Wayne Partello and was greeted by Mike Dee.
White Sox at Padres
It was a cloudy 82 degrees – very pleasant – and time for #33 – Shields to take the mound.
The White Sox were having their way with our Padres … scoring 4 in the 3rd … including THREE home runs off of Shields. It was a bit painful to watch. The White Sox continued their hit parade in the 4th and 5th, including a home run off of Luis Perdomo … it was then 8-0 (sigh).
Padres bats came alive in the 6th! Spangenberg doubled, Myers doubled, and Solarte singled … we now had 3 on the board and fans were hopeful!
But there was no more scoring and the final was White Sox 8, Padres 3.
I will be back in Peoria on Saturday … Practice Fields at 10:30, Member Event at 12:30, and Padres host the Indians at 2:30.