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Game Thread: Angry Hamster looks to keep hitting vs. Padres

Game Thread for Saturday, March 12, 2016 against the San Diego Padres

The Angry Hamster has an OPS of 1.218 during the spring.  #Championship
The Angry Hamster has an OPS of 1.218 during the spring. #Championship
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Cleveland Indians vs San Diego Padres

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 4:30 p.m. EST, Peoria Stadium


Radio:, WTAM 1100


Danny Salazar already has 7 strikeouts in 5 innings of work during this spring campaign, and he hopes to add a few more today as he toes the rubber against RHP Andrew Cashner and the San Diego Padres.  I always love watching the Tribe play against the Padres because the Padres were my grandma's adopted team once she moved from Ohio to San Diego.  Especially during the spring, when the outcome of the game is next to meaningless, these games are always a treat to watch.

Aside from Ramirez, Perez, and Urshela, most of the guys in the starting lineup today are either fighting for a spot on the 25-man roster or will not be a factor at Progressive Field for the upcoming season.  With that in mind, here's the starting 9 for your Tribe:

It's a beautiful Saturday afternoon, and we are inching closer to Opening Day.  Life doesn't get much better than this.