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What A Relief: Padre Pitching Stunts Cubs

Tyler Mead

Peoria, AZ – Courtesy of sharp starting pitching by John Hussey and stingy relief appearances, the Padres' extended spring training squad held on to the edge the Cubs 8-6.

Geoff Vandel yielded one unearned run in the top of the fifth after a missed catch by Mike Epping put a runner on third with one out. After striking out the next batter on a changeup – clearly the favorite pitch in his repertoire – Vandel surrendered an RBI double to deep centerfield before freezing the next batter on another changeup to end the inning. Tyler Mead retired six of the seven...

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