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Padres Minor League Spring Notebook II

Tim Stauffer

PEORIA, AZ-- Saturday was about hitting different types of pitches for the hitters with an emphasis on the swatting the curveball at one of the stations at the San Diego Padres Spring Training complex.

Jaff Decker and Danny Payne put on a clinic at the curveball machine – a setup that threw several different curveballs at varying heights and depths. Both were in the zone, sending balls wherever the coaching staff wanted. Things were going so well that Payne challenged Decker to a duel with the bat. Six pitches – all to be hit up the middle between the second baseman and shortstop. Payne went...

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