Press-Telegram (Long Beach)
GAME RECAP: PADRES 2, DODGERS 1
THE GAME: The San Diego Padres beat the Dodgers 2-1 in a seven-inning game Saturday afternoon at Camelback Ranch.
PITCHING REPORT: RHP Trevor Bauer threw three scoreless innings in his second start of the spring. The Padres made him work for it in the first inning. Bauer threw 27 pitches while giving up a single, a walk and a wild pitch before getting a pop out and two strikeouts to end the inning. He gave up another single but retired nine of the last 10 batters he faced and threw 52 pitches in all . ... RHP Tony Gonsolin followed with two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out two . ... Both Padres runs scored in the sixth inning came off LHP Scott Alexander. Alexander struck out the first two batters, then gave up a single, double and two-run single.
HITTING REPORT: The Dodgers were held to two hits through the first six innings. Both came in the second inning off Padres RHP Chris Paddack — two-out singles by Matt Davidson and Sheldon Neuse (when the shortstop and third baseman collided while playing a ground ball) . ... The Dodgers scored their only run in the seventh inning. Andy Burns drew a leadoff walk and scored on a double by Davidson. After a wild pitch with no outs, Davidson was stranded at third base as the tying run.
DEFENSE REPORT: Third baseman Justin Turner made the play of the day for the second consecutive game. This one was a diving stop of Luis Campusano’s ground ball down the line in the second inning. Turner smothered the ball and threw Campusano out from his knees.
— Bill Plunkett
said of Morrow seeing game action. “He’s on a throwing program. As far as a spring training game, I don’t see that happening. He’s kind of on a slower program. We just want to appreciate what he’s gone through the last few years. I think having him build up arm strength, throwing lives (batting practice sessions) and bullpens, that right now is the goal for us going through spring training.
“Just to think he would be on a regular program is not really realistic. He’s doing great and he understands the situation that would put him in the best spot to help us this year . ... The slow build-up, kind of having him peaking some time after the season has started, makes the most sense for everyone.”
Injuries have prevented the 36-year-old Morrow from pitching in a game since July 2018. He was released by the Chicago Cubs before the delayed start of the 2020 season and considered retirement. The Dodgers signed him to a minor league contract with a nonroster invitation to spring training this year.