Batter’s box: Manny Machado hit his first official home run of the spring.
His homer on March 12 was washed away when that game was called off due to rain. … Wil Myers homered in his second straight game. ... Eric Hosmer doubled and has hit safely in six straight games, going 7-for-18 in that span. … Minor league outfielder Michael Gettys hit his fifth double of the spring. He is 5-for-14. … Chris Stewart, who would be the Padres’ back-up catcher if Francisco Mejia starts the season in Triple-A, was 2-for-3 and is 6-for-15 on the spring.
Balls and strikes: Left-hander Matt Strahm essentially sealed his spot in the starting rotation with five scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and a walk. … A couple relievers who followed him likely punched their tickets to Triple-A at the start of the season. Gerardo Reyes, who has been unhittable at times, allowed three runs on two homers in the sixth inning. Sammy Solis, signed to a minor league deal on March 11, allowed four runs and got just one out in the eighth.
Extra bases: Machado heard his loudest boos of the spring, this time from the Brewers fans that filled Peoria Stadium. Machado was involved in a fracas during the National League Championship Series when he appeared to kick Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar while crossing first base running out a grounder. A number of Brewers regulars, including Christian Yelich, were not in Wednesday’s lineup. Yelich was the most vocal Brewer during the NLCS, calling Machado a “dirty” player.
On deck: The Padres are off Thursday. Manager Andy Green would not identify his starting pitcher Friday night against the Rockies, but it is expected to be left-hander Eric Lauer.