Nading drops decision in pro debut (Baseball)
Anchorage’s Chad Nading got his first taste of professional baseball last night.
And it smacked him in the face like a bad hop.
Nading, of East High fame, got knocked around in his debut with the Padres of the Arizona Rookie League. The 6-foot-5 right-hander gave up four hits, a walk and five runs in one-third of an inning.
He entered the game in the sixth inning with the Padres leading 5-4.
The Rangers scored five of their seven runs in the sixth off Nading, who was issued the loss and a blown save.
The Alaskan signed a minor-league contract with the San Diego Padres organization on Wednesday. Two days later, he was on the mound trying to protect a one-run lead.
Talk about the fast track.