Nading drops decision in pro debut (Baseball)

August 14, 2010
Chad Nading

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.

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