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San Diego Padres Notes, Quotes 2008-06-11

San Diego Padres Notes, Quotes 2008-06-11
--RHP Jake Peavy will come off the disabled list Thursday and face the Dodgers in the finale of a three-game series at Petco Park. Peavy, the unanimous National League Cy Young Award winner in 2007, last pitched May 14 and has been on the disabled list since with an elbow strain.

--LHP Wil Ledezma, who has been starting in RHP Jake Peavy's spot in the rotation, was designated for assignment. Ledezma, 27, was 0-2 with a 5.04 ERA in 14 games (six starts) for the Padres. Ledezma had been effective in his first nine outings (one start), posting no decisions and a 2.63 ERA, but he struggled in recent weeks as a starter.

--LHP Joe Thatcher was recalled from Class AAA Portland replace LHP Wil Ledezma, who was designated for assignment. Thatcher gave up two runs on three hits in just 1 1/3 innings Tuesday night to raise his ERA to 7.84. This is his third stay with the Padres this season. He had a 2.00 ERA in eight games with Portland.

--RHP Greg Maddux failed for the sixth consecutive start to earn win No. 351 Tuesday night, although he departed with a 2-1 lead. Maddux allowed one run on six hits over six innings.

--CF Scott Hairston went 2-for-5 but was picked off first after singling to lead off the fifth inning.

BY THE NUMBERS: 4 -- Consecutive 2-1 wins by the Padres last week, a feat that set a major league record.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "Let's not blow this thing out of proportion because we've won five straight games. But it's how we've won five straight that's important. We have to keep working until we get back to .500." -- Closer Trevor Hoffman.

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Added: June 11, 2008

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