Joe Wieland was on such a roll yesterday, his scheduled three innings of work turned into four. As the Padres shut-out the Diamondbacks 8-0, young prospect Joe Wieland went four strong innings, gave up just two hits, and struck out four. He did not allow a run through three innings and had thrown just 13 pithes. The Diamondbacks hitters were jumping on many of Wieland’s first pitches, but they were making immediate outs. So Bud Black allowed Wieland to go one more inning.
After the game, Wieland shared his surprise:
I was definitely surprised. I thought I was going three and everything I read said I was going three. But he said I was throwing the ball well and to go get another one. I was glad I got another [inning].
The Padres offense had a slow start, but they broke through in the sixth with a home run from Chase Headley. Carlos Quentin then blasted a home run of his own. From there, the relatively low-scoring game was broken wide open in the top of the ninth. The Padres scored six in the ninth to put the game away.
Andrew Cashner pitched the eighth for the Padres, went one inning, and struck out two. He did not allow a hit and his spring ERA remains 0.00.
The Diamondbacks’ prized prospect Trevor Bauer came on in relief and threw two innings. He struck out three while allowing one hit and one walk.