Hahn was outstanding again last night for the Padres pitching six innings allowing one run on three hits for his fifth win of the year. Since being called up in early June, he has been sensational posting a 5-2 record, 2.21 ERA with 47 strikeouts.
This is Peterson’s third time being called up from El Paso. He has struggled previously hitting .100 with only two stolen bases.
According to manager Bud Black, Hahn will get a breather and get some work in at El Paso, but there is a limit to the innings he’ll throw this year. Hahn threw almost 70 innings last year, and the Padres won’t double that this year. Hahn will get in a game in the minors for a shortened start for endurance before making his return to the Padres.
However, with Peterson’s call up, he is giving the Padres another option off the bench, but it could also mean the Padres’ might have a deal in the works with a team for third baseman Chase Headley whose seen his average rise thirty points and trade value increase.