--SS Jason Bartlett tied a Padres record Tuesday night when he drove in Chris Denorfia with a first-inning sacrifice fly. It marked the ninth consecutive game in which Bartlett had driven in at least one run -- matching the franchise mark set by Sixto Lezcano in 1982 and tied by Steve Finley in 1996. Bartlett singled later to also keep alive a nine-game hitting streak. Over the last nine games, Bartlett is 15-for-39 (.385) with five doubles and 12 RBI.
--OFs Cameron Maybin (patellar tendinitis) and Will Venable (sore right hand) didn't play Tuesday night. "I think it's going to be only a day or two," Maybin said. "I could play, but they want it to go away. It's been lingering."
--RHP Pat Neshek was recalled from Class AAA Tucson on Tuesday because Padres relievers had worked a total of 26 innings in the first seven games of the road trip to Milwaukee, Colorado and Arizona. "We needed reinforcements," manager Bud Black said. Neshek had a 2.25 ERA in eight appearances (eight innings) with the Padres before being optioned to Tucson on April 24. He returned to pitch 1 2/3 scoreless innings against the Diamondbacks.
--2B Logan Forsythe was optioned to Class AAA Tucson in advance of 2B Orlando Hudson's expected return from the disabled list Thursday. Forsythe was promoted to the major leagues for the first time May 4 when Hudson went on the DL with a strained right hamstring, and he went 0-for-7 with a walk while making only one start. Manager Bud Black said of Forsythe: "He is a major league player in waiting."
--Padres chairman and majority owner John Moores is reported to have acquired exclusive negotiating rights to purchase of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks and operating rights to Philips Arena in Atlanta, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Moores is in the process of selling the Padres to a group led by team CEO Jeff Moorad.
--RF Chris Denorfia came within a homer Tuesday of becoming the first Padre to ever hit for the cycle. He was 3-for-4, raising his average to .348.
BY THE NUMBERS
.388 -- The Padres' batting average with runners in scoring position (31-for-80) during the 4-4 road trip that ended Tuesday night.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"The one in the thigh hurt the most, but I had a headache throughout the night. I woke up this morning. Always a good sign." -- C Kyle Phillips, who was hit in the back of the head by Armando Galarraga's bat and hit in the thigh by a Sam Demel pitch Monday night.
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