--RHP Aaron Harang allowed two runs (one earned) on eight hits over seven innings Tuesday night. That is the only run he has allowed over 15 innings in his last two starts. And he has two no-decisions to show for it.
--1B Brad Hawpe hit a two-run homer. He has hit in 18 of his last 24 games and is batting .314 since April 25.
--RHP Heath Bell hasn't talked with the Padres about a contract extension since spring training, fueling speculation that the closer's days with the Padres are numbered. The Texas Rangers are said to be interested. Other teams said to have interest in Bell include the Cardinals, Angels and Phillies. A source with the Padres said things could heat up around the All-Star break.
--C Nick Hundley suffered a slight setback this week in his rehab from a right oblique strain. Hundley had hoped to start hitting at the end of last week, but that plan was put on hold. Hundley hopes to start swinging Friday, which means the start of his rehab assignment is at least a week away pending further tests.
--Padres majority owner John Moores and the owners of the Atlanta Hawks have agreed to terminate Moores' exclusive negotiating period to purchase the NBA team.
--The "player to be named" due the Padres from Tampa Bay in the SS Jason Bartlett deal has turned out to be "cash considerations."
BY THE NUMBERS
5 -- Consecutive losses by the Padres. That is the longest losing streak of the season for the Padres, who are 1-6 on this homestand and 8-20 on the season at Petco Park.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"Aaron pitched well. His fastball velocity was up again. He pitched well. He handled a lineup that leads the National League in hitting and runs scored." -- Padres manager Bud Black on Aaron Harang's Tuesday outing.
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