--RHP Aaron Harang didn't allow a homer in his first four starts, which were all wins. Then he gave up three homers in one game to Atlanta and lost. On Monday night, he gave up a pair of two-run homers in the first inning to Pittsburgh's Garrett Jones and Chris Snyder, and he lost again to fall to 4-2.
--LHP Joe Thatcher had arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Monday morning, and the news was good. Dr. Heinz Hoenecke performed a debridement procedure to clean the labrum, which usually takes around three months to heal. Thatcher did not require the more intrusive repair to the labrum, which would have sidelined him for nine to 12 months. The Padres expect that Thatcher could pitch again this season.
--SS Everth Cabrera, 24, broke the hook of the hamate bone in his right hand Sunday night during a game for Class AAA Tucson, and he will require surgery to repair the injury. Cabrera suffered the same injury to his left hand in 2009 and missed two months following surgery. The Padres are now without their top two minor league shortstops. Class AA San Antonio's Drew Cumberland is on the disabled list indefinitely while suffering from vertigo.
--1B Brad Hawpe, who doubled Monday night, has hit safely in his last six games (8-for-24, .333, with three doubles). The six-game hitting streak is his longest since his career-best, 12-game streak in 2009.
--2B Orlando Hudson stole his 10th base Monday night, equaling his career high. Hudson also stole 10 bases in 2007 and 2010.
BY THE NUMBERS
9 -- Consecutive games the Padres had won against the Pirates, a streak that ended with Monday's 4-3 Pittsburgh win.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"I think we should offer free tickets to the military all week. Set aside three sections in the nosebleed area and welcome all military personnel and their families. It shouldn't be just about this mission. We should be saying, 'We appreciate what you've done in the past, what you're doing now, and what we're counting on you to do in the future.' Let's go above and beyond." -- RHP Heath Bell, on his idea of a proper tribute to the military.
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