August 8th, 2011
Robbie Erlin and Joe Wieland, acquired from Texas in exchange for Mike Adams, have each made one start for the Padres’ Double-A San Antonio affiliate, helping the Missions to a three-game sweep over Corpus Christi. Erlin is set to make his second start today.
In their first starts, the two newest Padres combined to allow one run over 12.0 innings, surrendering just eight hits and one walk while striking out 13. Erlin tossed 6.0 shutout frames with six K’s while Wieland worked 6.0 innings of one-run ball with seven K’s.
The Pads completed the three-game sweep over the Buccos with a 7-3 win yesterday. Over the weekend, the Padres outscored their opponent 35-10, hit .336 with a .403 OBP, belted five home runs and hit .356 with runners in scoring position. The Friars pitching staff struck out 23 over the weekend, averaging 7.7 per game. With yesterday’s win, San Diego has now taken 13 of the last 15 matchups against the Pirates.
The Padres take their four-game winning streak to the Big Apple today to kick off a four-game set against the Mets. It will be the first meeting between the two clubs this season. Dating back to the beginning of the 2007 season, the Padres have gone 17-9 against the Mets without ever losing consecutive games. They are 6-6 in New York over that stretch, including a 3-3 mark at Citi Field. The Padres won the first ever game played at Citi Field, recording a 6-5 victory in the Mets’ home opener in 2009.