Originally written on Fox Sports San Diego  |  Last updated 5/9/12
RHP Dale Thayer picked up his second save in as many nights Tuesday, raising his career total to three. Thayer has yet to allow a run in six appearances and gave up his first three hits as a Padre Tuesday night. One of those hits struck a runner. Thayer struck out Carlos Gonzalez with the tying runs on to end the game. RF Will Venable scored the Padres' first run after tripling and drove in the second run with a double. For Venable, it was his first two-hit game since April 18. He has, however, hit safely in 20 of his last 22 starts, going 23-for-84 (.274). LHP Alex Hinshaw, 29, joined the Padres Tuesday as an eighth relief pitcher in the bullpen. He was promoted from Class AAA Tucson, where he had appeared in 14 games with a 3.72 earned run average over 19 13 innings. He had 18 strikeouts and a .206 opponents' batting average, although he issued 10 walks and hit two batters. Hinshaw was 2-1 with a 3.40 ERA in 48 games with the Giants in 2008 at the age of 25. But he spent most of...
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