Jesse Hahn dominant in his return to the San Diego Padres


San Diego, CA- Jesse Hahn after a being sent down to Triple-A El Paso prior to the All-Star break to manage his innings heading into the second half, returned to the Padres rotation last night and was dominant once again as the Padres defeated the Braves 5-2.

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Jesse Hahn improved to (6-2) on the season, after allowing only one run on three hits and four strikeouts in six innings of work. Jesse Hahn also lowered his ERA to 2.12 on the season. Jesse Hahn is now (4-0) with a 1.50 ERA in four road starts this season.

The Padres continued their hot hitting streak to begin the game as Chris Denorfia and Yangervis Solarte singled back to back to begin the game. Denorfia would score on an RBI single by Tommy Medica to give the Padres a 1-0 lead.

The Padres would extend their lead to in the second as Carlos Quentin scored on a sacrifice-fly by Chris Nelson to give the Padres a 2-0 lead. The Padres would tack on two more runs in the fourth on an RBI single by Denorfia and a sacrifice fly by Solarte to extend their lead to 4-0.

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  • Rene Rivera would add on another run in the 5th on an RBI single to score Jeff Francoeur and extend the Padres lead to 5-1.

    Joaquin Benoit would close out the game for the Padres in the 9th for his second save of the season.

    Tommy Medica also had a career night going 4-for-5, for his first four hit game in the Major Leagues.