(MARYVALE, Ariz.) - The San Diego Padres scored 10 runs in their final three innings, 6 of them off former Huntsville Stars' pitchers Robert Hinton and Steve Hammond, in beating the Milwaukee Brewers 12-4 in Maryvale, Arizona, Monday.
Erasmo Ramirez, Robert Hinton, Steve Hammond and Josh Wahpepah made impressions for the Brewers, but not good ones. Robert Hinton suffered most of the damage in the 8th, when he was charged with four runs in 2/3 of an inning.
The quartet allowed 7 hits, 9 walks and 10 runs over those three painful frames. It was painful in more ways than one for manager Ned Yost, who said he had a sore butt from sitting on a metal folding chair for six innings of "B" game action and the 9-inning regularly scheduled game.
Paul McAnulty capped off the Padres' 6-run 8th with a 3-run homer.
The Brewers took a 1-0 lead after Rickie Weeks led off the bottom of the 1st inning with a walk, stole second base and then scored on J.J. Hardy's single.
Brad Nelson, who hit 32 HRs for the Stars from 2003-06, hit a 3-run home run for Milwaukee in the 8th.