San Diego Padres rookie right hander Jesse Hahn earned his first major league win in dominating fashion today. Hahn had as many hits himself as he gave up to the Mets (one), and also got his first major league RBI to help his cause.
The Mets lone hit off of Hahn was an infield single by Ruben Tejada to lead off the game.
Hahn was called up from AA San Antonio on June 3rd to replace Troy Patton on the active roster. He made his debut that night against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and allowed four runs in 3.2 innings in the loss.
The Padres finally scored some runs for the youngster in this one. Over the previous five games, all losses, the Padres had managed just seven runs. Today they scored five, which marks the first time in 14 games that they have topped four runs.
Yonder Alonso got the Padres off to a good start with an RBI double in the first inning. Chase Headley then scored on a wild pitch by Mets starter Zach Wheeler to put the Padres up 2-0.
Chase Headley then singled in Everth Cabrera, who had singled and stole second, in the third inning to make it 3-0.
Then it was Hahn’s turn. He collected his first major league hit and RBI on a bloop single in the fourth inning scoring Cameron Maybin.
Chase Headley finished off his great day with a solo home run to open the eighth inning off of Mets reliever Gonzalez Germen.
Hahn only ran into trouble once. That was in the fourth inning when he hit a batter and walked two more to load the bases with two outs. He then struck out Matt den Dekker to end the inning.