Dennis Tankersley left the game early after getting hit by a liner. Another game without Brad Baker…
Tankerlsey recalled; Hitchcock to the DL
In 2004, Hitchcock made four starts with the Padres going 0-3 with a 6.33 ERA (15 ER/21.1 IP). Hitchcock is currently in his second turn with the Padres having signed with the club as a free agent on December 18, 2003. In his original tour with San Diego, Hitchcock was a member of the Padres 1998 NL Championship team, earning NLCS Most Valuable Player honors after going 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA (1 ER/10.0 IP).
Over parts of 12 Major League seasons with the New York Yankees (1993-95 and 2001-03), Seattle Mariners (1996), St. Louis Cardinals (2003) and Padres (1997-2001 and 2004), Hitchcock has a career record of 74-76 with a 4.80 ERA (685 ER/1285.2 IP).
Dennis Tankersley, 25, made seven appearances (four starts) with the Padres earlier this season, going 0-3 with a 3.20 ERA (9 ER/25.1 IP). The right-hander held the opposition to three runs or less in each of his four starts while not allowing a run in two of his three relief appearances. The Padres' 2001 Minor League Pitcher of the Year struck out a career-high nine May 28 at Milwaukee. In 19 starts with the Beavers in 2004, Tankersley went 7-4 with a Pacific Coast League-leading 3.15 ERA (42 ER/120.0 IP). Over parts of three Major League seasons with the Padres (2002-04), Tankersley is 1-8 with a 7.28 ERA (62 ER/76.2 IP) in 25 games (14 starts).
Brian Buchanan, 31, appeared in 38 games with the Padres in 2004, batting .200 (12-for-60) with two home runs and six RBI. Over parts of five Major League seasons with the Minnesota Twins (2000-02) and Padres (2002-04), Buchanan has a career average of .259 (198-for-764) with 32 home runs and 103 RBI in 344 games.
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