Joe Wieland, 21, has gone 10-3 with a 1.80 ERA (26 ER/129.2 IP), a .233 (113-for-486) opponents batting average and 132 strikeouts against 15 walks over 21 games, 20 starts, between Single-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Frisco this season. The right-hander recently tossed a 9.0-inning no-hitter on Friday, July 29, against the Padres' Double-A affiliate at San Antonio. He was selected by Texas in the fourth-round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Bishop Manogue High School (NV). Over parts of four minor league seasons in the Rangers organization (2008-11), Wieland has gone 30-17 with a 3.32 ERA (149 ER/404.1 IP) and 379 strikeouts against 72 in 79 games, 70 starts.
Mike Adams, 33, has gone 3-1 with a 1.13 ERA (6 ER/48.0 IP), a .155 (26-for-168) opponents batting average and 49 strikeouts against nine walks over 48 relief appearances for the Padres this season. The right-hander was acquired by the Padres from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for right-handed pitcher Brian Sikorski in July of 2006. Over parts of seven Major League seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers (2004-06) and Padres (2008-11), he has gone 11-9 with a 2.11 ERA (67 ER/285.2 IP) and 295 strikeouts against 85 walks over 270 career games.