Brazelton outrighted; Adkins up

Dewon Brazelton might have made his last pitch as a Padre.

Called upon Thursday afternoon to follow Jake Peavy, Brazelton inherited an 8-0 lead to open the eighth. He never got an out. Triple, single, single, walk and he was gone.

Instead of having Brazelton close out an easy game, Padres manager Bruce Bochy had to use three more relievers -- Brian Sweeney, Alan Embree and Scott Linebrink -- to close out what became an 8-5 win over the Brewers.

Bochy was not pleased.

Immediately after the game, Brazelton was outrighted to Triple-A Portland. He already had cleared waivers, meaning the 25-year-old has been dropped from the Padres 40-man roster.

Brazelton opened the season in the Padres rotation as the star of spring training. But Brazelton was hammered in his first two starts and was demoted to the bullpen with a 24.16 ERA after just 6 1/3 innings.

Thursday was his seventh appearance out of the bullpen. Brazelton came to the Padres last winter from Tampa Bay for third baseman Sean Burroughs in a straight swap of disappointing former first-round draft picks.

Right-hander Jon Adkins will fill Brazelton's spot in the bullpen. Adkins, 28, allowed three runs in 2 2/3 innings over three appearances with the Padres last month before being returned to Portland. In 12 appearances with the Beavers, Adkins had allowed only eight hits and no runs in 12 innings.

REPLAY: Right-hander Jake Peavy blanked Milwaukee on two hits over seven innings Thursday afternoon to lead the Padres to an 8-5 victory. Peavy also equaled his career-high of 13 strikeouts and went 2 for 3 with two RBIs.

Padres relievers added three more strikeouts to give the Padres 16 for the game, one shy of the club record.

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