Maddux allowed the first hitter to reach base via a single before getting a double play grounder. A rare walk, however, would turn into the only run against.
Seattle tested his move to home and Josh Bard's arm when they quickly stole second base. A solid base hit followed to score the run from second. After a second bag stolen, Maddux got the final out of the inning via strikeout, using a nasty changeup that had the hitter looking foolish.
From there, Maddux cruised through the rest of his outing. He retired the next seven hitters, including a seven-pitch third, before a bunt base hit broke his streak. He would allow one more single over the next inning and two-thirds before hitting the showers.
Maddux tossed 73 pitches and struck out four, giving up four singles. He was efficient as usual and did not top 86 MPH with any pitch.
Adrian Gonzalez in a minor league game.
Adrian Gonzalez did not have much luck at the dish. He lined out hard and grounded out twice. The Padres first baseman swung and missed wildly at a pitch or two and had a tough time adjusted to the pitches he was seeing.
Kevin Kouzmanoff singled and scored in his first at-bat, struck out in his second go, and ripped a line drive double down the left field line in his final at-bat. He would come around to score again after that hit.
Five different pitchers worked an inning apiece.
Mike Johnston – who missed all of last year after surgery – threw 24 pitches and surrendered the final two runs in the sixth. He walked one and allowed a single before a ringing double brought both runners around to score.
Mike Adams – who also missed the whole 2007 season due to injury – needed 17 pitches to get through his inning. After walking the initial batter, Adams got two groundouts and a pop out. While no guns are present at minor league camp, Adams' fastball sat in low-90s and had late pop. He threw between 92-94 MPH before the surgery and may have even more now. He was not able to control his splitter, and he was also not able to command his slider as he hoped.
"I am trying to get back in check with my breaking balls and getting a feel for those again," Adams said. "I had a split-change – it is getting release point on that."
Jon Ellis worked through the eighth inning on four pitches. While an error opened the inning and put a runner on first base, he induced a fly out and double play over the next three pitches to end the frame and pick up a hold.
Mauro Zarate saw one of his first pitches sailed deep to right centerfield. An error allowed the runners to reach third, putting the right-hander in a deep hole. A line out that nearly took off Zarate's head prevented the run from scoring and he followed that up with a strikeout and ground out to strand the runner at the hot corner. It took just nine pitches for all that to happen and gave him the save.
The 10th inning went to Paul Abraham. The right-hander – who came back from China two days ago – was not crisp. He walked the first three batters he faced to load the bases. After a fly out that produced a run, he notched a strikeout. The final batter, however, drew a fourth walk before the inning was rolled with 31 pitches in the books.
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