MLB: San Francisco 3, Arizona 2 (11 innings)

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Angel Pagan sent pinch-runner Ehire Adrianza home with the game-winning run with an 11th-inning single Sunday in San Francisco's 3-2 decision over Arizona.

Diamondbacks send pitcher Ian Kennedy to Padres for two pitchers

PHOENIX, July 31 (UPI) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks said Wednesday they have traded right-handed pitcher Ian Kennedy to the San Diego Padres for a pair of hurlers.

MLB: San Diego 2, Cincinnati 1

SAN DIEGO, July 30 (UPI) -- Chris Denorfia hammered a two-run, pinch-hit homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday, rallying the San Diego Padres over Cincinnati 2-1.

MLB: San Diego 5, St. Louis 3

ST. LOUIS, July 20 (UPI) -- Edinson Volquez went five innings for the victory and San Diego's bullpen combined for four scoreless frames Saturday in a 5-3 Padres win over St. Louis.

MLB: Washington 5, San Diego 4

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Ryan Zimmerman drove in the go-ahead run and Adam LaRoche made a diving stop Saturday to secure Washington's 5-4 victory over San Diego.

MLB: San Diego 4, Philadelphia 3 (10 innings)

SAN DIEGO, June 25 (UPI) -- Kyle Blanks sparked a ninth-inning rally and then singled home the game-winning run in the 10th Monday, lifting the San Diego Padres over Philadelphia 4-3.

MLB: San Diego 3, Atlanta 2

SAN DIEGO, June 12 (UPI) -- Chase Headly homered and Andrew Cashner turned in a solid eight-inning start that carried the San Diego Padres past the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Tuesday.

MLB: Colorado 8, San Diego 7 (10 innings)

DENVER, June 9 (UPI) -- Dexter Fowler went 4-for-6 and delivered the game-winning hit in the 10th inning Sunday, rallying the Colorado Rockies over San Diego 8-7.

MLB: Colorado 10, San Diego 9

DENVER, June 8 (UPI) -- A leadoff homer in the ninth by Nolan Arenado Friday lifted Colorado to a 10-9 win over San Diego after the Rockies had blown a six-run lead.

MLB: San Diego 4, St. Louis 2

SAN DIEGO, May 21 (UPI) -- Jason Marquis won his fifth straight start Monday, yielding one earned run over six innings in San Diego's 4-2 triumph over St. Louis.

MLB: San Diego 4, Chicago Cubs 2

CHICAGO, May 2 (UPI) -- Jesus Guzman ignited a four-run, eighth-inning rally Thursday that carried the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: San Diego 8, San Francisco 7

SAN DIEGO, April 28 (UPI) -- Yonder Alonso scored the winning run on Marco Scutaro's fielding error in the bottom of the 12th Friday and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 8-7.

MLB: San Diego 2, New York Mets 1

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Eric Stults and five relievers combined on a five-hitter Thursday in pacing the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 win over the New York Mets.

MLB: San Diego 12, Colorado 11

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Yonder Alonso's RBI single in the ninth inning sent home Everth Cabrera with the game-winning run Sunday in San Diego's 12-11 win over Colorado.

MLB: San Diego 4, Colorado 3

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Jesus Guzman smacked a three-run homer and the San Diego bullpen closed the door for four innings Saturday in the Padres' 4-3 win over Colorado.
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Joseph Thatcher (born October 4, 1981 in Kokomo, Indiana is Major League Baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres. Nicknamed "The Prime Minister, and The Throw'in Kokomoan" he is 6'2" tall and weighs 230 lb (100 kg). In college, he pitched for Indiana State University. He made his debut with the Padres on July 26, 2007, in Houston against the Astros.

He appeared in 22 games in 2007, finishing with a 2-2 record; in 2008, in appeared in 25 games finishing with an 0-4 record. Following spring training in 2009, Joe started the season in Portland, OR, with the Portland Beavers, the AAA affliate of the Padres but was called up to San Diego on May 15, 2009.

During the offseason, he resides in Kokomo, Indiana and enjoys playing golf on his down time. Both of his sisters played for the Indiana State University women's basketball team. He is the son of Phil and Sara Thatcher and his father also pitched for Indiana State University.

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