April 27, 2008
After Micah Owings left the game yesterday he was followed by right fielder Justin Upton who was bothered by a hamstring problem. The Diamondbacks would erase the deficit and battled with the Padres to a 7-7 tie at the end of nine. The game would continue to the 13th inning when Yusmeiro Petit gave up a home run to Padres second baseman Tadahito Iguchi losing the game 8-7. After the game Petit was optioned to Triple-A Tucson and 2006 first round draft pick Max Scherzer was called up. Scherzer had a very good Spring Training before being sent to Tucson to begin the year with the Sidewinders. During his stint in Tucson Scherzer allowed just 38 hits over 23 innings while posting a 1.17 ERA. He also showed why he was the eleventh player overall selected in the 2006 amateur draft by striking out 38 batters.