Former Tiger Erik Hamren Notches First MLB Win
Former Pacific pitcher Erik Hamren earned his first Major League victory Tuesday night, tossing a third of an inning for the San Diego Padres.
In the bottom of the eighth inning against the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants, Hamren was summoned from the bullpen in a tie game with two out, and two runners on and retired the Giants' Miguel Tejada to end the inning.
The Padres picked up two runs in the top of the ninth for a 7-5 win.
Hamren, a right-hand pitcher who played for Pacific in 2006 and 2007, came to the Tigers as an outfielder and was moved to the mound in 2007. He tossed 10.1 innings for the orange and black in 2007 with seven strikeouts.
Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 2008 MLB Draft, he signed with the Padres as a free agent last October. He made his MLB debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 1 and in eight appearances has a 2.16 ERA with nine strikeouts in 8.1 innings pitched.