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Worth noting

• Thursday's doubleheader was the second of the 2014 season for the Padres (April 9 at Cleveland) and the eighth since '00 (two at home, six on the road). San Diego has split the last five doubleheaders it has played going back to '05. The last time the Padres took both games of a twin bill was on May 19, 2004 in Pittsburgh.

The last time the Padres played two doubleheaders in the same season was in 1999, when they lost both games in Colorado on July 3 and in St. Louis on Sept. 29.

• Going into Thursday's doubleheader, two Padres players ranked in the top three in the Majors in hitting with two strikes (minimum of 50 at-bats). Seth Smith ranked second with a .346 average (18-for-52), and teammate Chris Denorfia was right behind him, ranked third with a .339 clip (21-for-62).

The Major League average in a two-strike count going into Thursday's action was .175.

Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for
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