Short hops

Short hops

• The Padres flew from St. Louis to New York after Wednesday's game and landed at JFK Airport around 3:20 a.m. ET. The team didn't arrive to its Manhattan hotel until around 4:15 a.m. The team skipped batting practice on the field Thursday, and position players hit inside the cage before the game.

• Pitcher Tim Stauffer, on the disabled list since May 18 with a strained right elbow -- his second stint on the disabled list because of the elbow -- received a second opinion this week by noted orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum, who Wednesday repaired the damaged ligament in pitcher Cory Luebke's left elbow.