LOS ANGELES -- Padres manager Bud Black said Tuesday that right-handed pitcher Chris Young, who made his first start in 5 1/2 months on Saturday in St. Louis, will remain in the rotation and start Friday's game at PETCO Park against the Reds.
Young, reinstated from the disabled list on Saturday after missing 5 1/2 months with a strained right shoulder, allowed one run in four innings against the Cardinals, throwing 69 pitches (41 strikes) in his first start in a Major League game since April 6, when he tossed six shutout innings in Arizona.
Young, who walked three, struck out three and allowed three hits, threw mostly fastballs early in the game, hitting 86 mph on the radar gun several times.
"I don't remember the last time I pitched with that much adrenaline," Young said. "I could feel my heart beating in my chest. I never felt like I got into that calm rhythm. I was so excited. That probably impacted me more than I would have liked."