In a 4-4 game in San Diego, Padres manager Bud Black removed starter Greg Maddux in the top of the seventh with runners on second and third and one out and Miguel Cabrera due up. Meredith threw four intentional balls to Cabrera.
Black comes out again and takes out Meredith and replaces him with lefty Royce Ring to face the left-handed hitting Mike Jacobs. And Ring struck out Jacobs, but then threw a wild pitch with Josh Willingham up to let one run score, intentionally walked Willingham, then unintentionally walked Jeremy Hermida to force in another run.
Meredith was the third pitcher this season whose only batter faced in a game was an intentional walk. Jimmy Gobble of the Royals did so against the Cardinals on June 20 and Trever Miller did it for Houston against Milwaukee on April 20.