Down on the Farm Report

Jason Repko has the kind of versatility that translates into ability to play several positions well. He's also a streaky hitter who's comfortable almost any spot in the order. What he's been seeking is the consistency that could help him reclaim the role of prime prospect that he once enjoyed.

Repko opened the season as Jacksonville's center fielder and leadoff man. With the arrival of Wilkin Ruan, he's now in left and batting out of the two hole. That proved to be productive Wednesday night as he followed Ruan's two hits with a home run and double of his own to power the Suns, as hot as their namesake, to their seventh straight win, 5-2 over the Greenville Braves.

Repko, whose career has been slowed by back problems for several years, is the latest hero for Dino Ebel's all-winning team as Willie Aybar added a single and double for the cause. Ryan Ketchner went 4.2 innings , scattering seven hits and allowing two runs while Elvin Nina picked up his second victory in relief.

First baseman James Loney, who had a spectacular spring, suffered a broken fingertip. He remains active but figures to miss four games.

Once again, though, the Suns were the only Dodger farm winners of the night. Las Vegas lost for the fifth time in a row, 2-1 to Tacoma (Mariners), Vero Beach was taken apart 11-6 by Jupiter (Marlins) and Columbus was edged 4-3 by the Rome Braves

Vegas, which had won its first two before falling on hard times, wasted a solid pitching performance by Heath Totten (1-1) who gave up just that pair of runs in 5.2 innings. Koyie Hill had a single and double for the 51's.

Vero fell to 2-5 also as the Hammerheads leaped all over Clint Hosford (0-1), and Brett Wayne, who's making the conversion from the infield. Joel Guzman and David Bagley both doubled as a Dodger rally fell far short.

Brandon Weeden, who came from the Yankees in the Kevin Brown trade, was literally knocked out of the game in the second inning of the Columbus loss when he was hit in the foot by a line drive. Early indications are the injury is minor.

Luis Jimenez broke an 0-14 slump with a homer and double while Jereme Milons collected three hits. Mike Rodriguez (4.2-2-1) threw well after replacing Weeden (0-1).

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