Padres Minors: Peavy in Mobile

Brian Sweeney is now 5-1 on the season, the same score the team won by on Monday. Mobile saw the return of Jake Peavy and honored him with a loss. Lake Elsinore had the night off. Fort Wayne lost and managed just a couple of hits.

Portland won 5-1

Brian Sweeney moved to 5-1 on the season with an impressive outing on Monday. Sweeney went eight innings and allowed one run. Over his last four outings, spanning 24.1 innings, Sweeney has allowed five earned runs for an ERA of 1.86 over that time period. On the season Sweeney has an ERA of 2.44.

Jon Knott extended his hitting streak to seven games and Ben Petrick hit his second homer of the season and has nine RBI's in 16 games. Knott, coincidentally, has twice as many RBI's, 28, as his next closest competitor on the team.

Mobile lost 8-5

Jason Clements committed three errors that led to four unearned runs. Clements now has eight errors in 24 games.

Every BayBear starter had a hit in the game and Josh Barfield pushed his hitting streak to six. Josh Carter had a pinch hit two run homer.

Nick Trzesniak threw out three runners attempting to steal on him.

Jake Peavy was in Mobile on Monday. He walked the concourse as any fan would and was held up by many a game-goer to have his picture taken. He did not turn down any requests.

Fort Wayne lost 10-2

Fort Wayne managed just two hits on the afternoon, while Quad Cities has two hits by the time the fifth batter in the first inning came to bat. Clark Girardeau gave up five runs in that first inning and the Wizards were lucky to score two runs. Skip Adams had a solo homer run and knocked in Fernando Valenzuela with a sacrifice fly after Valenzuela doubled and moved to third on a wild pitch.

Girardeau entered the game with a 3.42 ERA and left with a 5.40 mark. He gave up ten runs on ten hits and three walks. Entering the game, he had allowed ten runs all season in five starts.

Amazingly, it was Girardeau's first decision, despite making five previous starts.

Denis Savage can be reached at safage@cox.net

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