Bumstead big in win; another prospect retires

One pitch in Portland from Bart Miadich ended the game and it was not the ending they had hoped for. Mike Bumstead gets mixed reviews for his Mobile debut. He gave took three and then gave them away. Chris Tierney suffered his worst loss as a Padre prospect. Fort Wayne split a doubleheader. Another prospect retires.

Greg Bochy, the son of Padres manager Bruce Bochy, has decided to retire. Bochy, a third baseman for Single-A Fort Wayne, was batting .188 with two home runs and 15 RBIs in 34 games. He ended his career with a 6-for-46 slump. The Padres drafted the Mt. Carmel High and Palomar College product as a pitcher in the 36th round of the 2002 draft, but he shifted to the infield last year.

Portland lost 6-4

Brian Sweeney went seven innings, his second longest outing of the year, and gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks. He was also a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate, raising his average to .353. All his work went for naught as closer Bart Miadich blew the game in the ninth. Miadich faced four batters. He walked two before giving up a three run shot to Francisco Santos, amounting to a 6-4 loss. It was the fourth homer Miadich has given up on the year. Miadich has now lost games in consecutive appearances after blanking the opposition for six straight outings.

Ramon Vasquez is now 0-for-6 in his rehab assignment with Portland.

J.J. Furmaniak batted leadoff for the second straight day and responded again with a 2-for-4 performance that included a homer and two RBI's.

Jose Nieves has an eight game hitting streak, going 10-for-26 to raise his average from .295 to .313. He also accomplished a feat he has not done all year long, taking a base on balls in two consecutive games.

Mobile won 13-7

Three BayBears knocked in three runs and another added two RBI's.

Mike Bumstead, he of the raw deal, hit a three run homer in his only at bat this year. Bumstead was sent down from Portland to Mobile after sporting a 1.38 ERA in eight appearances. Bumstead did, however, allow three runs on four hits and two walks in his Mobile debut.

For the second time since going into the starting rotation, Mike Thompson gave up two home runs. He had surrendered one all season as a reliever. Three games into his starting career, Thompson went 5.1 innings, his longest of the year. He gave up three runs on six hits and two walks.

Jake Gautreau homered for the second consecutive night and now has five RBI's in his last two games and seven in his last four. Gautreau has hit safely in 13 of his last 17 games and eight of nine.

Greg Sain had three RBI's and his team leading 15th homer of the season. Josh Barfield knocked in two, walked a season high three times and scored twice.

Lake Elsinore lost 9-1

Chris Tierney suffered his worst outing of the year. He went 4.2 innings, shorter than he had ever gone this year, and gave up a season high seven runs on nine hits. His previous high was five runs surrendered in his first Storm start.

Grant Gregg gave up his first California League run in relief. He had been perfect through his first two appearances and pitched 2.1 innings of scoreless relief for Mobile after sporting a 5.09 ERA at Fort Wayne.

Paul McAnulty extended his hitting streak to nine games, going 13-for-34 over the streak. He has also walked seven times to give him a .488 on base percentage over that same timeframe.

Fort Wayne lost 4-0, won 4-3

The Wizards managed just two hits in their first game, one each by Juan Ciriaco and George Kottaras. Kottaras threw out three runners trying to steal in the game.

Chris Miller hit his first homer as a prospect in the Padres organization in the nightcap and drove in two. He now has RBI's in four of the five games he has played in despite a .182 average. He has knocked in six in his five games. Miller did commit his first error of the year.

Clark Girardeau went five innings, giving up three runs on five hits and two walks. He surrendered a homer for the second straight game and has given up nine in his last ten games. Only twice has he gone homer free over that span. Girardeau has now won three straight starts after dropping four in a row and having five straight no decisions prior to that.

Leo Rosales notched his fourth save of the year, all coming in his last five appearances. Rosales has now given up just one run in his last 13 outings and has not surrendered a hit in eight of them.

Denis Savage can be reached at denis@sandiegosports.net

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