Fort Wayne Splits; Wells to the DL?

A Double-Dip in Fort Wayne produces a split decision; Jared Wells goes just an inning without warning in Lake Elsinore; Jon Knott stays hot in Portland; Travis Chick is shelled for the second straight outing; just a smattering of what there is to find in our daily breakdown of the Padres Minor League system.

Portland lost 18-8


Damian Jackson homered for the second consecutive game and has three on the year.  All have been solo shots.  Jackson went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a sacrifice fly, and two RBI's.  He has scored 11 runs through nine games.  Jackson did have a throwing error in the field.


Jon Knott hit his third homer of the year and drove in four runs.  He went 2-for-4 with a double and a sacrifice fly.  Knott has more doubles, three, in his last two games than he had in his first 16 games, two.  Also, his four extra base hits in the last two games match the amount he had through his first 16 contests.


Angel Tovar lasted one-third of an inning, giving up three runs on five hits and a walk. Tovar has given up runs in five of his seven outings on the year and eight runs, six earned, in his last four innings of work.  The last five runners he has inherited have all scored.  In nine innings of work, he has surrendered three homers.


Mobile lost 10-2


For the second straight start, Travis Chick had his shortest outing of his Padres career.  After lasting just 3.2 outings on April 20, Chick could not get through the third inning on Monday.  He went 2.2 innings and left with the bases loaded.  After R.D. Spiehs allowed a grand slam, Chick would be charged with eight runs, seven earned, on seven hits and two walks.  Chick has now been hammered for 16 runs, 15 earned, over his last 6.1 innings of work.  He had allowed just three runs in his first 11 innings to begin the year.


Craig Breslow pitched one scoreless inning and has allowed runs in just one of his eight appearances on the year.  He has gone four straight outings without surrendering a run and has picked off two baserunners on the year.


Paul McAnulty drove in the only two BayBear runs on the day, knocking in Kennard Jones both times.  He went 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to six games and added a sacrifice fly.  McAnulty has not had more than one hit in any game during his streak.


Lake Elsinore lost 8-5


Jared Wells lasted just one inning on Monday – and it is believed he left due to an injury.  While he allowed three runs, two earned, on three hits and a walk, the leash is usually a little looser, but any injury is unknown.  Wells did have a fielding error and recorded the last out of the inning on a ground out. 


Edgar Huerta allowed two runs in two innings of work and his ERA dropped over by 2.51 from 17.36 to 14.85.  It has been a tough span of three appearances for Huerta.  He has allowed 11 runs in the past 4.2 innings, allowing 12 hits and three walks.


Drew Macias extended his hitting streak to six games, going 1-for-4 with an RBI.  Macias is 10-for-26 over the streak and the centerfielder has had three hits in a game on four occasions throughout the year.


Fort Wayne won 6-1, lost 3-2


Clayton Hamilton won his third straight decision, going five innings and allowing one run, zero earned, on four hits and three walks.  He has gone two straight starts without allowing an earned run.


For just the second time in 17 games, Lachlan Dale did not strike out.  He went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored.  It is his second three-hit game of the year.  He went 0-for-3 with two K's in the second game of the doubleheader.


Brett Dowdy extended his hitting streak to seven games with a 3-for-4 night.  He drove in a run but did commit an error in the field that led to an unearned run.  Dowdy is 12-for-24 over the streak and has scored a run (ten total) in every game during the seven game span.  His hitting streak was broken in game two when he went 0-for-4 but he extended his run scored streak to eight games.


In the second game Yordany Ramirez threw out a runner at home plate, the third such runner he has thrown out at home this year in 14 games.  Ramirez is also 7-for-16 in his last four games at the plate.


Joel Santo went six innings, yielding three runs on eight hits and a walk, taking his second loss in a row.  Santo served up two round trippers in the game and has been tagged for four homers in his past 11.2 innings of work.


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