Padres Minor League Notebook: 8-28-10

Wily Mo Pena cracks a pair of homers, Blake Tekotte does the same in San Antonio and Allan Dykstra joins the fun for the Storm. Matt Lollis continues to dominate. Rocky Gale is finding little help on offense. Eugenio Reyes takes his sixth loss without allowing an earned run.

Portland (55-80) won 5-3 over Tacoma (Mariners)

Wily Mo Pena cracked a pair of homers, hitting on in the sixth inning to tie the game at 3-3 and clubbing the eventual game winner, a two-run blast in the eighth. It was his second multi-homer game of the year, giving him eight in 32 contests with the Beavers. He has three multi-hit games across his last five, scoring eight times over that span with six RBI. Five of his homers have come with men on base.

Scott Munter picked up his fourth win in relief, tossing a pair of scoreless innings. He walked one and struck out two while netting four ground ball outs. Munter has allowed runs in 10 of his 45 appearances while posting a near 3-to-1 ground-to-fly ball ratio. Since May 2, the New Hampshire native has posted a 1.46 ERA. He has held the opposition to a .215 average against.

San Antonio (27-34, 62-69) won 3-2 over Corpus Christi (Astros)

Blake Tekotte clubbed a pair of homers, his eighth and ninth in Texas League play, hitting solo shots in the first and fifth innings. He also added a single on a 3-for-4 day. The outfielder has hit 17 homers across two leagues. His last multi-homer game came on July 24, 2008 while playing for Eugene. Tekotte has three straight multi-hit games. four in his last five and seven in his last 12.

Brandon Gomes earned his 11th hold of the season, working a scoreless eighth by retiring the side in order and striking out one. He has allowed runs in two of his last 18 appearances, spanning 24 frames. Gomes has allowed runs in 11 of 48 overall. The right-hander has struck out 11.4 batters per nine innings pitched with 87 punchouts in 68.2 innings. Gomes has held right-handed hitters to a .169 average against

Lake Elsinore (31-30, 77-54) won 12-8 over High Desert (Mariners)

Allan Dykstra cracked a pair of homers, two-run bombs in the third and fifth. He ended up with four hits in five trips, pacing the club with five RBI. It is his second multi-homer game of the season, the last coming on May 5. He had been in a 0-for-12 slump following an eight-game hitting streak coming into play. It was the first time this year Dykstra has had more than three hits in a contest. He is hitting .296 over his last 24 games and has 15 homers and 66 RBI for the season.

Steve Garrison came on with the bases loaded and one out in the fifth, seeing two of the three inherited runners come around to score. It was just the second time in his career that he has come in with runners already on – the last coming on August 15, 2005 while with the AZL Brewers. He came on with the bases loaded that day and saw two score – same as Saturday. Garrison worked 2.2 innings, giving up a hit and two walks while fanning three. He has not allowed a run of his own over his last 6.2 frames with the Storm.

Fort Wayne (38-23, 74-57) won 3-2 over Bowling Green (Rays)

Matt Lollis tossed five scoreless frames, yielding two hits and a pair of walks while striking out three. He also induced five ground ball outs. The right-hander has allowed two earned or less in all eight of his Midwest League starts, allowing two hits or less twice. Lollis has held the leadoff hitter of the inning to a .154 on-base percentage and has given up five hits in 36 at-bats with runners in scoring position, a .139 average.

Stiven Osuna picked up his eighth hold of the year, coming in with two inherited runners on and stranding one of those to keep the TinCaps ahead 3-2. He walked two and struck out one during the frame. Osuna has allowed three earned runs over his last 19.2 innings, lowering his ERA from 4.33 to 3.27. He has stranded 13 of the 19 runners he has inherited on the year.

Eugene (15-15, 30-38) lost 4-1 to Everett (Mariners)

Rocky Gale was the lone player to record a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with a walk while accounting for the lone Emeralds RBI. He also stole his second base and threw out 2-of-4 base runners attempting to steal. Gale has thrown out 23-of-56 runners attempting thievery, good for 41.1 percent. He has reached base in nine straight with three multi-hit games. Gale is hitting .319 with runners on base.

Deiber Sanchez was awarded his second start of the year and surrendered three runs on six hits and two walks while fanning two across four innings. The right-hander gave up three extra-base hits, including a two-run homer. Sanchez has posted a 2.79 ERA across 19 relief outings. He came into play having allowed one run over his last 19.1 innings, giving up nine hits while striking out 17 over that span.

AZL Padres (20-34) lost 5-0 to AZL Reds

Eugenio Reyes dropped to 2-6, giving up a pair of unearned run on three hits and a walk across five innings. He was also called for a balk and tossed a wild pitch on a day that saw the club have nearly as many errors (2) as hits (3). Reyes has seen 12 unearned runs cross during his watch. He has made it through five innings four times in 12 starts, including successive outings for the first time all year. He has been called for three balks while tossing 10 wild pitches.

Simon Berroa worked two scoreless frames, giving up one hit and a walk while fanning one and netting five ground ball outs. The right-hander, who got a late start to the year, has tossed scoreless ball over his last five frames and has given up one in six overall. He has limited the opposition to two hits in 11 at-bats with runners in scoring position. Just one of the seven hits Berroa has surrendered has gone for extra bases.

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