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Padres Minors: Down, not out

Greg Sain

Ramon Vasquez went 2-for-2 with a double and homer for Portland in a drubbing. Steve Watkins was victimized and then beaten some more. Lake Elsinore got a well balanced attack to crush their competition, but Marcus Nettles was not in on the fun. The bottom of the eighth had significance in Mobile and Fort Wayne on Thursday. Eugene starts playing Friday night!

Joe Gerber was sent from Portland to Mobile. Mike Wodnicki was released. Portland lost 14-3 Steve Watkins was drilled on Thursday in what was his shortest outing of the season. Watkins lasted just 3.2 innings after surrendering seven runs, all earned, on ten hits and a walk. The seven earned runs tied a season high allowed for Watkins, but that came in Mobile. He did allow eight runs in one...

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