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Rojas red in the face; Steidlmayer pitching again

Rusty Tucker

A tough day for the San Diego Padres minor league system. Justin Germano is wishing he was still in San Diego. Chris Rojas sees one error and commits another as the only runs that score all game are unearned. Joe Lima is the only one hitting in Elsinore. Jordan Pickens is an All-Star, isn't he? Jake Upwood loses again. Luke Steidlmayer is back on the hill and Rusty Tucker is roughed up a bit while Julio Cruceta smokes the ball.

Portland lost 11-5 Justin Germano pitched better in the Majors than he has since returning to Portland. On Friday, he suffered his worst outing of the year. Germano managed to last just three innings, his shortest appearance of the year, giving up six runs on five hits and four walks. The runs and walks allowed were both season highs for the right-hander. Over his last 12.2 innings, Germano... Recommended Stories

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