Padres Minor League Notebook: 5-25-10

Miles Mikolas

Matt Buschmann allows two homers while Eric Munson hits two. Nate Freiman walks in a run and Miles Mikolas continues his stellar relief.

Portland (18-27) lost 7-3 to New Orleans (Marlins)

Matt Buschmann surrendered a three-run homer four batters into the game and a solo homer two innings later. The right-hander went four, allowing the four aforementioned runs on three hits and three walks. He tossed 82 pitches over that span, 45 for strikes. Eight of the 17 hits he has given up in Portland have gone for extra bases. He had allowed an unearned run across 4.1 innings his last time out.

Eric Munson hit a solo homer in the second and went deep for the second time in the fourth, smashing a two-run shot for his seventh bomb of the year. It is the second time this year he has gone yard twice in a game, the last coming on May 8 against Reno. While he has seven homers, Munson has collected just 13 RBI. The infielder also drew a walk, as the team managed just four hits.

San Antonio (21-23) had a scheduled day off

Lake Elsinore (30-16) had a scheduled day off

Fort Wayne (22-21) won 5-4 over Great Lakes (Dodgers)

A pair of bases loaded walks in the bottom of the seventh propelled the TinCaps to their eighth win in their last nine games. Nate Freiman's walk tied the game at 4-4 – his second RBI of the contest and 30th of the year. Freiman was the lone player to secure a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with a double. The first baseman has been on base in eight straight games, recording 14 hits and six walks while scoring eight runs and driving in seven.

John Hussey allowed three hits through five scoreless innings but was tagged for three runs on three hits and a walk, including a three-run bomb, in his next two-thirds of a frame. He earned a no-decision, giving up six hits and two walks while hitting a batter over 5.2 frames. He also committed his second error on a pickoff attempt. It was the second time all year that he has worked into the sixth, as he has posted a 9.28 ERA in the fifth and sixth inning and a 3.25 ERA in innings one through four.

Miles Mikolas earned his fifth hold and lowered his ERA to 0.88 on the season, retiring the side in order in the eighth while striking out two. The right-hander has not allowed an earned run since April 16 and has given up runs in five of his 18 appearances. He is holding right-handed hitters to a .167 average against and has limited the leadoff man of an inning to a .185 on-base percentage. It is the sixth time he has faced the minimum in his outing.

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