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Padres Minors: Knott, Donovan Swinging Well

Jon Knott was hit on the hand earlier this year and while it did not affect him tremendously, his power is just starting to take off. Knott sat out a few games and said, "It is fine." Two pitching performances were wasted at the lower levels and another offense breaks out in a big way, but an injury concern tempers the enthusiasm.

Portland won 8-4 Jon Knott homered for the second consecutive game, doubled in two and drove in three to lead the Beavers to victory. Knott struggled a bit early on with his ascension to Portland. He only had limited playing time with the Beavers last season. "I feel pretty good up there at the plate," said Knott. "I think I was just real excited and tried to throw up some numbers on the...

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