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New signings pay dividends; Pickens hot

The Padres signed two more of their draft picks and assigned them to Eugene. Each was impressive in their debuts. Justin Germano was rock-solid on Saturday while Jose Oyervidez is walking people at a record pace. Brett Bonvechio went the grand salami route while Chris Kolkhorst reached base four times. Jon Link was impressive in his debut. Kyle Blanks continues to mash, hitting another homer while Ernesto Frieri was extraordinary.

Portland won 5-2 Justin Germano went seven innings and surrendered one unearned run on six hits and two walks while striking out seven. His ERA dropped under 4.00 for the first time this year and he has tossed two earned runs or less in ten of his last 13 starts. His ERA since the start of May is 3.13. Josh Barfield went 2-for-4 and hit his eighth homer of the year and second in the past four... Recommended Stories

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