Lane, Dickerson lead El Paso's 5th straight W
Chihuahuas in race for PCL division title
Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.
Left-handed starter Jason Lane allowed one run on six hits over seven innings Monday night as Triple-A El Paso took a 5-1 win at Nashville to stretch their winning streak to five games.
The Chihuahuas remained 1 1/2 games behind division-leading Las Vegas in the race for the Pacific Coast League's Pacific Southern title. Lane (9-8, 5.59 ERA) issued one walk while striking out three. Right-handed reliever Aaron Northcraft (6.29) allowed two hits over two scoreless innings to finish the win for 65-57 El Paso.
Right fielder Alex Dickerson was 3-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored to raise his batting average to .310. Catcher Rocky Gale (.307) was 3-for-5 with a run scored.
Left fielder Jake Goebbert (.289) had a double in three at-bats with two RBIs, a walk and a stolen base. Designated hitter Rymer Liriano (.278) was 2-for-4 with his 15th steal and a run scored. Second baseman Mike McCoy (.220) was 2-for-4 with a run scored.
There was considerable movement in the Padres' system Monday.
Infielder Taylor Lindsey cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week and was outrighted to Double-A San Antonio. Infielder Casey McElroy was sent to El Paso from San Antonio, and left-handed relief pitcher Frank Garces rejoined the Chihuahuas on option from the Padres.
Left-handed reliever Chris Rearick was transferred from El Paso to San Antonio. Infielder Ramiro Pena was placed on El Paso's seven-day disabled list with a sore shoulder.
Around the farm
DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (54-66): The Missions were off Monday.
CLASS A ADVANCED LAKE ELSINORE (44-76): Storm 3, BAKERSFIELD 1. Starting RHP Matthew Shepherd (4-8, 5.36 ERA) allowed three hits and four walks with two strikeouts over six scoreless innings. RHP Jason Jester (3.29) struck out one in a perfect inning to get his fifth save. 3B Gabriel Quintana (.240) was 3-for-4 with a triple, a RBI and a run scored.
CLASS A FORT WAYNE (64-53): The TinCaps were off Monday.
SHORT-SEASON CLASS A TRI-CITY (31-26): VANCOUVER 7, Dust Devils 3. 2B Kodie Tidwell (.276) was 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored. CF Rod Boykin (.242) had a two-run homer in four at-bats. Starting LHP Jose Castillo (2-1, 4.04 ERA) allowed five runs on six hits and three walks in 2 2/3 innings.
ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (19-26): RANGERS 7, Padres 6. RF Angel Garcia (.292) was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. C Kyle Oerstreet (.215) was 3-for-4 with a run scored. DH Brad Zunica (.291) was 3-for-5 with a RBI. Starting LHP Walker Lockett (3.60) gave up three runs (two earned) on two hits and five walks with four strikeouts in five innings.
DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE PADRES (30-37): Blue Jays 15, PADRES 11. DH Luis Asuncion (.229) was 3-for-5 with his fourth homer, three RBIs and two runs scored. 1B Emmanuel Arias (.215) was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. C Ricardo Rodriguez (.264) was 2-for-5 with a double and three runs scored. Starting LHP Eisler Cordova (1-7, 7.80 ERA) allowed eight runs (three earned) on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts in two innings. LHP Jordis Ramos (8.47) gave up a run on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts in two innings. RHP Jonathan Guzman (3.79) allowed four runs on three hits and four walks in three innings. LHP Elby Cooper (2.45) gave up two unearned runs on a hit and two walks in two innings.