Rea allows one earned run over seven innings in AA-San Antonio win
Texas League All-Star has 1.08 ERA at the break
Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.
Right-hander Colin Rea continued his domination of the Double-AA Texas League Sunday afternoon as he held Midland to two runs (one earned) over seven innings in host San Antonio's 7-2 win.
Rea was originally charged with two earned runs, but a post-game scoring change altered his final line. He allowed six hits and struck out five without walking a hitter.
Rea (3-2) has allowed two runs (one earned) on 13 hits and two walks with 15 strikeouts in 23 innings in four starts since returning from the disabled list on June 13. He had missed almost a month with back spasms.
Left-hander Cory Luebke (6.00 ERA) allowed a walk in a hitless inning in his third rehab assignment for the 33-43 Missions. Right-hander Tayron Guerrero (3.26 ERA) had a strikeout in a perfect inning.
Designated hitter Hunter Renfroe (.244) had two doubles in four at-bats with a RBI and a run scored. CF Travis Jankowski (.313) was 2-for-4 with a run scored. LF Alberth Martinez (.266) was 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a RBI.
Third baseman Casey McElroy (.261) and second baseman Taylor Lindsey (.205) were each 1-for-3 with a two-run double and a run scored.
Center fielder Rico Noel, 26, the Padres fifth-round pick in the 2010 draft, was released from the Triple-A El Paso roster Sunday. Noel, who switched from being a switch-hitter to batting only from the right side this spring, was hitting .242 in 66 at-bats with the Chihuahuas.
AROUND THE FARM:
TRIPLE-A EL PASO (38-38): TACOMA 2, Chihuahuas 0 - Starting LHP Jason Lane (4.21 ERA) allowed seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 7 2/3 shutout innings. RHP Jerry Sullivan (3-1, 2.93) served up a walk-off homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth. He gave up two runs on two hits with a strikeout in an inning. 2B Rocky Gale (.301) was 2-for-3 with a double.
HIGH SINGLE-A LAKE ELSINORE (32-42): Rancho Cucamonga 4, STORM 0 - Starting RHP Zech Lemond (4-5, 5.03 ERA) allowed two runs (one earned) on eight hits and a walk with two strikeouts in six innings. RHP Cody Hebner (8.68) issued three walks and struck out three hitters in 1 2/3 hitless innings.
LOW SINGLE-A FORT WAYNE (34-38): GREAT LAKES 2, TinCaps 1 - Starting RHP Ernesto Montas (6-5, 3.65 ERA) allowed both runs on seven hits with four strikeouts over six innings. RHP T.J. Weir (4.43) allowed two hits with a strikeout in two scoreless innings. LF Franchy Cordero (.234) was 2-for-4 with a steal and a run scored.
SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A TRI-CITY (6-5): Dust Devils 8, EUGENE 2 - Starting RHP Walker Lockett (2.40 ERA) allowed a run on three hits with five strikeouts in five innings. LF Henry Charles (.233) was 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored. DH Luis Urias (.500) was 3-for-5 with a steal and two runs scored. RF Mason Smith (.226) hit a three-run double with a run scored in four at-bats. LHP Taylor Cox (0.00) gave up two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in a scoreless inning. RHP Phil Maton (1-0, 2.70 ERA) pitched a perfect inning to get the win. RHP Louis Distasio (0.00) allowed an unearned run on a hit and a walk with three strikeouts in an inning. RHP Sam Holland (0.00) issued a walk with a strikeout in a scoreless inning.
ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (3-4): WHITE SOX 8, Padres 0 - Starting RHP Emmanuel Ramirez (1-1, 0.93 ERA) allowed seven runs (ut only one earned run) on six hits with six strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. LF Aldemar Burjos (.308) and 1B Jonas Lantigua (.286) were each 2-for-4.
DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE PADRES (11-14): The Dominican Summer League doesn't play on Sundays.