CF Jankowski promoted to Triple-A El Paso in day of moves

Poway High grad Dickerson ties El Paso record with five-hit game

CF Jankowski promoted to Triple-A El Paso in day of moves

Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.

Poway High grad Alex Dickerson tied a Triple-A El Paso record with five hits, and center fielder Travis Jankowski hit a two-run double in his debut with the Chihuahuas on Tuesday during a day of considerable movement at the upper levels of the Padres.

It started at the highest level as the Padres recalled center fielder Abraham Almonte from El Paso, and then optioned third baseman Will Middlebrooks to their Triple-A affiliate.

Jankowski was promoted one day after he returned to San Antonio from the Pan American Games. He was hitting .313 with 23 steals and 49 runs scored in 72 games with the Missions.

The Missions also activated outfielder Tyson Gillies (Canada) from the Pan-Am Games list; placed shortstop Jose Rondon (right elbow injury) and right-handed starting pitcher Casey Kelly (finger) on the seven-day Texas League disabled list; and received shortstop Benji Gonzalez from El Paso.

Dickerson was 5-for-5 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored to raise his season batting average to .308 in El Paso's 15-2 win at Sacramento. The Chihuahua's record stands at 49-48.

Jankowski entered the game as a pinch-hitter and was 1-for-2. Outfielder Jake Goebbert (.277) was 2-for-4 with two walks, two RBIs and two runs scored. Third baseman Casey McElroy (.292) was 2-for-5 with a double, two walks, an RBI and three runs scored. Catcher Rocky Gale (.319) was 2-for-6 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored. First baseman Jason Hagerty (.333) was 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.

Starting right-handed pitcher Chris Smith (2-5, 3.93 ERA) allowed two runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings, and also drove in two runs with a single.

Left-handed pitcher Chris Rearick (4.96 ERA) and right-hander Jerry Sullivan (2.22) each pitched a perfect inning in relief of Smith.


DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (41-55): Frisco 5, MISSIONS 4 -- 1B Luis Domoromo (.237) was 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. CF Alberth Martinez (.277) was 3-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored. RF Hunter Renfroe (.265) was 1-for-4 with three RBIs and a stolen base. Gonzalez (.167) was 2-for-5 with a run scored. Starting RHP Justin Hancock (3.30 ERA) allowed three runs on four hits and four walks with three strikeouts in five innings. RHP Stephen Kohlscheen (3.12) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk with a strikeout in an inning. LHP Brandon Alger (3-3, 4.68) allowed a run on three hits and a walk in one-third of an inning to take the loss. RHP Adam Cimber (3.86) gave up a hit and a walk with a strikeout in 2 2/3 scoreless innings.

HIGH SINGLE-A LAKE ELSINORE (38-57): The Storm were off Tuesday.

LOW SINGLE-A FORT WAYNE (46-49): LAKE COUNTY 3, TinCaps 2 -- 3B Luis Tejada (.286) was 2-for-3. Starting RHP Michael Kelly (5-3, 4.45 ERA) allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks with three strikeouts in four innings. LHP Taylor cox (4.60) allowed two hits and two walks with a strikeout in two scoreless innings. RHP Aaron Cressley (6.06) allowed a walk in two otherwise perfect innings.

SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A TRI-CITY (19-15): DUST DEVILS 4, Salem-Keizer 2 -- 2B Mitch Morales (.386) was 3-for-4 with a double and a RBI. DH Justin Pacchioli (.263) was 3-for-4 with a run scored. SS Peter Van Gansen (.300) was 2-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored. C A.J. Kennedy (.306) was 2-for-4 and scored a run. Starting LHP Brandon Fry allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. LHP Griffin Russell (2-1, 4.02 ERA) allowed a hit with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 scoreless innings. RHP Phil Maton (1.72) struck out four in two perfect innings. RHP Samuel Holland (2.84) allowed a hit in a scoreless ninth to get his first save.

ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (11-14): The rookie league Padres were off Tuesday.

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE PADRES (19-26): PADRES 5, White Sox 4 -- C Ricardo Rodriguez (.325) was 3-for-5 with a double, a steal, an RBI and two runs scored. RF Luis Asuncion (.234) was 2-for-5 with a RBI. 1B Felix Suarez (.171) had two doubles in four at-bats and scored two runs. RHP Cristian Machuca (3.71 ERA) allowed four runs on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts in four innings. RHP Joel Garcia (2.12) issued four walks and had four strikeouts without allowing a hit in 2 1/3 scoreless innings. RHP Wilmer Torres (1-0, 0.00) issued a walk with three strikeouts in 2 1/3 otherwise perfect innings.