Dickerson's hit streak reaches 10 games

SS Giron off DL at Class A Fort Wayne

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

Alex Dickerson extended his hitting streak to 10 straight games for Triple-A El Paso Thursday while fellow Chihuahua outfielders Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe had their streaks stopped in a 4-2 loss at Fresno.

Dickerson, 25, was 2-for-4 with a RBI as he raised his batting average to .350. Dickerson is a product of Poway High and the University of Indiana.

Margot and Renfroe were both 0-for-4. Margot's hitting streak ended at 10 games, Renfroe's at six.

Right-handed starter Greg Reynolds (1-2, 6.41 earned run average) allowed three runs on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts in five innings.

There was movement in the Padres minor league system Thursday. Shortstop Ruddy Giron (groin soreness) was activated from low Single-A Fort Wayne's disabled list and infielder Daniel Bravo was transferred from Fort Wayne to extended spring training.

Catcher Rocky Gale was promoted from Double-A San Antonio to El Paso to take the place of Austin Hedges, who will be out four to six weeks following surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his left hand.

Catcher Ricardo Valenzuela was transferred from El Paso to San Antonio.


DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (8-12) -- FRISCO 6, Missions 5: 3B Gabriel Quintana (.244 with a double), DH Mike Olt (.208) and RF Yeison Asencio (.239) were all 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored. 2B Nelson Ward (.257) was 2-for-5 with two steals (nine on the year) and a run scored. Starting RHP Fabio Castillo (2-3, 4.88 ERA) allowed six runs on six hits and three walks with six strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. RHP Rafael De Paula (1.35) allowed a hit with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

HIGH CLASS A LAKE ELSINORE (9-12) -- High Desert 6, STORM 4 - SS Javier Guerra (.254) was 2-for-4. 3B Josh Van Meter (.283) was 2-for-3 with a run scored. CF Franchy Cordero (.269) was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Starting RHP Michael Kelly (9.35 ERA) allowed three runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts in six innings. LHP Jose Torres (0-1, 2.38) allowed two runs on a hit and two walks with two strikeouts in two innings to take the loss. LHP Taylor Cox (0.00) allowed an unearned run on two hits and a walk in an inning.

LOW CLASS A FORT WAYNE (11-10) -- Peoria 11, TIN CAPS 1 - LF Rod Boykin (.231) was 2-for-4. Starting RHP Walker Lockett (0-2, 4.28 ERA) allowed seven runs (six earned) on 12 hits with four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. LHP Will Headean (3.86) allowed four runs on five hits and a walk with a strikeout in 1 1/3 innings. LHP Jerry Keel (2.89) allowed a hit with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 scoreless innings.