SAN DIEGO (AP) -The Padres will skip right-hander Justin Germano's next scheduled start, on Monday at home against Pittsburgh.
Germano has lost 10 of 12 decisions since starting the season 5-0. His most recent loss was a 6-1 defeat at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. Germano allowed eight hits and six runs, five earned, in five-plus innings.
``Justin is going to take a step back,'' manager Bud Black said. ``It might be a good time for him. Now's the time for him to catch his breath. He's going to miss his turn and we'll re-evaluate it.''
Rookie right-hander Jack Cassel will take Germano's place.
Recently acquired Brett Tomko will make his first start for the Padres on Saturday night against San Francisco.

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