The southpaw allowed one single but that runner was thrown out trying to steal. On the stolen base attempt, Emmanuel Quiles bounced a ball to Jeudy Valdez who made a great pick and tag to nab the runner.
Luebke mixed his pitches well, spotting up his fastball on more of a downhill plane than in the past and inducing five groundball outs. The biggest thing he concentrated on during his 36-pitch effort was the changeup.
"The changeup felt good in that last inning," Luebke said. "The first inning and a half I was trying to put the fastball on the inside black instead of middle-in. I was throwing 2-2 and 3-2 changeups – stuff you do with men on base that you may not do in the regular season. That is why we are here – to work on stuff."
Whiffing the first batter after the three-bagger, Latos plugged one into the ground and the backstop to allow the run to score. He went on two strikeout the final two batters.
DePaula was helped out by his defense and specifically the work of Mitch Canham behind the dish. With runners on first and third, Canham tossed a snap throw behind the runner at first to get him by two steps. The man up eventually tripled, although Yefri Carvajal made a bad read on the ball and could not get a beat on catching a ball that many outfielders would have corralled.
Payne also drew a pair of walks, singled, stole a base and scored a run, showing why he was a top round pick by working the count and selectively hitting his pitch.
"Healthy for the first time in a long time," Payne said with a laugh. "I really do feel good."
Forsythe, who was excellent in his debut in Eugene, has continued to pour it on during the Instructional League.
"He looks confident and relaxed," Tom Gamboa, the Padres minor league field coordinator, said.
He scored two runs but was picked off on a stolen base attempt – leaving before the pitcher committed to home plate.
Joynt has been working out at first base with some work in the outfield.
Talk about this story on our subscriber-only message boards