Padres Prospect Report: June 19, 2009

Tim Stauffer returned to the starting rotation with a well-pitched game but got a no-decision while Michael O'Connor debuts. Stephen Faris struggles out of the gate while Carlos Guevara and Philip Barzilla debut. Jeremy McBryde pitches well but is saddled with the loss. Manuel Nuno and Carlos Garcia have five-RBI games while Luis Domoromo touches home five times.

Portland (33-36) lost 4-3 to Las Vegas (Blue Jays)

After spending the season working out of the bullpen in San Antonio, Tim Stauffer was inserted into the rotation with Portland and gave up one run on four hits without a walk across five innings, striking out four. Stauffer had not gone more than 2.2 innings previously this season. Across 12 games with the Missions, Stauffer posted a 1-0 record with one save and a 1.89 ERA. He allowed four earned in 19 frames, holding the opposition to a .183 average.

Michael O'Connor made his system debut, surrendering two runs on three hits while striking out one across 2.1 innings. The left-hander went 2-5 with a 5.45 ERA across 11 outings, including seven starts, with Triple-A Syracuse of the International League. In 36.1 innings, he allowed 46 hits and saw the opposition hit .372 off him with runners in scoring position. O'Connor did hold left-handed hitters to a .138 average against.

Eulogio De La Cruz suffered a blown save and the loss. The right-hander gave up one run on two hits in two-thirds of an inning while also allowing an inherited runner to score. De La Cruz had earned a save in his first three opportunities. He has allowed runs in three straight and has given up runs in nine of his 18 appearances, although three of those were starts. Two of the four runners he has inherited on the year have scored.

San Antonio (35-31) lost 7-1 to Midland (A's)

In a game that was delayed because of rain, Stephen Faris – the scheduled starter – labored through the opening frame, giving up five runs on five hits and a walk while tossing 38 pitches. He would go on to work six frames, charged with six runs, five earned, on eight hits and a walk while fanning five. It is the fifth time in 14 starts he has surrendered five or more runs and the fourth straight game he has given up at least eight hits.

Carlos Guevara made his season debut after getting re-signed by the Padres today, giving up one run on two hits while striking out two in an inning of work. The right-hander split time between San Diego and Portland last season with the Padres. He went 0-3 with two saves while posting a 6.50 ERA with the Beavers, giving up 16 hits and nine walks across 18 innings. With San Diego, Guevara went 1-0 with a 5.84 ERA over 10 appearances, surrendering 13 hits and nine walks in 12.1 innings.

Philip Barzilla, re-signed by the Padres earlier this week, also debuted, tossing a scoreless inning and striking out one. The southpaw went 2-2 with a 3.78 ERA last year with the Missions across 34 appearances. In 50 innings, Barzilla allowed 46 hits and walked 21 while fanning 57. He allowed runs in 12 of his outings while stranding 13 of the 14 runners he inherited.

Lake Elsinore (37-30) lost 2-0 to Rancho Cucamonga (Angels)

Jeremy McBryde gave up two runs on six hits and a walk across seven innings, striking out five and recording seven ground ball outs in a loss. It is the ninth time in 11 outings that he has given up two runs or less and the fourth time he has gone at least seven innings. Despite missing time to begin the year, McBryde stands fourth in the California League in strikeouts with 76 – fanning 9.7 per nine innings pitched.

Scott Hairston was in the lineup for the Storm, hitting leadoff. The outfielder, on a rehabilitation assignment after landing on the disabled list on June 3 with a strained left biceps, went 1-for-3 while striking out once. Hairston is hitting .327 with the Padres this season, clubbing eight homers and 19 extra base hits across 43 games. He has scored 21 runs and driven in 23 while stealing six bases in seven attempts.

Fort Wayne (43-24) South Bend (Diamondbacks) suspended due to rain

Lightning storms called the game as it headed into the bottom of the fourth with Fort Wayne holding a 3-1 lead. The game will resume on Saturday.

DSL Padres (8-9) won 19-6 over DSL White Sox

Manuel Nuno pounded a pair of homers, hitting a solo homer in the fifth and a three-run shot an inning later, ending up with a career-high five RBI on a 3-for-5 night that included a walk and three runs scored. Nuno did, however, commit two errors. It is the third time this year he has notched three or more RBI in a game. Nuno sports a .543 on-base percentage – good for second overall in the Dominican Summer League. Eight of his 12 hits have gone for extra bases.

Carlos Garcia hit a three-run blast in the fourth – his third homer of the year – and added an RBI ground out and run scoring single to also give him a career-high five RBI on the day. The outfielder is tied for third in the Dominican Summer League with 18 RBI and has notched five multi-RBI games this year. All three of his homers have come across his last six games. Garcia also extended his hitting streak to seven games.

Luis Domoromo went 2-for-5 with a walk, an RBI and a career-high five runs scored. The outfielder had scored five runs in his previous 16 games combined. It was his third multi-hit game in the last six and he has recorded an RBI in four of his last six and five of his last eight. Domoromo has an .800 on-base percentage when he leads off an inning, reaching in eight of his 10 plate appearances.

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