Padres Prospect Report: June 29, 2009

Cory Luebke tossed five innings of one-run ball to pick up the win in his Double-A debut. Wynn Pelzer gave up two runs but took the loss. Nate Freiman's bat has come alive in Eugene. Yair Lopez drove home the winning run in the 10th.

Portland (36-41*) vs Colorado Springs (Rockies) suspended due to rain in bottom of fourth, Portland winning 7-6

San Antonio (2-4, 41-35) won 7-4 over Midland (A's)

Cory Luebke made his first Double-A start, going five innings and yielding one run on four hits and a walk while also hitting a batter and striking out four. The left-hander recorded six ground ball outs on an 87-pitch night to pick up the win – his seventh straight winning decision. Luebke has allowed two runs or less in nine straight outings across two leagues. He was 8-2 with a California League leading 2.34 ERA at the time of his promotion.

Lance Zawadzki had a pair of hits, including a two-run homer in the fifth, while drawing a walk. The homer was his third in Double-A – all on the road – and 13th on the season. The shortstop is reaching base an average of 1.9 times per game since joining the Missions. All 12 of his extra base hits have come across his last 25 games. Zawadzki is hitting .422 on the road and .293 at home with San Antonio.

After starting the first 15 games of the season for San Antonio, Stephen Faris was moved into the bullpen. The right-hander tossed a pair of scoreless innings, giving up one hit and a walk while striking out four. He entered the game with eight relief appearances across his first four minor league seasons. Faris was 3-9 with a 4.97 ERA this season, giving up 93 hits in 79.2 innings as a starter.

Lake Elsinore (3-2, 42-33) lost 5-1 to High Desert (Mariners)

Wynn Pelzer gave up two runs on four hits and two walks across six innings – both scoring on a two-run homer in the fourth. H struck out seven and hit a batter. It is the third time in his last four starts that he has given up two runs or less. Pelzer had not allowed a homer since May 5 – a span of nine starts. He has given up just three bombs in the California League across 80.1 innings.

Felix Carrasco notched two of the Storm's four hits, doubling and scoring the lone Lake Elsinore run. The first baseman has five extra base hits in his last three games and six across his last five. Carrasco did strikeout for the 72nd time this season and has fanned in 11 straight games. He has struck out in 30.5 percent of his at-bats. Carrasco is hitting .329 across his last 19 contests.

Fort Wayne (4-0, 49-25) had a scheduled day off

Eugene (4-6) won 4-3 over Everett (Mariners)

Nick Greenwood surrendered one run on five hits, a walk and a hit batsman across 4.2 innings, striking out four and netting six ground ball outs. Greenwood has given up one run on six hits across his first 7.2 innings of professional baseball. The right-hander kept the opposition to 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position on Monday.

Mario Tabachnik was charged with one unearned run across 2.1 innings, giving up two hits and a walk while striking out two. The right-hander also stranded a pair of inherited runners. Tabachnik has worked at least two innings in each of his four appearances, allowing earned runs once. He has stranded all four runners he has inherited this year.

Nate Freiman went 2-for-4 with an RBI, raising his average to .356 for the season. It is the third straight multi-hit game for Freiman and the fourth time in five games. He is 10-for-22 across a five game hitting streak after netting one hit in his first 21 at-bats. Freiman has an RBI in four straight games, driving in six across that span.

AZL Padres (1-5) had a scheduled day off

DSL Padres (12-13) won 8-7 over DSL Tigers in 10 innings

Yair Lopez drove home the winning run in the top half of the tenth with a sacrifice fly. The center fielder finished off a day where he went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and two RBI. Lopez sports a .409 on-base percentage through 24 games having reached base 45 times over that span. It was his fourth multi-hit game of the year and the second time he has notched multiple extra base hits.

Felix Cabrera reached base three times via a pair of walks and a double. The infielder, who played both second and third on Monday, also plated a run, scored twice and stole his third base of the season in five attempts. Cabrera has notched an RBI in three of his last four games. He did, however, commit an error – his sixth of the season.

Francisco Flores picked up his first save of the year, walking a batter with one out before getting to ground outs to end the game. The right-hander out of Mexico has given up one hit through 4.1 innings. He has stranded all seven runners he has inherited on the year and has not given up a hit or a run in the three at-bats he has faced with the bases loaded.

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