Padres Prospect Report: July 2, 2009

Will Inman gives up three homers in a loss. Eric Sogard goes yard to keep up the hot hitting. Nick Schmidt gets hammered over 1.2 innings. Stiven Osuna was sharp and Brad Brach closes it out. Matt Jackson has a perfect game through five but the Emeralds lose. Jonathan Alia hits his first homer. Alvaro Aristy reaches four times in a DSL Padres loss.

Portland (37-44) lost 5-3 to Tacoma (Mariners)

Will Inman dropped his fourth decision without a win, giving up four runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out five in 5.1 innings. The right-hander surrendered seven extra base hits on the day, including three homers. Inman has surrendered 13 homers through nine starts in the Pacific Coast League. He now ranks fifth in homers allowed in the circuit. He has given up two or more homers five times and has allowed at least four runs in five straight starts.

John Hudgins issued four walks, tossed a wild pitch, and gave up two hits across an inning and one-third, striking out one. The right-hander only gave up one run, though, and that came on a solo homer. Hudgins had walked four across his first 7.2 innings of Pacific Coast league action. He has given up runs in successive appearances and three of his last four. Hudgins gave up runs in consecutive outings once during his 27 appearances with San Antonio.

San Antonio (3-4, 42-35) won 9-5 over NW Arkansas (Royals)

Eric Sogard pounded out his third homer of the season – a three-run shot in the eighth – on a 2-for-4 night that included a walk. He also scored a pair of runs. The second baseman has collected three straight multi-hit games and has scored five runs in his last three games. Sogard is hitting .321 across his last 26 contests.

Craig Cooper also drove in three, two coming in one swing when he sent his seventh homer of the year over the wall in the fifth. He also added a single and a walk but did commit his 10th error of the season. The first baseman is tied for second in the Texas League with his 59 RBI and is second in the Texas League with 99 hits – four behind the overall leader in the entire minors.

Lake Elsinore (4-4, 43-35) lost 11-4 to Lancaster (Astros)

Nick Schmidt was pulled after just an inning and two-thirds. The left-hander was on the hook for seven runs – all earned – on five hits and four walks. He gave up three extra base hits, including one that left the park. Schmidt has given up 11 runs on 11 hits and six walks across his first 7.2 innings in the California League. He did not give up more than four earned in any Midwest League start and allowed two runs or less in nine of his 11 starts.

Ryan Hinson, who led the Clemson Tigers in appearances this season, was moved up to Lake Elsinore from Eugene to replace Jeremy McBryde who went on the disabled list. The left-hander worked an inning and one-third, giving up one hit and striking out two. He also stranded an inherited runner. The South Carolina native had given up 10 runs on 11 hits and three walks while striking out seven in 7.1 innings with the Eugene Emeralds.

Fort Wayne (6-1, 51-26) won 3-1 over Dayton (Reds)

Stiven Osuna worked 5.1 innings on Thursday, surrendered a single run on four hits and three walks while striking out two and notching six ground ball outs. He also picked off a runner at first base. The right-hander has given up one run across his last 10.2 innings in his return to the rotation. Osuna has allowed one run or less in four of his last five starts and five of 11 overall.

Brad Brach struck out the side around a single to record his 19th save of the season. The right-hander has not allowed a run in his last eight innings of work, yielding just two hits while striking out 13. He has fanned 12.1 batters per nine innings pitched this season while yielding 18 hits in 35 frames. Brach has given up runs in four of his 34 appearances while holding the opposition to a .149 average.

Dan Robertson reached base three times with two walks and his ninth double of the year. The outfielder also swiped his 10th bag in 12 attempts and recorded an outfield assist when he gunned down a runner at second base. His outfield assist was the third he has netted on the year. Robertson is hitting .357 across his last 44 games with 14 extra base hits. He has drawn 18 walks compared to 14 strikeouts over that time.

Eugene (5-7) lost 3-0 to Everett (Mariners)

Matt Jackson tossed a perfect game going through five, retiring every batter he faced. The right-hander struck out six and notched five ground ball outs but was matched on the other side, as Everett had a no-hitter through 6.2 innings. Jackson has not allowed a run across 11.1 innings. He has given up just four hits and a walk and has stranded two inherited runners while fanning seven.

Miles Mikolas lost the bid for a combined perfect game to the first batter he faced in the sixth and lost the shutout an inning later. The Florida native gave up two runs on four hits in an inning and two-thirds, striking out a pair. Mikolas had tossed a scoreless inning in his first outing, striking out a pair while retiring the side in order.

Joey Railey snapped the no-hitter with a single two outs into the seventh. The leadoff hitter also drew a walk on a night that saw the Emeralds gather just two hits. The left-handed hitter has seven hits in his first 21 at-bats and has been on base 10 times through five games. Since going 0-for-4 in his first game, Railey has been on base at least twice in each of his last four contests.

AZL Padres (3-6) lost 5-2 to AZL Angels

Jonathan Alia, signed as an undrafted free agent, hit his first homer of the season on a 1-for-4 night. The infielder extended his hitting streak to five games and his RBI streak to four. The eighth-leading hitter in NCAA Division II in 2009, Alia batted a school-record .467 and ranked third in the nation with program-best 98 base hits. He also set single-season school records with 20 home runs, 78 RBI, 25 doubles, 187 total bases and .890 slugging percentage.

Robert Poutier was on the hook for two unearned runs across four innings, giving up three hits – all singles – and a walk while striking out four and notching six ground ball outs. The right-hander did commit his first error of the year – one of three by the AZL Padres. Poutier had worked a scoreless inning, striking out two and retiring the side in order.

DSL Padres (12-16) lost 8-5 to DSL White Sox

Alvaro Aristy reached base in all four of his plate appearances, going 2-for-2 with a double and two walks out of the leadoff spot in the lineup. He was picked off first base but also scored twice. He was thrown out at home trying to score a third time. The shortstop had been hitless in his previous 16 at-bats and was 4-for-42 – a .095 average - since going 4-for-7 to open the season.

Jeury Castillo was on the hook for three unearned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four across four frames. The right-hander surrendered a two-run homer and committed his second error of the campaign while tossing a wild pitch. Castillo had not issued a long ball over his first five outings, spanning 17 innings of work.

Freddys Henrique suffered his third loss, giving up five runs, four earned, on five hits and two walks while fanning three. The right-hander uncorked four wild pitches on the day and saw two balls leave the yard. The Venezuelan native had given up one homer and tossed wild pitch across his first five appearances, spanning 19 innings of work. He has given up five runs in three of his six outings.

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