Padres Prospect Report: July 7, 2009

Chad Huffman has three extra base hits and four RBI in a Portland win. Cesar Carrillo gives up one run and three hits over eight. Nick Schmidt hasn't had much luck in Lake Elsinore. Stiven Osuna picks up his third straight win. Matt Jackson has yet to allow a run this season. Adys Portillo is hit hard in his third loss. Ariel Familia has a career day in the DSL.

Portland (41-45) won 7-3 over Colorado Springs

Chad Huffman busted out with three hits in four trips – all going for extra bases. The outfielder had a pair of doubles – his 11th and 12th – and hit a three-run bomb, also his 12th. He ended the day with four RBI. Huffman has recorded six multi-hit games over his last 10, going 14-for-35 – a .372 average – to raise his season mark from .227 to .250. He has notched 12 RBI over that span with seven extra base hits.

Val Pascucci reached base in all four of his plate appearances, going 2-for-2 with a double, a pair of walks and two runs scored. The first baseman has recorded three straight multi-hit games and is hitting .361 across 10 games with Portland. He has five multi-hit games on the season and sports a .417 average with runners in scoring position.

Will Inman earned his first Pacific Coast League victory, going six innings and allowing two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four. He also went 1-for-2 at the plate and is 3-for-12 in Portland. It was just the second time in 10 starts that he has given up two runs or less and the third time that he has not allowed a homer. Thirty-three of the hits he has allowed in 54.2 innings have gone for extra bases.

San Antonio (6-6, 45-37) won 7-1 over Tulsa (Rockies)

Cesar Carrillo retired 12 straight batters before giving up a solo homer to begin the seventh – one of just three hits he allowed over eight innings. The right-hander struck out four and walked one while notching 17 ground ball outs on a night that saw him toss just 90 pitches. It is the fifth time he has given up one run or less in 17 starts and the first time he has pitched through eight innings. He has allowed three hits or less twice this season.

Cedric Hunter went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI – his 30th of the year. The outfielder, who hit his first homer the night before, has a hit in nine of his last 10 games, scoring a run in each of the nine games he registered a hit – touching home 11 times in that span. Hunter is hitting .295 across his last 60 games after batting .195 in his first 18 contests.

Lake Elsinore (7-6, 46-37) lost 7-4 to Inland Empire (Dodgers)

Nick Schmidt was on the hook for six runs on six hits and four walks across 5.2 innings, striking out two. He did see three hits go for extra bases, including a pair of solo homers. The left-hander has allowed 17 runs on 17 hits and 10 walks across 13.1 innings. He had allowed just 16 earned runs over 51.2 innings of work in the Midwest League. He has walked four in two of his three starts and four times across two leagues this year.

Danny Payne had another multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. He did, however, figure into the scoring. The outfielder is hitting .340 over his last 29 games with 12 extra base hits, including five homers. With 50 walks on the season – one of three players to accomplish that feat with Lake Elsinore – Payne has upped his on-base percentage to .423, sixth best in the California League.

Fort Wayne (11-1, 56-26) won 4-0 over Great Lakes (Dodgers)

Stiven Osuna posted zeroes across five innings, yielding three hits and two walks while striking out two and notching 10 ground ball outs. He did commit his second error but also picked up his fifth win. Osuna has allowed one earned run on 10 hits across his last three starts, all wins, spanning 15.2 innings. The right-hander now has a 3.96 ERA across 12 starts while posting a 6.92 ERA in six relief outings.

Zach Herr retired the side in order to pick up his 12th hold of the season as the eighth inning bridge. The left-hander struck out the side and has struck out 12.2 batters per nine innings with 50 strikeouts across 37 frames. He has also whiffed 12 in his last five innings. Herr has given up runs in 10 of his 35 appearances on the season.

Eugene (7-10) won 6-0 over Boise (Cubs)

Matt Jackson yielded just one hit across five innings, not walking a batter, striking out four and inducing eight ground ball outs. The right-hander out of South Alabama extended his scoreless streak to 15.1 innings. He has allowed just five hits over that span while walking one and striking out 11. He has given up just one hit over his last 10 frames.

Edinson Rincon went 2-for-4, notching his third double and smacking his second homer. The third baseman had three RBI on the day and two runs scored. Rincon has three straight multi-hit games and four in his last five. This is the second time this season he has notched multiple extra base hits in a game. Rincon has 12 RBI in 12 games for the Ems.

Kyle Loretelli hammered out three hits in four trips, including a solo homer as the back half of back-to-back jacks with Rincon. The outfielder also registered an outfield assist, gunning down a runner at second. Loretelli has been on base in all but one game this year, reaching in six straight with two three-hit affairs. He has notched an RBI in three straight and has six RBI over his last six.

AZL Padres (6-8) lost 7-4 to AZL Indians

Adys Portillo lasted just three-plus innings, giving up five runs – all earned – on nine hits and two walks while striking out two to suffer his third loss of the year. He left after allowing the first two runners to reach in the fourth, although neither would score. Portillo has not worked more than four innings in a start this season and has given up 11 runs on 18 hits and seven walks over his last 10 innings of work.

Jonathan Galvez paced the AZL Padres offense with three hits in four trips. The shortstop notched a pair of doubles, giving him an Arizona Rookie League leading eight – three more than the closest competitor. Galvez also scored a run and stole his seventh base in nine attempts. He has been on base in every game this season and owns a .526 on-base percentage. Galvez is third in the league with 12 runs scored.

DSL Padres (13-18) won 10-2 over DSL Reds

Ariel Familia had a career day, going 3-for-4. As the designated hitter, he hit his third double, cracked his first homer, scored a pair of runs and drove in four. Familia had not recorded more than one hit in a game over his first 13 and had just five hits in his first 32 at-bats. The outfielder does have six RBI over his last four games and four runs scored over his last two.

Rosario Carrillo had one hit in four trips – his first double of the year – but also scored twice and notched a pair of RBI. The first baseman/outfielder came into the game with two hits in his previous 23 at-bats. Carrillo does have four RBI in his last four games. He has just two extra base hits through 20 games and has struck out 17 times in 51 at-bats.

Uber Paz recorded his first win of the year, giving up one run on three hits and a walk while striking out six across 5.1 innings. Paz lowered his ERA to 6.59 across four starts. The right-hander has posted a 1.35 ERA across 6.2 relief innings. The Nicaraguan native has held left-handed hitters to a .167 average through 30 at-bats.

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