Padres Prospect Report: July 12, 209

Luis Durango and Mat Latos in the Futures Game. Will Inman throws scoreless ball but no win is passed his way. Mitch Canham smacks two and Cory Luebke leaves with an injury. Nick Schmidts gets his first win in Lake Elsinore. Brayden Drake contributes to a Fort Wayne win. Adys Portillo is better and Cody Decker goes yard twice.

Futures Game

Luis Durango started in center field for the World Team and batted ninth. He fanned on a 2-2 pitch in his first at-bat. After flailing miserably at the first pitch of his second at-bat, Durango laid down a picture perfect push bunt while batting from the right side – beating it out for an infield hit. Durango appeared to be cleanly picked off first but beat the throw to second to snare a stolen base. Durango was, however, caught stealing third base.

Mat Latos hit 96 mph five times during an eight-pitch inning, netting two ground outs and a fly out in his lone inning of work. Latos retired Nick Weglarz, Brett Lawrie and Wilmer Flores. Six of his eight pitches were strikes

Portland (42-49) lost 1-0 to Tacoma (Mariners)

Will Inman tossed blanks across 5.1 innings, giving up four hits and three walks while fanning two in an 87-pitch effort. He retired nine in a row at one point but left with the bases loaded and one out. The right-hander has given up two runs over his last 11.1 innings and has not given up a homer in successive starts – the first time he has accomplished the feat since joining Triple-A Portland.

Joe Thatcher came on with the bases full in the sixth and proceeded to get a pair of strikeouts – both on called strikes. The left-hander gave up the lone run of the game in the next frame, giving up a one-out triple followed by a single. He allowed four hits in an inning and two-third while fanning three. Thatcher has allowed runs in three of his 17 outings with the Beavers. He had not allowed more than two hits in any outing prior to Sunday.

San Antonio (8-8, 47-39) won 5-4 over Tulsa (Rockies) in 10 innings

Cory Luebke worked 3.1 scoreless innings, retiring the first 10 batters he faced, striking out one while tossing 51 pitches. He was pulled from the game, however, with a mild hamstring strain after walking the 11th man he faced on a 3-2 pitch. The left-hander has allowed just one earned runs over his first 13 innings in Double-A. Luebke owns a 2.13 ERA across 17 starts and two leagues this season. He has given up just one hit to left-handed hitters in Double-A.

Mitch Canham homered in the second inning – the front half of back-to-back jacks – and added his second homer of the game in the fifth. Both were solo shots and pushed his homer total to five on the season. Canham was also hit by a pitch and grounded into a double play. He went 0-for-1 throwing out base runners attempting to steal. All five of his homers have come across his last 17 games. Canham is hitting .500 over his last nine games. He has thrown out 17-of-88 base runners on the year.

Evan Scribner suffered his fourth blown save, giving up a walk, triple and single to blow a two-run lead. It was his second straight blown save and third in his last five chances. He has notched 14 saves on the year in 36 games. Scribner was credited with the win, his sixth, and worked a scoreless 10th – striking out three in his two innings. Scribner has given up runs in three straight and in seven of his last 10. Prior to that, he allowed runs in five of his first 26.

Lake Elsinore (9-9, 48-40) won 10-4 over Rancho Cucamonga (Angels)

Felix Carrasco hit his eighth homer – a two-run shot in the sixth – and collected four RBI to push his tally to 55 on the season. He also hit his 18th double – the sixth time this year he has notched multiple extra base hits in a game. It is the seventh time that Carrasco has notched three or more RBI in a contest. He is hitting .333 with runners in scoring position on the season with a .435 on-base percentage.

Nick Schmidt picked up his first California League win with five innings of two-run ball, allowing two hits and four walks while striking out five. The left-hander has walked four batters in three straight games and in five of his 17 outings. Schmidt had allowed 17 runs on 17 hits and 10 walks in his first 13.1 innings with the Storm. Schmidt has given up two runs or less in nine of his 15 starts.

Fort Wayne (15-2, 60-27) won 8-4 over Peoria (Cubs)

With Justin Baum ailing, Brayden Drake got his first start at third base in Fort Wayne. The 2009 12th-round pick went 1-for-3 with a run scored, RBI and a pair of walks. The Missouri native went 2-for-32 across eight games with the Eugene Emeralds, scoring four runs and driving in two while netting three walks compared to three strikeouts.

Stiven Osuna corralled his fourth straight win, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out four across five innings. Since moving back into the rotation, Osuna has given up three runs over four starts, spanning 20.2 innings. He has lowered his ERA from 5.80 to 4.47 in the process. Osuna has given up three hits or less in three of his last four starts.

Eugene (9-13) vs. Spokane was postponed due to rain

The two teams will play a doubleheader on Monday – two seven-innings games.

AZL Padres (8-9) tied 4-4 against AZL Indians in 10 innings

This game was unfinished at the time of this report.

Cody Decker smacked a pair of homers, hitting solo homers in the fourth and eighth. Decker has homered in successive games for the second time this season, giving him five – an Arizona Rookie League leading total. The first baseman has scored a run in seven straight games, touching home 11 times over that span. Decker has three multi-hit games over his last four and six such games through 17 overall.

Adys Portillo gave up one run on three hits and five walks across 4.1 innings, striking out five and inducing five ground ball outs. He also tossed three wild pitches. Portillo has tossed seven wild pitches this season, including five over his last two games. The right-hander had given up eight runs on 14 hits and five walks over his previous seven innings. Portillo had allowed 10 hits in 24 at-bats with runners in scoring position – giving up one hit in six at-bats in those situations on Sunday.

DSL Padres (14-20) had a scheduled day off

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