Padres Prospect Report: August 8, 2009

Walter Silva has an inning to forget. Will Inman takes the loss, despite allowing only two runs. Nick Schmidt takes loss number six in the California League. Fort Wayne is swept in a doubleheader. Eugene prevents a system sweep, as Emmanuel Quiles and Matt Vern have three hits apiece. Rosario Carrillo saves the DSL Padres from being no-hit.

Portland (49-65) lost 17-7 to Albuquerque (Dodgers)

Walter Silva was pounded for a season high nine runs – all earned – on eight hits and three walks in a single inning as a reliever. He allowed three extra base hits, including a grand slam and a three-run homer. It is the third time in his last six outings that he has surrendered a pair of home runs – the other two times coming in starts. He has given up five or more runs five times, including two of his last three outings.

Chad Huffman had four hits in five trips, belting his 16th homer of the season and adding his 21st double amongst the hits. He drove in three and scored twice. It was his second homer in three games and gave him seven RBI over that span. It was his first four-hit game since May 1, 2008 while playing with San Antonio. The outfielder entered the game hitting .195 since the Pacific Coast League All-Star game where he won the home run derby. His streak of five straight games with a walk was snapped.

San Antonio (18-25, 57-55) lost 2-1 to Frisco (Rangers)

Will Inman suffered the loss, yielding two runs on three hits and a pair of walks while striking out one over six innings. He also hit a batter while recording 10 ground ball outs. Inman has allowed two runs or less in six of his last starts at the Double-A level and has allowed just one homer in his last eight with San Antonio. Inman allowed 15 homers in 12 Triple-A starts. It is the fourth time in 22 starts that he has allowed three hits or less – all coming with the Missions.

Logan Forsythe reached base three times, smacking his seventh double in Texas League play and drawing a pair of walks. He also swiped his ninth base in 11 attempts across two leagues. He did not figure into the scoring. The third baseman now has a 20-to-35 walk-to-strikeout ratio in the Texas League after posting a 61-to-48 mark in the California League. Forsythe has notched 36 extra base hits on the season but his slugging percentage is down nearly 100 points from when he was with the Storm.

Lake Elsinore (20-23, 59-54) lost 7- to High Desert (Mariners)

Eric Gonzalez worked 2.2 scoreless relief innings, yielding two hits and striking out three. He also stranded an inherited runner in the process. The right-hander has stranded 12 of the 18 runners he has inherited across two leagues this season. Gonzalez has allowed runs in nine of his 18 California League appearances and this is the 10th time he has worked at least two innings.

Nick Schmidt suffered his sixth loss in the Cal League, surrendering four runs on eight hits, two walks, and a hit batsman across 4.1 innings, striking out two in a game that saw the Storm commit five errors. It is the second straight game that the left-hander has not made it out of the fifth and his fourth time in nine starts that he has not worked five complete. Schmidt has allowed 22 hits and 12 runs over his last 8.1 innings.

Fort Wayne (31-10, 76-36) lost 8-4 to South Bend (Diamondbacks) in game one, lost 4-0 in game two

Simon Castro suffered his fifth loss, giving up six runs, four earned, on nine hits while striking out four across just three innings. He surrendered five runs in the first and allowed three extra base hits in the game. The right-hander has now allowed 13 first inning runs – higher than any other frame. He came into the contest with one run allowed over his previous three starts. It is the third time in 23 outings that he has allowed eight or more hits.

Stiven Osuna allowed one run on three hits across three innings striking out two but was saddled with his seventh loss of the campaign in a game where the offense managed just two hits. It is the second straight game that Osuna has been limited to just three innings but last time out was after allowing seven runs over that span. It is the third time this year he has given up one run and still taken the loss.

Eugene (21-27) won 8-6 over Everett (Mariners)

Emmanuel Quiles connected for three hits in five at-bats out of the seven spot in the lineup, scoring once and adding his first stolen base of the season. He also threw out the only runner attempting to steal. He has thrown out 12 of the 33 runners attempting to take a base on him, good for 36.4 percent. It is his seventh multi-hit game of the year and first three-hit night since Opening Day. Quiles attempted just one theft of second a year ago but was snagged. His last – and only other – successful stolen base came on July 7, 2007 while with the AZL Padres.

Matt Vern delivered three singles in five trips, scoring twice and driving in a run. He also struck out in his other two at-bats. Vern gunned down a runner at third base in the sixth when he hit his cutoff man who relayed it for the out. It was his third outfield assist of the season. It was the eighth time he has connected for multiple hits and the second time he has registered a three-hit night. Vern has fanned in 34.3 percent of his at-bats.

AZL Padres (5-6, 18-21) had a scheduled day off

DSL Padres (22-38) lost 2-0 to DSL Tigers

Rosario Carrillo single with two outs in the third inning was the only hit the DSL Padres would muster. Carrillo also stole his fifth base in six attempts. The outfielder is 3-for-8 with two runs scored and three RBI over his last two games. Prior to that, Carrillo was entrenched in a 0-for-24 slump. He has notched a hit in just 13 of his 40 contests, sporting a .156 average for the season.

Amaury Ceren, in his first start of the year, allowed one run on five hits across five innings to take the loss and drop to 2-2. He struck out four and notched seven fly ball outs. The lone run scored after one of two stolen bases against on the day in the third. The right-hander has given up one earned run over his last 10 innings. Just two of the 23 hits he surrendered have gone for extra base hits.

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