Padres Prospect Report: August 25, 2009

Val Pascucci has been on fire since joining the Beavers. Cory Luebke has a solid start but takes a loss. Brad Chalk notches four RBI to propel the Storm. Dexter Carter has another rough outing. Jorge Reyes debuts and Edinson Rincon leads the charge. Rymer Liriano and Cody Decker have been a deadly combination all year – Tuesday was no different.

Portland (56-74) lost 10-7 to Sacramento (A's)

Val Pascucci collected four hits in five trips, including his 19th homer of the season in the fifth inning. The first baseman ended the game with four RBI, three coming with two outs. Pascucci has an extra base hits in four straight games and is hitting .305 across 53 games with the Beavers. He has collected 27 extra base hits during that span with 42 RBI. This was his third game with four or more RBI.

Rocky Cherry surrendered four runs, three earned, on four hits and two walks across an inning and one-third. He also saw two inherited runners score during his watch and tossed a pair of wild pitches. The right-hander had worked a scoreless inning in his first outing with the Beavers. Cherry went 3-1 with a 2.57 ERA across 38 appearances with Pawtucket of the Triple-A International League.

San Antonio (25-33, 64-63) lost 5-1 to Frisco (Rangers)

Cory Luebke allowed two runs over six innings on a half-dozen hits and a walk – both runs coming on a two-run homer in the fourth. He also struck out nine and induced five ground ball outs. The left-hander has allowed two runs or less in six of his eight starts with the Missions and 17 of his 22 starts across two leagues.

Matt Buschmann was charged with three unearned runs on one hit and a walk across two innings. It was his throwing error that extended an inning and a two-out, three-run homer followed. The right-hander has given up one earned run over his last 9.2 innings. He has surrendered four homers in the Texas League – all coming with runners on base – and has given up 17 homers across two leagues this season.

Lake Elsinore (27-31, 66-62) won 11-6 over Modesto (Rockies)

Brad Chalk went 2-for-4 with a sacrifice bunt. The leadoff man hit his second homer of the season in the sixth inning, a three-run blast and had four RBI on the night. He also recorded an outfield assist, gunning down a runner at second. Chalk has recorded 18 outfield assists on the year – tied for most in the California League. Chalk has collected 47 of his 57 RBI this season out of the leadoff spot.

Jon Berger made his California League debut after beginning the year with the AZL Padres. The right-hander allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks over 4.2 innings, striking out three. Four of the hits he allowed went for extra bases. Berger had been 5-1 with a 3.21 ERA across 12 starts between Arizona and Eugene. This was the second time he has allowed six runs in an outing and the fourth time he has given up more than two runs.

Fort Wayne (41-16, 86-42) lost 12-5 to Great Lakes (Dodgers)

Dexter Carter was shelled for nine runs on eight hits and three walks across two innings. The right-hander gave up three extra base hits, including a three-run homer. Carter has surrendered 17 runs on 14 hits, two hit batters and four walks across his last 2.1 innings, seeing his ERA in the Midwest League soar from 5.40 to 13.50. It is the third time in five starts that Carter has allowed six runs or more.

Allen Harrington extended his scoreless streak in the Midwest League to 7.1 innings, tossing a run-free frame while striking out two. The left-hander has fanned 10 with the TinCaps, yielding four hits. The Texas native went 1-6 with a 7.08 ERA across 29 appearances with Lake Elsinore. In 48.1 innings he allowed 76 hits and 27 walks while fanning 30. The opposition hit .364 off him in High-A.

Eugene (30-34) won 4-3 over Everett (Mariners)

Jorge Reyes made his professional debut after being signed minutes before the deadline. The 17th-round pick allowed one run on four hits, did not walk a batter and struck out three across four frames. Named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 College World Series as a freshman, Reyes finished the 2009 campaign with a 6-2 record and 4.20 ERA (38 ER/81.1 IP) in 15 games (14 starts) for the Beavers.

Edinson Rincon reached base four times with a pair of hits and two walks. The third baseman hit his seventh bomb of the year in the third inning and notched his 40th and 41st RBI of the season. Rincon has homered in successive games and has notched five extra base hits over his last five games. He has also driven in nine RBI over that span and is fifth in the Northwest League in that category.

AZL Padres (12-13, 25-28) won 13-2 over AZL Royals

Rymer Liriano delivered three hits in five trips, including his eighth double, scored two runs and drove in his 42nd run. The outfielder also stole his 10th bag of the campaign in 15 attempts. Liriano has 18 multi-hit contests on the year and has hit over .300 in each month. He has scored a run in five straight games and has a .408 average with runners in scoring position.

Cody Decker smacked his Arizona Rookie League leading 14th homer of the season and added his 21st double and a walk on a night that produced three more RBI, giving him a circuit best 61 on the year. It is the second game in a row that he has notched multiple extra base hits and the ninth time he has accomplished the feat this year. Thirty-eight of his 69 hits have gone for extra bases and this is the ninth time he has collected three or more RBI.

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