Padres Prospect Report: September 3, 2009

Jason Codiroli hits a game-winner – in Portland. Corey Kluber has had control issues of late. Luis Martinez continues his hot hitting ways. Eduardo Perez is hit hard in relief. Brayden Drake contributes after seeing Keyvius Sampson throw shutout ball.

Portland (56-82) won 6-5 over Colorado Springs (Rockies)

Jason Codiroli tripled in the eventual winning run in the top of the ninth, coming on as a pinch-hitter for Edwin Moreno who blew the save in the previous inning. The outfielder is now 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored for the Beavers. Codiroli hit .290 across 59 games for Eugene, collecting 42 runs scored and 29 RBI while drawing 39 walks compared to 37 strikeouts. He is hitting .339 over his last 30 games.

Chad Huffman reached base six times on Thursday, collecting four hits, including his 28th and 29th doubles of the year, while drawing a pair of walks. The outfielder scored a run and added his 68th RBI. Huffman has reached base in 13 straight plate appearances, going 9-for-9 with four doubles, a homer, and four walks. He has three straight games with at least three hits and has raised his average from .233 on August 1 to .273 by hitting .386 over his last 32 games.

San Antonio (28-39, 67-69) lost 3-1 to Midland (A's)

Corey Kluber suffered his fourth loss in the Texas League, giving up three runs on six hits and three walks while fanning eight across 6.1 innings. He was pulled after surrendering a two-run homer in the seventh, one of two extra base hits surrendered. The right-hander has issued three or more walks in seven of his nine starts with the Missions, averaging seven walks per nine innings pitched. He has given up a homer in five of his last seven outings.

Sawyer Carroll had two hits in four trips, including his third triple with the Missions ninth across three leagues. He did not, however, figure into the scoring. The outfielder also grounded into a double play for the seventh time this year and committed his second error in the Texas League. Five of his eight extra base hits with San Antonio have come across the last five games. He has three straight multi-hit games.

Lake Elsinore (33-33, 72-64) Modesto (Rockies)

Luis Martinez had three hits out of the nine-hole in the lineup, driving in a pair with a second inning double, his 20th, and adding a run scored. The backstop extended his hitting streak to 10 games and pushed his RBI streak to six contests. He is 15-for-38 over the life of the streak with six doubles, two homers, eight runs scored and 13 RBI. He has driven in 11 over his last six games.

Bryan Oland closed the door in the ninth to secure his 27th save of the year, retiring the side in order while striking out two. The right-hander has fanned 13 over his last six innings, striking out at least two batters in every outing. He has struck out 10.45 batters per nine innings pitched for the year. The right-hander has allowed one hit over his last four outings after posting a 7.94 ERA in his previous 16 appearances.

Fort Wayne (45-20, 90-46) lost 8-3 to Great Lakes (Dodgers)

Dan Robertson was in on all three runs scored for the TinCaps. The outfielder, batting ninth, went 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. He notched his 22nd double and contributed his 64th RBI. Robertson has notched successive multi-hit games and has been on base three times in each contest. He has evened his walk-to-strikeout ratio at 49-to-49.

Eduardo Perez was charged with four runs on four hits and a walk across an inning and two-thirds, striking out a pair and leaving with a man on base. The right-hander has allowed runs in three straight games and in eight of his last 10. Perez has seen his ERA spike from 3.45 to 4.45 as a result. The opposition is hitting .294 off him with runners in scoring position. He has a 6.64 ERA across his last nine outings.

Eugene (33-40) lost 5-3 to Salem-Keizer (Giants)

Marking the end of an era, the Emeralds have played their last game at Civic Stadium and will move into a new park they will share with the University of Oregon in 2010. Keyvius Sampson got the start, working three scoreless frames while yielding one hit and a walk and striking out three. Sampson has given up one run on two hits and a walk across his first six professional innings, striking out six.

Brayden Drake collected three hits, including his third double in the Northwest League, while driving in a run, his sixth RBI for the Emeralds. The third baseman has notched an RBI in three of his last four games and has doubled in successive games where he is 4-for-8. Prior to his recent stretch, Drake had been 5-for-47 across his first 12 games with the Emeralds.

Dean Anna extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a three-hit night.

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