Padres Minor League Notebook: 4-27-10

Two rain delays prolong a Portland loss. Andy Parrino and Jorge Minyeti each contributed to a San Antonio win while Simon Castro pitches into the eighth. Erik Davis hurls a gem and Michael Collins goes yard in the 11th after an Allan Dykstra go-ahead single. Michael Watt is strong over five and Juan Oramas is stronger over three.

Portland (9-10) lost 8-2 to Fresno (Giants)

Cesar Carrillo was charged with five runs on seven hits and a pair of walks across 4.1 innings - fighting through a 22-minute rain delay in the top of the fourth and coming back out for his fifth frame where he allowed three doubles. The right-hander had given up two runs on eight hits over his first three outings. Four of the six extra-base hits he has yielded came on Tuesday. He has held left-handed hitters to one hit in 25 at-bats to begin the season.

A second rain delay of 33 minutes occurred, prolonging the Beavers misery. Sean Kazmar provided the offense for Portland, scoring both runs on a three-hit night, all singles, while batting in the two-hole. The infielder is hitting .444 since being moved up in the order; it was the first time this year he has scored multiple runs. Fifteen of his 16 hits this season have been singles.

Adam Russell was on the hook for three runs on four hits and a walk across his lone inning of work, needing 27 pitches to get out of the frame. The right-hander, who did not allow a hit or run over 4.1 innings with San Diego, has allowed eight runs on 14 hits and three walks across 7.1 innings with the Beavers. The leadoff man has reached in four of the six innings he has started.

San Antonio (10-8) won 7-4 over Frisco (Rangers)

Simon Castro pitched into the eighth, allowing four runs, one earned, on five hits and two walks while fanning six in a 99-pitch effort. One unearned run came off the bat of Rangers second baseman and All-Star Ian Kinsler, in Double-A on a rehab assignment, via a sacrifice fly. The right-hander has not allowed more than a single earned run in any of his four starts to begin the season. Castro has allowed two extra-base hits all year and has a 2.12 ground out to fly out ratio.

Andy Parrino reached base in all four of his plate appearances, going 2-for-2 with a pair of walks. The shortstop also scored a pair of runs, the second time in the last three games he has touched home twice. His fourth error of the year led to a pair of unearned runs. Parrino has drawn two walks in each of his last three games and in four of his last five.

Jorge Minyeti reached base three times, collecting a pair of singles and a walk. The second baseman also scored a pair of runs and notched an RBI. He did commit his second error, leading to an unearned run. Minyeti has reached base six times over his last three games with three hits and three walks. He also has an RBI in each of his last two games.

Nathan Culp was returned to San Antonio from Triple-A Portland.

Lake Elsinore (10-10) won 3-1 over Inland Empire (Dodgers) in 11 innings

Joe Agreste, playing right field and replacing Blake Tekotte who went to the disabled list, had an RBI groundout in his first official at-bat within the Padres system. Agreste went 0-for-3 with a pair of walks in his debut. Agreste batted .314 with 11 home runs, 96 RBI, 30 doubles, eight triples in his two years with Virginia. He moved on to play Independent League baseball for the Wincherster Royals where he batted .320 with 10 doubles and six homers.

Erik Davis yielded one run on four hits across six innings but earned a no-decision for his efforts. Davis fanned seven in the game, striking out the side in the sixth inning. The right-hander has allowed two runs or less in three of his four starts and has given up one run over his last 11 innings. Davis has struck out seven or more three times in his career, the last coming on August 26, 2009 when he fanned 11.

Michael Collins hit a solo homer in the top of the 11th inning – pushing an insurance run across after Allan Dykstra singled in the go-ahead run. Collins had three hits on the night, falling a double shy of the cycle. He also scored twice. Ten of Collins' 16 hits this season have gone for extra bases. This is the second time he has collected multiple extra base hits in a single game.

Fort Wayne (9-9) won 2-1 over South Bend (Diamondbacks)

Michael Watt tossed scoreless ball across five innings, yielding one walk while striking out six and notching five ground ball outs. It is the third time in four starts that he has allowed two runs or less. Watt has limited the opposition to four hits in 22 at-bats with runners in scoring position. Five of the seven runs he has allowed have come in the fifth inning this season.

Juan Oramas worked to one over the minimum in his three innings of work, recording eight of his nine outs by way of the strikeout. The left-hander has fanned eight or more five times previously in his career, the last coming on July 4, 2009 as a starter in the Mexican League. Oramas is striking out 15 batters per nine innings early in the season while yielding 5.4 hits per nine.

Nate Freiman reached base three times with a pair of walks and a single, driving in RBI number 14 on a day that saw the club go 0-for-14 with runners in scoring position. The first baseman has reached base in 18 straight games to open the season and sports a .455 on-base percentage. Tuesday marked the first time this year, though, that he has walked multiple times in a single game.

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