Padres Minor League Notebook: 4-28-10

Cedric Hunter extends his hitting streak to eight while Wynn Pelzer takes his third loss. Drew Cumberland proves to be a catalyst, and Jorge Reyes tosses five scoreless. Dexter Carter allowed two runs, one on his error, to take a slim loss.

Portland (9-10) had a scheduled day off

San Antonio (10-9) lost 4-2 to Frisco (Rangers)

Cedric Hunter extended his hitting streak to eight games with a 1-for-3 night. The center fielder also drew his fourth walk of the season and added his 14th RBI, giving him an RBI in four straight and six of his last seven. Hunter also stole his fourth base in seven attempts. He has collected six multi-hit games over the life of the streak, going 14-for-34 with nine RBI. No player in the lineup scratched out more than a single hit and the team went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Wynn Pelzer suffered his third loss, giving up four runs, three earned, on seven hits and a walk while striking out five across five frames. Ian Kinsler drove home a pair of runs during his 84-pitch effort. Pelzer has allowed four runs or more in three of his four starts with the Missions. The opposition has managed to hit .329 off him this year with 25 hits in 16 innings of work.

Alexis Lara worked a pair of scoreless innings, yielding one hit. He faced the minimum, as a double play grounder was amongst the five ground ball outs he secured. It was just the second time in five Double-A appearances that he has allowed a hit. He has worked more than an inning four times across three leagues, giving up runs in one of those outings. He has held the opposition to a .214 average this season.

Lake Elsinore (11-10) won 5-2 over Inland Empire (Dodgers)

Jorge Reyes delivered five scoreless frames, giving up six hits and a walk while striking out a half-dozen and notching five ground ball outs. He saw runners in scoring position in three of the innings, striking out the side in the fourth after runners reached first and third and giving up just one hit in eight at-bats with runners in scoring position. It is the second time in four starts that he has allowed two runs or less.

Drew Cumberland, who has battled sore ribs, extended his hitting streak to nine games with a 2-for-5 night that included a triple. The leadoff hitter scored a pair of runs and added two stolen bases. Cumberland has stole nine bags this season without being caught, including four in his last three games. He has scored 12 runs in 13 games, touching home at least once in five straight.

Nick Vincent worked a pair of scoreless innings, giving up one hit and a walk while striking out two. The right-hander has not allowed an earned run over his last seven innings of work and has given up two earned across 13.1 innings. He has worked more than one inning in six of his eight appearances. Vincent has held the opposition to a .167 average to begin the season.

Fort Wayne (9-10) lost 2-1 to South Bend (Diamondbacks)

Everett Williams had two of the TinCaps five hits but did not figure directly in the scoring. His first inning single, however, led to a sacrifice fly that scored the lone Fort Wayne run. He struck out in his other two at-bats. Williams has played in just 10 games due to a sinus infection with three multi-hit games. He came into the game with one hit in his previous 13 at-bats and has whiffed in 38.5 percent of his at-bats.

Dexter Carter suffered his third loss, giving up two runs, one earned, on five hits and three walks across six innings. He struck out seven, but it was his error that led to the unearned run. Three of the hits he allowed went for extra bases, including a solo homer in the sixth. Carter has allowed two runs or less in three of his four starts. He came into the game having allowed two extra-base hits before seeing three on Wednesday.

Hayden Beard worked an inning in the non-save situation, retiring the side in order with two fly outs and a pop out. It was the first time in five appearances that he has faced the minimum in his outing. The right-hander has given up one run across five innings with the TinCaps and has yet to walk a batter.

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