Padres Minor League Notebook: 4-29-10

Corey Kluber pitches well while Aaron Poreda takes the loss without allowing a hit. Anthony Bass gets his first win and Colt Hynes his first save. Jeudy Valdez has three extra-base hits, Jason Hagerty has two, and Rymer Liriano drives in three.

Portland (9-10) vs. Salt Lake (Angels) was postponed due to rain

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader at Spring Mobile Ballpark in Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 1, which will feature two seven-inning games.

San Antonio (10-10) lost 1-0 to Frisco (Rangers)

Corey Kluber tossed bullets across six innings, yielding five hits and a pair of walks while fanning four. He induced eight ground ball outs during an 84-pitch effort. The right-hander has held the leadoff hitter of an inning to a .158 average in 23 frames and just three of the 17 hits he has allowed this year have gone for extra bases.

Aaron Poreda took the loss, despite not allowing a hit. He walked the first two batters of the inning. A sacrifice bunt moved both men into scoring position and a sacrifice fly brought home the winning run in the 11th. The left-hander has issued 10 walks in 11 innings while hitting four batters. Twenty-two men have reached base but he has given up just two runs all season.

Kellen Kulbacki was the lone Missions player to record a multi-hit game, going 2-for-5. He also recorded an outfield assist, throwing out a runner at second. It was one of two for the outfielders, as Brad Chalk gunned down a runner at home in the seventh to keep it a scoreless game. Kulbacki has three multi-hit games in his last five with two of his three extra-base hits coming over that span.

Beamer Weems returned from the disabled list and went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.

Lake Elsinore (12-10) won 5-1 over Lancaster (Astros)

Anthony Bass yielded one run on five hits and a walk across 5.2 innings, striking out four and netting nine ground ball outs, including a double play, to earn his first win of the year. It was the third time in five starts that he has allowed one run or less. He has induced four rally killers this season, working into the sixth inning in all but one of his starts.

Colt Hynes closed the game out with a pair of perfect innings to earn his first save. The left-hander struck out two while retiring all six men he faced. Hynes saved two games for the Storm a season ago, the last coming on July 28, 2009. He has not allowed a run in six of his nine appearances across two leagues, working over an inning in four of those.

Vince Belnome drove in three runs to up his RBI total to 17 for the season with a pair of run-scoring singles. It was the fifth time this season that he has notched a multi-RBI game, as the third baseman is hitting .300 with runners in scoring position. Eight of his RBI have come in the opening frame. He has reached base safely in 15 of his last 17 games.

Fort Wayne (10-10) won 9-1 over South Bend (Diamondbacks)

Jason Hagerty notched three hits in four at-bats and added a walk. He scored a pair of runs and drove in one. Two of his hits were doubles, giving him seven on the season. The backstop has a seven-game hitting streak, collecting four doubles, a triple, and four RBI over that span. Thursday marked the first time this year he has scored multiple times in a contest.

Jeudy Valdez notched three extra-base hits out of the leadoff spot, hitting a pair of doubles and adding a solo homer. He had two RBI, scored twice and stole his seventh base in nine attempts. The leadoff man has 10 extra-base hits this season and this was the third time he has secured multiple extra-base hits in a single game. Valdez has scored a run in four straight games.

Rymer Liriano went 2-for-4 with a triple to left-center, his first, scoring a pair of runs and driving in three. He also stole two bases to give him seven on the season in 12 attempts. Liriano has reached base safely in seven straight games with a hit in six of those contests. He has recorded seven RBI over that span while hitting .269. Liriano is hitting just .158 off right-handed pitching.

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