Padres Minor League Notebook: 5-3-10

Ernesto Frieri continues his impressive streak but Cesar Carrillo takes the loss. James Darnell homers but has two errors while Wynn Pelzer earns the win. Everett Williams and Jeudy Valdez power from the top of the lineup and Pedro Hernandez provides solid relief.

Portland (10-14) lost 3-2 to Tacoma (Mariners)

Christian Colonel collected two of Portland's four hits and notched one of their two RBI. Both of his hits were singles, although he was picked off first base. They were his first two hits as a Portland Beaver. Colonel had three multi-hit games with Las Vegas before coming over and was the team's leading hitter with a .368 average. One of his 16 hits this year have gone for extra bases.

Cesar Carrillo suffered his second loss of the year, giving up three runs, two earned, on five hits and three walks while striking out four. He induced seven ground ball outs during his 89-pitch effort. Carrillo has walked 12 batters on the season while striking out 13. He has given up eight runs on 12 hits and five walks across his last 9.1 innings after giving up two runs over his first three outings.

Ernesto Frieri contributed two scoreless innings – part of four run-free frames from the bullpen. He did not allow a hit, walked three and struck out four. The right-hander has allowed just two hits in 12 innings and has yet to allow a hit to right-handed hitters, holding the opposition to a .053 average on the season. Frieri has struck out 17 but has walked seven.

San Antonio (12-12) won 3-1 over Midland (A's)

On a day that saw the Missions collect as many hits as errors, James Darnell homered for the second game in a row and fourth time this year, a solo shot in the fifth. The third baseman did, however, collect a pair of errors - one fielding and one on an errant throw. His seventh inning error led to an unearned run. Three of his four bombs have been solo shots and three have come off left-handed pitching.

Wynn Pelzer picked up his second win against three defeats, allowing one unearned run on four hits and two walks while fanning three across six-plus innings. He recorded six ground ball outs in the 86-pitch effort. The right-hander had allowed three runs or more in each of his first four starts. Pelzer has won two of his last three outings and has a decision in every start this season.

Evan Scribner picked up his first save of the season, protecting a one-run lead in the eighth and a two-run lead in the ninth. The right-hander hit a batter but did not allow a hit, striking out three. Scribner saved 21 games last year for the Missions in 30 opportunities. He has not allowed a run over his last six outings, giving up just two hits while striking out nine.

Lake Elsinore (14-11) had a scheduled day off

Fort Wayne (13-11) won 9-4 over Lansing (Blue Jays)

Everett Williams banged out a pair of extra-base hits, including his first homer of the year. His one-out double in the third scored two runs and his two-run bomb in the fifth gave him four RBI for the day. He also drew a walk and recorded an outfield assist. Williams has five extra-base hits and eight RBI across his last four games with four multi-hit games in his last six.

Jeudy Valdez had two hits in five at-bats out of the leadoff spot, notching his team leading ninth double and scoring twice. The second baseman is in the midst of a seven-game hitting streak where he is 10-for-29 with four doubles, two triples and a homer. Valdez has scored a run in eight straight, touching home 10 times during that span. He has reached base safely in 22 of his 23 games.

Pedro Hernandez evened up his record at 1-1, working three scoreless innings. The southpaw yielded three hits, struck out two and netted five ground ball outs, including a double play grounder. Hernandez has thrown scoreless ball over his last eight frames, giving up six hits and striking out nine. He had given up eight runs in his first three appearances.

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