Padres Minor League Notebook: 5-11-10

Craig Stansberry has three hits but the team is 0-for-8 with RISP. Cedric Hunter gets a multi-hit game but little help. Nick Schmidt is dynamite over seven innings in a Storm shutout, as they have won 12 of their last 15. Edinson Rincon commits four errors and Jonathan Galvez sees number 15.

Portland (13-19) lost 9-0 to Memphis (Cardinals)

Matt Buschmann stepped in for the spot start with Cesar Ramos moving up to the big league club and suffered his first loss. The right-hander allowed three runs on four hits and a walk across four frames, all the runs coming via a three-run bomb in the second. Buschmann has given up a homer in four of his last five outings across two leagues. He has held right-handed hitters to a .167 average against between Double-A and Triple-A.

Craig Stansberry had three hits, including a double, on a day that saw the club go 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position. The infielder has three multi-hit games across his last five to up his average from .183 to .240. With 16 walks on his resume, Stansberry boasts a .376 on-base percentage. He has, however, gone seven games without a free pass. Stansberry is batting just .154 off left-handed pitching this season.

Infielder Anthony Contreras was called upon to work the ninth inning of the blowout. He worked a scoreless frame – the only pitcher not to allow a run in the game, notching a ground out, line out and pop up. Contreras worked in five games last year for San Antonio, earning the win in one of those games. He has allowed runs in just one of his six appearances, giving up three runs that game to sport a career 4.50 ERA.

San Antonio (13-18) lost 4-2 to Corpus Christi (Astros)

A two-hour eight-minute game resulted in Jeremy Hefner taking his third straight to drop to 2-3, giving up four runs, three earned, on six hits and a walk while striking out three. He also gave up a homer, as five of the seven extra-base hits he has surrendered across 34 innings have left the park. Left-handed hitters are batting .326 off him while righties have been limited to a .232 average.

Cedric Hunter collected his 13th multi-hit game of the season, the most on the team. Sawyer Carroll is next with seven multi-hit games. He went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. The outfielder also stole his sixth bag of the year in 10 attempts. He has been successful in four of his last five tries. Hunter had seen his average drop below .300 for the first time this year on Monday but upped it to an even .300 on Tuesday.

Evan Scribner worked a scoreless frame, retiring the side in order in the eighth. The right-hander has tossed scoreless ball over his last eight appearances, lowering his ERA to 1.65 on the year. Tuesday marked just the second time in 14 appearances that he did not record a strikeout. Scribner has held the opposition to a .188 average with runners in scoring position.

Lake Elsinore (20-13) won 1-0 over Inland Empire (Dodgers)

Nick Schmidt walked Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Rafeal Furcal to leadoff the game and gave up a one-out infield single in the second before retiring 15 in a row. The left-hander allowed two singles in the seventh but kept the shutout ball rolling, striking out four in a crisp effort. He has allowed three hits or less in three of his seven starts and has given up two earned runs or less four times.

The Storm scored the only run of the game in the opening frame with three straight singles to leadoff the contest. Drew Cumberland's RBI knock came on the heels of singles from Everth Cabrera and Cole Figueroa. Figueroa reached base three times with a single and two walks, as the team went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position. He has been on base in 15 straight games, going 18-for-56 with 14 walks, 12 runs scored and 13 RBI.

Fort Wayne (15-17) lost 7-3 to Dayton (Reds)

The TinCaps committed six errors on Tuesday, four coming from Edinson Rincon. The third baseman had errors in the four straight innings from the third through the sixth. None of his errors caused an unearned run. Jonathan Galvez also made a first inning error that led to two unearned runs. Pedro Hernandez also committed an error in the seventh. Rincon's 12 errors lead all third baseman and Galvez leads all shortstop with 15 miscues. Incidentally, Rymer Liriano helped his team out three times, gunning two runners down at home plate and throwing out a runner at third base.

Galvez had three hits in four trips, including his fifth and sixth doubles of the season. The shortstop also scored a pair of runs. It was his fourth multi-hit game of the year and the second time he has notched multiple extra-base hits. Galvez came into play with three hits in his last 32 at-bats All 15 of his errors have come across his last 19 games played.

Jerry Sullivan was on the hook for six runs, four earned, on a season-high nine hits and a walk across 4.1 innings. He struck out one and induced eight ground ball outs, dropping to 1-2. It was the second time this season that the right-hander failed to pitch five full innings and just the second time in seven starts that he has allowed more than two earned runs.

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