Padres Minor League Notebook: 5-15-10

Will Inman drove in a run but took the loss. The Missions sweep with Wynn Pelzer and Corey Kluber pitching well. Allan Dykstra has been an RBI machine while Anthony Bass posts six shutout innings. Danny Payne has some confidence while Pedro Hernandez may be losing some of his.

Portland (15-21) lost 9-3 to Nashville (Brewers)

Will Inman suffered the loss, giving up four runs on 11 hits and a hit batsman over five. He struck out five but saw runners reach scoring position in every inning. Inman did record the second hit by a Portland pitcher this season, driving in a run while also drawing a walk. It was the first time since his initial start that he has allowed more than two innings. He did not walk a batter for the first time this year.

Matt Buschmann gave up five runs, all earned, on two hits and four walks in his lone inning. Two of the hits went for two-baggers and he tossed a wild pitch. Buschmann has given up 12 runs on 12 hits and five walks while in Triple-A, as the opposition has slugged .455 off him with runners in scoring position.

Chris Denorfia's eight-game hitting streak was snapped after going 0-for-5.

San Antonio (16-18) won 6-3 over Midland (A's) in game one, won game two 2-1

Andy Parrino doubled in a run during a four-run first and then clubbed a two-run homer in the second while playing third base. They were his only two hits, as he went 0-for-5 the rest of the way, grounding into two double plays in the nightcap. He had not grounded into a double play in his previous 27 games. The infielder is hitting .297 during the month of May with six extra-base hits.

Wynn Pelzer upped his record to 4-3, giving up three runs, one earned, on five hits across five innings. He tossed 74 pitches, striking out seven. It is his third straight start allowing one earned run or less – coinciding with three straight wins, as the right-hander has posted a 1.02 ERA across that span. He has struck out 9.9 batters per nine innings while posting a 4.1 walk-to-strikeout ratio.

Corey Kluber earned his first victory of the season, giving up one run on four hits and a walk while striking out seven across 5.2 innings. The right-hander hit a batter and tossed a wild pitch in an 86-pitch effort. He had allowed one run or less in two other outings but earned a no-decision in each. Kluber has given up 10 of the 17 earned runs he has allowed all year in the fifth and sixth innings.

Lake Elsinore (24-13) won 5-1 over Lancaster (Astros)

Anthony Bass tossed bullets across six innings, yielding four hits and a walk while striking out six. He also induced eight ground ball outs. It is the fourth time this year that he has given up one run or less but just the second time he has earned the win. He has, however, also allowed five runs or more three times.

Vince Belnome reached base three times, hitting his fifth homer, a solo shot, in the seventh. He also drew a walk and singled, scoring twice. Belnome has reached in 17 straight games, hitting .339 over that span with a .500 on-base percentage. The third baseman has upped his average from .235 to .283. He has been on base at least three times five times during his current streak.

Allan Dykstra drove in three with a bases clearing double in the fourth to push his RBI total to 21. It was his lone hit of the day. The first baseman is hitting .244 over his last 12 games but has driven in 17 over that span. Dykstra had just six RBI in his first 21 games. He is now hitting .343 with runners in scoring position as opposed to a .175 mark with the bases empty.

Fort Wayne (15-21) lost 8-6 to Lake County (Indians)

Danny Payne doubled and scored in the first, walked and scored in the third, and singled and touched home an inning later. He was 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, three runs scored and an RBI out of the leadoff spot. He also stole a bag. It was his second multi-hit game of the season, across two leagues, and the second time he has scored three runs. It was the first time he had reached base more than twice in any contest.

Pedro Hernandez suffered the loss, giving up four runs on four hits and two walks across 2.2 innings, striking out three. Three of the hits went for extra bases, including a two-run homer. The left-hander has allowed eight runs on 12 hits and four walks across his last three outings, spanning 7.2 innings. The opposition is swatting .423 off him with runners in scoring position.

Wande Olabisi notched three hits to up his average to .300 for the season, plating his 10th run. The outfielder also stole two bases to give him four on the season in six attempts. Olabisi has notched an RBI in four straight games. He has notched six multi-hit games but this was his first three-hit contest.

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