Padres Minor League Notebook: 5-30-10

Josh Barfield has been hitting since his return to action. Brandon Gomes and the bullpen deliver big after a rain delay. Adam Zornes returns to action while Cole Figueroa extends an impressive streak. Daniel Sarria tosses blanks, as does Jose DePaula, until the ninth that it is. The DSL Padres are back in action.

Portland (19-32) lost 3-2 to Colorado Springs (Rockies)

Josh Barfield had two of Portland's six hits but did not figure into the scoring, netting a pair of singles. The second baseman has notched three straight multi-hit games, going 9-for-13 with two doubles, four runs scored and three RBI. He had just four hits in his first 26 at-bats for the Beavers. Barfield struck out for just the second time in 39 at-bats on Sunday.

Matt Buschmann dropped to 0-3, giving up three runs on six hits, four walks, a hit batsman and two wild pitches. He struck out two and notched nine ground ball outs. The right-hander has allowed 10 runs on 13 hits and eight walks across 12.1 innings as a starter, going 0-3. The opposition is hitting .381 off him with runners in scoring position.

Luis Perdomo worked an inning and two-third scoreless ball, yielding a hit and a walk while tossing a wild pitch. He stranded an inherited runner and fanned one. Perdomo has stranded the only three runners he has inherited on the season. The right-hander has held the opposition to a .214 average with runners in scoring position.

San Antonio (24-25) won 6-2 over Springfield (Cardinals)

Brandon Gomes earned the win to move to 2-0, coming on in the third inning after a rain delay and pitching three scoreless frames. The right-hander allowed one hit and struck out five. Gomes has thrown scoreless ball over his last 10.1 innings and has posted an ERA over 2.00 for only three games all season. He has held right-handed hitters to a .127 average with eight hits in 63 at-bats.

Matt Clark hit a three-run bomb four batters into the first inning and went on to collect four hits in five trips. He did, however, ground into a double play for his lone out. The first baseman has homered in successive games for the second time this year and has gone yard seven times in his last 14 games. Seventeen of his 27 RBI have come across that span with seven in his last two games.

Craig Italiano finished off seven innings of one-run ball from the relief corps, firing a solo scoreless frame while striking out two in a non-save situation. He has fired 10 scoreless innings since the only earned runs he has yielded and is holding the opposition to a .187 average. This marked the eighth time that he has retired all the batters he has faced in 22 appearances.

Lake Elsinore (34-17) lost 8-3 to High Desert (Mariners)

Adam Zornes made his season debut, going 1-for-3 with a walk out of the eighth hole in the lineup. He did get called for his first passed ball. The backstop hit .200 across 69 games last season for the Fort Wayne TinCaps, collecting 30 extra-base hits and 35 RBI while drawing 32 walks against 86 strikeouts for a .300 on-base percentage.

Cole Figueroa extended his on base streak to 32 games with a pair of hits, including his 13th double, and a walk. He scored a run and drove in his 31st. The infielder has 41 hits and 23 walks over the life of the streak, reaching base 2.09 times per contest. Figueroa has doubled in four straight games and has scored a run in five of his last six. He is hitting .404 with runners in scoring position.

Jorge Reyes dropped to 5-4, allowing four run on seven hits and a season-high three walks across 5.1 innings. He also hit a batter while striking out five. The homer he allowed was the second in as many games after not giving up a long ball in his first nine outings. Reyes has earned a decision in eight straight games. He has allowed four runs or more four times, including his last two where nine runs have scored on 19 hits.

Blake Tekotte pushed his on base streak to 24 games.

Fort Wayne (27-24) lost 1-0 to Bowling Green (Rays)

Daniel Sarria yielded just two hits while facing one over the minimum across five innings. The right-hander struck out four and notched six ground ball outs – seeing only one at-bat with runners in scoring position. Sarria has allowed two runs over his last 20 innings. He has held the leadoff batter of the inning to a 0.43 average and a .154 on-base percentage in 26 frames.

Jose DePaula didn't see a single batter reach second base over his first three innings of work. In the bottom of the ninth, however, a single, stolen base and double ended the game with a loss. The left-hander has yet to walk a batter in eight frames this year. He walked nine over 53 innings in 2008 while playing with the AZL Padres.

DSL Padres (0-1) lost 12-5 to DSL Diamondbacks (Saturday)

Ariel Familia hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning to account for much of the Padres offense – matching his homer total from all of last season. He also drew a walk in four trips. Familia hit .258 across 33 games with the DSL Padres, scoring 20 runs and driving in 15. He posted a .374 on-base percentage with a 14-to-22 walk-to-strikeout ratio.

Jose Paulino pitched to four batters in the eighth inning and would not record an out. Four straight singles occurred and all would score. Paulino went 1-3 with two saves and a 4.86 ERA across 17 games with the DSL Padres during 2009. In 16.2 innings, he allowed 18 hits, walked 21 and struck out 15. The opposition hit .290 off him.

Ruben Mejia took the loss, giving up four runs on five hits and three walks while fanning two across 2.1 innings. Four of the five hits went for extra bases. Mejia went 0-1 with one save and a 3.62 ERA across 10 games, including four starts, with the DSL Padres in 2009. In 32.1 innings, he allowed 30 hits, walked 12 and struck out 27. He held the opposition to a .244 average.

DSL Padres had a scheduled day off on Sunday

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