Padres Minor League Notebook: 6-7-10

Will Inman gives up 11 hits in a loss. Cory Luebke has given up just five hits since being back – one over six on Monday. Nick Schmidt is money again – his dominance continues. The DSL Padres win their first with Alberth Martinez reaching five times.

Portland (21-37) lost 4-2 to Reno (Diamondbacks)

Will Inman allowed four runs on 11 hits across seven innings, tossing 103 pitches. He saw runners on in innings two through six, netting 11 ground ball outs. Ten of the 11 hits he allowed were singles. It is the second time this year he has given up double-digit hits. He had allowed four hits or less in seven of his other nine starts. Inman has not been granted a win since April 30.

Luis Perdomo worked a scoreless inning, yielding one hit while tossing 11 of his 16 pitches for strikes. The right-hander has allowed runs in eight of his 23 appearances this year, allowing multiple runs five times. Perdomo has seen a base runner in all but three of his outings. He has allowed just four hits when he is working ahead in the count.

San Antonio (28-28) won 3-0 over Springfield (Cardinals)

Cory Luebke improved to 2-0, yielding a single hit and three walks across six scoreless frames. The left-hander struck out five in an 83-pitch outing. Luebke has given up two runs on five hits across 18.1 innings of work, holding the opposition to a .083 average. He has tossed 12 straight scoreless, yielding just two hits.

Brandon Gomes and two other relievers combined in the one-hitter. The right-hander earned his fifth hold of the year, walking one while netting three ground outs. The right-hander has posted nine straight scoreless appearances, spanning 13.1 innings. He has given up seven hits while striking out 17 over that span. Gomes has posted an ERA under 1.36 in each month this season.

Cedric Hunter collected his 10th double of the year, punching in a pair to push his RBI total to 29 for the year. Hunter, who batted third, is hitting .292 in 18 games out of the three-hole. His .288 home average continues to lead the team, 20 points better than any of his teammates. Hunter is batting .346 with runners in scoring position.

Lake Elsinore (39-19) won 8-2 over Inland Empire (Dodgers)

Nick Schmidt posted zeroes across six innings, yielding three hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. The left-hander has allowed two runs or less in six straight, seven of his last eight and eight of 12 overall. While he has walked 4.32 batters per nine innings, Schmidt has held the opposition to a .234 average.

Rob Musgrave worked two scoreless frames, retiring all six batters he faced and fanning two. The southpaw had given up earned runs in successive games for the first time this year in his previous two outings. He has allowed runs in five of his 20 outings with the Storm. This was the fourth time he has had a perfect outing. Musgrave has struck out 10.4 batters per nine innings.

Allan Dykstra drew three walks and knocked in the first Storm run with a two-out single to give him 25 RBI for the year. He is 9-for-35 over his last 11 games, a .257 average, with 11 walks for a .435 on-base percentage. He has, however, struck out in eight straight games. Dykstra is hitting .313 with runners in scoring position but just .177 with the bases empty.

Cole Figueroa extended his on base streak to 39 games and his hitting streak to 12 games by going 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored and two RBI.

Fort Wayne (29-29) had a scheduled day off

Rymer Liriano and Dexter Carter were sent to extended spring training after early season struggles. It is possible both could end up in Eugene. Joe Agreste was placed on the Fort Wayne roster.

DSL Padres (1-4) won 7-6 over DSL Diamondbacks

Ruben Mejia worked four innings, yielding one run on four hits while striking out three. He also hit a batter and notched four ground ball outs. The right-hander had given up four runs on five hits in his first outing. He has stranded two inherited base runners in his lone relief appearance.

Alberth Martinez did his job out of the leadoff spot, reaching base in all five of his plate appearances. The center fielder went 4-for-4 with a walk, a triple, and two runs scored. He was caught stealing for the first time. Martinez is 7-for-12 across his first three games. He had successfully stolen a base in each of his first two contests.

Yoan Alcantara delivered a pair of singles in four at-bats, driving in a run and scoring twice. He was also hit by a pitch. Alcantara did, however, commit his first error of the year on an errant throw. The outfielder had been 1-for-14 over his first three games.

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