Padres Minor League Notebook: 6-12-10

Anthony Bass makes a spot start in Portland. San Antonio went ahead twice in extras, closing it out the second time after a dominant outing from Corey Kluber left him with a no-decision. Nick Vincent and Zach Herr provide quality work in early roles. Everett Williams has three hits and three RBI. Jairo Gomez has a four-hit game.

Portland (23-39) lost 5-3 to Sacramento (A's)

Anthony Bass was moved up to Portland to make the start in place of a sick Will Inman. The right-hander allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks across 5.2 innings, hitting a batter, getting called for a balk and fanning three. Bass was 5-2 with a 2.93 ERA across 12 starts in the California League. He allowed five runs or more three times while allowing one run or less seven times.

Aaron Poreda was perfect across 2.1 innings. The left-hander struck out four and retired two on ground outs, eliminating all seven batters he faced while throwing 34 pitches. It marked the sixth time in 20 appearances that he has not walked a batter and the second time tossing two or more innings where he accomplished the feat. He has held the opposition to a .196 average but sports a 1.61 WHIP thanks to 26 walks in 27 innings.

San Antonio (31-29) won 4-3 over Frisco (Rangers) in 12 innings

Corey Kluber delivered eight innings of four-hit ball, walking two and striking out eight while not allowing a run. He tossed 103 pitches, inducing seven ground ball outs but earned a no-decision. It was the fifth time in 12 starts that he has allowed two runs or less and matched his career high for innings pitched, originally set on August 19, 2008 with Fort Wayne – also a no-decision.

Michael Collins delivered the go ahead run in the top of the 11th, clubbing a single to left field to score pinch-runner Jorge Minyeti. It was his second hit of the game and plated the first run to break a scoreless tie. The catcher/first baseman has a hit in four straight and five of his last six after a 1-for-15 start with the Missions.

Sawyer Carroll hit a bases loaded triple in the top of the 12th inning to cement the win for San Antonio. He had four hits in six trips, but none bigger than that final at-bat. He also gunned down a runner at third base, recording his seventh outfield assist of the year and all coming while playing right field. The outfielder's four-hit game, his first of the year, raised his average over .250 for the first time since May 1. He has a hit in 10 of his last 13 with six multi-hit games over that span.

Lake Elsinore (43-20) won 5-2 over Lancaster (Astros)

Nick Vincent got the last minute start with Bass, the originally slated starter, moved up to Portland. He allowed one run on three hits across 3.2 innings, walking two and striking out two. Vincent's last starting assignment came during 2008 when he made eight starts for Eugene and one spot start for Portland. He came into the game allowing runs in five of his 19 relief appearances, going two innings or more nine times and reaching the three-inning plateau once.

Zach Herr worked 2.1 innings of scoreless ball in the tough Lancaster home park. The left-hander also stranded a pair of inherited runners along the way. He yielded two hits, got three strikeouts and three ground ball outs. Herr has stranded eight of the 10 runners he has inherited this season. The southpaw pushed his scoreless streak to 13 appearances, spanning 18 innings. He has lowered his ERA from 4.50 to 1.78 along the way.

Dan Robertson, a California League All-Star, pounded out three hits from the three-hole in the lineup, including a pair of doubles. The outfielder also recorded his ninth outfield assist, gunning down a runner at second base, and scored a run. He has reached base safely in 10 straight games with five multi-hit games and three three-hit affairs. This was Robertson's second game with multiple extra-base hits.

Cole Figueroa extended his on base streak to 43 games. After going 0-fo-3, he drew a walk and singled in his final two at-bats.

Fort Wayne (31-32) won 10-4 over Clinton (Rangers)

Everett Williams swatted three hits, all singles, knocking in two during a five-run second and adding a third RBI with a single during a four-run fifth. The outfielder, batting seventh, also scored twice. Williams came into the game with three hits in his previous 37 at-bats, a .081 average. He struck out once, bringing his season total to 74 in 195 at-bats, good for 38-percent of the time.

Jonathan Galvez also notched three hits, including his 11th double, while scoring once and driving in one. The shortstop came into the game with six hits in his previous 40 at-bats with 17 strikeouts, dropping his average by 25 points. Four of his last six hits have gone for extra bases.

Nate Freiman, named to the All-Star game and the only member of the club to be hitting .300 or better, had two hits in five trips. He collected his 16th double, scored twice and drove in his 36th run. The last time he scored more than once in a game came on May 23. Freiman entered the game hitting .214 with runners in scoring position and went 1-for-3 in those situations on Saturday.

DSL Padres (3-7) lost 6-1 to DSL Orioles in game one, won 7-6 in game two on Friday

Tayron Guerrero worked a pair of scoreless innings in game won, yielding two hits while striking out a pair. The right-hander out of Columbia has given up three hits and a walk across three innings this year, striking out three without allowing a run. He has not given up a hit to left-handed hitters.

Eddy Rivera was on the hook for six runs, all earned, on four hits, four hit batsmen and five walks across three innings. He also tossed three wild pitches – the second time he has accomplished the feat this year. The Dominican Republic native has hit seven batters and walked 10 while giving up six hits in seven innings. This is the second time that he has issued a free pass to five batters.

Jairo Gomez reached base four times in five trips in the second game of the doubleheader after drawing a walk in the opening contest. He singled twice and cracked a pair of doubles. It was the second time this year he has clubbed a pair of two-baggers in the same game. Gomez has reached base safely in seven of his eight games with four walks and nine hits.

Yoan Alcantara extended his hitting streak to six with hits in both games of the doubleheader. He outfielder singled in the lone run in the first game and went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two RBI in the second. He has an RBI in five of his past six, plating seven over that span. Alcantara is hitting .333 with runners on base.

DSL Padres vs. DSL Twins was not available in time for this report

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