Padres Minor League Notebook: 6-30-10

San Antonio has the All-Star game and Luis Martinez plays a big role. Nick Schmidt loses his fourth straight. Mike Watt continues to have success. Jedd Gyorko goes deep again while Adys Portillo gets a win. Jhonaldo Pozo breaks up a no-no in the eighth. Gabriel Quintana has been a consistent hitter all year.

Portland (31-48) had a scheduled day off

San Antonio (4-2, 39-37) had a scheduled day off for the All-Star game

Matt Clark singled in the first inning to bring in the first run of the game for the South squad. The first baseman struck out swinging in his second trip and lined out in the fifth. He then struck out a second time.

Simon Castro gave up a homer to the first man he saw. An error and double followed to push a second run across. Castro then retired six straight, although a sacrifice and RBI ground out pushed across a second unearned run, to close out his two innings of work.

Luis Martinez grounded out in his first at-bat before lacing a single to left to plate a pair in scoring position in the fourth before he was lifted from the game.

Andy Parrino came in to play right field in the sixth and grounded out sharply to second in the bottom of the frame.

Jeremy Hefner came on with two men on in the seventh and stranded both. He went on to work a scoreless eighth, striking out two in his outing and yielding one hit.

Evan Scribner recorded a fly out and ground out in his two-thirds of an inning in the top of the ninth while preserving a 5-4 lead.

Lake Elsinore (4-3, 50-27) lost 6-5 to Inland Empire (Dodgers)

Nick Schmidt allowed three runs on a seven hits across three innings, striking out three, hitting a batter and tossing two wild pitches, as the starters on this club continue to see their innings limited after clinching the first half title. The southpaw dropped below .500 at 6-7, losing each of his last four contests. Schmidt has been limited to 12.2 innings over his last four outings, giving up 13 runs.

Dan Robertson reached in four of his five plate appearances out of the leadoff spot, going 3-for-4 with a walk, falling a homer shy of the cycle. The triple was his eighth, tying him for third most in the California League. Robertson also scored three runs. The outfielder has three straight multi-hit games. He is hitting .361 out of the leadoff spot across nine games.

Fort Wayne (3-3, 39-37) won 6-5 over Dayton (Reds)

Nate Freiman had three hits out of the five-hole in the lineup and drove in three, all coming with two outs, to push his season RBI total to 45. The first baseman was one of two to be thrown out on the base paths. Freiman has reached base safely in 17 straight games. He is hitting .305 with 14 extra-base hits, 16 runs scored and 13 RBI over his last 24 games. He is hitting .344 in the eight games where he has batted fifth in the order.

Mike Watt evened his record up at 4-4, yielding two runs, one earned, on four hits while striking out seven. He did not walk a batter but did give up a solo homer. It is the fifth straight game that he has given up two runs or less and the seventh time in his last eight. He has lowered his ERA from a season high of 5.21 down to 3.38 over that span. Watt has also lowered his average against from .305 to .251 during that time frame.

Jason Hagerty extended his on base streak to 24 games with a single and walk.

Eugene (6-7) won 7-3 over Boise (Cubs)

Adys Portillo yielded two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out five across five innings to pick up the win, matching his victory total from last year when he went 1-9 for the AZL Padres. The right-hander has walked 11 through three starts this season, issuing a free pass to at least three in each start.

Chris Franklin got the rare opportunity to strikeout four in an inning thanks to a swinging strike three wild pitch. The team's closer has yet to allow a run across 3.2 innings to begin his professional career. He has allowed two hits and had yet to record a strikeout coming into play. Franklin has not walked a batter to date.

Jedd Gyorko hit his fourth homer of the season in the fifth, a two-run blast, giving him homers in successive games. The third baseman also singled and walked in four trips. He has reached base safely in 10 of his 12 games with six multi-hit games. Gyorko has an RBI in six of his last eight, plating 11 over that span.

AZL Padres (3-5) lost 9-1 to AZL Rangers

Rob Gariano allowed five runs on five hits and a walk in the opening frame. He ended up working two innings, allowing eight runs, six earned, on seven hits, a walk and a wild pitch. The New Jersey native has allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits and two walks in his first start with a pair of double play grounders.

Jhonaldo Pozo broke up a no-hit bid with one out in the eighth, hitting a line drive single to center. The backstop ended up going 1-for-3 while striking out once. He also went 1-for-2 in throwing out base runners attempting to steal. Pozo is 2-for-9 on the season, striking out six times. He has added two sacrifice flies on the season. He hit .196 across 33 games for the AZL Padres a season ago with 14 runs scored and 14 RBI.

DSL Padres (8-15) lost 4-2 to DSL Cubs

Gabriel Quintana had three of the DSL Padres seven hits and drove in his 12th run of the season with a single in the eighth. He also stole his fifth base of the season in six attempts. The third baseman has reached in all but one of his 23 games and has three multi-hit games across his last six. The Dominican native has posted a .375 on-base percentage but is hitting just .194 with runners in scoring position.

Jean Corpas dropped to 1-3, giving up four runs on six hits and four walks while fanning two across seven innings. He also tossed three wild pitches and saw three of the hits go for extra bases. It is the second straight start he has lost. Corpas has worked at least six innings three times this year. He has held the leadoff hitter of an inning to a .125 average against, giving up just one extra-base hit to those batters.

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