Padres Minor League Notebook: 7-24-10

Cesar Carrillo suffers his 10th loss while Nick Green debuts. Tyler Lumsden pitches well in his debut but gets a no-decision. Nick Vincent has delivered stellar relief. Nate Freiman powers Fort Wayne to a win. Keyvius Sampson has his toughest start to date. Daniel Garce is back in action after a major injury.

Portland (38-62) lost 9-1 to Las Vegas (Blue Jays)

Cesar Carrillo was on the hook for six runs, five earned, on nine hits across six innings. He saw two balls leave the yard, including a three-run homer, and tossed a wild pitch. It was the first time this year he has allowed multiple homers. Carrillo has given up four runs or more in four straight outings and in 10 of his 20 starts overall. The 4.95 ERA he carries is the highest it has been all season.

Nick Green made his system debut after being signed to a minor league deal after his release from the Toronto Blue Jays system. The shortstop went 1-for-3 with a double, driving in the lone Portland run. Green came into the season with a .239 career average at the major league level. The Padres are his ninth team in a professional career that began in 1999. Green went 3-for-21 split between the Dodgers and Blue Jays this year. He also saw 29 games in the PCL with Albuquerque, hitting .204 with 13 extra-base hits and 10 RBI.

San Antonio (11-17, 46-52) lost 2-1 to Midland (A's) in 10 innings

Tyler Lumsden made his system debut after being acquired from the Houston Astros this past week. A former first-round pick, he had a one-hitter through seven, giving up an unearned run while walking five and fanning four in a no-decision. Lumsden went 4-8 with a 4.04 ERA across 20 games, including 16 starts, for Corpus Christi in the same league. In 91.1 innings, the left-hander gave up 92 hits, walked 34 and struck out 33. He posted a 2.00 ground-to-fly ball ratio with 13 double play grounders.

Colt Hynes suffered the loss, giving up two hits and an intentional walk while hitting a batter in his one-third of an inning. The left-hander had not allowed a run over his first 5.2 innings of work in Double-A. Hynes has given up runs in 12 of his 43 appearances across two leagues. The opposition is hitting .297 off him with runners in scoring position between Lake Elsinore and San Antonio.

Lake Elsinore (14-16, 60-40) lost 2-0 to Bakersfield (Rangers)

Nick Vincent delivered three scoreless innings of relief, yielding three hits and a walk while fanning three. The right-hander has tossed scoreless ball over his last 16 innings, striking out 19 and lowering his ERA from 2.58 to 1.91. He has seen earned runs cross in seven of his 35 appearances, working more than an inning in 26 of those outings.

Aaron Breit was charged with one run on one hit, a hit batsman and an intentional walk in his lone inning of work. The right-hander has allowed runs in 17 of his California League leading 51 appearances. He had come into play with a string of six straight scoreless. This is the fifth time he has allowed a run on the second night of back-to-back appearances without a day off. He has performed in back-to-back nights 10 times overall this year.

Allan Dykstra extended his on base streak to 25 games with a single.

Fort Wayne (15-13, 51-47) won 2-1 over Burlington (Royals) in 6 ½ innings

Jose DePaula allowed one run on four hits and a pair of walks across five innings, striking out four to move to 5-3. It is the sixth time in eight starts that he has allowed two runs or less and the fifth time he has given up one run or less. The left-hander has walked two in three straight games and six times over the last nine. DePaula has held the opposition to a .234 average against.

Nate Freiman accounted for both TinCaps runs when he smoked his 10th homer of the season in the fourth inning, a two-run blast on a day that saw the club manage just three hits. The first baseman has homered in three of his last eight games. While he is hitting .333 with the bases empty, Freiman has been limited to a .237 mark with runners in scoring position.

Eugene (15-19) lost 7-4 to Vancouver (A's)

Keyvius Sampson surrendered five runs – all scoring in the third inning – on four hits and three walks across four innings, striking out seven. The right-hander had not allowed more than three earned in an outing and came into play with four earned over his previous 19.1 innings. He had carried an ERA under 1.90 through his first seven starts but that number jumped to 2.87 after Saturday's outing. Sampson has struck out 12.66 batters per nine innings.

Oscar Garcia delivered three hits on a night that saw the club go 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position. The outfielder smacked his first triple of the year, scored a run and notched his 14th and 15th RBI. Garcia came into play in a 4-for-27 slump that saw his average drop 51 points. He is hitting .400 with runners in scoring position but flew out with men on first and third to end the game.

AZL Padres (11-15) lost 8-2 to AZL Rangers

Juan Herrera was ousted after three innings with four runs in on eight hits and a walk. Five hits and a walk came in the third frame when all four runs crossed. Herrera has given up four runs or more in five straight starts and has made it through four innings just twice over that span. He has allowed seven or more hits three times in his last five while not making it through four innings thrice in his last four.

Daniel Garce, who tore his PCL while running out of the batter's box during an extended spring training game, appeared in his third contest with the AZL Padres. He was pulled after two at-bats as he continues to work his way back into shape and went 1-for-2 with a double, his second. Garce hit .222 across 29 games with the AZL Padres a season ago with five doubles, nine runs scored and 11 RBI.

DSL Padres (14-23) vs. DSL Twins postponed due to rain

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