Padres Minor League Notebook: 8-30-10

Simon Castro debuts in Portland while Mike Baxter continues to rake. Aaron Breit battles back from some tough outings. Bo Davis has come through with RISP. Wande Olabisi has two of the TinCaps three hits. Matt Irsfeld is not finding home a comfort.

Portland (56-81) won 7-6 over Reno (Diamondbacks)

Simon Castro made his Triple-A debut, allowing four runs, three earned, on seven hits and three walks while striking out two across five innings. Five of the hits went for extra bases. Castro went 7-6 with a 2.92 ERA across 24 games in Double-A, allowing 107 hits in 129.2 innings. Thirty of the hits he surrendered with the Missions went for extra bases. It was the sixth time across two leagues he has allowed four or more runs.

Mike Baxter put himself third in the Pacific Coast League with a pair of triples, giving him 10 on the season. The outfielder had a night of perfection, going 4-for-4 with a walk. Baxter scored three runs and added two RBI while stealing his 21st base in 31 attempts. It is the seventh time this season that he has notched multiple extra-base hits in a game. He also has five games with four or more hits and is hitting .382 with 28 runs scored and 18 RBI over his last 30 contests.

San Antonio (28-35, 63-70) lost 4-2 to Corpus Christi (Astros)

Tyler Lumsden suffered his 13th Texas League loss, giving up three runs on four hits and two walks across six innings, striking out four while netting 10 ground ball outs. He pitched to three batters in the seventh after tossing shutout ball across six, seeing all three reach base and two score after he exited. The left-hander has gone 1-5 with San Antonio, posting a 5.28 ERA. He has induced nine double play grounders but has also allowed 51 hits in 44.1 innings.

Aaron Breit worked a pair of scoreless innings, walking one while facing one above the minimum. The right-hander had allowed runs in seven of his last eight games with San Antonio, giving up 18 runs on 16 hits and 16 walks across 9.2 innings. He has issued a free pass in seven of his nine outings with the club and has seen the opposition reach base 2.56 times per inning pitched.

Lake Elsinore (31-32, 77-56) lost 9-7 to High Desert (Mariners)

Bo Davis registered three hits out of the leadoff spot, driving a pair of doubles to push his total to eight in the California League, scoring a run and driving in three. The outfielder has collected 15 RBI over his last 20 games, despite hitting .219 over that span. He is, however, 13-for-43 with runners in scoring position, a .302 average.

Eric Gonzalez suffered the loss, allowing three runs on two hits and a hit batsman across an inning and one-third. All three runs scored in the seventh, two coming on one swing. Gonzalez has given up runs in seven of his last nine outings, allowing 26 runs on 27 hits, two hit batsmen and six walks across a 14.1-inning span. He has allowed 75 hits in 53.3 innings this year, seeing 33 go for extra bases.

Fort Wayne (38-25, 74-59) lost 3-1 to Bowling Green (Rays)

Jose DePaula took the loss, giving up three runs, two earned, on four hits and a walk while striking out three and hitting a batter across five frames. It is the sixth straight start he has allowed two earned runs or less and the 11th time in 13 starts overall. He had gone 18 innings without issuing a free pass and has held the opposition to a .220 average against.

Wande Olabisi reached base in all three of his plate appearances on a day that saw the club manage three hits. The outfielder had a pair of singles and a walk, adding his 15th stolen base of the year in 19 attempts. Olabisi is hitting .225 in the second half of the season after batting .275 prior to the All-Star game. He has just two RBI in his last 21 games.

Eugene (15-17, 30-40) lost 8-0 to Everett (Mariners)

Mauricio Tabachnik tossed bullets over his first four innings before allowing a single and double in the fifth, leading to a pair of runs, one after he exited. He went 4.2, giving up four hits and three walks while striking out three. The right-hander came into play having allowed 11 runs on 14 his across his previous two outings. Tabachnik has posted a 4.68 ERA as a starter compared to his 3.16 mark as a reliever.

Matt Irsfeld was hit hard over one-third of an inning, giving up five runs on four hits, including a two-run homer, and a walk. The right-hander has allowed runs in seven of his last nine outings, failing to complete an inning three times. Irsfeld has surrendered 16 runs on 21 hits and seven walks over a 7.2-inning span. He has allowed 2.88 batters to reach base per inning pitched on the year.

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