Padres Prospect Report: June 24, 2009

Stephen Faris

Stephen Faris allows one run in a complete game but still is stuck with the loss. Nick Greenwood has a solid debut performance in Eugene but Mario Tabachnik takes the loss. Severino Perez has a quality start but the DSL Padres offense is dormant.

Portland (34-38) vs Reno (Diamondbacks) postponed

The Portland Beavers today announced that tonight's scheduled game against the Reno Aces has been postponed and has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader at PGE Park on Friday, June 26, at 4:30 p.m. The teams will play two seven-inning games.

Wednesday afternoon, a small, recently installed light fixture at PGE Park came loose and fell to the ground, prompting the postponement; no one was injured.

"While there are likely no safety concerns, we would rather error on the side of extreme caution, as the safety of our fans and workers is our number one priority," said Merritt Paulson, president and general manager of the Beavers. "We need to be 100-percent assured as to the park's safety."

The remaining overhead lights at PGE Park will undergo a thorough inspection to ensure structural integrity. Inspectors are confident all lighting fixtures will be fully inspected and secured by Thursday afternoon before gates open to the public for the 7:05 p.m. game against the Aces.

San Antonio (39-32) lost 1-0 to Corpus Christi (Astros)

Stephen Faris allowed one run over eight innings in a complete game but still suffered his Texas League leading ninth loss – three more than the next closest competitor. He retired 11 in a row at one point and it wasn't until the bottom of the eighth when the run scored on Faris. It is the fifth time he has allowed two runs or less and the second time he has lost one of those games.

Brian Joynt was one of three hitters to record a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a double. He was also credited with an outfield assist, gunning down a runner at second base trying to stretch a single in the sixth. It was his 15th game playing the outfield and first assist. Joynt has four multi-hit games in his last five and five in his last seven. After hitting .146 across his first 13 games, Joynt has hit .380 with 19 hits in his last 50 at-bats, including seven extra base hits.

Lake Elsinore (39-31) had a scheduled day off

Fort Wayne (45-25) had a scheduled day off

MadFriars.com will be in Fort Wayne on Thursday.

Eugene (1-4) lost 6-3 to Yakima (Diamondbacks)

Nick Greenwood, a 14th-round draft pick, made his system debut, getting the starting nod. He went three innings, giving up one run and two walks while striking out three, netting six ground ball outs. Greenwood paced Rhode Island with 74 strikeouts and finished his junior campaign with a 6.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio in Atlantic 10 games (42 strikeouts, seven walks) and was fourth in the conference with a .239 opposing batting average and a 3.15 ERA in league games. He turned in a team-best seven wins, including a victory over No. 25 Ohio State and a complete-game shutout over St. Bonaventure.

Mario Tabachnik suffered the loss, giving up three runs on four hits and two walks while fanning four across 2.1 innings. The right-hander did strand the lone runner he inherited. He has walked four across 4.2 innings after tossing scoreless ball in his first outing but walking a pair. Tabachnik went 2-4 with a 4.91 ERA across 17 games for the AZL Padres. In 29.1 innings he allowed 43 hits but walked just seven.

AZL Padres (0-3) had a scheduled day off

DSL Padres (10-11) lost 2-1 to DSL Reds

Severino Perez earned the start and was charged with one unearned run on two hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. He did hit three batters and recorded four ground outs. Perez had allowed four runs on six hits across three innings his last time out. He kept the opposition to one hit in six at-bats with runners in scoring position on Wednesday.

Ulises Gutierrez received his second appearance of the season, coming in with the bases loaded and two outs. The left-hander walked the first batter before netting the final out of the frame. Gutierrez, a Mexico native, tossed a scoreless inning in his first appearance of the season, retiring all three hitters he faced.

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