Padres Prospect Report: August 31, 2009

Nate Freiman

Josh Banks is pounded in a loss. Will Inman gets the win and Eric Sogard contributes. Erik Davis gets win number 15 while Chris Fetter picks up another save. Nate Freiman, Edinson Rincon and Dean Anna lead a parade for the Emeralds.

Portland (55-80) lost 11-4 to Colorado Springs (Rockies)

Josh Banks was on the hook for eight runs on eight hits and four walks across five innings, striking out four. He surrendered five extra base hits, including a three-run homer in the fifth. It is the third time this season he has allowed seven or more runs with Portland. He came into the game having allowed five runs over his previous four starts and two runs or less in five of his last six and seven of his last nine.

Chad Huffman was one of two Beavers hitters to record a multi-hit game. The outfielder notched his 25th double, drove in his 64th run and scored once. He also added his eighth stolen base of the season in 13 attempts. Huffman is hitting .330 over his last 29 games with 17 runs scored and 17 RBI. He also has amassed 12 extra base hits over that time while sporting a .439 on-base percentage.

San Antonio (27-37, 66-67) won 7-2 over Corpus Christi (Astros)

Will Inman picked up his sixth win in the Texas League, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out six. Inman had given up two runs or less in two of his previous four starts but earned the loss in both. This is the seventh time in 14 outings with San Antonio that he has allowed four hits or less. His six strikeouts are his most since May 22.

Eric Sogard reached base four times out of the leadoff spot, notching a pair of walks, a single and his 22nd double. He also notched an RBI and scored twice. The second baseman is hitting .300 with a .387 on-base percentage across 12 games when he bats first in the order. Sogard has a six-game hitting streak and has scored seven runs over that span. He is hitting .302 with 11 extra base hits over his last 25 contests.

Seth Johnston hit his ninth homer with the Missions, a two-run blast in the second. He also netted a single for a two-hit game. The utility man who has played at five different positions this year, came into the game with three hits in his previous 30 at-bats with seven strikeouts. The homer was his first since smashing two while with Portland on July 29 and he had just two extra base hits since that time.

Lake Elsinore (32-31, 71-62) had a scheduled day off

Fort Wayne (44-19, 89-45) won 8-2 over West Michigan (Tigers)

Erik Davis picked up his 15th win of the year, tying him for most in the Midwest League. The right-hander yielded two runs on four hits and a walk across five innings while striking out four. Davis has earned the win in four straight games, giving up two runs or less in each. Eleven of his wins have come across 18 starts where he has notched just two no-decisions. Davis has allowed just two first-inning runs on the year.

Chris Fetter earned a save, tossing four scoreless frames while giving up four hits, not walking a batter and fanning three. The right-hander has extended his scoreless streak to 27 innings across two leagues with Monday's outing. He has given up 15 hits and four walks over that span while striking out 40. Fetter has notched a 1.80 ERA across two leagues and 60 innings of work. He has earned seven saves in eight opportunities this season and only one lasted less than two innings.

Jaff Decker fell a triple shy of the cycle, going 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI. The double was his 15th and the triple his second this season. It is the second time in four games that he has notched multiple extra base hits and the fifth time he accomplished the feat this season. Decker is hitting .320 over his last 28 games with 13 extra base hits, 24 runs scored and 18 RBI. He has had an on-base percentage over .400 in every month this season.

Eugene (33-37) won 12-3 over Vancouver (A's)

Nate Freiman added to his Northwest League RBI total with an RBI single in the first inning. The first baseman clubbed his 19th double in the sixth inning, driving in two more runs. His second double of the game gave him four RBI for the game and 61 on the season. Freiman also drew two walks and scored once. The slugger also leads the circuit in extra base hits, passing Rincon with his 29th of the year. Freiman is hitting .330 this season with runners in scoring position after a 3-for-3 night in those situations on Monday.

Edinson Rincon delivered a two-run single in the first and did the same in the following frame. He ended the day with three hits in six trips, two runs scored and four RBI, placing him third in the league with 47. It is the fifth time in his last 11 games that he has secured multiple RBI in a contest and the sixth time he has driven in at least three runs. He has a pair of three-hit nights in his last three games.

Dean Anna extended his hitting streak to 14 games in style, bashing three doubles to bring his two-bagger total to 12 for the season. He went 3-for-6 with an RBI and three runs scored. During the streak, Anna has gone 23-for-49, a .469 average, with 10 doubles, two homers, 12 runs scored and 18 RBI. Anna has notched an extra base hit in six of his last eight games, notching 10 over that span with three games yielding multiple extra base hits. He has eight RBI in his last three games.

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