Padres Prospect Report: June 12, 2009

Matt Antonelli

Walter Silva has a no-hitter through five and Matt Antonelli has a big day. Nathan Culp ran his scoreless streak to 14 with another formidable outing. Corey Kluber sees three unearned cross on his watch while Beamer Weems extends his streak to 22. Zach Herr is the beneficiary of Kevin Hansen's timely hitting.

Portland (31-31) won 7-1 over Fresno (Giants)

Walter Silva had a no-hitter through five innings before giving up a leadoff double in the sixth. He allowed that lone hit across seven innings, walking two and hitting a batter while striking out seven. In his previous two starts, the right-hander had given up 14 runs on 20 hits and two walks across a 9.1-inning span. It is the second time he has gone at least five while allowing two runs or less.

Matt Antonelli had a night of perfection, going 3-for-3 with a walk. He fell a triple shy of the cycle, notching his fifth double, hitting his second homer, scoring two runs and netting three RBI. It was the first three-hit night of the year for the second baseman and second multi-hit game through 28 games. Antonelli had been in a 2-for-22 slump coming into play. Four of his last seven hits have gone for extra bases.

San Antonio (31-28) won 4-0 over Frisco (Rangers)

Nathan Culp posted zeroes across seven innings, yielding four hits and a walk while fanning one. The southpaw tossed 95 pitches, working in 13 ground ball outs en route to the Missions sixth team shutout of the year. It is the second straight outing that Culp has gone seven strong without allowing a run and the third time he has accomplished the feat this season. The ground ball pitcher has given up just 19 extra base hits in 12 starts.

Eric Sogard collected two hits, a single to left that plated a run and a bunt single to notch his second RBI of the game. Sogard was thrown out trying to steal – the first time he has been caught in four attempts. Sogard is hitting .388 over his last 13 games with 14 runs scored and five RBI. The second baseman has hit .337 with the bases empty this year but upped his average to .250 with runners on base.

Craig Cooper's 14th double of the season plated a pair during a three-run third. It was one of two hits on the day for the first baseman. Cooper, third in the Texas League in hitting at .365, has three straight multi-hit games, going 6-for-10 with four RBI and a pair of walks. His 81 hits lead the Texas League and stand third in all of minor league baseball, pending the night's action.

Lake Elsinore (34-27) lost 5-2 to Inland Empire (Dodgers)

Corey Kluber dropped to 5-5, allowing five runs, two earned, on five hits and two walks across 5.1 innings, striking out nine. He had a no-hitter through four before a pair of doubles opened the fifth. It is the second game in a row that five runs have crossed on his watch and the fifth time in 13 starts. Kluber has struck out at least eight in five of his last seven outings.

Beamer Weems extended his on base streak to 22 with a pair of walks and an RBI single in the fifth. Weems is hitting .306 over the streak with 17 walks and a .450 on-base percentage. He has also scored 13 runs while driving in 11. Weems has reached safely in 41 of his 42 games with two on base streaks of at least 19 games. The shortstop had five RBI in his last three games.

Matt Teague worked an inning and two-thirds of scoreless ball, giving up a single and a walk. He was also assisted by a caught stealing of home to end the sixth. He did allow one of two inherited runners to score. Teague has kept 11 of the 17 runners he has inherited from touching home this season and moved his scoreless streak to 5.1 innings. He has allowed runs in 10 of his 21 appearances this season.

Fort Wayne (39-22) won 5-4 over Dayton (Reds) in 10 innings

Colin Lynch provided one of five scoreless relief innings, working in his first game of the year. He gave up one hit and a walk while netting three fly ball outs. Lynch went 0-4 with a 4.78 ERA along with five saves in nine opportunities for the AZL Padres last season, In 32 innings he allowed 37 hits and walked nine while striking out 38. The opposition clubbed .415 off him with runners in scoring position a season ago.

Zach Herr picked up the win to move to 4-2 but not before walking the bases loaded with two outs in the top half of the 10th. It was the first time he has walked two in a game since April 13. Also, it was just the second time he has faced a bases loaded situation. Herr has allowed runs in eight of his 28 appearances this year.

Kevin Hansen second hit, a single to left, ended the game in a Fort Wayne walkoff for the second straight night. He drove in Robert Lara who doubled. Hansen went 2-for-4 with a walk and a double. Hansen is hitting .317 with 32 hits in his last 101 at-bats across a 28-game span. The infielder has driven in 11 runs over that span with nine runs scored. He has drawn a walk in two straight games – the first time he has accomplished the feat this season after walking five times in his first 32 games.

DSL Padres (7-4) vs DSL Tigers postponed due to rain

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