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Padres Prospect Report: August 9, 2009

Will Startup

Aaron Poreda has a rough start in Portland while Chad Huffman continues his tear. Corey Kluber suffers a rough loss. James Darnell hits a game winner in the ninth. Dexter Carter is money in a win. Nick Greenwood in relief means a loss. Will Startup and Jeudy Valdez are back, and Pedro Hernandez is golden while the offense breaks out.

Portland (49-66) lost 6-4 to Round Rock (Astros) Aaron Poreda took his first loss in the Pacific Coast League, giving up five runs on six hits and five walks with a wild pitch and a hit batsman across 3.1 innings. The left-hander tossed 80 pitches, striking out four. Poreda also committed an error. It is the 10th time across four leagues that Poreda has walked three or more in a game and the...

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