Padres Farm Report (8 Jul 08)

FYI, I’m way behind on my email. I don’t expect that to change anytime soon. If you’re expecting a response from me, it may be a while…

Triple-AFresno 11, Portland 10

Colt MortonCraig Stansberry (SS): 3-for-5, 3B, BB
Peter Ciofrone: 1-for-4, BB, HBP
Will Venable: 1-for-4, 2B, 2 BB
Justin Huber (1B): 0-for-5, SF
Vince Sinisi: 2-for-5, BB
Colt Morton: 3-for-6, HR
Matt Antonelli: 0-for-4
Cesar Ramos: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 2 HR, 2 BB, 3 SO, HBP
Adam Bass: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 HR, 0 BB, 1 SO
Joe Thatcher: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 0 SO
Dirk Hayhurst: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 1 SO
Justin Hampson: 0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 HR, 0 BB, 0 SO

On our way back from Oregon, somewhere around Mt. Shasta, we passed a place called Bassholes Bar and Grill. For some reason, seeing Bass’ name made me think of that. Bassholes. Pretty clever. It’s like a play on words. And it really gets me in the mood to eat… Game time temperature at Fresno was 103; sounds like fun…

Double-ATulsa 5, San Antonio 4

Steve GarrisonDrew Macias: 2-for-6
Craig Cooper (LF): 4-for-6, 2 HR
Kyle Blanks: 0-for-0, BB, HBP
Chad Huffman (PH): 0-for-1
Jose Lobaton: 0-for-2
Steve Garrison: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 HR, 3 BB, 5 SO, WP
Mauro Zarate: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 3 BB, 3 SO
Jonathan Ellis: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 HR, 2 BB, 1 SO

Blanks was plunked in the third inning, after the first of two Cooper home runs, and lifted for a pinch-runner. Here’s hoping Gigantor is okay… I don’t know why I keep tracking Zarate. He threw well when I saw him in spring training, and I just haven’t been willing to let it go… Somehow David Parrish, son of Lance, ended up on the Missions. I wasn’t crazy about him when he played at Michigan and my opinion hasn’t changed since then.

High-ALake Elsinore 4, Bakersfield 1

Kellen KulbackiEric Sogard: 0-for-4
Cedric Hunter: 1-for-4
Kellen Kulbacki: 2-for-4, HR
Mitch Canham: 1-for-3, BB
Ernesto Frieri: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 8 SO

Another day, another Kulbacki homer; that’s six in his last 10 games… I remain intrigued by Frieri, who has made a smooth transition from reliever to starter this year; he isn’t young and he isn’t overpowering, but I like him.

Low-ASouth Bend 6, Fort Wayne 0

Luis Durango: 1-for-4
Lance Zawadzki (SS): 1-for-4, E (20)
Justin Baum: 2-for-4
Danny Payne (RF): 1-for-2, 2 BB
Yefri Carvajal: 1-for-4
Felix Carrasco: 0-for-4
Brad Chalk: 1-for-3
Matt Teague: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 1 HR, 2 BB, 2 SO
Robert Woodard: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 1 SO

Carvajal is quietly putting together a decent season in the Midwest League. No, a line of .280/.319/.377 is nothing to write home about, especially for a corner outfielder, but he’s hitting a ton of doubles and he doesn’t turn 20 until January… Since May 1, Carvajal is batting .296/.352/.381.

Short-Season-ASpokane 6, Eugene 3

Shane Buschini: 1-for-4
Jeudy Valdez: 1-for-2, 2 BB
Emmanuel Quiles: 0-for-3, BB
Tyson Bagley: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 2 SO, HBP
Rob Musgrave: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO, WP
Anthony Bass: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 1 SO

So a day after I tell you Valdez hacks at everything, he draws two walks… I got to see Quiles while we were in Eugene, too; he’s hyperactive behind the plate (always looking to make a throw) and he doesn’t turn 19 until the end of October… Bagley has fanned 21 in 14 2/3 innings so far.

RookieAZL Padres 7, AZL Rangers 3

Kevin Hansen (2B): 2-for-4, 2B, BB
Keisy Marte: 3-for-4, 2 2B
Edgar Garzon (1B): 1-for-3, 2B, HBP
Kevin Cameron: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 1 SO (2 GO)

Cameron makes a rehab start; good for him…

RookieDSL Tigers 8, DSL Padres 4

Jonathan Galvez: 1-for-4, BB, E
Rymer Liriano: 0-for-5