Padres Minors Report: May 1

Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.

Ryan Butler didn't allow a run over six innings Thursday night to lower
his earned run average to under 1.00 and two other pitchers in the
Padres system didn't allow a run.

Butler, 23, allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks with six
strikeouts over six innings in high Single-A Lake Elsinore's 3-1
California League win at Inland Empire.

The right-handed Butler was the Padres' seventh-round pick last June
out of North Carolina-Charlotte. He is 3-1 this season with a 0.92 ERA
with 20 strikeouts against five walks in 29 1/3 innings for the Storm.

Veteran right-hander Zack Segovia, 32, who signed as a minor league
free agent, allowed three hits and two walks with six strikeouts in five
shutout innings in his debut for Double-A San Antonio. Segovia was
transferred from extended spring training earlier in the day.

And left-hander Thomas Dorminy, 22, allowed five hits and two walks
with four strikeouts in six shutout innings for low Single-A Fort Wayne.
Dorminy, 22, was a 10th-round pick last June out of Faulkner University.
He is 2-2 with the TinCaps with a 4.71 ERA.

Three hitters of note:

-- Catcher Austin Hedges was 2-for-4 with a run scored to raise his
batting average for Triple-A El Paso to .355.

-- Center fielder Travis Jankowski's 17-game hitting streak ended.
Jankowski (.356) was 0-for-3, but drew two walks and scored a run for
Double-A San Antonio. The hitting streak is the longest in the Texas
League this season.

-- Center fielder Michael Gettys, 19, the Padres' second-round pick last
June, hit his first homer for Fort Wayne. He was 2-for-4 to raise his
season average to .306.

TRIPLE-A EL PASO (13-8): SACRAMENTO 4, Chihuahuas 2 - Left-handed starter Jason Lane (2-2, 5.10 ERA) allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts in six innings as Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern, co-leading El Paso lost to open a road trip. RHP Jay Jackson allowed a hit with a strikeout in two scoreless innings in his first outing with El Paso after being promoted from Double-A San Antonio.

DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (7-13): MISSIONS 9, Frisco 0 - Four pitchers combined on a six-hit shutout for the Missions. RHP Aaron Northcraft (5.40 ERA) allowed a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings. LHP Brandon Alger (6.23 ERA) allowed two hits with a walk in an inning. RHP Michael Dimock (0.00 ERA) made his seventh straight scoreless appearance, striking out two in a perfect inning. SS Trea Turner (.292) was 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored. DH Alberth Martinez (.283) was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. 3B Casey McElroy (.309) had two doubles in five at-bats for an RBI.

HIGH SINGLE-A LAKE ELSINORE (9-12): Storm 3, INLAND EMPIRE 1 - Three relievers followed Butler with scoreless innings. RHP Matthew Shepherd (10.24 ERA) walked one with two strikeouts. LHP Chris Nunn, who was transferred to Lake Elsinore from Double-A San Antonio earlier in the day, allowed two hits with two strikeouts in the eighth. RHP Eric Yardley (0.00 ERA) picked up his fourth save, with a strikeout in a perfect inning in his seventh straight scoreless appearance to open the season.

LOW SINGLE-A FORT WAYNE (6-12): TIN CAPS 5, Dayton 2 - 1B Duanel Jones was 2-for-4 to raise his average to .368, the second-best mark in the Midwest League. RF Franmil Reyes was 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two RBIs. RHP Seth Lucio (7.20 ERA) followed Dorminy and allowed two walks and a hit over two scoreless innings.