Justin Hancock named Texas League Pitcher of the Week

Allowed six hits with 14 strikeouts over 11 scoreless innings

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

San Antonio right-hander Justin Hancock was named the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for May 25-31. Hancock, 24, joined right-hander Colin Rea as the second member of the Missions' starting rotation to win the Texas League's Pitcher of the Week honor this season.

Hancock, the Padres' ninth-round pick in the 2011 Draft out of Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill., has a 5-1 record this season with a 2.02 ERA in 10 starts.

Hancock has allowed 55 hits and 13 runs with 44 strikeouts against 23 walks in 58 innings. He ranks third in the Texas League in ERA, just behind teammate Rea (1.38). Hancock ranks second in the league in wins and innings pitched. He has allowed two runs or less in seven straight starts.

Last week, Hancock, who was a non-roster invitee to San Diego's Spring Training camp, started and won two seven-inning games as part of doubleheaders. He had a 0.00 ERA over 11 innings, allowing six hits and three walks with 14 strikeouts. Hancock posted a career-high eight strikeouts over six innings last Sunday at Northwest Arkansas.

Around the farm

TRIPLE-A EL PASO (25-26): Iowa 14, CHIHUAHUAS 4 -- Starting RHP Zack Segovia (1-1, 5.06 ERA) allowed nine runs on eight hits and a walk with six strikeouts in five innings. LHP Eury De La Rosa (3.63 ERA) allowed a run on four hits with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings. Rehabbing CF Melvin Upton Jr. (.273) was 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored. Rehabbing 1B Yonder Alonso (.231) was 1-for-3. SS Ramiro Pena (.306) was 2-for-4. RF Jake Goebbert (.248) was 2-for-5 with a double.

DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (20-29): The Missions had Monday off.

HIGH SINGLE-A LAKE ELSINORE (23-27): STOCKTON 5, Storm 2 -- Starting RHP Rafael De Paula (3-3, 4.14 ERA) allowed five runs (only two earned) on seven hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in six innings. SS Jose Rondon (.271) was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. 2B Fernando Perez (.247), from Otay Ranch High, was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.

LOW SINGLE-A FORT WAYNE (21-30): West Michigan 7, TIN CAPS 2 -- 1B Trae Santos (.250) hit his sixth homer in four at-bats. C Miguel Del Castillo (.270) was 2-for-3 with a run scored. 2B Felipe Blanco (.238) had a double in two at-bats for a RBI. Starting RHP Ernesto Montas (4-4, 4.47 ERA) allowed seven runs on nine hits in 1 1/3 innings. RHP Yimmi Brasoban (3.27 ERA) allowed three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 3 2/3 scoreless innings. LHP Kyle McGrath (3.46 ERA) allowed a hit with a strikeout in two scoreless innings.

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE PADRES (2-0): Padres 6, DIAMONDBACKS 5 (10 innings) -- Starting RHP Jean Garcia allowed one run on five hits and a walk with a strikeout in five innings. RHP Diomar Lopez allowed four runs (one earned) on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. RHP Erick De Los Santos (1-0) got the win for retiring the only hitter he faced. RHP Juan Arias pitched a perfect inning to get the save. DH Jaffe Garcis was 2-for-3 with a walk and a steal with a run scored. LF Angel Santos was 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored.