Simmons extends scoreless innings streak to 19

Southpaw Cabrera also produces all zeroes

Simmons extends scoreless innings streak to 19

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

Right-hander Seth Simmons and two relievers combined on a two-hit shutout for Double-A San Antonio Thursday night while 17-year-old left-hander Jose Cabrera turned in five scoreless innings for the Dominican Summer League Padres.

Simmons, 28, allowed two hits and a walk with nine strikeouts in seven innings to extend his scoreless innings streak to 19 innings over his last three starts. Simmons improved to 2-3 and lowered his earned run average to 1.97 as the Missions scored a 3-0 win at Arkansas to improve to 28-25 in the second half of the Texas League and 50-73 overall.

Right-hander Adam Cimber (2.12) followed Simmons and pitched a perfect eighth. Right-hander Yimmi Brasoban (2.43) issued a walk in an otherwise perfect ninth for his fourth save.

First baseman Taylor Lindsey (.212) hit a two-run homer in four at-bats. Catcher Rocky Gale (.211) was 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored. Third baseman Josh VanMeter (.145) had a double in two at-bats with a walk and a run scored.

Cabrera allowed two hits and three walks with three strikeouts over five scoreless innings for the Dominican Padres.

AROUND THE FARM:

TRIPLE-A EL PASO (66-60): COLORADO SPRINGS 13, Chihuahuas 5: Starting RHP Bryan Rodriguez (4-6, 5.35 ERA) allowed nine runs (eight earned) on seven hits and two walks with a strikeout in two innings as El Paso fell to 4-12 over the last 16 games. LHP Keith Hessler (2.95) allowed two hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings. RHP Leonel Campos (4.57) allowed three runs on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings. RHP Rafael De Paula (5.68) allowed a run on a hit with a strikeout in 1 1/3 innings. 2B Carlos Asuaje (.326) was 3-for-5 with a run scored. LF Patrick Kivlehan (.254) was 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored. C-1B Hector Sanchez (.338) had a double in three at-bats with a walk. CF Hunter Renfroe (.315) was 1-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored.

ADVANCED SINGLE-A LAKE ELSINORE (30-24, 62-62): Inland Empire 12, STORM 0: LF Taylor Kohlwey (.323) and 1B Josh Naylor (.309) were each 2-for-4. Starting LHP Eiler Sanchez (0-2, 8.74 ERA) allowed six runs on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 2/3 innings. LHP Jose Castillo (0.00) allowed four hits with four strikeouts in 3 1/3 scoreless innings. RHP Mark Zimmerman (4.32) allowed two unearned runs on two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in two innings. RHP Ben Paullus (5.49) gave up four runs on two hits and two walks in an inning.

SINGLE-A FORT WAYNE (20-33, 56-67): DAYTON 4, TinCaps 0: Starting RHP J.C. Cosme (8-7, 3.39 ERA) allowed two runs on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts in five innings to take the loss. RHP Austin Smith (5.01) came off the seven-day disabled list to allow two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks with a strikeout in 2 1/3 innings. RHP Will Stillman retired both hitters he faced. LF Jose Carlos Urena (.217) was 2-for-4. C Hunter Redman (.400) was 2-for-3 with a walk.

SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A TRI-CITY (8-13, 27-32) - EVERETT 9, Dust Devils 3: DH Chris Mattison (.162) was 2-for-3 with his second homer, two RBIs and two runs scored. RF Luis Asuncion (.250) was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Starting LHP Logan Allen (0-1, 7.71 ERA) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. LHP Will Headean (4.66) allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. RHP Jesse Scholtens (1.33) allowed a hit with a strikeout in a scoreless inning. RHP Walker Weickel (18.00) allowed two runs on two hits and a walk in an inning.

ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (21-26) - Mariners 9, PADRES 6: C Bryant Aragon (.246) had a double and his first homer in four at-bats with a walk and two RBIs. LF Trey Carter (.526) was 2-for-4 with a walk, a RBI and a run scored. Starting RHP Henry Henry (1-3, 5.11 ERA) allowed three runs on seven hits with three strikeouts in three innings. RHP Chasen Ford (4.50) allowed a run on two hits and a walk with four strikeouts in two innings. RHP Juan Arias (10.35) allowed three runs on three hits and a walk with a strikeout in an inning. RHP Jonathan Guzman (8.34) issued a walk in an otherwise perfect inning. RHP Dominic DiSabatino (11.05) allowed a run on two hits with a strikeout in an inning. RHP Andres Munoz (4.26) allowed a run on four walks without retiring a hitter. RHP Grant Zawadzki (4.50) struck out two in a perfect inning.

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE PADRES (32-32) - Padres 7, BLUE JAYS 6: LF Edward Burgos (.313) was 3-for-5 with two runs scored. DH Juan Fernandez (.355) was 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored. RF Jaffe Garcia (.257) was 2-for-4 with a double, a RBI and a run scored. SS Kelvin Melean (.277) was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. 2B Luis Guzman (.272) was 1-for-3 with a RBI. RHP Miguel Roman (9.00 ERA) followed Cabrera (2-2, 2.63) and gave up an unearned run on three hits with two strikeouts in two innings. RHP Evan Powell (20.43) allowed four runs on four hits in an inning. RHP Oliver Grullart (5.19) allowed a run on two hits with a strikeout in an inning to get his first save.