Padres get system sweep

Tim Stauffer has another solid start and Brian Myrow is unstoppable. Will Inman is proving to be as good as advertised. Jeremy Hunt's second homer ends up being the game-winner. Yefri Carvajal nets his first professional triple and Chris Perez provides lights-out relief. Yoeli Florentino in relief?

It was the first time this year that the Padres' system has swept a day in the minors, although Lake Elsinore did have the night off.

Portland won 5-3 over Memphis (Cardinals)

Tim Stauffer (6-4) pitched scoreless ball over his first six innings before the first two batters in the seventh reached base and the right-hander's night was ended. Both runners would cross, as Stauffer allowed the two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out a half dozen in a winning effort. It is the seventh time he has given up two earned runs or less over 16 starts. Stauffer has surrendered nine runs over his last four outings in Triple-A, sporting a 3.00 ERA over that span.

Brian Myrow accounted for three of Portland's five RBIs yet was just 1-for-2 on the day. He began the game with a two-run shot in the opening frame and added a sacrifice fly later in the game. Myrow was also hit by a pitch. He has a hit in each of the last 12 games he has started, going 0-for-1 in a pinch-hitting appearance on Sunday. Over his last 55 games, Myrow is 78-for-201, a .388 average, with eight homers, 21 doubles, and 44 RBIs. Myrow has seven games with three or more RBIs.

Yordany Ramirez left Monday's game while sliding into second on a stolen base attempt where the ball appeared to hit him. He is day-to-day.

San Antonio won 5-1 over Frisco (Rangers)

Will Inman's (2-0) second start for the Missions was better than his first. After going six innings and allowing one run on three hits and five walks in his system debut, the right-hander allowed one run on three hits and a walk over 7.1 innings, striking out nine in the process. He has allowed 10 runs over his last seven starts across two leagues, giving up two runs or less in all but one of those outings.

Nick Hundley went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs to pace the offense. It was the seventh time this year he has collected three or more RBIs. The backstop has three multi-hit games in his last four. Hundley did see two stolen bases against and was also thrown out at third base trying to stretch his double into three. He has thrown out 25 of the 66 runners attempting to steal, good for 37.9 percent.

Lake Elsinore had a scheduled day off

Fort Wayne won 9-8 over Wisconsin (Mariners)

A three-run homer by Jeremy Hunt in the bottom of the eighth propelled the Wizards into the win column. Hunt also hit a two-run bomb in the third and added an RBI single in the fifth to give him six RBIs for the game. He set a career-high in RBIs on Monday, and it was his second multi-homer game, his last coming on July 19, 2006 while with the AZL Padres – a day that produced five RBIs. He has notched an RBI in six of his last seven games, totaling 12 over that span.

R.J. Rodriguez earned his 18th save in 21 opportunities, tossing a scoreless inning, surrendering a hit and a walk while striking out two. The right-handed closer has thrown 11 straight scoreless frames but the save was just his fourth since June 16. He has given up runs in 13 of his 46 relief appearances. After posting a 7.84 ERA in June, Rodriguez has given up four runs over his last 17 innings. He has held the opposition to a .186 average with runners in scoring position.

Eugene won 9-8 over Boise (Cubs)

Chris Perez (4-0) tossed four hitless innings, walking one and striking out five while facing one over the minimum. The right-hander also inherited and stranded two runners. Perez has inherited seven runners this season with three crossing the dish. All of Perez' wins have come as a reliever and the right-hander has posted a 2.70 ERA in 26.2 innings out of the pen while throwing up a 5.59 ERA as a starter.

Yefri Carvajal went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs. The three-bagger was the first of his professional career. Carvajal has scored five runs over his last four games, touching home at least one in each contest. The outfielder has 11 multi-RBI games across two leagues and has a hit in nine of his first 11 games in the Northwest League. He has hit in six different spots in the lineup since joining the Ems.

Andrew Parrino went 2-for-4 with a walk and double while adding a two-run blast in the third inning – his second of the year. The shortstop has secured an RBI in four of his last five games, tallying seven over that span. He has 13 multi-hit games this season and has five hits in 11 at bats since being inserted into the two-hole in the lineup. Parrino did strikeout for the 43rd time this season, fanning once every 3.3 at bats.

AZL Padres won 7-4 over AZL Cubs

Yoeli Florentino has been placed on the road to becoming a pitcher. The now former outfielder worked an inning of scoreless ball, striking out one and walking one. He had not appeared in a game since going 0-for-1 at the plate on July 20. Noted for having a strong arm, Florentino hit .148 with four hits in 27 at bats over 16 games. He hit a three-run homer on July 12 and collected five RBIs on the season with five runs scored.

Alexis Lara (1-0) worked a scoreless inning of relief, giving up a hit and a walk while striking out a pair. The right-hander has given up runs in three of his 13 appearances this season and has allowed three runs over his last 15.2 innings, touting a 1.72 ERA over that span. Lara has walked a batter in nine of his outings this season and has allowed a baserunner in all but two appearances.

Brad Chalk went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, extending his on base streak to seven games. Chalk has scored multiple runs in four of his last six games, coming across 10 times over that span. He has 14 hits and five walks through his first 10 games and has reached base two or more times in eight of those contests. Chalk has collected 12 hits over his last 28 at bats, a .429 average.

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