Padres Prospect Report: July 1, 2009

Tim Stauffer suffers the loss in Portland. The San Antonio pitchers do well at the All-Star game. Jeremy Hefner is money over seven and Sawyer Carroll continues to hit. Blake Tekotte reaches five times and Yefri Carvajal has the game-winner. Bo Davis has been an on-base machine. Jonathan Galvez is among the AZL leaderboard in a number of categories. Esteban Javier is drilled.

Portland (37-43) lost 4-1 to Tacoma (Mariners)

Tim Stauffer suffered the loss, giving up four runs, three earned, on seven hits and two walks while fanning two across five innings. In three starts, the right-hander has given up six earned runs. He had allowed seven hits total over his first two starts. The last time he average two runs allowed over three starts came during an eight-game span from July 13, 2007 till September 1 of the same year when he gave up 14 runs total.

Val Pascucci accounted for the lone Portland run with a two-out single in the first. He also added his 10th double of the season. The first baseman has a pair of multi-hit games across five games with Portland – a feat he accomplished just nine times across 60 games with Albuquerque. He is hitting .316 since joining the Beavers after notching a .207 average with the Isotopes.

San Antonio (2-4, 41-35) had a scheduled day off for the All-Star game

Mat Latos worked two scoreless innings, giving up one hit and striking out three. Mike DeMark worked one-third of an inning, striking out the lone batter and stranding two inherited runners. Evan Scribner faced the minimum in his inning, striking out two.

Craig Cooper went 1-for-4 and struck out twice. Eric Sogard was hitless in two at-bats and committed an error. Luis Durango went 0-for-2.

Lake Elsinore (4-3, 43-34) won 8-3 over Lancaster (Astros)

Jeremy Hefner posted zeroes across seven frames, giving up four hits, plunking a batter and striking out three. He also recorded 10 ground ball outs. The right-hander has given up two runs or less in three straight starts and five of his last six, en route to winning four straight starts and five consecutive decisions. He has lowered his ERA from a season-high 5.15 to 3.67 across his last six games.

Sawyer Carroll clubbed a pair of doubles and drew a walk in six plate appearances, pushing his RBI total to nine with another two. The outfielder has three multi-hit games in his last four, tallying five extra base hits over that span. He has collected his RBI over a seven-game in the California League and is 8-for-19 with six runs scored in his last four. Carroll hit .384 with runners in scoring position during his tour in the Midwest League.

Fort Wayne (5-1, 50-26) won 8-6 over Dayton (Reds)

Blake Tekotte reached base five times as the leadoff hitter. He went 4-for-4 with a walk while driving in three runs. He also stole two bases, pushing his total to 18 for the season but was caught for the sixth time as well. Tekotte is in the midst of a 12-game hitting streak with eight multi-hit games. He is 23-for-48 – a .479 average – over that span with 16 RBI. Tekotte is hitting .375 in his last 25 games.

Allan Dykstra pounded out his fifth homer of the season in the second inning as part of a 2-for-4 day that included a walk and three runs scored. Dykstra has three homers in his last 19 games after hitting two across his first 49 games. This was his 10th multi-hit game of the year. Dykstra is hitting .252 on the road this season and .175 at Parkview Field.

Yefri Carvajal collected three hits in five trips, including a triple – his second across two leagues. It was his two-run single in the top of the ninth that broke a 6-6 tie and gave him three RBI on the night. The outfielder came into the game 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position with the TinCaps. He has a hit in five of his six Midwest League games along with five RBI.

Eugene (5-6) won 15-5 over Everett (Mariners)

Bo Davis reached base and scored in each of his first five plate appearances. The outfielder, batting leadoff, also reached in his final time up, ending the night 4-for-4 with two walks, five runs scored and two RBI. He also stole three bases, giving him a perfect 6-for-6 for the campaign. Davis fell a homer shy of the cycle, upping his extra base hit total to six for the season. He has five multi-hit games through his first nine professional contests. Davis leads the Northwest League in hitting, stolen bases and on-base percentage.

Vince Belnome cracked his third homer of the year with two outs in the fifth, sending a two-run blast to right. He ended the day with two runs scored and four RBI to pace the offense. The infielder has been on base in all 11 games he has played to open his professional career and has scored a run in five straight, touching home seven times over that span. His 14 RBI for the season sit second in the Northwest League. He is fourth with a .490 on-base percentage and second with seven extra base hits.

Jason Hagerty went 2-for-5 with a double, a walk, a run scored and three RBI. While he did commit his first error of the year, the backstop threw out the only runner attempting to steal. He has now thrown out the only two to attempt a theft against him. Hagerty has opened his professional career with a four-game hitting streak, notching three doubles and driving in four while scoring four times.

AZL Padres (3-5) won 8-3 over AZL Giants

Jonathan Galvez had two hits in four trips, scoring a pair of runs and driving in two. The shortstop also swiped his Arizona Rookie League leading sixth bag of the year in eight attempts. Galvez sports a seven-game hitting streak to begin the season, hitting .444 over that span with a team best .545 on-base percentage. The Dominican native is also tied for the league lead in RBI at nine.

Cameron Monger reached base three times with two singles and a double while scoring a pair of runs. The outfielder also stole his fourth base in as many attempts. Since beginning the year with three hits in his first 21 at-bats, Monger has gone 9-for-16 with three doubles, six runs scored, and four RBI. He has stolen a base in three straight games and four of his last five.

Deiber Sanchez picked up the win, giving up one run on two hits and a walk while striking out four across three innings. While the Colombia native has surrendered seven runs on the season, just two of those runs have been earned. The leadoff batter of the inning has reached base once in the nine innings he has started.

DSL Padres (12-15) lost 18-8 to DSL Yankees 2

Esteban Javier was banged around across one-third of an inning. He surrendered six runs on three hits, a walk and two hit batsmen while also tossing a wild pitch. Javier also saw both runners he inherited score. Javier has allowed just one earned run over his first 11.1 innings of work and had stranded 10 of the 12 runners he had inherited.

Ruben Mejia took the loss, giving up six runs, four earned, on four hits and two walks. He also hit a batter. The Dominican native had given up six runs, four earned, across his first 16 innings of work. He had held the opposition to four hits in 21 at-bats with runners in scoring position. They went 3-for-6 in those situations on Wednesday.

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