Padres Prospect Report: July 19, 2009

Ryan Webb debuts in Portland and allows a run. Cesar Carrillo gets another win while Logan Forsythe and Anthony Contreras supply the lumber. James Darnell and Matt Clark each hit a pair of homers – Darnell escaping goat status – while Colt Hynes anchors the bullpen. Jon Berger is dynamite for Eugene but the Ems fall in extras.

Portland (43-52) lost 4-2 to Salt Lake (Angels)

Danny Putnam accounted for both Portland runs and ensured they weren't shutout with a two-run homer with nobody out in the ninth. It was his fifth of the year and lone hit in four trips. Putnam is hitting .267 across nine games with Portland, tallying five extra base hits and eight RBI over that span. Putnam had eight extra base hits in 39 games with Sacramento of the PCL with 21 RBI.

Ryan Webb, in his Portland debut, was charged with one run on two hits in his lone inning of work, utilizing 26 pitches to get through the frame. The hard-throwing Webb appeared in three games with San Diego, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out three across 3.1 innings. Webb went 7-1 with a 4.34 ERA across 31 games for Sacramento, giving up 57 hits in 45.2 innings while striking out 39.

San Antonio (11-11, 50-42) won 7-1 over Midland (A's)

Cesar Carrillo allowed one run on six hits and a walk while striking out three and notching seven ground ball outs across seven innings. The right-hander tossed 103 pitches en route to his eighth win. Carrillo has won six straight starts and has allowed one earned or less in three straight, going seven innings in each. He has induced 18 double play grounders on the year, including one in four straight and six of seven.

Anthony Contreras was the only player to record a multi-hit game, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles – his fifth and sixth – and a run scored. It is the first time this season that the infielder has notched multiple extra base hits in a game. Contreras has seven multi-hit games this year and has a .353 average with runners in scoring position. Seven of his eight extra base hits have come with the bases empty.

Logan Forsythe went yard for the second time in the Texas League, hitting a three-run blast with one out in the third – his lone hit of the contest. Forsythe has gone yard in two of his last five games and is 11-for-26 – a .423 average – over his last seven with nine runs scored and six RBI. All seven of his extra base hits for the right-handed hitter in San Antonio have come off right-handed pitching.

Lake Elsinore (11-13, 50-44) won 8-5 over Inland Empire (Dodgers) in 10 innings

James Darnell atoned for two early errors, which led to three unearned runs by hitting a solo homer in the eighth – the front half of back-to-back jacks – and swatting a two-run bomb in the 10th to give the Storm its winning margin. He had three hits on the day along with three RBI. The third baseman has gone deep three times in his last three games and has 13 across two leagues this season. He has hit two in a game twice but this is the fourth time he has committed two errors in a contest.

Matt Clark went yard in successive innings, hitting a solo shot in the seventh and blasting his fourth Cal League homer in the eighth – the later tying the game at 5-5. The first baseman came into the game hitless in his previous 15 at-bats. He has four homers with the Storm and all have come during multi-homer games. It is the fourth time across two leagues that he has accomplished the feat.

Colt Hynes worked a pair of scoreless innings, yielding one walk, striking out one and inducing three ground outs. The lefty picked up his second win of the year, as the bullpen worked six scoreless frames. Hynes has allowed runs in six of his 26 appearances with the Storm and just four times has he given up earned runs. He has allowed one earned over his last 19 innings of work.

Fort Wayne (18-4, 63-29) vs Quad Cities (Cardinals) suspended due to rain with Fort Wayne up 3-1 in fifth

Chris Fetter made his Midwest League debut after a promotion a few days prior. The ninth-round pick from this season allowed one run on four hits and a walk while fanning five across 4.1 innings before the rain began.

Jaff Decker hit his 11th homer of the season, a two-run blast in the opening frame.

Eugene (13-16) lost 2-1 to Tri-City (Rockies) in 10 innings

Jon Berger made his Northwest League debut a smash hit. The right-hander worked eight innings, yielding one run on seven hits and a walk while striking out three. He notched eight ground ball outs – giving the Emeralds their longest start of the season. Berger went 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA across five starts for the AZL Padres. In 27 innings he allowed 20 hits, walked two and struck out 33.

Chris Tremblay went 1-for-3 with a walk. He also knocked in the lone Eugene RBI with a groundout – beating out a potential double play. Tremblay did ground into a rally killer in the third inning. Tremblay has a hit in four straight games, his longest streak of the season. He has upped his average from .197 to .228 over that span. The infielder has not collected an extra base hit through 23 games and the RBI was just his fourth.

AZL Padres (11-12) had a scheduled day off

DSL Padres (17-24) had a scheduled day off

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