Padres Prospect Report: August 3, 2009

Drew Macias knocks in the winning run in the 12th, as Adam Russell makes his system debut. Will Inman gets back to business in Double-A. Cole Figueroa performs the heroics in the 12th. Al Angelucci is hit hard for the third straight game. Pedro Martinez is hammered for seven runs in a DSL Padres loss.

Portland (46-63) won 3-2 over Sacramento (A's) in 12 innings

Cesar Carrillo allowed one run on seven hits and two walks across five innings, seeing men reach in every inning but the fourth. He recorded eight ground ball outs, including a double play, and struck out three. It is the fifth time in his last six starts across two leagues that he has given up two runs or less. Carrillo has notched 20 rally killers this season, including at least one in six of his last seven outings.

Adam Russell made his system debut, walking one in a scoreless inning. The right-hander acquired as part of the Jake Peavy trade with the Chicago White Sox went 2-2 with five saves and a 3.20 ERA across 34 appearances with Triple-A Charlotte of the International League. In 56.1 innings, Russell allowed 39 hits and 18 walks while striking out 51.

San Antonio (16-22, 55-52) won 4-0 over Frisco

Will Inman's return trip to the Missions was a success, as the right-hander tossed six innings of scoreless ball to move to 5-1 in Double-A. He allowed six hits, did not walk a batter and struck out three. Two relievers finished off San Antonio's ninth shutout. Inman has not allowed a run in his last 13 innings with the Missions. In Triple-A, the Virginia native allowed 49 runs on 83 hits and 25 walks across 63 innings.

Lance Zawadzki was the lone player to amass a multi-hit game. The shortstop went 2-for-3 with a walk out of the three-hole, stealing his 10th base and scoring a pair of runs. Zawadzki has been successful in 13 of his 15 stolen base attempts on the season across two leagues. He came into the game having scored three times in his previous 12 games and had been hitting .210 over his last 30 games.

Lake Elsinore 18-20, 57-51) had a scheduled day off

Fort Wayne (29-7, 74-33) won 8-7 over Lansing (Blue Jays) in 12 innings

Stiven Osuna, named Pitcher of the Month for July, was on the hook for seven runs, six earned, on 10 hits and a walk across three-plus innings. The right-hander saw five of those hits go for extra bases, including one that left the yard. Osuna had allowed just six runs across 37.1 innings during his last seven starts, posting a 6-0 mark with a 1.21 ERA. This was the first time in 17 starts that he has allowed double-digit hit totals.

Nick Schumacher posted a pair of scoreless innings, as the relief corps worked nine scoreless frames while yielding just three hits. He picked up the win, his fifth against zero losses, and retired every man he faced, striking out four. The right-hander has allowed one run over his last 12 innings, giving up five hits while striking out 15. He has allowed runs in seven of his 27 appearances and has not given up more than one earned in any outing.

Cole Figueroa's third hit of the night in the 12th inning turned out to be pivotal, as the second baseman scored on a wild pitch after a leadoff double to end the game in victory. Figueroa went 3-for-6, scored twice and drove in a pair. He has notched an RBI in five straight games, plating seven over that span – accounting for one-third of his season total of 21.

Dan Robertson was ejected in the 10th inning.

Eugene (18-25) lost 14-1 to Tri-City (Rockies)

Matt Jackson allowed five runs, three earned, on five hits, a walk, and a hit batsman across three innings. Five straight hitters reached in the third, as Jackson suffered his third losing decision in a row. It is the fourth time in his last five starts that he has given up four or more runs. He surrendered a pair of doubles, as 39 percent of the 36 hits he has allowed have gone for extra bases this year.

Al Angelucci was pegged for three runs on one hit, four walks and a hit batsman across two-thirds of an inning. He also tossed a pair of wild pitches and left with the bases loaded – none of whom would score. The right-hander has allowed 12 runs, eight earned, on eight hits, eight walks and two hit batsmen across his last three frames, pushing his ERA from 4.09 to 6.39. It is the seventh time the reliever has walked at least two in a game, despite not pitching more than three innings in any outing.

AZL Padres (3-4, 16-19) had a scheduled day off

DSL Padres (21-33) lost 8-1 to DSL Diamondbacks

Pedro Martinez took the loss, giving up seven runs, all earned, on three hits, three walks and two hit batsmen over an inning and two-thirds. His ERA ballooned from 3.95 to 5.90 after the outing. The southpaw has given up seven runs in two of his 12 outings but had not allowed more than three runs in any appearance. He has hit six batters and walked 16 in 29 innings. Martinez has a 9.45 ERA across four starts and a 2.87 ERA in eight relief appearances.

Carlos Garcia was the lone player on the DSL Padres to notch a multi-hit game, reaching bas three times with a pair of singles and a walk. He also scored the lone run and stole his 15th base in 17 attempts. The outfielder was caught twice in the same game for his only caught stealing of the season. Garcia has notched a hit in 10 of his last 11 games, raising his average from a season low of .228 to .263. He is 16-for-44 over the recent stretch – a .364 average.

Amaury Ceren delivered four scoreless innings, yielding four hits and a walk while striking out three and notching nine ground ball outs. Since allowing three runs in his first inning of work, Ceren has given up four earned over his last 11.2 innings. The right-hander has limited left-handed hitters to a .214 average while righties are swatting .341. Just two of the 18 hits he has allowed have gone for extra bases.

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