Padres Prospect Report: August 4, 2009

Aaron Poreda debuts and is saved from a loss. Cedric Hunter had been hitting .198 over his previous 29 games. Matt Teagues takes the loss in extras. Dexter Carter debuts and is pounded across 3.1 innings. David Erickson suffers a blown save ad the loss. Cody Decker goes yard again. The DSL Padres are swept, as they can't score in one and Erick Ojeda doesn't record an out.

Portland (47-63) won 6-5 over Sacramento (A's)

Aaron Poreda, acquired as part of the Jake Peavy trade, made his system debut, giving up five runs on six hits and three walks across four innings. The left-hander struck out five during an 82-pitch outing but also allowed two extra base hits, including a two-run homer. Poreda's season has been split across three leagues. He worked 11 innings for the Chicago White Sox, striking out 12 and posting a 2.45 ERA. In Double-A Birmingham of the Southern League, the southpaw went 5-4 with a 2.38 ERA across 11 starts, striking out 69 in 64.1 innings. With Charlotte of the Triple-A International League, Poreda went 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA across two starts.

Drew Macias belted a first inning one-out homer - his fourth bomb of the year. The outfielder also doubled in a run in the third and walked in a run with the bases loaded an inning later. The outfielder has reached base 12 times in his last seven games with eight hits and four walks, posting a .364 on-base percentage over that span. Macias, who had the game-winning hit the night before, has had three games with multiple extra base hits in Triple-A.

Danny Putnam hit a bases clearing double with two outs to cap a four-run fourth inning, giving him eight RBI with the bases loaded since joining the Beavers. The outfielder had two hits on the day in four trips. He has plated 28 runs during his 25-game stint in Portland. While he is hitting .178 with the bases empty in Portland, Putnam has clubbed .370 with runners in scoring position. He has 15 extra base hits – 12 coming with runners on base.

San Antonio (16-23, 55-53) lost 8-3 to Corpus Christi (Astros)

Corey Kluber suffered the loss, surrendering six runs on four hits and five walks across four innings. The right-hander struck out three in a 91-pitch performance but also surrendered a three-run homer among the two extra base hits. It is the third straight game that he has issued five walks in and the 10th time across two leagues that he has walked three or more. Kluber has given up homers in successive games for the third time this year.

Cedric Hunter broke a 2-for-22 slump with three hits in five trips, including a double and an RBI. The outfielder came into the game hitting .198 over his previous 29 games and hitting .195 when he bats second in the order, as he did on Tuesday. It was the seventh time in 102 games that he has notched a three-hit game and first since July 5. Hunter had just one extra base hit in his previous 13 games.

Lake Elsinore (18-21, 57-52) lost 6-5 to Stockton (A's) in 10 innings

Aaron Breit allowed two runs on eight hits – seven singles – a hit batsman and two walks across 5.2 innings, striking out four and notching nine ground ball outs. It is the fifth time in seven starts that Breit has given up two runs or less. The first inning run he surrendered on Tuesday was just the second earned run he has allowed in the opening frame across seven starts.

Matt Teague took the loss, surrendering one run on two hits and a pair of walks across one-third of an inning. The left-hander has given up runs in five of his last six and nine of his last 11 in the California League. The southpaw has given up 18 runs on 33 hits across his last 19.2 innings. His ERA has spiked from 4.84 to 5.96. He has allowed four runs in 1.1 extra innings.

Fort Wayne (29-8, 74-34) lost 9-4 to Lansing (Blue Jays)

Dexter Carter, acquired in the Peavy trade, made his system debut and was pulled after 3.1 innings with six runs in on nine hits and three walks while striking out five and hitting a batter. The right-hander went 6-2 with a 3.13 ERA across 19 games for Kannapolis of the Low-A South Atlantic League. He led the circuit in strikeouts with 143 in 118 innings, fanning nine or more eight times. He had allowed two runs or less in six of his previous eight starts.

Cole Figueroa had three hits – all singles – in four trips, driving in a pair. The second baseman was picked off first base, earning his fifth caught stealing in Midwest League play in 10 attempts. Figueroa has an RBI in six straight games, knocking in nine over that span. He has notched successive three-hit games – his fifth across 46 games with the TinCaps.

Eugene (18-26) lost 5-3 to Tri-City (Rockies)

Jon Berger delivered six innings of one-run ball, yielding three hits, a walk, and a hit batsman while striking out two and notching six ground ball outs. It is the third time in four starts with the Emeralds that Berger has allowed one run or less and the second time he has given up three hits or less. He has allowed two runs or less in seven of his nine starts across two leagues.

Joey Railey came into the game with one RBI on his ledger in Northwest League play before notching a pair of run-scoring singles to up his tally to three RBI on the year. The second baseman has reached base 19 times in 11 games with the Emeralds, notching four multi-hit games and reaching base at least twice in seven contests. He is 4-for-7 over his last two games after going 3-for-18 in his previous five games with the Ems.

David Erickson suffered a blown save – his third – and the loss when he was tagged for three runs, one earned, in the top half of the ninth. He also allowed the lone runner he inherited to score. Erickson surrendered three hits and tossed a wild pitch. Since tossing scoreless ball over his first 6.2 innings, Erickson has given up 10 runs, five earned, on 12 hits, three hit batsmen and three walks across 11.2 innings. His three hits allowed were a season high.

AZL Padres (4-4, 17-19) won 9-6 over AZL Brewers

Jesse Orosco Jr., son of former Padres pitcher Jesse Orosco, worked a scoreless inning, walking one and striking out one. He has tossed two scoreless since being signed by the Padres. Orosco went 3-0 with a 3.72 ERA across 17 appearances last year for Missoula of the Pioneer League. In 36.1 innings he allowed 39 hits, including eight homers, while walking 19 and fanning 28. He pitched one scoreless inning for Yakima of the short-season Northwest League this season before being released from the Diamondbacks origination.

Cody Decker smashed his Arizona Rookie League leading 11th homer in the opening frame, a three-run shot. Six of his bombs have come with men on base and three have come in the first inning. He also scored twice while extending his circuit leading RBI total to 42 in 35 games. Decker has notched an RBI in nine of his last 11 contests. The first baseman has 13 multi-RBI games on the season.

Cameron Monger reached base three times, getting plunked by a pitch, notching an infield single and smacking his third triple. He plated a pair of runs and scored once. Monger also stole his 17th base but was caught stealing for the third time this season. Monger extended his hitting streak to seven games and gave him five RBI over his last five games. The outfielder is hitting .471 with runners in scoring position on the year.

DSL Padres (21-35) lost 2-0 in game one to DSL Rockies, lost game two 4-3 in eight innings

Francisco Flores took the game one loss, giving up two runs on four hits without walking a batter and striking out two in his first start of the season. He recorded six ground ball outs and hit a batter. The Mexico native had allowed two earned over his first 10 innings of work this season. While he has kept right-handed hitters to a .189 average, left-handed batters are hitting .313 off him.

Erick Ojeda suffered the game two loss, as the right-hander would not record an out in the eighth inning. He worked to four batters and all reached – one via a hit, two hit batsmen and a sacrifice that led to the bases loaded. The second batter he hit in the inning sent the winning run home. It is the second time he has faced a bases loaded situation this year and he has hit the batter both times. The Colombia native has hit eight batters this season while tossing seven wild pitches.

Fernando Escarra had two hits in three trips in the nightcap, collecting his first two doubles of the season and scoring a run. He also threw out one of the two runners attempting to steal. The Venezuelan native had not notched an extra base all season through his first 15 games. While he has just nine hits on the year, Escarra has three multi-hit games. He has thrown out five of the 30 runners that have attempted to steal.

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