Padres Minor League Notebook: 4-16-10

Will Inman pitches well but Luis Perdomo can't hold the lead. Simon Castro has a no-hitter broken up by a bunt and Mitch Canham hits a grand slam in a doubleheader sweep. Jackson Quezada debuts and has something happen that had never occurred previously. Dexter Carter allows five runs in one frame and six in a loss.

Portland (4-5) lost 2-1 to Fresno (Giants)

Will Inman tossed blanks across five innings, yielding one hit and three walks while fanning a half-dozen in a no-decision. He has allowed just three hits in his first 10 innings of work on the year. The right-hander went 1-4 with a 6.71 ERA across 12 starts for Portland a season ago, allowing 83 hits in 63 innings.

Luis Perdomo suffered the blown save and the loss. He surrendered a run in the eighth while nursing a one-run lead and then surrendered a pair of doubles in the ninth to break the 1-1 tie. The right-hander has allowed five runs across his last 2.2 innings after giving up one over his first five. Perdomo went 1-0 with a 4.80 ERA across 35 appearances and 60 innings for the Padres last season.

San Antonio (5-3) won 2-1 over NW Arkansas (Royals) in game one, won game two 4-0

Simon Castro saw a run score without the benefit of a hit, as the right-hander posted a no-hitter through 5.2 innings before a bunt single broke the bid. A walk, balk and two ground outs in the opening frame scored the only run against the right-hander who struck out five and notched seven ground ball outs. Castro has allowed one hit or less in five of his last 13 starts, including last year's playoffs.

Luis Martinez delivered a sacrifice fly with one out in the bottom of the seventh to give San Antonio the game one win. The backstop went 1-for-2 on the day, scoring Brad Chalk who came on as a pinch-runner after Matt Clark opened the inning with a walk. Martinez has reached base safely in all seven of his games with a six-game hitting streak. He is 10-for-20 to begin the season with five walks. He also has an RBI in five of his last six.

Mitch Canham accounted for all of the game two offense, hitting a grand slam in the fifth inning after an error extended the inning. It pushed his RBI tally to seven for the year. The backstop, who has played first base and left field this season, went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and five RBI across the doubleheader, netting more hits in one day than he had all season.

Jeremy Hefner tossed scoreless ball across five innings, yielding four hits and plunking a batter while fanning four to move to 1-0. He has allowed two runs across 10 innings to begin the year. The right-hander allowed two runs or less in 12 of his 27 starts a season ago for Lake Elsinore and allowed four hits or less six times.

Lake Elsinore (5-4) lost 10-4 to High Desert (Mariners)

Jackson Quezada made his season debut, giving up two runs – both on solo homers – on three hits in his inning of work. The right-hander missed the 2009 season due to injury and was last seen pitching for Fort Wayne in 2008 where he was 2-4 with 27 saves and a 2.12 ERA across 59 appearances, allowing 42 hits while striking out 79 in 63.2 innings. From 2006 through 2008, Quezada allowed two homers total across three leagues.

Blake Tekotte went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. The outfielder is 5-for-8 with four extra base hits in his last two games after beginning the year with two hits in his first 15 at-bats. He has also walked five times in his last four games. Tekotte was Co-MVP for Fort Wayne a season ago, hitting .258 with 42 extra-base hits across 134 games.

Erik Davis took the loss, as the right-hander was charged with six runs on five hits, four walks and three hit batsmen across 3.1 innings. He left with the bases loaded and all three would score. It is the second time in his career that he has hit three batters in a game – the last coming on May 6, 2009 while with Fort Wayne.

Fort Wayne (5-4) lost 10-5 to Dayton (Reds)

Dexter Carter allowed five runs in the third inning and was charged with six runs on three hits, three walks, two hit batsmen and four wild pitches across 4.1 innings to drop to 0-2. Carter had never been charged with more than two wild pitches in a game through his career. The right-hander allowed six runs or more in three of his six starts a season ago for Fort Wayne.

Matt Irsfeld, a free agent sign just prior to instructs in 2009, surrendered three runs on three hits, a hit batsman, and a walk. He allowed two extra-base hits, including a solo homer. The right-hander has allowed six runs on four walks, four hits and a hit batsman through 2.2 innings this season. Irsfeld walked 40 and hit 15 batters across 68.1 innings in his final year at Chapman.

Edinson Rincon had two hits in four at-bats, including a double. It was his first multi-hit game of the season, as he started 4-for-31. The third baseman drove in a pair of runs to give him three RBI on the year. Rincon hit .300 across 70 games with Eugene a season ago with 28 extra-base hits and 47 RBI. He hit .287 with runners in scoring position.

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