Cesar Carrillo allowed one hit across six innings and pitched to two over the minimum before the first three batters in the seventh reached base. He would be charged with one run over six-plus on two hits and three walks while fanning three. It is the second start in a row he has limited the opposition to two hits, a feat he had never accomplished in a career that began in 2005.
Ryan Webb came in with the bases loaded and nobody out and stranded two of the three inherited runners. A pop out and a pair of strikeouts followed a single. Webb went on to work a scoreless eighth. The right-hander has not allowed a run across eight innings of work with the Beavers, yielding just four hits and netting a pair of double play grounders.
Sean Kazmar reached base in all three of his plate appearances, drawing a walk and adding a pair of singles. The infielder also added an RBI. Kazmar, who has alternated between second base and shortstop, has an RBI in four straight games and quietly raised his average to .300 on the season. He also has more walks (5) than strikeouts (4) early in the campaign and has been on base in six straight games.
San Antonio (5-7) lost 2-1 to Tulsa (Rockies)
Jeremy Hefner fired blanks across five innings, yielding one hit, hitting a batter, and walking two while fanning four. The right-hander tossed just 67 pitches before he was lifted. Hefner extended his scoreless streak to 14.1 innings – his last run allowed coming in the first inning he tossed this year. He has yet to allow a hit with runners in scoring position on the year.
Evan Scribner suffered his second loss in as many as many games, giving up one run on a walk, stolen base and single while fanning two. The opposition has been successful in all 11 stolen base attempts they have had since Scribner entered the Padres organization. The last time he and his catchers caught a man stealing was in 2008 while he was with South Bend of the Midwest League.
Sawyer Carroll clubbed a pair of doubles and knocked in the lone San Antonio run, as the team was 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position. For Carroll, it was just his second and third extra-base hits on the season and broke a 1-for-17 stretch. He has struck out in 29.8 percent of his at-bats this year while drawing just four walks.
Lake Elsinore (6-7) lost 8-5 to Rancho Cucamonga (Angels)
For the second start in a row, Chris Fetter saw three balls leave the yard during his time on the mound. The right-hander was on the hook for five runs, four earned, on seven hits while fanning seven across 5.2 innings. All five runs scored via the long ball and six of the seven hits went for extra-bases. He has given up 10 extra-base hits in three starts after allowing 12 all of last season across two leagues and 65 innings.
Cody Decker pounded out three hits in four trips, including his third and fourth doubles of the year, while scoring a run and driving in two. It was his fifth multi-hit game in 12 contests. Decker came into the game with just two hits in 17 at-bats with runners on base before going 1-for-2 on this day. He is, however, hitting .448 with the bases empty.
Fort Wayne (6-7) lost 5-2 to Lansing (Blue Jays)
Jeff Ibarra made his season debut, moved up from extended to take the place of Rob Musgrave who was promoted to Lake Elsinore. Ibarra gave up one hit in a scoreless inning of work, striking out one. The left-hander stayed back in extended to work on a new arm angle. Ibarra went 1-3 with a 3.80 ERA across 26 games and 42.2 innings for Eugene a season ago.
Bo Davis went 2-for-4 with his second triple of the season and a run scored. He did, however, commit his second error of the year, which led to an unearned run. It was his second multi-hit game over his last four after beginning the year with two hits in his first 21 at-bats. His two three-baggers matched his triple tally from a season ago.
Michael Watt took the loss, giving up four runs, three earned, on five hits and a pair of walks while fanning six across 4.2 innings. Left-handed hitters are swatting .471 off the left-hander to begin the campaign and the opposition is hitting .306 off him as a whole. He has limited opponents to a .200 mark with runners in scoring position.
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