Padres Minor League Notebook: 4-26-10

Matt Clark and Kellen Kulbacki each get a pair of hits in a single inning and Jeremy Hefner makes it stand. Chris Fetter gets the win while Dan Robertson extends his hitting streak to 12 games and makes a key defensive play.

Portland (9-9) vs. Fresno (Giants) postponed due to rain

San Antonio (9-8) won 9-2 over Frisco (Rangers)

Matt Clark's single in the second inning spawned a eight-run frame, as the first baseman collected two hits in the inning and scored a pair of runs. Clark has success multi-hit games and four such games across his last six. He has a four-game RBI streak, knocking in six over that span. Clark has been on base in 10 straight, reaching 17 times over that time frame.

Two of Kellen Kulbacki's three hits came in the second inning – a pair of run-scoring singles that scored Clark each time – although an error took one RBI away. He also added his third double of the year in the seventh. It was his second multi-hit game in the last three with two of his three extra-base hits coming over that span. Kulbacki is 6-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

Jeremy Hefner's scoreless streak was snapped in the third inning, and he was charged with two runs, one earned, on five hits and three walks across five innings to move to 2-0. He tossed 101 pitches, striking out four and netting six ground ball outs. The right-hander hadn't allowed a run since the first inning of his first start on April 10. Just one of the 14 hits he has allowed this season has gone for extra bases.

Lake Elsinore (9-10) won 3-2 over Inland Empire (Dodgers)

Dan Robertson tripled, his fourth of the year, and scored in four at-bats out of the leadoff spot. The outfielder also ended the fifth inning by gunning down a runner trying to tag from third, hitting catcher Michael Collins so he could apply the tag. Robertson already has six outfield assists this season. The hit extended his hitting streak to 12 games. He is batting .442 over that span with a .490 on-base percentage.

Chris Fetter earned his first win of the season, giving up two runs, one earned, on seven hits and two walks across six innings. The right-hander struck out three and notched six ground ball outs. Fetter had allowed six homers and 10 extra base hits coming into the game. Only one hit went for extras on Monday. He has given up seven or more hits in three straight starts.

Brad Brach retired the side in order in the ninth to pick up his sixth save in as many opportunities, striking out one. The right-hander has pitched to the minimum three times this season in nine appearances. Just one of the nine hits he has allowed have gone for extra bases, and he is holding left-handed hitters to a .190 average.

Fort Wayne (8-9) had a scheduled day off

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