Padres Minor League Notebook: 6-10-10

Adam Russell takes the loss in a tight game. Matt Clark drives in eight runs, hitting two homers along with a grand slam. Erik Davis yields just one hit over six. Jeff Ibarra has a bailout but it isn't enough. Alberth Martinez has reached in every game while Yoan Alcantara goes deep for the first time.

Portland (22-38) lost 3-2 to Sacramento (A's)

Adam Russell surrendered two runs on two hits and a walk in his lone inning of work while nursing a one-run lead to take the loss and drop to 2-3. He also tossed two wild pitches. The right-hander has allowed runs in seven of his 17 appearances this season, giving up multiple runs four times. The opposition is hitting .381 with runners in scoring position.

Luis Perdomo posted two scoreless innings, yielding one walk and striking out one while tossing 17 of his 30 pitches for strikes. He pitched to the minimum after netting a caught stealing. Perdomo has limited the opposition to six hits in 31 at-bats with runners in scoring position, a .194 average. He has given up runs in eight of his 24 relief outings.

San Antonio (30-28) won 10-9 over Frisco (Rangers)

Matt Clark hit a grand slam during a six-run opening stanza and added a two-run shot in the next frame. His next at-bat, a single produced two more RBI to give him eight for the day and upped his season tally to 41. It is the fifth time in his career that he has notched multiple homers in a game, the first since July 19, 2009 with Lake Elsinore. His previous high for RBI was five, last set on June 28, 2009. Clark is now third in the Texas League in RBI.

Yefri Carvajal went yard for the second time in as many games, hitting a two-run blast in the first inning to cap the scoring barrage. It is the second time in his career that he has homered in successive games, last coming in late April, 2009 while with Lake Elsinore. Carvajal is 7-for-17 since returning from his session in extended spring and has an RBI in three straight games.

Lake Elsinore (41-20) won 6-5 over Inland Empire (Dodgers)

Erik Davis hit a batter and allowed a double – the only scars over six innings of scoreless ball. The right-hander struck out nine and notched six ground ball outs to move to 6-2. Davis has won six of his last seven decisions but this was just the fourth time he had allowed two runs or less. He has kept the opposition to a .296 on-base percentage with runners in scoring position. This was the fourth time he has struck out seven or more.

Vince Belnome clubbed his 16th double of the year, scored a pair of runs and notched an RBI. The third baseman is tied for third in the California League with 47 RBI. He has notched an RBI in five straight games, plating nine over that span. Belnome is hitting .275 with runners in scoring position but has seen 92 at-bats in those circumstances with Figueroa and Cumberland ahead of him.

Cole Figueroa extended his on base streak to 42 games with a walk but saw his 14-game hitting streak end.

Fort Wayne (30-31) lost 4-3 to Kane County (A's)

Daniel Sarria was cruising until the fifth. He faced five batters and all would reach base safely. He left with the bases loaded and none of those runs would score. The final line read three runs on five hits, a hit batsman and two walks while fanning five in four-plus. The right-hander has not gone more than five innings in any game.

Jeff Ibarra came on in a tight spot with the bases loaded and nobody out in the fifth. He induced a double play grounder to the first batter and struck out the final hitter of the frame. Three straight ground outs the following frame ended his night successfully. Ibarra had not entered the game with inherited runners this year prior to Thursday's play. He has given up runs in three straight and four of his previous five.

DSL Padres (1-6) lost 10-5 to DSL White Sox on Wednesday

Alberth Martinez reached base three times out of the leadoff spot, going 1-for-3 with a pair of walks. He was, however, caught stealing for the second time this year. He also singled in his lone at-bat Thursday. Martinez, who has played first base and the outfield, has reached base safely in all six of his games with nine hits and four walks.

Rudi Andujar was on the hook for five runs, three earned, on two hits, five walks, a pair of wild pitches and two hit batsmen across 3.1 innings. The right-hander out of the Dominican Republic has hit three batters this year while also walking eight and uncorking two wild pitches across 7.1 innings. While he has not allowed a hit with runners in scoring position, Andujar has allowed four walks and hit two batters.

DSL Padres (2-6) won 4-2 over DSL Rockies

Reynaldo Brugeura was the lone player to notch a multi-hit game, going 2-fo4- with a double and an RBI out of the two-hole. The second baseman had been hitless in his first eight at-bats, striking out three times and committing an error before his breakout on Thursday.

Yoan Alcantara hit his first homer of the season, shooting a two-run blasé over the wall in the eighth inning. It was the third homer of the year for the club. The outfielder has a four-game hitting streak, collecting two extra-base hits and an RBI in three of the four. He has reached base safely in each of his eight games with six hits, four walks and two hit by pitches.

Uber Paz yielded one run on two hits and two walks across five innings in a no-decision. He also struck out four and notched four ground ball outs. Paz had posted a 7.36 ERA in three previous relief appearances, giving up five runs, three earned, on seven hits. He has stranded all three runners he has inherited.

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