Padres Minor League Notebook: 6-13-10

Josh Barfield hits the eventual game-winner while Ernesto Frieri has been scary good. Jorge Minyeti comes in with the clutch hit in the eighth. Cody Decker hammers two over the wall in a loss. Edinson Rincon falls a triple shy of the cycle. Yoan Alcantara extends his hitting streak to seven.

Portland (24-39) won 7-6 over Sacramento (A's)

Josh Barfield's blooper into left field, his lone hit of the day, brought home the go-ahead and eventual winning run. The second baseman has notched an RBI in four of his last five games, plating five over that span. Barfield is hitting .471 this season with runners in scoring position but has a .250 average with the bases empty.

Craig Stansberry cracked a pair of doubles, including one to open the eighth inning that started a three-run rally. He also walked and scored twice. The infielder has successive multi-hit games for just the second time this year, the last coming on May 7-8. He has three doubles in the last two with four runs scored over his last three. Stansberry is hitting .296 on the road and just .173 at home, although the last three games have produced five hits at home.

Ernesto Frieri collected his 13th save of the season in 15 opportunities, pitching a perfect ninth that included a strikeout. The right-hander has allowed runs in four of his 24 appearances. He has given up just 11 hits across 27 innings, holding the opposition to a .122 average. He has faced the minimum in 10 of his outings. Right-handed hitters are 2-for-47 off him, a .043 average.

San Antonio (32-29) won 5-4 over Corpus Christi (Astros)

Cory Luebke allowed two runs, zero earned, on four hits and a walk across six innings. The left-hander saw both runs score on a two-run bomb. He struck out five and notched seven ground ball outs. Luebke has yet to allow more than one earned in an outing and has given up just nine hits across 24.1 innings. He has not given up an earned run over his last 18 innings of work and has allowed one hit in 14 at-bats with runners in scoring position.

Jorge Minyeti smoked a two-run, pinch-hit double with the bases loaded to close out a four-run eighth inning, pushing the eventual winning run across. Up from extended spring training with Beamer Weems on the shelf, Minyeti is hitting .308 with runners in scoring position and is 2-for-5 with the bases loaded. He has a .320 on-base percentage, and is 3-for-10 as a pinch-hitter.

Lake Elsinore (43-21) lost 5-3 to Lancaster (Astros)

The Storm's magic number stood at one after the loss on Sunday. Nick Schmidt was on the hook for four runs on five hits and two walks across 4.2 innings, striking out six and hitting a pair of batters. He left with the bases loaded – two of those men would score. The left-hander has walked two or more in 11 of his 13 starts. Schmidt had allowed two runs or less in six straight starts.

Cody Decker hit his 12th homer of the year in the fifth inning, a two-run blast, and dropped his 13th bomb in the ninth, giving him a two-homer game. He was the lone player to record a multi-hit game. Decker is second in the league in homers and tied for third in extra-base hits. It is the third time in his career that he has clubbed two homers in a game, the last coming on August 14, 2009 with the AZL Padres. He came into play in a 2-for-24 slump.

Cole Figueroa went 1-for-4 to extend his on base streak to 44 contests.

Fort Wayne (32-32) won 6-2 over Clinton (Rangers)

All-Star Jerry Sullivan yielded two runs, one earned, on seven hits and a walk while fanning two across five in a no-decision. He also hit a batter while notching five ground ball outs. It is the eighth time in 13 starts that Sullivan has allowed two runs or less, including five of his last six. While the leadoff hitter of an inning has a .449 on-base percentage, Sullivan has limited the damage with a .258 average against with runners in scoring position.

Edinson Rincon collected three hits in four trips, falling a triple shy of the cycle. His 19th double was followed by his fourth homer, as the third baseman notched two RBI and scored once. Rincon has extended his hitting streak to 12 games in the process. He has five multi-hit games across that span and nine RBI over his last seven games. He has upped his average from .220 to .252 by hitting .383 over his streak.

James Darnell had two hits, including a double, in four trips. He also scored a run. The third baseman has reached base safely in all five of his games since joining the TinCaps, notching six hits while drawing four walks and getting hit by a pitch. Darnell has scored a run in four of the five games. His on base streak is 11 games, as he reached in his last six games with San Antonio before injury set in.

DSL Padres (4-7) won 6-0 over DSL Twins on Saturday

Ariel Familia collected three hits in four trips, swatting his first two doubles of the season, scoring a run and driving in one. Since going yard in his first game, Familia had been in a 2-for-20 slump. He has drawn five walks to give him a .344 on-base percentage. Saturday marked the first time all season that he did not strikeout in a game.

Yoan Alcantara extended his hitting streak to seven games with three hits on Saturday, bashing his second homer of the season in the sixth inning. He also added a stolen base, his first of the year. The outfielder has three multi-hit games over the life of the streak with four extra-base hits. He also has an RBI in four straight and six of his last seven. After a 1-for-14 start, Alcantara is 11-for-25.

Bryan Rodriguez tossed bullets over five innings, yielding two hits, hitting a batter and walking one. He also struck out seven and induced five ground ball outs. The right-hander has sandwiched two games with scoreless ball around a six-run blowup over an inning and two-thirds. Five of the 10 hits he has given up have gone for extra bases. Rodriguez has held right-handed hitters to a .190 average while lefties are batting .353.

DSL Padres had a scheduled day off on Sunday

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