Padres Minor League Notebook: 7-1-10

Cesar Carrillo gives up two over seven in a loss. Logan Forsythe commits two errors while reaching four times. Robert Lara is as hot as it gets. Jason Hagerty has an impressive on base streak working. Wes Cunningham gets his hits in. Donavan Tate hits his first professional homer. Elvin Tavarez has had a tough go this year.

Portland (31-49) lost 2-1 to Tacoma (Mariners)

Cesar Carrillo allowed two runs on four hits and four walks while fanning seven across seven innings in a loss, seeing his record dip to 4-7. The right-hander tossed 100 pitches, picked off a runner at first base and notched seven ground ball outs in defeat. Carrillo has dropped four straight starts and has not earned a win since May 18. He has given up two runs or less in six of his 16 outings.

Greg Burke worked a scoreless eighth to keep things tight in a one-run ball game, walking one and netting two ground ball outs. The right-hander has given up runs in eight of his 32 appearances with the Beavers. Since giving up runs in three straight, he has tossed five straight scoreless frames. Burke has held right-handed hitters to a .162 average on the year, although the leadoff hitter of an inning has a .382 on-base percentage.

San Antonio (4-3, 39-38) lost 6-5 to NW Arkansas (Royals)

Logan Forsythe reached base four times via a walk, two singles and a double for a perfect night at the plate. The second baseman did, however, commit a pair of fielding errors, giving him 10 miscues on the year. It is the second time in three games he has committed a pair of errors and five of his 10 have come across his last six contests. Forsythe has scored a run in eight straight games and owns a .428 on-base percentage on the year.

Brandon Gomes suffered the loss, allowing one run on two hits, a walk and a hit batsman across an inning and two-thirds, striking out three, to drop to 4-2. A double opened the ninth and a bases loaded sacrifice fly brought home the winning run in the ninth. Gomes has allowed runs in eight of his 27 appearances. While he has limited right-handed hitters to a .148 average against, southpaw batters are swatting .311 off him.

Lake Elsinore (4-4, 50-28) lost 6-5 to Rancho Cucamonga (Angels)

Robert Lara hit a two-run homer, his sixth, while adding a single and a walk out of the six-hole in the lineup. The backstop has more homers in 39 games than he had in his previous two seasons combined. Lara is hitting .381 with runners in scoring position and has driven in 20 runs across his last 23 games. He is batting .355 over his last 18 contests.

Aaron Breit was on the hook for two runs, one earned, on three hits and a walk in his inning of relief, taking the loss to see his record drop to 2-4. The right-hander has given up runs in 14 of his 40 appearances and has given up 10 earned in his last 14.1 frames, seeing his ERA go up from 3.46 to 4.36. While he has allowed just one homer, Breit has given up 55 hits in 43.1 innings.

Fort Wayne (4-3, 40-37) won 9-2 over Bowling Green (Rays)

Jose DePaula delivered five scoreless frames to move to 4-2, yielding thee hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. The left-hander has given up three earned on 15 hits across 22 innings in his four starts. He is holding left-handed hitters to a .205 average and has limited righties to a .187 mark. Five of De Paula's 23 hits have gone for extra bases but none have left the yard.

Jason Hagerty pushed his on base streak to 25 games by going 3-for-4 with a walk. He clubbed his 19th double and scored a pair of runs while flipping between catcher and first base. While Hagerty is hitting just .259 over the life of the streak, the backstop has posted a .432 on-base percentage. He has as many walks as hits over the stretch, 22, and has been plunked by four pitches. Hagerty also has 20 RBI over his last 22 contests.

Rico Noel had one hit in five trips out of the leadoff spot but added a bases clearing triple to net his first three RBI in the Midwest League. The center fielder went 5-for-15 with four walks, four RBI and four runs scored in four games with Eugene prior to his ascension to Fort Wayne. He has scored a run in six of his seven games overall with seven RBI across two leagues.

Eugene (6-8) lost 4-3 to Vancouver (A's)

Wes Cunningham notched three of the Emeralds eight hits and drove in two of its three runs. He was, however, picked off first base after one of his singles. It was his first multi-hit game of the season. Cunningham has just one hit in eight at-bats with runners in scoring position but has managed to collect five RBI through seven games.

Pedro Martinez yielded one run on three hits and four walks across four innings, striking out three and inducing seven ground ball outs in a no-decision. The left-hander has yet to allow more than one earned in any of his three starts. While he has kept the opposition to a .209 average against, Martinez has yielded nine walks in 12 innings. He has allowed just one hit in 16 at-bats with runners in scoring position.

AZL Padres (3-6) lost 10-8 to AZL Indians

Donavan Tate hit his first homer as a professional three batters into the opening frame. He ended up reaching in all five of his plate appearances, falling a triple shy of the cycle on a 4-for-4 day that included four runs scored. He was caught stealing for the first time this season. Tate had struck out in eight straight games coming into play. He is hit 7-for-14 with four walks and three RBI over his last four games.

Jorge Minyeti reached base three times with a walk, single and double but also committed three of the AZL Padres six errors. He has committed six errors in his last four games after seeing just four miscues during his 22-game tour in San Antonio. The infielder has reached base 10 times in five Arizona Rookie League games with a .500 on-base percentage. He had a .333 on-base percentage in the Texas League.

DSL Padres (8-16) lost 9-1 to DSL Diamondbacks

Marlon Claveria surrendered five runs, three earned, on four hits, two walks and a wild pitch across three innings to drop to 1-2. The right-hander is 0-2 in his two starts with a 8.44 ERA, lasting just 5.1 innings where he has allowed seven runs on eight hits. Claveria has a 1.74 WHIP on the season and has seen left-handed batters club .421 off him with a .500 on-base percentage.

Elvin Tavarez was on the hook for four runs, all earned, across an inning and one-third. He gave up two hits and two walks, seeing three runs score after he left the game. Tavarez also hit a batter but did strand one inherited runner. While the Dominican native has stranded both runners he has inherited, he has given up eight runs on six hits, three hit batsman and six walks in 5.1 innings. He has hit a batter in all three of his appearances and has given up at least one run in each.

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