Padres Minor League Notebook: 7-12-10

Matt Clark homers but his error leads to the other team's win. Jeremy McBryde picked up the win while Cody Decker homers twice. Daniel Meeley likes the Midwest League. Tyler Stubblefield makes up for faulty defense with his bat. Joe Agreste has had a tough go this year. Luis Tejada nets the only run.

Portland (34-56) had a scheduled day off

San Antonio (7-10, 42-45) lost 2-1 to Tulsa (Rockies)

Bryan Oland suffered his fourth loss of the season, a run of the unearned variety coming across in his two innings of work. He gave up two hits and a walk while fanning one. It was just the second unearned run he has allowed this year. Oland has issued a walk in four straight games and has given up runs in nine of his 27 appearances. The opposition is hitting .300 off him with runners in scoring position.

Matt Clark accounted for the lone Missions run with a solo homer, his 18th of the season coming with two outs in the sixth. The first baseman did, however, commit his seventh fielding error, leading to the winning run crossing. He has notched a miscue in successive games. The first baseman has homered in six of his last 12 games. He is tied for second in the Texas League in homers and has clubbed seven at home.

Lake Elsinore (9-10, 55-34) won 5-1 over San Jose (Giants)

Jeremy McBryde picked up his first win, yielding two hits across five scoreless innings. The right-hander struck out two, hit a batter, and recorded seven ground ball outs, working to two above the minimum. McBryde has allowed one run on eight hits across 10 California League innings. He has given up one hit in 10 at-bats with runners in scoring position.

Cody Decker drilled a pair of homers, hitting a solo shot in the seventh and adding a two-run blast in the ninth. It is the second time this year he has hit multiple homers in a game. Decker has also notched multiple extra-base hits in successive games. He has a multi-hit game in four of his last five and has 12 RBI over his last 12 games. He is third in the California League in homers and second in extra-base hits.

Fort Wayne (9-9, 45-43) won 10-6 over South Bend (Diamondbacks)

Daniel Meeley pounded out a pair of hits, including his third double, while scoring a run and notching a pair of two-out RBI. The outfielder has three straight multi-hit games and seven over his first 15 Midwest League games. He has notched an RBI in three straight and owns a .400 average with runners in scoring position.

Danny Payne clubbed his 11th double and fifth triple out of the leadoff spot, scoring two runs and driving in three to give him 37 RBI in the Midwest League. Eight of his last 10 hits have gone for extra bases. It marked the third time with the TinCaps that Payne has collected multiple extra-base hits. Payne is hitting .227 over his last 33 games and .185 since the All-Star break.

Everett Williams returned to action for the first time since June 25 and doubled in four trips. Rico Noel, however, headed to the disabled list with a bruised knee.

Eugene (10-14) won 8-5 over Boise (Cubs)

Tyler Stubblefield clubbed a pair of doubles – one more than he had coming into play – while drawing a walk in five trips. He also scored a run and drove in one. Stubblefield, however, did commit his sixth error of the year and was caught stealing for the fourth time. The infield has collected three consecutive multi-hit games and six in his last nine. He has made four errors in the last two games and five in the last four.

Pedro Martinez earned his second win of the year, giving up two runs, one earned, on four hits and two walks while fanning two. Martinez notched seven ground ball outs while tossing a wild pitch. The left-hander has allowed two runs or less in each of his outings – going five frames for the second time. He has walked 14 overall in 21 innings. He has given up just one hit in 27 at-bats with runners in scoring position, a .037 average.

AZL Padres (6-12) lost 11-1 to AZL Giants

Joe Agreste committed a pair of fielding errors from his first base position, leading to five unearned runs. He did notch his first hit with the AZL Padres and has been on base four times in two games. Agreste is 5-for-46 across three different leagues this season with 21 strikeouts. He had committed just one error in his previous 15 games in the field, but Agreste had played just one other game at first coming in.

Juan Herrera took the loss, dropping to 1-2. He allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk while fanning four and netting nine ground ball outs. He also saw three runners successfully steal off him and has been a victim of six steals in seven attempts this year. It is the third straight start Herrera has allowed four runs or more. He has held left-handed hitters to a .171 average while righties have hit .333.

DSL Padres (12-20) lost 2-1 to DSL Nationals in game one, game two was postponed

Luis Tejada had one of three DSL Padres hits and his was the one that produced an RBI – his 15th of the season. The outfielder has a four-game hitting streak and three multi-hit games across his last six. He also has an RBI in each of his last four and five of his last six. Tejada is hitting .364 with runners in scoring position compared to a .140 mark with the bases empty.

Andres Cornelio suffered his fourth loss against zero victories, allowing two runs on three hits, five walks, two hit batsmen and three wild pitches. The right-hander out of the Dominican Republic has hit eight batters and tossed nine wild pitches in 26.2 innings. Cornelio has also walked 26 batters and is sporting a 1.87 WHIP.

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