Padres Minor League Notebook: 7-18-10

Steve Garrison gets pounded and has a quick exit. Simon Castro loses it in the sixth. Jeremy McBryde sees his first loss. Jeudy Valdez is amongst the league leaders while Jason Hagerty continues to sizzle. Dexter Carter continues the rough season.

Portland (36-58) lost 10-5 to Colorado Springs (Rockies)

Steve Garrison was yanked after just two-third of an inning. The left-hander was on the hook for six runs, all earned, on seven hits. Two of the hits went for homers and he left two men on – both of whom would be stranded. Garrison has given up five homers over his last three games and has allowed five runs or more three times in the last four.

Scott Munter provided a pair of scoreless innings, giving up one hit and striking out one. He tossed 32 pitches in the outing and netted five ground ball outs. The right-hander has allowed five runs over his last 27 outings, yielding 30 hits while striking out 39 over his last 44.1 innings. He has posted an ERA under 2.00 in three successive months.

San Antonio (9-13, 44-48) lost 4-2 to Midland (A's)

Luis Martinez had three of the seven San Antonio hits, including his 12th double, but the backstop did not figure into the scoring. He has successive multi-hit games with a double in each. Martinez is hitting .308 in his last 12 games with a .372 on-base percentage after hitting .229 in his previous 21 contests.

Simon Castro tossed bullets over his first five frames but was touched up for four runs in the sixth. He was pulled after 5.1 innings with four in on eight hits and a walk. He struck out two and notched seven ground ball outs, including his eighth double play grounder. Castro has allowed four runs or more five times, three of those resulting in four earned or more. He has limited right-handed hitters to a .171 average.

Lake Elsinore (13-11, 59-35) lost 5-1 to Modesto (Rockies)

Jeremy McBryde suffered the loss, giving up five runs on five hits and two walks across 4.1 innings, hitting a batter and tossing a wild pitch. McBryde had allowed one run over his first 10 innings of work this season in the California League. He has hit a batter in three of his four outings and walked more on Sunday than he had in his previous three.

Dan Robertson reached base three times, drawing a walk and notching a pair of singles. He also plated the lone Storm run. Robertson was, however, caught stealing for the ninth time in 31 attempts. Robertson has a nine-game hitting streak with three multi-hit games in his last four. He also has a walk in three straight and sports a .386 on-base percentage.

Fort Wayne (12-11, 48-45) won 10-8 over Quad Cities (Cardinals)

Jeudy Valdez had four hits in five trips, falling a homer shy of the cycle. The second baseman clubbed two doubles and his third triple while scoring three times and driving in two. Valdez is tied for fourth in the Midwest League with 28 doubles and is tied for second with 40 extra-base hits. He is also fifth in the circuit with 56 RBI, despite batting first or second for much of the year. He has a .274 mark with runners in scoring position.

Jason Hagerty pounded out a pair of extra-base hits, including a solo homer in the opening frame – his eighth bomb – while adding his 25th double. He plated three and scored twice. Hagerty is in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak with five multi-hit games over his last seven. He has homered in two of the last three and has 10 extra-base hits across his last 16. Hagerty is sporting a .553 on-base percentage over his last 16 as well.

Eugene (13-17) lost 8-5 to Everett (Mariners)

Rocky Gale placed three single in four trips, scoring a run and driving in two for the Ems. He was, however, caught stealing and went 0-for-1 catching base runners attempting to steal. Gale has gunned down 11 of the 26 runners attempting thievery, good for 42.3 percent. He has six multi-hit games to his credit and three games with multiple RBI while batting .400 with runners in scoring position.

Dexter Carter allowed four runs, three earned, on five hits across three innings. He hit a pair of batters and struck out two in a no-decision. The right-hander has allowed seven runs on nine hits, two walks and two hit batsmen in four innings as a starter. He has hit five in 13.2 innings with the Emeralds while tossing three wild pitches and walking four. The leadoff hitter of the inning has a .500 on-base percentage.

AZL Padres (9-13) had a scheduled day off

DSL Padres (13-23) had a scheduled day off

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