Padres Minor League Notebook: 7-19-10

Cesar Carrillo takes his seventh straight loss. Wynn Pelzer works out of relief in a loss. Cody and Jaff Decker provide most of the offense. Robert Poutier can't protect a one-run lead. Robert Sabo blows the save and Matt Irsfeld loses it in extras. Donavan Tate returns and draws three walks. Tayron Guerrero has his best outing of the year.

Portland (36-59) lost 9-6 to Reno (Diamondbacks)

Cesar Carrillo allowed six runs on nine hits and two walks across 6.2 innings, fanning a half-dozen while committing an error on a pickoff move. He did draw a walk and score a run at the dish. Carrillo has lost seven straight decisions to fall to 4-9. He has given up four runs or more in seven of his last nine outings. Carrillo has allowed seven hits or more in seven of his 19 starts.

Aaron Poreda allowed two runs without giving up a hit. He walked four and tossed a wild pitch in his lone inning of work. It is the fifth time this year across two leagues that he has given up runs without seeing a hit, including twice in his last four outings. Poreda has walked 19 across 18.2 innings with Portland while yielding just seven hits – holding the opposition to a .119 average.

San Antonio (9-14, 44-49) lost 5-2 to Frisco (Rangers)

Matt Buschmann was on the hook for five runs on seven hits and two walks across 4.1 innings, striking out four. Four of the hits went for extra bases. Buschmann has posted a 5.50 ERA across his four starts, allowing 11 runs on 21 hits and seven walks across 18 innings. As a reliever, Buschmann has a 2.88 ERA, giving up 17 hits and seven walks while fanning 31 across 25 frames.

Wynn Pelzer came on in relief and tossed 2.2 innings of scoreless relief. He also stranded an inherited runner in the process. Pelzer did walk four but did not allow a hit, tossing 36 pitches while striking out one. Pelzer is second in the Texas League with 52 walks allowed, giving up 5.1 free passes per nine innings. He has issued 38 walks across his last 45.2 innings.

Lake Elsinore (13-12, 59-36) lost 6-5 to Modesto (Rockies)

Cody Decker smoked his 20th homer of the season, belting a three-run homer in the sixth inning. He also drew a pair of walks in five plate appearances. Decker leads the organization in homers and RBI (68). He stands fifth in the California League in RBI and third in homers. Decker is also tied for second with 45 extra-base hits. He is hitting .301 over his last 18 games.

Jaff Decker reached base four times, going 3-for-4 with a walk. He hit a solo homer, his sixth, and added a pair of singles while scoring twice. It is the third time in his last eight games that he has notched three hits or more and the fourth time over that span that he has registered a multi-hit game. Decker is batting .310 over his last 37 contests with 23 RBI and 24 runs scored.

Fort Wayne (12-12, 48-46) lost 2-1 to Quad Cities (Cardinals)

Nick Greenwood worked three innings, as his innings continue to be watched. The left-hander yielded two hits and struck out five while not allowing a run. Greenwood has posted a cumulative 2.60 ERA across the first three innings amongst all his starts. He has held left-handed hitters to a .222 average while righties are batting .325.

Robert Poutier took the blown save and the loss, dropping to 3-2. The right-hander allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while fanning one in his lone inning. He has allowed runs in three of his last five, taking two losses in the process. Poutier had allowed runs in five of his first 21 outings. He has held the opposition to a .136 average with runners in scoring position and has held them hitless in eight at-bats with the bases loaded.

Eugene (13-18) lost 4-3 to Everett (Mariners) in 10 innings

Robert Sabo allowed two runs on a pair of hits and a pair of walks in his two innings of work. A two-run homer tied the game at 3-3. Sabo had allowed two runs all year coming into play, boasting a 1.10 ERA across 16.1 innings. This is the second time in three relief outings that he has given up two walks.

Matt Irsfeld suffered the loss, giving up two hits and two walks in one-third of an inning, dropping to 0-2 on the year. The right-hander and Northwest native has allowed runs in successive outings after tossing scoreless ball in seven straight innings. He has walked 10 across 10.2 innings and has seen 25 base runners over that span.

AZL Padres (10-13) won 4-2 over AZL Angels

Adam Schrader went seven strong, allowing two runs on eight hits while striking out five to move to 3-0. He also notched 10 ground ball outs, including a double play grounder – his fourth rally killer of the season. Schrader has allowed six earned runs over 29.1 innings with the AZL Padres, striking out 29 while issuing just five walks. The seven innings was a season-high for the starter.

Donavan Tate was back in action after missing nearly two weeks with a viral infection. The outfielder drew three walks while striking out once and stole two bases to give him six in seven attempts. This was the first time he has swiped multiple bags in a game. Tate has drawn nine walks over his last seven games and has been on base two or more times in eight of his 13 games.

DSL Padres (14-23) won 7-3 over DSL Diamondbacks in eight innings

Tayron Guerrero picked up the win to improve to 2-1. The right-hander worked 5.1 scoreless frames, yielding one hit and two walks while striking out a half-dozen. He also stranded the bases loaded. The Colombia native has tossed eight successive scoreless innings, striking out 11 while allowing two hits. He has lowered his ERA from 9.53 to 5.49 in the process. The three runners he inherited were his first three all year.

Fernando Escarra went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt, a run scored and two RBI. He also threw out two of the four runners attempting to steal but did commit his fourth error on a pickoff stab. He has thrown out eight of the 37 base runners attempting thievery. Escarra has yet to collect a multi-hit game and this was his first contest with multiple RBI. All six of his hits have been singles.

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