Padres Minor League Notebook: 7-29-10

Craig Cooper hits two homers in a losing effort. Tyler Lumsden is ejected and takes the loss. Cody Decker manages the lone hit in a loss. Matt Jackson performs well in his first start - a TinCaps win. Luis Domoromo breaks up a perfect game in the seventh. Carlos Pimentel and Andres Cornelio are wild, as the DSL Padres are swept.

Portland (39-66) lost 5-4 to Salt Lake (Angels)

Cesar Carrillo posted zeroes across six innings before getting tagged for three run over the next one-third of an inning. He allowed six hits, walked one and struck out four while netting six ground ball outs, including one double play grounder. Carrillo had allowed four runs or more in four straight and seven of his last eight coming in. He has not netted a win since May 18.

Craig Cooper shipped two balls out of the park, hitting a three-run shot in the fourth and adding a solo blast two innings later, pushing his RBI total to 61 for the year. He did, however, commit his eighth error of the year. It is his first two-homer game since July 7, 2008 while with San Antonio. Five of his eight homers this year have come with men on base. He has amassed 19 RBI over his last 24 games.

San Antonio (13-20, 48-55) lost 15-7 to Corpus Christi (Astros)

Tyler Lumsden allowed eight runs, four earned, on eight hits and three walks across 3.2 innings. Three hits, two walks, and a hit batsman in the fourth led to a seven-run frame with six of the runs getting charged to Lumsden. He was ejected in the fourth after issuing a bases loaded walk and all three inherited runners scored. It is the eighth time across 22 outings and two teams that he has given up four runs or more.

Andy Parrino reached base three times and scored each time he touched out of the two-hole in the lineup. He singled, doubled and walked while adding a pair of RBI. Parrino has been on base in nine straight games, scoring seven runs and driving in five over that span. He owns a .373 on-base percentage on the year and has been plunked by two pitches over his last three games.

Lake Elsinore (17-17, 63-41) lost 2-1 to Stockton (A's)

Cody Decker's 21st homer two leadoff the second inning would be the one and only hit the Storm would muster while they managed to get hit by three pitches. He has 72 RBI on the season and is tied for second in the California League with 49 extra-base hits. He is tied for third in the circuit in homers but also fourth in strikeouts with 105.

Jeremy McBryde worked scoreless ball until the sixth when three hits and a ground out led to a pair of runs over his next one-third of an inning. He was pulled at that time with five hits and two walks on the board. McBryde struck out four and induced 10 ground ball outs, including his fourth double play grounder. The right-hander has lost three straight games. This was the second time he has worked at least five frames through six outings.

Fort Wayne (18-14, 54-48) won 6-1 over South Bend (Diamondbacks)

Matt Jackson tossed bullets across five frames in his first start of the year, yielding three hits and one walk while fanning one and netting a double play grounder to improve to 2-1. He had posted a 4.42 ERA across seven relief appearances. Jackson has held the opposition to four hits in 25 at-bats with runners in scoring position.

Jason Hagerty reached base in all four of his plate appearances, going 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and a sacrifice fly. Hitting third in the order, he scored a run and drove in his 56th while also stealing his second bag of the season. Hagerty is hitting .414 over his last 23 games with 22 walks for a .527 on-base percentage. He also has 13 extra-base hits over that span with 17 runs scored and 13 RBI.

Eugene (16-22) lost 4-1 to Spokane (Indians)

Mario Tabachnik gave up one run on four hits while fanning four across four frames – the lone run coming on a solo homer – in his first start of the year. The right-hander has allowed four runs over his last 15.2 innings, lowering his ERA from 4.15 to 3.14. He has, however, allowed three homers over his last three outings.

The Emeralds were held without a base runner until the sixth when Luis Domoromo drew a leadoff walk. He also added a single and was on deck when the game ended. The outfielder has reached base multiple times in six of his last eight games with five multi-hit affairs. Domoromo is 13-for-33 with two walks across his last nine games, upping his average from .087 to .268.

AZL Padres (11-18) vs. AZL Royals postponed due to rain

DSL Padres (16-28) lost 6-1 to DSL White Sox in game one, lost 8-2 in game two

Alberth Martinez went 2-for-3 with a double, his fourth, while scoring the lone DSL Padres run. He also stole his fifth bag of the season, and when he was moved to the outfield midway through the game, Martinez recorded an outfield assist by gunning down a runner at second. He is batting .438 at home this season but just .174 on the road. Martinez is also hitting .417 when he leads off an inning. He also went 2-for-4 in the nightcap with a run scored.

Carlos Pimentel, in his season debut, allowed four runs, two earned, on five hits and a walk across an inning and two-thirds. He also tossed four wild pitches and saw one inherited runner come around to score. The Venezuelan went 1-5 with a 7.92 ERA across 14 outings a season ago for the DSL Padres, allowing 31 hits and 29 walks in 30.2 innings while striking out 11.

Andres Cornelio took his fifth loss of the year, giving up five runs, three earned, on three hits and six walks. He also uncorked three wild pitches in 4.1 innings. Cornelio has walked three or more in seven of his nine outings, issuing a free pass to five or more four times. He has also tossed 13 wild pitches while hitting eight batters.

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