Padres Minor League Notebook: 8-19-10

Daniel Ottone does well in Portland. Matt Clark leads the system in RBI. Bo Davis scores three runs and Gary Poynter gets the win. A David Eckstein error leads to a loss while Jason Hagerty continues to excel. Charles Nading scuffles again. Tayron Guerrero has another fine outing.

Portland (48-78) lost 6-2 to Round Rock (Astros)

Cesar Carrillo surrendered six runs, all earned, on seven hits and two walks across five innings, giving up three extra-base hits including two homers. It is the third time in his last six outings that he has allowed multiple homers, bringing his season total to 15 allowed. Carrillo has given up four runs or more in four straight and eight of his last nine. His 13 losses lead the Pacific Coast League.

Daniel Ottone worked two scoreless innings in his Triple-A debut, giving up two hits and a walk while striking out one, collecting a pair of double plays to avert trouble. The right-hander has given up one earned run in 7.2 innings in Double-A and up, working 5.2 with San Antonio. With Eugene, he is 2-2 with a 3.24 ERA across 14 outings, giving up 10 hits in 16.2 frames while fanning 11.

San Antonio (24-28, 59-63) lost 4-3 to Arkansas (Angels)

Matt Clark reached base three times and added a sacrifice fly, going 2-for-2 with a walk and two RBI on a night that saw the team go 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position. The first baseman leads the organization with 81 RBI. Clark has collected three sacrifice flies on the season. He is hitting .350 over his last 17 games with six multi-hit contests and has a .321 mark over his last 44.

Craig Italiano took the loss, giving up an unearned run on one hit and a hit batsman while fanning one, dropping to 4-5 on the year. The right-hander has allowed runs in five of his last six and seven of his last nine after allowing runs in four of his first 33. Half of the 20 runs he has allowed have been unearned. Italiano has hit four batters in his last nine and has plunked 10 on the year.

Lake Elsinore (28-24, 74-48) won 6-4 over Inland Empire (Dodgers)

Bo Davis notched a single and a walk in five trips and scored half of the Storm's six runs. The outfielder did commit his second error of the season, leading to two unearned runs. Davis came into the game with two hits in his previous 26 at-bats but has reached base eight times over his last four thanks to seven walks. He has also scored six runs over his last four.

Gary Poynter moved to 2-0 in California League play, working a scoreless inning. He walked one while netting two ground ball outs. The right-hander has allowed runs in six of his 14 outings with the Storm, giving up multiple runs in each of those. He had gone at least two innings in seven straight and nine overall. Poynter has held the leadoff hitter of an inning to four hits in 22 at-bats.

Fort Wayne (32-20, 68-54) lost 6-5 to West Michigan (Tigers)

David Eckstein, in a rehab assignment, went 1-for-1 with a double and two walks out of the two-hole in the lineup, scoring once. It was, however, his error that led to three unearned runs against. He did not commit a single error in 78 games with the big league club, hitting .279 with 20 doubles and 31 runs scored while posting a 16-to-15 walk-to-strikeout ratio.

Jason Hagerty collected three hits, cracking his 14th homer of the year, a two-run blast, and adding a couple of singles. He also scored two runs. Nine of his homers this year have come with runners on base. Hagerty has hit 16 bombs over his last 16 contests. He is hitting .415 with 12 extra-base hits over his last 17 contests and .403 with 26 RBI and 36 runs scored over his last 43, posting a .507 on-base percentage over that time.

Eugene (11-10, 26-33) had a scheduled day off

AZL Padres (17-29) lost 6-4 to AZL Mariners

Carlos Garcia collected three RBI with his two-out bases clearing double in the opening frame – his lone hit in the affair on a night that saw the club go 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position. The outfielder/first baseman has a six-game hitting streak with a double in four of those contests. He is 2-for-4 with five RBI with the bases loaded and is 8-for-20 with runners on and two outs.

Charles Nading allowed three runs, two earned, on two hits across an inning and one-third. Two runs came on one swing via the long ball. He did strand an inherited runner. He took his second loss in three games and has given up eight runs on seven hits across 2.2 frames. Nading was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 37th-round of the 2009 draft but opted to return to school for the 2010 season. He went 0-2 with an 8.89 ERA in 12 appearances at UNLV. In 28.1 innings, he allowed 37 hits and 32 walks while striking out 17.

DSL Padres (25-41) lost 2-1 to DSL Cubs

Tayron Guerrero compiled six scoreless innings, yielding two hits and a pair of walks while fanning six in a no-decision. It is the third time in his last seven games that the right-hander has pitched shutout ball over at least five innings and the fifth time he has given up two earned runs or less over that span. He has struck out over a batter per inning but has walked 6.1 batters per nine.

Jean Corpas suffered the blown save and the loss, seeing his record even up at 4-4. He allowed two runs on seven hits and an intentional walk across 2.1 innings, giving up a homer in the eighth and three singles and a walk in the ninth to turn a 1-1 game into a loss. Even with the outing, Corpas has posted a 1.89 ERA across seven relief outings, although four of the eight runners he has inherited have scored.

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