minor lines, 5/9/11

Monday highlights from the Giants farm: Adam Duvall homered and doubled while reaching base three times, Daryl Maday combined with two relievers for a shutout, and Shane Loux had 8.0 IP with 2 ER.

AAA: Fresno defeated Tucson 3-2
(scoring two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning)

Fresno: 1B Brandon Belt: 0 for 1, 3 BB, CS
Fresno: LF Travis Ishikawa; 1 for 3, 2B, BB (IBB)
Tucson: 1B Anthony Rizzo: 2 for 4, 2B, SO

Fresno: SP Shane Loux: 8.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 K--1 HR
Fresno: RP Henry Sosa: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Belt walked three times, raising his OBP to .537.  He now has more walks than strikeouts since returning to the PCL (16 BB vs 15 SO in 49 AB).  Was this also his first start at 1B since returning to Fresno?  Ishikawa was the only other Grizzly to reach base twice as his 8th double was one of just four hits for the Grizzlies.  The Padres' Rizzo was the lone player in the game with multiple hits.

Loux made perhaps the longest start by any Giants minor leaguer this year, at least in terms of IP.  He threw just 88 pitches (63 strikes) in 8 innings and had a 8/3 GO/FO line.  Sosa worked a perfect 9th inning.

AA: Richmond defeated Bowie 1-0

Richmond: SS Nick Noonan: 1 for 3, BB, 2 SO
Richmond: 2B Charlie Culberson: 1 for 3, HBP, SO, SB
Richmond: 1B Joe Koshansky: 1 for 3, 2B, BB, SO

Richmond: SP Daryl Maday: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
Richmond: RP Ronnie Ray: 3.0 IP, 1 BB, 5 K

Noonan, Culberson, and Koshansky accounted for all three for the Flying Squirrels' three hits as they each reached base twice.  Noonan raised his OBP back above .300.

Although he came up shy of 6.0 IP, Maday had perhaps his best start of the year with a season-low 3 H and a season-high 7 K, although this was his first start this year with fewer groundouts than flyouts (4/5 GO/FO line).  He has allowed just 5 ER over his last four starts combined.  Ray has racked up the strikeouts over his last seven appearances with 18 K in 14.0 IP.  His ERA is just 1.35.

A+: San Jose had a scheduled off-day
(Their other scheduled off-day this month is May 24.)

A-: Augusta defeated Rome 4-3 (13 innings)
(after scoring two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning)

Augusta: 3B Adam Duvall: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, BB, SO
Augusta: LF Rafael Rodriguez: 0 for 5, 3 SO, GiDP

Augusta: SP Seth Rosin: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--1 HR
Augusta: RP Stephen Harrold: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 K

Duvall's 5th HR and 8th double accounted for the GreenJackets' only multi-hit line as they had just five hits over thirteen innings.  Last summer's 11th round selection is hitting .242/.314/.427 through 124 AB in his first full season.  Raf-Rod had his second oh-fer with a hat trick in his last three games.  Since missing a week in late April, his strikeout rate has increased.  He has 12 SO in his last 35 AB after he had just 3 SO in his first 58 AB.

Rosin bounced back from his last start (7 R in 1.0 IP) to match his longest start of the year and also have his first start this year without a walk, helping to get his K/BB ratio above 2.00.  Harrold had his longest appearance of the year, with 3.0 scoreless IP lowering his ERA to 1.20.

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