minor lines, 8/8/11

Monday highlight from the Giants' farm: Lorenzo Mendoza had 6.0 shutout IP.

AAA: Fresno lost to Omaha 4-2

Fresno: DH Edgar Gonzalez: 3 for 5, 2 2B, SO
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 1 for 4, HR, E
Fresno: SS Brandon Crawford: 2 for 4

Fresno: SP Shane Loux: 7.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K--1 HB
Fresno: RP Ronnie Ray: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Pill led off the 2nd inning with his 23rd HR.  Gonzalez and Crawford combined for half of the Grizzlies' ten hits, including Gonzalez's 22nd and 23rd doubles.

Loux pitched seven full innings for the third time in his last six starts, but with 3 ER in the 3rd inning and another earned run in the 6th inning, he came up shy of a quality start.  Ray pitched a perfect 8th inning.

AA: Richmond had a scheduled off-day
(their second of three straight Monday off-days)

A+: San Jose lost to Bakersfield 4-2

San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 1 for 4, HBP

San Jose: SP Barry Zito: 7.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K

With one of the Giants' four hits, Brown was one of three Giants to reach base twice.

Making his first apperance in his second rehab stint this year, Zito allowed 2 ER in the 1st inning but then just one more earned run the rest of the way.  He faced 33 batters, pitching more than three and a half times through the lineup.

A-: Augusta defeated Rome 7-3
(scoring all seven runs in the 6th and 7th innings)

Augusta: CF Chris Lofton: 2 for 4
Augusta: 1B Ryan Scoma: 2 for 4, 2B

Augusta: SP Shawn Sanford: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Lofton and Scoma each had two of the GreenJackets' five hits, improving their respective AVGs to .256 and .237.

Sanford had his fourth straigh quality start.  Over his last eight starts, he has a 1.38 ERA, lowering his season ERA to 2.40.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Eugene 5-0

Salem-Keizer: CF Shawn Payne: 3 for 5, SB

Salem-Keizer: SP Lorenzo Mendoza: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Payne had three of the Volcanoes' seven hits (all singles), raising his AVG to .268, and also had his 12th SB.

Mendoza's tenth start was his fourth straight start pitching six full innings and also his first start without allowing a run, lowering his ERA to 4.42.

AZL: Scottsdale had its regular off-day (every fifth day)

DSL: Giants lost to Mets1 4-2

Dominican: C Fernando Pujadas: 0 for 3, BB, PB
Dominican: RP Noel Diaz: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Pujadas (19.7 y.o.) was the lone Gigante in the starting lineup to not strike out.  His teammates struck out in nearly half their plate appearances (14 SO in 30 PA).  Diaz (17.10 y.o.) had perhaps his best appearance (among 12 pro appearances) with a career-high 5 K in 4.0 scoreless IP, but his ERA remains above 6.00.
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