minor lines, 8/9/11

Tuesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Brandon Crawford and Chris Dominguez both homered as part of multi-hit games, and Matt Yourkin and Chris Heston combined for 13.0 scoreless IP.  Also notable, Eric Sim homered twice.

AAA: Fresno defeated Omaha 4-3 (10 innings)

Fresno: LF-2B Edgar Gonzalez: 2 for 4, BB, SO
Fresno: 1B-LF Brandon Belt: 1 for 4, BB
Fresno: SS Brandon Crawford: 3 for 4, HR

Fresno: SP Matt Yourkin: 7.0 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K--1 WP
Fresno: RP Danny Otero: 0.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER
Omaha: RP Kevin Pucetas: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Crawford had three hits, including his 1st PCL HR and his 6th HR of the year overall.  Gonzalez had the Grizzlies' only multi-hit line as he also reached base three times.  Belt was one of several other Grizzlies to reach base twice.

Yourkin had 7.0 scoreless IP, not allowing a run for the first time in his last ten starts.  After two straight starts without a walk, his K/BB ratio is just shy of 3.00.  Otero allowed hits to all five batters he faced in the 8th inning.  Pucetas, who pitched for the Grizzlies the past two years before being traded to the Royals for Jose Guillen, made his 14th relief appearance among 25 appearances this year.  He has a 5.28 ERA.

AA: Richmond lost to Harrisburg 5-4
(allowing three runs in the bottom of the 7th inning)

Richmond: 3B Chris Dominguez: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, SO
Richmond: P Chuck Lofgren: 2 for 3, 2B, SO
Harrisburg: C Derek Norris: 1 for 2, 2B, 2 BB

Richmond: SP Chuck Lofgren: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Richmond: RP Hector Correa: 1.2 IP, 1 K

Dominguez had his 7th HR and 16th double since being promoted to the upper minors.  Lofgren also had two hits.  Norris, who began the year as the Nationals' #2 prospect but has had a disappointing year, reached base three times.  He's certainly been willing to take a walk as he has more walks than hits (55 H and 62 BB among 257 AB for a .214 AVG and .378 OBP).

Lofgren had his third straight quality start, although this was his least effective start among four starts with Richmond as he had allowed just 1 R in each of his previous starts.  Correa had 1.2 perfect IP.

A+: San Jose lost to Bakersfield 3-0

San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 1 for 3, HBP, SO, SB
San Jose: RF Jarrett Parker: 2 for 4, SO

San Jose: SP Chris Heston: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HB
San Jose: RP Ari Ronick: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Parker had two of the Giants' eight hits (all singles), edging his AVG up to .274.  Brown also reached base twice and had his 44th SB.

Heston had 6.0 scoreless IP, lowering his post all-star ERA to 3.81 over eight starts.  It was his fourth straight quality start.  Ronick pitched a perfect 9th inning, bouncing back from his previous appearance (6 ER in 2.0 IP).

A-: Augusta had a scheduled off-day
(their final off-day of the year)

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost Eugene 13-7

Salem-Keizer: CF Shawn Payne: 2 for 5, 2 2B, SO
Salem-Keizer: SS Joe Panik: 1 for 1, BB, SB
Eugene: CF Donovan Tate: 1 for 2, 3 BB, SF, SB

Salem-Keizer: SP Cameron Lamb: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 9 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HR

Payne had his 5th and 6th doubles.  Panik reached base in both plate appearances before being replaced defensively in the 6th inning with the Volcanoes trailing 13-2.  Tate, whom the Padres drafted third overall two years ago, reached base four times, raising his OBP to .374.

In his eleventh start, Lamb allowed a season-high 9 R, with the 6 ER matching a season-high.  His ERA rose above 6.00.  For the first time this year, he had fewer ground ball outs than fly ball outs (2/7 GO/FO line).

R: Giants defeated Royals 16-14 (10 innings)

Scottsdale: SS Carter Jurica: 1 for 4, HR, BB, SO
Scottsdale: C Eric Sim: 3 for 5, 2 HR, 2B, 2 SO
Scottsdale: RF Leonardo Fuentes: 2 for 5, HR, 2 SO

Scottsdale: SP Edwin Escobar: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 0 K
Scottsdale: RP Derek Law: 1.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB--1 WP

Sim had his 3rd and 4th HRs.  Fuentes also had his 4th HR.  Jurica's 1st AZL HR was his 5th HR this year.

Escaobar had his second straight start allowing 5 ER, raising his ERA to 4.89 after ten starts.  Law's ninth pro apperance was his least effective start as a pro as he had previously allowed just 8 H and 2 R in 8.0 IP.

DSL: Giants defeated Phillies 9-3

Dominican: DH Herody Mesa: 0 for 1, 4 BB, SO, SB
Dominican: SP Enmanuel De Jesus: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K

Mesa (20.3 y.o.) walked four times, giving him as many walks as hits (9 H and 9 BB among 41 AB).  For the third time in his last four starts, De Jesus (17.7 y.o.) did not allow an earned run.
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