minor lines, 4/18/12

Wednesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Chris Heston allowed just 1 ER in 6.0 IP, Ryan Bradley had 6.0 scoreless IP, and both Adam Duvall and Carter Jurica homered as part of multi-hit performances.

AAA: Fresno lost to Reno 7-6 (11 innings)

Fresno: CF Justin Christian: 2 for 5, 3B, BB, E
Fresno: SS Joaquin Arias: 3 for 6, 2 SO, E
Fresno: LF Roger Kieschnick: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SF

Fresno: SP Andrew Kown: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Fresno: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB

Arias's three hits paced the Grizzlies' eleven-hit attack, but he also committed his 6th error in just a dozen games. Christian and Kieschnick also remained hot as they had multi-hit lines while also reaching base three times.

After allowing just 1 ER in each of his first two starts, Kown allowed 2 ER in his third start. His ERA remains just 2.20. Hembree blew the save opportunity in the 9th inning.

AA: Richmond defeated Reading 2-1

Richmond: CF Gary Brown: 1 for 3, HBP, SP
Richmond: 2B Ryan Cavan: 1 for 3, HR, SH

Richmond: SP Chris Heston: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Richmond: RP Daryl Maday: 1.0 IP, 3 K

Cavan's two-run HR in the 3rd inning plated both of the Flying Squirrels' runs. Top prospect Brown was one of two Squirrels to reach base twice.

Heston had another fine start. His stats on the year are now 9 H, 6 BB, 3 ER, and 10 K in 17.0 IP. In the 9th inning Maday struck out all three of his batters for his 4th save.

A+: San Jose defeated Rancho Cucamonga 8-5
(after scoring five runs in the 2nd inning and the game and shutting out the Quakes until the 7th inning)

San Jose: C Andrew Susac: 2 for 4, 2B, HBP, SO, PB
San Jose: 3B Adam Duvall: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, BB, SO, 2 E
San Jose: DH Luke Anders: 2 for 3, 2 BB, SO
San Jose: 2B Carter Jurica: 2 for 2, HR, BB, SO

San Jose: SP Ryan Bradley: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Duvall had his 2nd HR and 3rd double but also committed his 3rd and 4th errors. After Duvall's solo HR to lead off the 2nd inning, Jurica added a grand slam HR later in the inning Two other Giants, Susac and Anders, also had two hits each, and they combined to reach base seven times.

Bradley had his second straight start with 6.0 scoreless IP, lowering his ERA to 1.13.

A-: Augusta hosting Charleston rained out
(The game will not be made up since it would have been their final meeting in the first half.)

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