minor lines, 5/18/12

Friday highlights from the Giants' farm: Roger Kieschnick, Todd Linden and Adam Duvall all homered while each reaching base at least three times.

AAA: Fresno defeated Round Rock 5-2

Fresno: LF Roger Kieschnick: 1 for 3, HR, 2 BB, SO, CS
Fresno: 1B Todd Linden: 3 for 4, HR, SB

Fresno: SP Brian Burres: 5.0+ IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K--1 HB
Fresno: RP Dan Otero: 2.2 IP, 1 H
Fresno: RP Jean Machi: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Kieschnick led off the 4th innings with his 10th HR, and Linden led off the 6th inning with his 4th HR--one of three hits he had to lead the Grizzlies' thirteen-hit attack.

Burres allowed just one run through the first five innings but allowed another run in the 6th inning when he did not retire any of the three batters he faced to start that inning. Otero stranded both runners inherited from Burres and faced the minimum in 2.2 scoreless IP. Machi pitched a perfect 9th inning for his 2nd save.

AA: Richmond lost to Akron 16-3
(after trailing 8-0 entering the 5th inning)

Richmond: CF Gary Brown: 1 for 5, 2B
Richmond: 1B Daniel Mayora: 2 for 4, 2B
Akron: 3B Kyle Bellows: 4 for 5, HR, 2B

Richmond: SP Michael Kickham: 3.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 2 K--1 WP, 1 E
Richmond: RP Ari Ronick: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 K--1 WP

Mayora had two of the Flying Squirrels' six hits, including his 10th double. Top prospect Brown had his 5th double. Bellows, whom the Indians drafted in the fourth round out of San Jose State three years ago, had a big game, but his OPS remains below .700.

Kickham had allowed just 10 ER in his seven previous starts this year and just 6 ER over his past four starts, but allowing 6 ER in this start boosted his season ERA above 4.00. Ronick had his worst appearance of the year. Retiring just one of seven batters in the 8th inning, he saw his ERA balloon above 12.00.

A+: San Jose defeated Visalia 13-8
(scoring eight run in the 8th inning)

San Jose: SS Joe Panik: 2 for 5, E
San Jose: 3B Adam Duvall: 4 for 5, HR, 2B, SB
San Jose: 1B Ricky Oropesa: 2 for 4, BB, 2 SO
San Jose: C Alex Burg: 1 for 4, HR, 2 SO

San Jose: SP Hector Correa: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 HB
San Jose: RP Danny Sandbrink: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 1 K--1 IBB, 1 WP

Duvall had his 6th HR and 9th double among four hits, boosting his season line to .245/.317/.442 through 147 AB. Panik and Oropesa had the Giants' other two multi-hit lines, raising their AVGs to .252 and .276. Burg, who entered the game defensively in the 3rd inning, had his 3rd HR.

After three relief apperances to begin the year, Correa made his first start since joining the Giants organization in March 2009. He's off to a rough start with 9 R allowed in 10.0 IP. Sandbrink provided long relief. After not allowing any runs in his first two appearances, he was touched up for a few runs in this appearance.

A-: Augusta defeated Savannah 4-3

Augusta: C Jeff Arnold: 3 for 4, SO, SB

Augusta: SP Chris Marlowe: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K--1 HB
Savannah: SP Tyler Pill: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Arnold had three of the GreenJackets' ten hits, raising his AVG to .222.

For the fourth time in seven starts, Marlowe pitched just four innings, although he has not allowed an earned run in three of those four starts. The Mets' Pill, the younger brother of Brett Pill, pitched six full innings for the sixth time in seven starts. The 3 ER allowed did match a season-high and raised his ERA above 2.00.

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