minor lines, 5/20/12

Sunday highlights from the Giants' farm: Nick Noonan homered twice, and Johnny Monell homered among three hits. Also notable, both Adam Duvall and Devin Harris homered and singled.

AAA: Fresno defeated Round Rock 11-5

Fresno: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 2 for 4, 2 BB, 2 SO
Fresno: SS Nick Noonan: 4 for 5, 2 HR, 2B, SO

Fresno: SP Andrew Kown: 5.0+ IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K--1 WP
Round Rock: SP Martin PErez: 3.0 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 K--1 HR

Homerless through his first 131 AB this year, Noonan got his first 2 HRs of the year, plus his 10th double. He had 8 RBIs. The four-hit performance improved his line to .326/.378/.459 through 135 AB. Gillaspie reached base four times. With multiple hits in six of his last seven PCL games, he has improved his line to .366/.419/.527 through 112 AB.

Kown allowed as many as 3 ER for just the third time in nine starts. With one of his shortest starts, he came up shy of a quality start, but it was still enough to improve his W-L record to 4-1. The Rangers' Perez entered the year regarded as one of the top 50 prospects in the minors, but he had his second straight start allowing 7 R. The 21-year-old now has peripheral stats of 46 H, 22 BB and 31 K in 45.2 IP.

AA: Richmond lost to Akron 3-2

Richmond: CF Gary Brown: 2 for 5, SO, SB, CS
Richmond: C Johnny Monell: 3 for 4, HR, SO
Akron: SS Ryan Rohlinger: 2 for 4, SO

Richmond: SP Craig Westcott: 6.0 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K--1 IBB, 1 HB
Richmond: RP Daryl Maday 2.0 IP, 2 K
Akron: SP T.J. McFarland: 7.0 IP, 12 H , 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

Monell had three hits, including his 4th HR, raising his AVG above .250. Top prospect Brown was one of four other Flying Squirrels with two hits, but he, as well as the other three, has an AVG still below .250. Rohlinger, the former Giant now in the Indians organization, was one of two Aeros with two hits. Off to a slower start, he has an OPS below .650.

Westcott allowed 10 H, raising his BAA above 3.00. He scattered those hits enough to have a quality start. Maday had 2.0 perfect IP. McFarland, one of the Indians top 30 prospects, gave up a season-high 12 H but just 1 R, keeping his ERA below 2.00. He has a 8-1 W-L record through nine starts.

A+: San Jose defeated Stockton 8-7

San Jose: DH Adam Duvall: 2 for 5, HR
San Jose: RF Devin Harris: 2 for 4, HR, SO

San Jose: SP Ryan Bradley: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--1 BK
San Jose: RP Edward Concepcion: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Duvall and Harris had their 7th and 4th HRs, respectively. For Duvall, it was his third big fly in his last four games.

Bradley has scuffled over his last three starts. After allowing just 6 ER and 22 H in 32.1 IP over his first six starts, he has allowed 13 ER and 22 H in 11.0 IP over his last three starts. Concepcion, the fourth of five Giants relievers, pitched a perfect 8th inning.

A-: Augusta lost to Savannah 5-3
(scoring all three runs in the 9th inning)

Augusta: C Joseph Staley: 2 for 4
Augusta: CF Carlos Willoughby: 1 for 2, 2B, 2 BB, SO, SB

Augusta: SP Kevin Couture: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K

Staley's single to lead off the 3rd inning was the GreenJackets' only hit until he singled again in the 9th inning. Willoughby reached base three times, drawing two of the GreenJackets' six walks.

Making his second start after eleven relief appearances to begin the year, Couture allowed a run. He may have struggled a bit with his control given the season-high 3 BB.

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