minor lines, 5/28/12

Memorial Day highlight from the Giants' farm: Joseph Biagnini had 7.0 scoreless IP. Also notable, Roger Kieschnick homered and singled.

AAA: Fresno defeated Colorado Springs 10-8

Fresno: CF Justin Christian: 3 for 4, BB, SB
Fresno: LF Roger Kieschnick: 2 for 5, HR, 2 SO
Fresno: 1B Todd Linden: 2 for 4, 3B, BB, SO

Fresno: SP Brian Burres: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Fresno: RP George Kontos: 1.2 IP, 2 K
Fresno: RP Scott Munter: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Fresno: RP Jean Machi: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Colorado Springs: 3.1 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Kieschnick had his organization-leading 14th HR. Christian reached base four times, raising his OPS above 1.000. Kieschnick and Christian entered the day ranked 5th and 7th in the PCL in OPS. Linden had his 4th triple while reaching base three times.

After allowing 3 R in the 1st inning, Burres followed with four scoreless frames before allowing 4 R in the 6th inning. Aside from one batter reaching on an error, Kontos, Munter and Machi finished the game with 3.2 perfect IP, striking out nearly half of their twelve batters. Chatwood, who made 25 starts for the Angels last year before they traded him to the Rockies for Chris Iannetta during the off-season, yielded a season-high 7 ER in his fourth PCL start.

AA: Richmond lost to Trenton 4-3
(after trailing 2-0 entering the 9th inning)

Richmond: CF Gary Brown: 0 for 4, HBP, SO
Richmond: SS Ehire Adrianza: 1 for 3, 2 BB, SO, SB, CS
Richmond: DH Juan Perez: 2 for 4, 2B

Richmond: SP Michael Kickham: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--1 HR--1 BK
Richmond: RP Daryl Maday: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 2 K

Perez had two of the Flying Squirrels' three hits. Adrianza had the other hit as well as a couple walks. He has had cold bat this month, hitting just .147/.214/.200 through 79 AB. Top prospect Brown reached base once.

Kickham had a somewhat abbreviated start, throwing 80 pitches (43 strikes) in 4.0 IP. With 3 BB in each of his last three starts, his BB/IP is now 0.65. He yielded just his 2nd HR of the year. Maday, the first of three Squirrels relievers, provided effective long relief with 3.2 scoreless IP. In contrast to Kickham, Maday pounded the strikes with 28 of 40 pitches for strikes, getting almost as many outs while throwing half the number of pitches.

A+: San Jose lost to Visalia 7-3
(after trailing 6-0 entering the 8th inning)

San Jose: SS Joe Panik: 2 for 3, BB, CS
San Jose: 3B Adam Duvall: 1 for 4, HR
San Jose: LF Jarrett Parker: 3 for 4, 2 SB

San Jose: SP Taylor Rogers: 7.0 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 4 K--3 HR, 3 WP
Visalia: SP Anthony Meo: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

Parker had three of the Giants' eight hits, raising his AVG to .215. Panik also reached base three times, extending his hitting streak to seven games. After managing an OPS of .614 in April, he has an OPS of .757 in May.

Rogers had his longest start of the year with 7.0 IP but also surrendered a season-high 6 ER. After allowing just 1 HR over his first nine starts, he yielded 3 HRs in this start. Meo, the Diamondback's second round selection last year, had his first start of the year not allowing a run.

A-: Augusta lost to Lexington 4-3 (10 innings)

Augusta: DH Garrett Buechele: 3 for 4, 2B

Augusta: SP Joe Biagnini: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Buechele had three hits, raising his AVG above the Mendoza line. The double was just his 2nd XBH in 54 AB.

Biagnini had his most effective start of the year by far. In his previous five starts, he allowed at least one earned run and averaged less than 3.0 IP per start. Today he faced just two batters over the minimum.

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