minor lines, 5/7/12

Highlight from the Giants farm on Monday: Justin Fitzgerald threw 8 1/3 innings shutout innings for Richmond.

AAA: Fresno and Colorado Springs Postponed

This game will be made up on Sunday, July 29th at Colorado Springs as part of a doubleheader. You'll see former Giant Eric Hacker make his start tomorrow against Iowa. Aren't you excited?

AA: Richmond defeated Harrisburg 2-0

Richmond: C Tommy Joseph: 3-for-3, 1 BB

Richmond: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2-for-4

Richmond: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 8.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 SO, W (2-1)

Richmond: RP Brett Bochy: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, S (2)

Tommy Joseph had been just 3-for-24 in the month of May before his perfect Monday. It was just his fourth walk of the season, compared to 17 strikeouts in 25 games. Adrianza had the team's only other multi-hit game, raising his average to .224

Fitzgerald didn't allow just one hit like some other prospects lately, but the UC Davis grad was spectacular while going a season-high 8 1/3 innings and getting a season-high eight strikeouts. He has allowed one run or less in four of the last five games. Bochy came into the game with a runner on, and struck out the two batters he faced. It was tied for his shortest outing of the year with his first appearance, when he gave up a hit and a walk to the only two batters he faced.

A+: San Jose defeated Modesto 10-7

San Jose: DH Alex Burg: 2-for-3, 2 R, 2 BB

San Jose: RF Devin Harris: 2-for-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 SO

San Jose: SP Shawn Sanford: 4.0 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 1 BB 1 SO, 1 HR, L (4-3)

San Jose lost, despite drawing as many walks as hits (eight). Somewhere, Shawon Dunston is nodding, knowingly. Alex Burg was one of two Giants with multi-hit games. Devin Harris was the other one, collecting his second two-hit game in the last three games.

Shawn Sanford had his roughest start of the year, giving up a season-high eight runs in a season-low four innings. For the fourth time in seven starts, he got only one strikeout.

If you hadn't heard, Ryan Bradley was named California League Pitcher of the Week after his seven inning, one-hit performance over the weekend.

A-: Augusta got blasted by Hagerstown 11-3

Augusta: CF John Eshleman: 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 E (3)

Augusta: 1B Ben Thomas: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B (3), 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO

Augusta: SP Paul Davis: 2.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, L (2-1)

John Eshleman was playing in just his eighth game of the season after missing more than two weeks. Although listed as a shortstop, Eshleman has played just one game there. He was playing his second game in center field, and before that was playing mostly third and DH. Both his previous errors were at third. Ben Thomas picked up his second multi-hit game in a row.

Paul Davis had been looking good before this game. He made his first start in his last appearance, going five scoreless, and had a 3.00 ERA in six relief appearances.

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