minor lines, 6/25/12

Monday highlights from the Giants' farm: Francisco Peguero and Garrett Buechele had four hits each. Also notable, Charlie Culberson, Alex Burg and Rafael Rodriguez homered as part of multi-hit games.

AAA: Fresno lost to Tucson 9-6

Fresno: RF Skyler Stromsmoe: 3 for 4, 2 2B, BB
Fresno: CF Francisco Peguero: 4 for 4, SH
Fresno: 2B Charlie Culberson: 2 for 5, HR, 2 SO
Tucson: 2B Anthony Contreras: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SB

Fresno: SP Eric Hacker: 6.0 IP, 13 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 HR
Fresno: RP Dan Otero: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Culberson's 6th HR was a grand slam in the 5th inning that accounted for most of the Grizzlies' scoring. Peguero and Stromsmoe pounded out nearly half of the Grizzlies' sixteen hits. After hitting close to .225 through April and May, Peguero has hit .323 in June, raising his season AVG to .257. Contreras, whom the Giants drafted in 2005 but who is now in his fifth year with the Padres, has doubled three times in the first two games of this series.

Hacker's second straight start allowing 6 ER raised his ERA to 4.37. Otero pitched a perfect 8th inning.

AA: Richmond lost to New Britain 8-2 (7 full innings--completed early)

Richmond: CF Gary Brown: 2 for 3, 2B, BB
Richmond: C Tommy Joseph: 2 for 3, 2B

Richmond: SP Chris Heston: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K--1 HR

Brown and Joseph each had two hits, including their 13th and 12th doubles. Both hitters have an AVG close to .260.

Heston had his second straight start allowing a season-high 4 ER. He has allowed 12 ER over his last four starts after allowing just 5 ER over his first eleven starts. His ERA is now 1.68.

A+: San Jose lost to Stockton 15-4

San Jose: LF Alex Burg: 2 for 4, HR, 2B
Stockton: RF Josh Whitaker: 3 for 4, 3 HR, BB, SO

San Jose: SP Shawn Sanford: 4.1 IP, 11 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--2 HR, 1 WP

Burg had his 5th HR and 7th double, raising his SLG to .421. Whitaker, a late round draftee by the Athletics two years ago, had a career night with 3 HR and 7 RBI.

Sanford yielded a season-high 8 ER, boosting his ERA above 5.50 after eleven Cal League starts.

A-: Augusta defeated Ashville 3-2

Augusta: LF Shawn Payne: 2 for 4, 3B
Augusta: Garrett Buechele: 4 for 4, E

Augusta: SP Edwin Escobar: 7.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K--1 WP
Augsuta: RP Jacob Dunnington: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K--1 WP

Buechele's four singles boosted his AVG to a team-leading .315. Payne, who had his 3rd triple and a single, is next on the team with a .291 AVG.

Escobar followed up his season-high 10 K from his previous start with 8 K against 0 BB. He improved his K/BB to nearly 4.00. Dunnington had a season-high 3 K. After nine appearances, he has 10 K in 8.0 IP.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Eugene 10-7

Salem-Keizer: LF Rafael Rodriguez: 3 for 5, HR, 3B, SO

Salem-Keizer: Lorenzo Mendoza: 3.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

The 19-year-old Rodriguez had his 4th pro HR. He also tripled and singled. He is hitting .351/.351/.541 through his first 37 AB this year.

After allowing just 1 ER in 7.0 IP on opening day, Mendoza has allowed 4 ER in each of his subsequent two starts while failing to pitch into the 4th inning.

R: Giants lost to Rangers 4-0

Scottsdale: SS Cristian Otero: 1 for 2, SO , SB
Scottsdale: LF Shilo McCall: 0 for 1, 2 BB, SB

Scottsdale: SP Jose Reyes: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Otero had one of the rookie Giants' two hits (both singles). McCall drew two of the rookie Giants' three walks.

Reyes began his second start with three scoreless frames but then allowed 3 ER in the 4th inning.

DSL: Giants defeated Nationals 11-7

Dominican: 2B Richard Rodriguez: 2 for 3, 2B, BB
Dominican: SP Carlos Diaz: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HR, 1 HB

Rodriguez (19.8 y.o.) as one of four Gigantes with two hits raised his AVG above the Mendoza line. Diaz (18.7 y.o.) has allowed 4+ ER in each of his last three starts. His ERA is nearly 8.00.

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