minor lines, 6/26/12

Tuesday highlights from the Giants' farm: both Alex Burg and Luke Anders homered while reaching base three times, and Shawn Payne also homered as part of a multi-hit game.

AAA: Fresno lost to Tucson 9-8

Fresno: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 1 for 4, HR, BB, SO
Fresno: C Jackson Williams: 3 for 4, 2B
Tucson: 2B Jedd Gyorko: 4 for 4, HR, 2B

Fresno: SP Matt Yourkin: 3.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 4 K--1 HR
Fresno: RP Dan Runzler: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB
Fresno: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K

Gillaspie hit his 8th HR, taking the team lead among those on the active roster. (Roger Kieschnick had 14 HR before going on the DL.) Williams' three hits raised his AVG to .276. His previous career best in a season was his .231 AVG in the NWL five years ago. Among four hits the Padres' Gyorko had his 9th HR and 14th double in just his 38th PCL game (166 AB).

Yourkin had another ineffective start, this time allowing hits to over half (9 of 17) of his batters. Making his seventh rehab appearance, Runzler retired just one of his five batters. Hembree allowed a couple baserunners in a scoreless 9th inning.

AA: Richmond lost to Reading 10-2

Richmond: CF Gary Brown: 1 for 3, BB, E

Richmond: SP Michael Kickham: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 4 K--1 WP
Richmond: "RP" Joel Weeks: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K

Brown had a single and a walk, extending his hitting streak although snapping his streak of six straight multi-hit games. With an AVG close to .300 in June, his season AVG is up to .261.

Kickham had one of his poorest starts of the year, issuing 5 BB and yielding 6 R in 3.2 IP. With 11 BB over his last two starts, his BB/IP has risen back above 0.60. Weeks made a rare pitching appearance with a scoreless 8th inning.

A+: San Jose defeated Stockton 6-1

San Jose: 1B Ricky Oropesa: 1 for 4, HR, 3 SO
San Jose: LF Alex Burg: 3 for 4, HR
San Jose: DH Luke Anders: 1 for 1, HR, 2 BB

San Jose: SP Taylor Rogers: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

The Giants got three HRs, including Oropesa's 9th HR, Burg's 6th HR and Anders 5th HR. Along with his big fly, Oropesa also had the hat trick, and his SO/AB remains above 0.33. By reaching base in all three plate appearances, Anders raised his OBP above .350.

Rogers delivered his third straight quality start. He has won each of his last three starts while allowing 5 ER after losing each of his previous four starts while allowing 19 ER.

A-: Augusta lost to Asheville 8-1

Augusta: LF Shawn Payne: 2 for 4, HR

Augusta: SP Paul Davis: 6.0 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

With his 3rd HR and a single, Payne had two of the GreenJackets' four hits and was their lone hitter to reach base twice. He has hit .295/.393/.415 through 200 AB this year.

Pitching on eight days rest, Davis got his fourth start of the year. He pitched six full innings after having just 10.0 IP over his first three starts.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Eugene 6-1

Salem-Keizer: 1B Joseph Rapp: 0 for 2, BB, HBP, 2 SO

Salem-Keizer: SP Joan Gregorio: 3.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Mason McVay: 2.0 IP, 1 BB, 5 K

Rapp, a late round draftee this year, was the lone Volcano to reach base twice.

After two quality starts, Gregorio was roughed up for 6 ER in his third start. McVay, a late round draftee this year, struck out of five of his eight batters in his third pro appearance.

R: Giants defeated Reds 11-9

Scottsdale: DH Ryan Honeycutt: 2 for 5, 2B
Goodyear: RF Donald Lutz: 4 for 4, 2 3B, 2B

Scottsdale: SP Luis Angeles: 2.0+ IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 0 K--1 HR, 1 WP
Scottsdale: RP Randall Zeigler: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Honeycutt, who spent most of last season in the NWL, doubled and singled. The Reds' Lutz, who is on a rehab assignment from the Cal League, had a big game with 3 XBH and a single.

Angeles allowed 3 ER in the 1st inning and then did not retire any of his five batters in the 3rd inning. His ERA ballooned to 10.50. Zeigler provided effective long relief.

DSL: Giants defeated Pirates2 5-4

Dominican: 1B Angele Villalona: 3 for 4, HR, BB
Dominican: 3B Royel Astacio: 2 for 3, HR, 2 BB, SO
Dominican: SP Keury Mella: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K--1 HR, 2 HB

Villalona (21.10 y.o.) and Astacio (18.8 y.o.) each had their 2nd HR while reaching base four times. Mella (18.10 y.o.) made another strong start, although he had just 1 K after having 20 K over his previous three starts.

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