minor lines, 6/7/12

Thursday highlight from the Giants' farm: Kyle Crick had 10 K in 7.0 shutout IP. Also notable, Bobby Haney had four hits.

AAA: Fresno lost to Las Vegas 9-6

Fresno: 1B Conor Gillaspie: 2 for 4, BB
Fresno: SS Nick Noonan: 2 for 4, BB
Las Vegas: C Travis d'Arnaud: 3 for 4, BB

Fresno: SP Jason Stevenson: 4.0+ IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 0 K--1 HR

Among four Grizzlies who had two hits each, Gillaspie and Noonan both reached base three times. Both have AVGs above .300. The Blue Jays' d'Arnaud, who is likely the best catching prospect in the minors, reached base four times, raising his OBP close to .385.

Stevenson had the unusual feat for a starting pitcher of having neither a walk nor a strikeout. He did allow hits to nearly half (10 of 22) of his batters

AA: Richmond lost to New Hampshire 3-0 in game 1
(completing yesterday's suspended game)

Richmond: SS Ehire Adrianza: 1 for 3, BB, SB
Richmond: RF Juan Perez: 2 for 3, 3B, SO

Richmond: SP Andy Reichard: 3.0 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Richmond: RP Daryl Maday: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K--1 HR

Perez had two of the Flying Squirrels' five hits. With a .281 AVG, he is one of just two Squirrels with an AVG above .261 (minimum 13 AB). Adrianza also reached base twice.

After Reichard had 3.0 scoreless IP yesterday, Maday resumed the game today. He has a season-high 7 K while throwing 62 pitches (41 strikes). In his last ten relief appearances, he has pitched at least three innings five times.

AA: Richmond defeated New Hampshire 6-3 (7 innings) in game 2

Richmond: SS Ehire Adrianza: 1 for 2, BB
Richmond: C Joel Weeks: 1 for 2, HR, SH

Richmond: SP Chris Heston: 7.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
New Hampshire: SP Deck McGuire: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--1 HR

Weeks had his 2nd HR. Adrianza also reached base twice in games of the doubleheader, but his OBP remains well below .300.

Heston began the game with six scoreless frames, but allowing 3 ER in the 7th inning, he allowed as many earned runs as he had allowed in his previous nine starts combined. Still, his remarkable season continues as his ERA remains below 1.00 after a dozen starts. McGuire, whom the Blue Jays drafted eleventh overall two years ago, continues to scuffle this year. He now has a 2-7 W-L record with an ERA close to 7.00.

A+: San Jose lost to Lancaster 11-6

San Jose: DH Devin Harris: 2 for 4, 3B, BB, 2 SO
San Jose: 2B Bobby Haney: 4 for 5, 2B

San Jose: SP Taylor Rogers: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 3 K--1 HR, 1 WP

Haney extended his hitting streak. A reserve bench player, he had had exactly one hit in each of his last nine games, dating back to mid-April. Tonight he had four hits, raising his AVG above .400. Harris, who had his 2nd triple, was one of three other Giants to reach base three times.

Making his twelfth start, Rogers matched season highs with 6 ER and 4 BB. His ERA rose a half run to 4.85.

A-: Augusta defeated Greensboro 2-0

Augusta: 1B Ben Thomas: 3 for 4, 2B
Augusta: C Jeff Arnold: 2 for 3

Augusta: SP Kyle Crick: 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 K
Augusta: RP Jacob Dunnington: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Thomas had three hits, including his 9th double, raising his AVG to .245. Arnold, who added two hits, is one of many other GreenJackets with an AVG between .200 and .250.

Crick's tenth start was the best of his pro career, at least from a statistical perspective. He had a career-high 10 K in a career-high 7.0 IP, while facing just two batters over the minimum. Allowing just one hit, he lowered his BAA to .206. For the season, his K/IP and H/IP are outstanding (61 K and 34 H in 47.0 IP), but even with just 3 BB over his last three starts, his BB/IP remains above 0.50.

DSL: Giants defeated Nationals 10-4

Dominican: SS Rando Moreno: 2 for 4, 2 BB, SO
Dominican: SP Carlos Diaz: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--1 HR

Moreno (20.0 y.o.), who had a .355 OBP last year, reached base four times. Diaz (18.6 y.o.), who had six starts in ten appearances last year, allowed a solo HR but otherwise pitched quite effectively in his season debut.

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