minors lines, 7/15/12

Sunday highlights from the Giants' farm: Juan Perez and Daniel Mayora both reached base in all five plate appearances, and Ryan Bradley allowed just 1 R in 7.1 IP. Also notable, Chris Stratton made his pro debut.

AAA: Fresno at Tucson postponed due to rain
(No makeup date has yet been announced.)

AA: Richmond defeated Harrisburg 8-7
(after trailing 4-1 entering the 7th inning)

Richmond: 3B Daniel Mayora: 2 for 2, 2 2B, BB, 2 HBP
Richmond: RF Juan Perez: 4 for 4, 3B, BB, SB
Richmond: C Johnny Monell: 1 for 4, HR, SO, E
Richmond: 2B Juan Ciriaco: 4 for 5

Richmond: SP Craig Westcott: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K--1 HB
Harrisburg: RP Drew Storen: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB--1 HR

Perez and Ciriaco each had four of the Flying Squirrels' eight hits, raising their season AVGs to .291 and .243. Perez and Mayora each reached base five times. Monell had his 8th HR.

Westcott had his fourth straight start with at least 6.0 IP. The 8 H was the most over his last ten starts, but he compensated by having less than 2 BB for just the second time in his last ten starts. Making his fifth rehab appearance, the Nationals' Storen retired just two of his six batters.

A+: San Jose defeated Visalia 2-1

San Jose: SS Joe Panik: 2 for 4, SB
San Jose: 1B Luke Anders: 1 for 2, 2 BB, SO

San Jose: SP Ryan Bradley: 7.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K--1 HR

Panik had two of the Giants' five hits--his first multi-hit game in eleven days. Anders reached base three times, raising his OBP to .366.

Bradley had perhaps hist best start since April, when he had a sub-2.00 ERA in five April starts.

A-: Augusta defeated West Virginia 4-3

Augusta: LF Shawn Payne: 0 for 1, 3 BB, SB

Augusta: SP Paul Davis: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Augusta: RP Kyle Vazquez: 1.0 IP, 2 K

While the GreenJackets' offense managed just three hits (all singles), they did manage nine walks, including seven by their three outfielders. They were paced by Payne's three walks. He now has a .406 OBP and 34 SB.

Davis has allowed just 1 ER in three of his last five starts. He made his second straight start pitching seven full innings. Vazquez pitched a perfect 8th inning.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Yakima 10-8
(after leading 6-1 entering the 4th inning but allowing eight runs in the 6th inning)

Salem-Keizer: DH Kentrell Hill: 2 for 4, 2B, 2 BB, 2 SO, SB
Salem-Keizer: 1B Joseph Rapp: 2 for 3, 2 BB, E

Salem-Keizer: SP Chris Stratton: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HR
Salem-Keizer: RP Chris Johnson: 3.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--1 WP

Hill and Rapp both reached base four times as they were among the five Volcanoes with two hits each and among the four Volcanoes with at least two walks.

Stratton, the Giants' first round selection this year, made his pro debut, striking out three of eight batters but allowing a solo HR to his third batter and issuing a walk to his sixth batter. Johnson, the first of five Volcanoes relievers, allowed hits to nearly half (6 of 14) his batters but kept the damage to just 1 R over the 3rd through 5th innings.

R: Giants defeated DiamMMondbacks 10-2

Scottsdale: CF Randy Ortiz: 3 for 5, HBP, SO, SB
Scottsdale: RF Hector Mercedes: 2 for 3, 3B, BB, PO

Scottsdale: SP Matthew Lujan: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K--1 WP
Scottsdale: RP Andrew Leenhouts: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 4 K

Ortiz singled three times and had his 9th SB. Mercedes also reached base three times, including once via his 3rd triple.

Lujan got the start in his second pro appearance. Pitching the next two innings, Leenhouts struck out four of his seven batters.

DSL: The Gigantes had their second straight off-day
(The NL all-stars lost to the AL all-stars 6-3.)

NL: 1B Royel Astacio: 0 for 1, BB
NL: RF Julio Pena: 0 for 1

Neither Gigante representative had a hit, but they did combine to reach base in one of their three plate appearances.

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