minor lines, 7/28/12

Saturday highlight from the Giants' farm: Juan Perez homered and singled. Also notable, Gary Brown had three hits.

AAA: Fresno lost to Colorado Springs 10-1

Fresno: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 2 for 3, SO
Colorado Springs: LF Matt McBride: 3 for 5, HR, 2B, SO

Fresno: SP Andrew Kown: 5.0 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--1 HR
Fresno: RP Dan Runzler: 1.0 IP, 1 BB, 3 K
Colorado Springs: SP Alex White: 8.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K--1 WP

Gillaspie had two of the Grizzlies' four hits, raising his AVG back above .300. McBride, one of the players the Rockies acquired from the Indians in the Ubaldo Jimenez deal, had his 10th HR and 35th double. The 27-year-old has had a fairly big year hitting .359/.387/.575 through 348 AB.

With 5 ER or more in five of his last six starts, Kown has an ERA approaching 6.00. Runzler struck out three of his four batters in the 8th inning. White, whom the Rockies also acquired in the Jimenez trade and who had an ERA just under 6.50 in ten MLB starts earlier this year, had perhaps his best start of the year.

AA: Richmond defeated Erie 6-3

Richmond: CF Gary Brown: 3 for 5, 2B
Richmond: RF Juan Perez: 2 for 4, HR
Richmond: 2B Ryan Cavan: 1 for 4, HR, SO

Richmond: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HR, 1 WP
Richmond: RP Brett Bochy: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Perez and Cavan had their 8th and 10th HRs, respectively. Brown had three hits, including his 27th double, to raise his AVG to .293.

Fitzgerald delivered his fifth quality start in his last six starts. With four wins over his last five starts, he has evened his W-L record at 7-7. Bochy pitched a perfect 9th inning for his 13th save.

A+: San Jose lost to Modesto 5-1

San Jose: Adam Duvall: 1 for 4, HR

San Jose: SP Taylor Rogers: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
San Jose: RP Edward Concepcion: 1.0 IP, 1 K

While no one reached base twice for the Giants, Duvall had his 19th HR.

Coming off a disaster start (7 ER in 1.1 IP) that snapped a string of seven consecutive quality starts, Rogers again came up shy of a quality start. Concepcion pitched a perfect 8th inning, although his season ERA remains close to 7.00.

A-: Augusta defeated Hickory 6-3

Augusta: CF Jesus Galindo: 2 for 4, BB, SB
Augusta: LF Brett Krill: 3 for 3, BB, SB

Augusta: SP Adalberto Mejia: 7.0 IP, 11 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K

Krill has been the GreenJackets' hottest hitter since their all-star break. Following three singles yesterday, he has an AVG just below .400 in 113 AB since their break. Galindo also reached base three times, although he has generally struggled in his first year in full-season ball with an OPS below .600. Despite the low-hitting numbers, he has managed 31 SB in 47 games.

Mejia had his longest start of the year, matching a season-high with 7 K. His 11 H and 9 K were both new season highs. Has he been too hittable? In his last five starts, his BAA is well above .300 with 43 H in 30.0 IP. That said, he also an outstanding K/BB ratio in those five starts with 22 K and 2 BB.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Eugene 11-6

Salem-Keizer: 1B Joseph Rapp: 3 for 4, 2B, BB
Salem-Keizer: 3B Mitchell Delfino: 3 for 4, 2B, BB, SO

Salem-Keizer: SP Raymundo Montero: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--2 HR, 1 HB

Rapp and Delfino both had three hits plus a walk. Their AVGs are now .288 and .353.

Montero was roughed up for 5 ER in the 1st inning, pushing his ERA above 4.00. He had previously not allowed more than 3 ER in any start this year.

R: Giants lost to Rangers 3-2

Scottsdale: C Gabriel Cornier: 0 for 2, 2 BB, SO

Scottsdale: SP Zach Edgington: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Scottsdale: RP Branden Allen: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 K

Drawing both of the rookie Giants' two walks, Cornier was the lone rookie Giant to reach base twice. The 20-year-old has a .410 OBP in his season AZL campaign.

Making his first start after five relief appearances, Edgington had a career-high 5 K. Through his first 11.0 pro IP, he has 5 H, 0 BB and 14 K. Bumped out of the rotation, Allen had one of his best appearances of the year.

DSL: Giants defeated Nationals 9-3

Dominican: SS Rando Moreno: 2 for 5, 2B, E
Dominican: RP Eber Guzman: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K--1 WP, 1 BK

Moreno (20.1 y.o.) had the Gigantes' lone multi-hit line, raising his AVG to .246. Guzman (19.3 y.o.) struck out half of his dozen batters while appearing out of the bullpen for the third time in eleven appearances this year.

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