minor lines, 8/19/12

Sunday highlights from the Giants' farm: Edwin Escobar had 8.2 scoreless IP, Andrew Kown had a 7-inning shutout and Adam Duvall homered while reaching base four times.

AAA: Fresno defeated Tuscon 5-0 (7 innings) in game 1

Fresno: 2B Brock Bond: 1 for 2, 2 BB
Fresno: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 3 for 3, HR, SF
Tucson: LF Anthony Contreras: 2 for 3, CS

Fresno: SP Andrew Kown: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

In the 1st inning, Gillaspie connected for his 14th HR and subsequently added two more hits. Batting leadoff, Bond also reached base three times. Contreras, who spent a couple years in the minors with the Giants, had two of the Padres' four hits.

With the assistance of a shortened game due the doubleheader, Kown had the first complete-game shutout of his pro career. He threw 99 pitches (65 strikes), so it seems unlikely that he would have been allowed to pitch two more innings.

AAA: Fresno lost to Tucson 5-0 (7 innings) in game 2

Fresno: 3B Brock Bond: 1 for 2, BB, SO
Fresno: CF Ryan Lollis: 1 for 2, BB
Tucson: 3B Jedd Gyorko: 2 for 4, HR

Fresno: SP Brian Burres: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K--1 HR
Fresno: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 K--1 WP
Tucson: SP Josh Spence: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 WP

Drawing the Grizzlies' two walks, Bond and Lollis both reached base twice. The Padres' Gyorko had his 19th HR in his 79th PCL game.

Returning from rehab stints, Burres made his first PCL appearance in two months, and Hembree made his first PCL appearance in a month and a half. Spence, who spent most of last year in the majors as part of the Padres' bullpen, had 4.0 scoreless IP in his first start in two years.

AA: Richmond lost to Binghamton 5-2

Richmond: 1B Wes Hodges: 2 for 4, 2B
Richmond: C Joel Weeks: 1 for 3, BB, SO

Richmond: SP Michael Kickham: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HB

Hodges had the Flying Squirrels' lone multi-hit line. Weeks also reached base twice.

Kickham had his second straight start with 4 ER or more in less than 5.0 IP, raising his ERA back above 3.00.

A+: San Jose defeated Stockton 10-6

San Jose: 3B Adam Duvall: 2 for 3, HR, 2B, BB, HBP, SO, E
San Jose: 1B Alex Burg: 2 for 4, 2 2B, BB, SO
San Jose: CF Jarrett Parker: 1 for 5, HR, 3 SO

San Jose: SP Justin Schumer: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--3 HB, 1 WP

Duvall had his 28th HR and 22nd double, as well as his 24th error. Burg also had a couple XBH with his 23rd and 24th doubles. Parker had his 14th HR.

Allowing 3 ER, Schumer saw his ERA rise just slightly, crawling over the 5.00 mark.

A-: Augusta defeated Charleston 4-0

Augusta: RF Brett Krill: 4 for 5, SO, 2 SB
Augusta: 2B Carlos Willoughby: 2 for 4, BB, SB

Augusta: SP Edwin Escobar: 8.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K--1 E

Krill continues to swing a red-hot bat. After hitting .209 in the first half, his season AVG is closing in on .300. Willoughby added a couple hits while reaching base three times.

Escobar had the best start of his pro career, facing just two batters over the minimum in 8.2 scoreless IP. He left the game after 109 pitches (75 strikes). For the year, the 20-year-old's peripherals stats are now 108 H, 30 BB and 107 K in 114.0 IP.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Vancouver 3-0

Salem-Keizer: DH Kentrell Hill: 2 for 4, CS

Salem-Keizer: SP Lorenzo Mendoza: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K--2 HR

Hill had the Volcanoes' lone multi-hit line.

Mendoza had his second straight quality start, although he has taken the loss in both of those starts.

R: Giants defeated Padres 1-0

Scottsdale: 3B Alberto Robles: 2 for 2, SH, 2 SB

Scottsdale: SP Matthew Lujan: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 PO

With two of the rookie Giants' five hits, Robles had his fourth straight multi-hit game, raising his AVG to an even .400 after 35 AB.

Lujan matched career highs with 5.0 IP and 6 K. He has not allowed a run in 17.2 IP this month.

DSL: The Gigantes had their usual Sunday off-day

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