minor lines, 5/28/13

Tuesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Chris Gloor faced just one batter over the minimum in 8.0 IP, and Angel Villalona homered twice. Also notable, Jason Forjet allowed 1 R in 6.0 IP.

AAA: Fresno lost to Tucson 5-1
(allowing three insurance runs in the 8th inning)

Fresno: CF Gary Brown: 2 for 5, 2B, SB
Fresno: C Johnny Monell: 2 for 4, 2B, PB

Fresno: SP Austin Fleet: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K--2 HR
Fresno: RP Mason Tobin: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Tucson: SP Burch Smith: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Brown and Monell both doubled and singled. The doubles, Brown's 12th and Monell's 8th, were the Grizzlies' lone two XBHs.

Making his PCL debut, Fleet made the spot start in place of Michael Kickham and delivered a quality start. He allowed solo HRs leading off both the 2nd and 3rd innings. Tobin was an error away from a perfect 7th inning. Smith, whose last three starts came in the majors for the Padres, had an effective PCL debut, allowing just 1 R in 5.0 IP.

AA: Richmond defeated New Britain 2-1

Richmond: 1B Mark Minicozzi: 2 for 4, HR, 2 SO
Richmond: C Andrew Susac: 2 for 3, HBP

Richmond: SP Chris Gloor: 8.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K--1 HR

Minicozzi's 5th HR was a two-run blast in the 1st inning to score both of the Flying Squirrels' runs. Susac was the only other Squirrel with two hits, raising his AVG to .275. With 9 H and 2 SO during his seven-game hitting streak, he now has as many hits as strikeouts.

Making his ninth start, Gloor had his most effective start this year. Even with a season-high 8.0 IP, he set new season lows with 2 H and 0 BB as he faced just one batter over the minimum.

A+: San Jose defeated Bakersfield 2-1

San Jose: 1B Angel Villalona: 2 for 3, 2 HR
San Jose: SS Andrew Haney: 2 for 3

San Jose: SP Jason Forjet: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Villalona had a pair of solo HRs. He hit his 10th HR in the 2nd inning and his 11th HR in the 4th inning to score both of the Giants' runs. With 11 HRs, he ranks third in the ten-team Cal League. Haney had two of the Giants' other three hits, improving his AVG to .261.

Making his second start, Forjet allowed just 1 R. The rest of his stats in this start are less impressive as he had just 1 K, a 4/7 GO/FO line, and 3 XBH allowed.

A-: Augusta lost to Hickory 7-4

Augusta: 1B Joseph Rapp: 3 for 4, E

Augusta: SP Kenry Flores: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 6 K--1 HB

Rapp had three of the GreenJackets' six hits (all singles). After getting just six hits in his first ten games while missing nearly all of April, he has ten hits in his last seven games to raise his AVG to .235.

Flores pitched into the 7th inning for the third time in nine starts this year but also allowed 4+ ER for the third time in his last four starts. He had a 1.52 ERA in four April starts but a 4.31 ERA in five May starts.

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