minor lines, 5/7/13

Tuesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Joe Arnold homered twice, Roger Kieschnick reached base in all four plate appearances, and Shane Loux allowed 1 R in 6.0 IP

AAA: Fresno defeated Nasheville 5-3
(scoring all five runs in the 2nd inning)

Fresno: RF Roger Kieschnick: 3 for 3, 2 2B, BB, E
Fresno: LF Cole Gillespie: 1 for 3, BB
Nashville: C Dayton Buller: 1 for 2, 2 BB, PB

Fresno: SP Shane Loux: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--1 WP, 1 BK

Kieschnick reached base in all four plate appearances, including twice via his 9th and 10th doubles. He is now hitting .322/.354/.602 through 118 AB. Gillespie was the only other Grizzly to reach base twice. Buller, the 31-year-old ex-Grizzly drafted by the Giants a dozen years ago, reached base three times for the Sounds.

Making his fifth start, Loux delivered his first quality start of the year, lowering his ERA to 4.21. He does have an inverted K/BB ratio, though, with 12 BB and 8 K in 25.2 IP.

AA: Richmond hosting Bowie postponed by rain
(A makeup doubleheader is scheduled for June 25.)

A+: San Jose defeated Bakersfield 10-3
(scoring all ten runs over the 3rd, 4th and 5th innings)

San Jose: RF Mac Williamson: 1 for 5, HR, SO
San Jose: C Jeff Arnold: 2 for 3, 2 HR, 2 BB, SO
San Jose: 3B Myles Schroder: 4 for 5, 2B, SO

San Jose: SP Edwin Escobar: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
San Jose: RP Jeff Soptic: 2.0 IP, 3 K
San Jose: RP Josh Osich: 1.0 IP, 3 K

Arnold had a big game, connecting for his 4th and 5th HRs while reaching base four times. Over his previous three pro seasons, he has 12 HRs. With four hits, Schroder also reached base four times and raised his AVG above .300. Williamson led off the 4th inning with his 4th HR.

Escobar faced just nine batters in his sixth start. His final batter doubled to left field, and Escobar departed having yielded a season-high 3 R. Soptic, the second of four Giants relievers, had 3 K in 2.0 perfect IP. Osich, the final Giants reliever, struck out all three of his batters. In twelve appearances, he now has 12 H, 3 BB and 19 K in 16.0 IP.

A-: Augusta lost to Asheville 9-3
(after allowing seven runs in the 1st inning)

Augusta: CF Jesus Galindo: 1 for 3, 2 BB, SO, CS
Augusta: 1B-3B Shayne Houck: 1 for 3, 2B, 2 BB
Asheville: CF David Dahl: 2 for 2, 2B

Augusta: SP Justin Schumer: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 1 K--1 HB, 1 WP
Augusta: RP Mason McVay: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Augusta: RP Brandon Farley: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K

Galindo and Houck each reached base three times. They raised their OBPs to .365 and .436, which rank 1st and 3rd on the team. Dahl, the Rockies' first round pick a year ago, had the unusual line with two hits despite being removed for a pinch runner in the 1st inning.

Schumer retired just two of his ten batters. He has lasted just 0.2 IP in both starts this year while allowing 12 ER. McVay and Farley provided effective long relief.

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