minor lines, 6/29/13

Saturday highlights from the Giants' farm: both Mac Williamson and Shayne Houck homered in multi-hit efforts. Also notable, Matt Lujan, Chris Johnson and Eber Guzman combined for 19.0 scoreless IP.

AAA: Fresno lost to Salt Lake 7-1

Fresno: 3B Chris Dominguez: 1 for 3, HR, SO

Fresno: SP Mitch Lively: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K--1 HR, 1 WP
Fresno: RP Daryl Maday: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Dominguez's 10th HR was one of just three hits for the Grizzlies.

Coming off his best start (0 ER and 1 H in 6.1 IP), Lively yielded 4 ER in his eighth start, raising his ERA as a starter back above 4.00. Maday, who had been tagged for 6 ER in his previous two appearances, rebounded with 2 K in a perfect 8th inning.

AA: Richmond lost to Erie 5-2

Richmond: LF Javier Herrera: 1 for 4, HR, BB, SO
Richmond: DH Mark Minicozzi: 4 for 5, 2B, SO

Richmond: SP Taylor Rogers: 4.0+ IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K--1 WP

With four of the Flying Squirrels' eight hits, Minicozzi raised his AVG to .337. Herrera led off the game with his 11th HR.

Coming off his best start (8.0 scoreless IP), Rogers allowed just 1 R through 4.0 IP but then did not retire any of his four batters in the 5th inning.

A+: San Jose defeated Stockton 8-4

San Jose: RF Mac Williamson: 2 for 4, HR, SO
San Jose: LF Devin Harris: 1 for 4, HR, SO

San Jose: SP Clayton Blackburn: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 9 K

The Giants got a pair of two-run HRs--Williamson's 11th HR in the 1st inning and Harris's 17th HR in the 4th inning.

Blackburn allowed 1 ER in the 2nd inning and 3 ER in the 3rd inning but he finished with 4.2 scoreless IP after that. His walk rate is up this year. With 23 BB in 77.0 IP this year, he already has more walks than his in previous two pro seasons combined.

A-: Augusta defeated Asheville 11-3

Augusta: C Trevor Brown: 2 for 4, 2 2B, BB, SO
Augusta: 3B Shayne Houck: 2 for 4, HR, BB, SO

Augusta: SP Matthew Lujan: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Among three GreenJackets who reached base three times each, Houck hit his 3rd HR, and Brown hit his 11th and 12th doubles. Both players still have a sub-.700 OPS.

Making his fourth start in six appearances, Lujan matched season-highs with 6.0 IP and 6 K. The 6.0 scoreless IP improved his ERA to 3.45.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Hillsboro 7-2

Salem-Keizer: CF Tyler Hollick: 2 for 4, 2 BB, SO, SB
Salem-Keizer: 3B Brandon Bednar: 3 for 5
Salem-Keizer: SS Jeremy Sy: 2 for 5, HR, 2B

Salem-Keizer: SP ChrisSSS Johnson: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K--1 HB

Batting leadoff, Hollick reached base four times and had his 8th SB. While four the Volcanoes had two hits, only Bednar had three hits, raising his AVG to .351. Sy hit his 2nd HR and 3rd double.

Johnson, the Giants' 17th rounder last year, has not allowed a run in three of his four starts. Tonight's start included a season-high 7 K, although 5 H were also a new season high.

R: Scottsdale had a scheduled off-day

DSL: Gigantes lost to Reds 3-0

Dominican: C Miguel Gomez: 2 for 3, 2B
Dominican: SP Eber Guzman: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--2 HB

Gomez (20.6 y.o.) was the lone Gigante with two hits. Guzman (20.2 y.o.) made his longest start of the year with 7.0 scoreless IP. He has a 2.92 ERA after five starts.

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