minor lines, 7/12/13

Friday highlights from the Giants' farm: Mac Williamson and Jeff Arnold both homered, doubled and walked.

AAA: Fresno lost to Sacramento 9-3

Fresno: C Johnny Monell: 1 for 3, 2 BB, E
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 2 for 4, HBP
Fresno: 3B Chris Dominguez: 2 for 4, 2B, HBP, SO, CS
Sacramento: CF Jemile Weeks: 2 for 3, 2 BB

Fresno: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 K

Dominguez, Monell and Pill each reached base three times. The Athletics' Weeks reached base four times. He has an OBP close to .400 through 328 AB this year (all in the PCL).

Fitzgerald allowed 4+ ER for the third time in five PCL starts. His ERA rose to 7.33.

AA: Richmond lost to Bowie 5-2 (7 innings) in game 1

Richmond: RF Jarrett Parker: 0 for 1, 2 BB, SO
Richmond: SS Skyler Stromsmoe: 1 for 2, 2 BB

Richmond: SP Craig Westcott: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 3 K--1 WP

Parker and Stromsmoe each reached twice. Parker also threw out a runner at the plate.

With a season-high 5 BB plus 6 H, Westcott allowed half (11 of 22) his batters to reach base but kept the damage to just a couple runs.

AA: Richmond lost to Bowie 3-0 (7 innings) in game 2

Richmond: CF Ryan Lollis: 1 for 2, SO

Richmond: SP Ryan Bradley: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K--1 HR, 1 WP

Lollis had one of two hits (both singles) for the Flying Squirrels.

Bradley made his first start in nearly two months. In his eight starts, he has allowed nearly two hits per inning (61 H in 33.1 IP) for a BAA above .400. In his six relief appearances, his BAA has been just .245.

A+: San Jose defeated Visalia 12-2
(adding six insurance runs over the final two innings)

San Jose: CF Chris Lofton: 2 for 4, 2 2B, 2 BB, SO, SB
San Jose: RF Mac Williamson: 2 for 5, HR, 2B, BB, SO
San Jose: C Jeff Arnold: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, BB

San Jose: SP Ty Blach: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 10 K
San Jose: RP Derek Law: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Williamson, who appeared earlier in the day on Baseball America's Prospect Hot Sheet, hit his 17th HR and 18th double, plus drew a walk. Not to be outdone, Arnold hit his 11th HR and 17th double, plus drew a walk. Lofton, batting leadoff, also had 2 XBH with his 11th and 12th doubles, while reaching base four times.

Blach delivered his sixth straight start with 2 ER or less. He has excellent component stats with a K/IP above 1.00 and a WHIP below 1.00 (52 H, 6 BB and 67 K in 62.0 IP). Law pitched a perfect 9th inning.

A-: Augusta lost to Charleston 8-7
(being outscored 6-4 over the final three innings)

Augusta: 2B Trevor Brown: 2 for 4, 2B, 2 BB, CS
Augusta: LF Andrew Cain: 2 for 4, HR, SB

Augusta: SP Chris Stratton: 6.0+ IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K--1 HR

Cain hit his 5th HR and had his 12th SB. Brown reached base four times, raising his OBP to .325.

Stratton allowed just 1 ER in both the 4th and 6th innings before not retiring either batter faced in the 7th inning. Over his last five starts, he has yielded 42 H in 29.1 IP, while also striking out 31.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Spokane 6-2

Salem-Keizer: LF Shilo McCall: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, SO
Salem-Keizer: C Eugene Escalante: 2 for 4, HR, SO

Salem-Keizer: SP Chase Johnson: 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

In the 6th inning, Escalante hit his 1st pro HR. In the 8th inning, McCall added his 2nd HR.

Making his NWL debut after three AZL appearances, Johnson was dominant, allowing only a walk in 4.0 no-hit, scoreless IP.

R: Giants lost to Dodgers 4-3

Scottsdale: DH Ryder Jones: 1 for 3, 2 BB
Scottsdale: 2B Brett Kay: 1 for 2, 2B, 2 BB

Scottsdale: SP Matt Young: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Scottsdale: RP Carlos Alvarado: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

With two walks each, both Jones and Kay reached base three times.

Young had 2.0 scoreless IP in his pro debut. Alvarado provided 3.0 IP in long relief.

DSL: Gigantes defeated Reds 6-5

Dominican: CF Nicol Parra: 2 for 3, 2 BB, 2 SB
Dominican: SP Eusebio Encarnacion: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K--3 WP

Parra (18.11 y.o.) reached base four times. He has an OBP over .400 for the second straight year. Encarnacion (18.11 y.o.) had new season highs with both 6 K and 6.0 IP. He also dropped his ERA below 2.00.

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