minor lines, 8/17/13

Saturday highlights from the Giants' farm: Christian Arroyo had 3 XBH, Mac Williamson reached base in all four plate appearances, and Ehire Adrianza reached base four times.  Also notable, Drew Bowlin had 4.0 near-perfect IP.

AAA: Fresno lost to Reno 9-1

Fresno: SS Ehire Adrianza: 3 for 4, 3B, BB, SB, E
Reno: CF Brad Snyder: 4 for 5, 2 HR, 2 2B

Fresno: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--4 HR

With three of the Grizzlies' seven hits, including his 3rd PCL triple, Adrianza was the lone Grizzly to reach base twice.  He had his 4th SB but also his 8th error (since his promotion).  His .888 OPS is second highest on the team, behind only Brett Pill.  Snyder, the 31-year-old ex-Indians prospect now with the Diamondbacks, hit two of the Aces' five big flies.

Fitzgerald, who had yielded 7 HR in his previous ten PCL starts, surrendered a HR in each of the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th innings.  His ERA rose to 5.76.

AA: Richmond lost to Bowie 3-2
(scoring one run in the top of the 9th inning but allowing two runs in the bottom half)

Richmond: 2B-SS Skyler Stromsmoe: 2 for 4, 2B

Richmond: SP Jose Valdez: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 BK
Richmond: RP Drew Bowlin: 4.0 IP, 1 BB, 1 K

Stromsmoe accounted for much of the Flying Squirrels' offense, which was limited to two doubles, two singles and a hit batter.

Valdez made his first start in four years, throwing 52 pitches (26 strikes).  Bowlin provided 4.0 scoreless IP in long relief, facing the minimum twelve batters in that time.

A-: San Jose defeated Inland Empire 4-2

San Jose: CF Chris Lofton: 1 for 4, HR
San Jose: RF Mac Williamson: 1 for 1, 2B, 2 BB, HBP
San Jose: 1B Ricky Oropesa: 2 for 4, 2B, SO

San Jose: SP Kelvin Marte: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 HB
San Jose: RP Derek Law: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Williamson reached base in all four plate appearances, raising his OBP to .360.  Lofton connected for his 4th pro HR.  Oropesa was the lone Giant with two hits.  He has a .938 OPS since his demotion after a .562 OPS before.

Despite matching a season-high with 8 K, Marte delivered a quality start for the fourth time in his last five starts.  He has a 4.06 ERA over thirteen starts.  Law pitched a perfect 9th inning.

A-: Augusta hosting Savannah in a doubleheader rained out
(The first game of the doubleheader was cancelled; the second game was postponed a second time, now scheduled for Monday.)

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Vancouver 6-1

Salem-Keizer: RF Tyler Horan: 1 for 4, HR

Salem-Keizer: SP Jake Smith: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K

Horan's 2nd HR was one of just three hits for the Volcanoes.

Smith made his first start after fifteen NWL relief appearances.

R: Giants defeated Dodgers 5-4

Scottsdale: SS Christian Arroyo: 3 for 4, 3B, 2 2B
Scottsdale: 3B Ryder Jones: 2 for 3, BB, 2 E

Scottsdale: SP Donald Snelten: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Arroyo and Jones, the Giants' first two draft selections this year, combined for five of the rookie Giants' seven hits.  Arroyo hit his 3rd triple and 16th and 17th doubles, improving his season line to .309/.374/.480 through 152 AB.  Jones raised his AVG to .351 but also committed his 4th and 5th errors (in 29 games).

Snelten had his fourth straight start with 1 ER or less.  In his five starts, his component stats are 18 H, 6 BB and 20 K in 19.0 IP.

DSL: Gigantes defeated Padres 7-3 (6.5 innings)
(completed early due to rain)

Dominican: 3B Nathanael Javier: 3 for 3, 2B, HBP
Dominican: SP Eusebio Encarnacion: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--1 HB, 2 WP

Javier (17.10 y.o.) reached base in all four plate appearances, raising his OPS above .600.  Encarnacion (19.0 y.o.) delivered his fifth straight quality start.  He has a 1.90 ERA in nine starts.

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