minor lines, 8/20/13

Tuesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Andrew Cain homered and doubled, and Mac Williamson homered and walked twice.

AAA: Fresno defeated Reno 4-2

Fresno: CF Gary Brown: 3 for 4, 2B
Fresno: C Guillermo Quiroz: 1 for 2, 2B, BB

Fresno: SP Eric Surkamp: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Reno: SP Tyler Skaggs: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Reno: RP Joe Paterson: 1.0 IP, 1 K

With his 29th double and two singles, Brown was the lone Grizzly with multiple hits.  Still, his AVG remains below .235.  Quiroz was the only other Grizzly to reach base twice.

Surkamp allowed more than 1 ER for the first time since his start against the Reds four weeks ago.  He improved his PCL W-L record to 6-1.  Skaggs, who has had three different stints with the Diamondbacks this year, had a quality but took the loss.  Paterson, the ex-Giant who faced just one batter the previous night, pitched a perfect 8th inning.

AA: Richmond lost to Harrisburg 3-2 (7 innings) in game 1
(allowing the go-ahead run in the 7th inning)

Richmond: SS-2B Joe Panik: 2 for 4
Richmond: 1B Angel Villalona: 2 for 3, HR, 2B, E

Richhmond: SP Craig Westcott: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Villalona connected for his 7th HR and 9th double since being promoted to the upper minors.  Panik also had two of the Flying Squirrels' six hits.

Westcott allowed nearly two baserunners per inning but no earned runs.  He has a 3.92 ERA after 25 starts.

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

Richmond: CF Ryan Lollis: 2 for 3
Richmond: PH Adam Duvall: 1 for 1, 2B
Harrisburg: CF Brian Goodwin: 2 for 4, HR, 2B

Richmond: SP Taylor Rogers: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K--1 HR
Harrisburg: SP Nate Karns: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K--1 WP

Lollis was the lone Flying Squirrel to reach base twice as the eight hitters in the starting lineup combined for just four singles and a walk.  Duvall's pinch-hit RBI single in the 7th inning drove in the Squirrels' lone run.  The Nationals' Goodwin entered the year as a borderline top 100 prospect.  Today he hit his 10th HR and 14th double but has had a disappointing season hitting just .249/.344/.397 through 418 AB.

Rogers had his second straight start allowing 4 R.  Karns, another borderline top 100 prospect for the Nationals, pitched his third complete-game this year.  His component stats through 21 starts are 97 H, 45 BB and 140 K in 119.1 IP.

A+: San Jose defeated Stockton 13-2
(scoring four runs int he 2nd inning and adding seven insurance runs in the 8th inning)

San Jose: RF Mac Williamson: 1 for 3, HR, 2 BB
San Jose: SS Bobby Haney: 3 for 4, 2B
San Jose: 3B Myles Schroder: 3 for 5, 3B, SO
Stockton: SS Addison Russell: 2 for 5, 3B, SO

San Jose: SP Adalberto Mejia: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K--1 HB

Haney and Schroder were two of the three Giants with three hits each, raising their AVG above .250 and .260 as they had nearly half of the Giants' fourteen hits.  Williamson connected for his 21st HR, a three-run shot in the 8th inning, as he also reached base three times.  Russell, the Athletics' top prospect, hit his 10th triple, plus a single.  He entered the night hitting .313/.415/.571 in 163 AB since the Cal League's all-star break.

Mejia finished his fifteenth start this year with an odd line, matching a season-high with 7 H but having more than 7 K for just the second time this year.  For the year, he now has 76 K and 69 H in 78.1 IP.

A-: Augusta lost to Lexington 6-3

Augusta: CF Andrew Cain: 2 for 3, HR, 2B

Augusta: SP Martin Agosta: 4.0+ IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 2 K
Augusta: RP Tyler Mizenko: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Cain connected for his 8th HR and 15th double.  He has hit .240/.305/.407 through 329 AB in his first full pro season.

Despite allowing more than two baserunners per inning, Agosta kept the damage to a single run.  He matched a season-high with 5 BB, but his K/BB ratio remains above 2.50.  This was just his fourth start in the last eight weeks.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Vancouver 2-1 (11 innings)

Salem-Keizer: SS John Polonius: 2 for 4, SB

Salem-Keizer: SP Chris Johnson: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Polonius singled twice, raising his AVG above .240, and also got his 5th SB.

Johnson has completed at least 5.0 IP in all thirteen pro starts so far.  Tonight he allowed less than 2 R for just the second time in his last nine starts, shaving his ERA to 2.28.

R: Giants defeated Cubs 6-4

Scottsdale: CF Angel Pagan: 2 for 4, 3B
Scottsdale: SS Christian Arroyo: 2 for 4, 3B, BB, E
Scottsdale: RF Craig Massoni: 3 for 5, 2B

Scottsdale: SP Alejandro Flores: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Scottsdale: RP Dusten Knight: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K--1 HB

Playing his third rehab game with the rookie Giants, Pagan tripled and singled.  Arroyo, the Giants' top draftee this year, had a very similar line, except he added a walk and his 8th error.  Massoni's three hits paced the rookie Giants' twelve-hit attack.

After Flores abbreviated start retiring less than half (5 of 12) his batters, Knight provided long relief, retiring over half (7 of 11) his batters.

DSL: Gigantes leading 3-2 at Reds when suspended in 5th inning due to rain

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