minor lines, 4/8/14

Tuesday's most notables from the Giants' farm: Tony Abreu homered and doubled, and Jack Snodgrass had 4.0 scoreless IP.

AAA: Fresno lost to Salt Lake 6-5 (12 innings)

Fresno: C Andrew Susac: 2 for 5
Fresno: 2B Tony Abreu: 2 for 5, HR, 2B
Salt Lake: 1B C.J. Cron: 3 for 6, HR, 2B

Fresno: SP Mike Kickham: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 WP

Abreu hit his 2nd HR and 2nd double to lead the Grizzlies' offense.  Susac was one of three other Grizzlies with two hits each.  Cron, whom the Angels drafted 17th overall three years ago, connected for his 1st HR in the bottom of the 12th inning, capping a three-hit performance.  He has 6 XBH through his first six games this year.

Allowing a couple runs in the 6th inning, Kickham came up shy of a quality start.  He threw 79 pitches (50 strikes) and had a 9/4 GO/FO line.

AA: RIchmond defeated Bowie 5-3 (7 innings) in game 1

Richmond: CF Tyler Graham: 2 for 4, 2B, SB
Richmond: SS Matt Duffy: 2 for 3, BB
Bowie: DH Sharlon Schoop: 1 for 2, HR, BB

Richmond: SP Kelvin Marte: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--1 HR

Hitting in the top two spots in the lineup, Graham and Duffy were the only Flying Squirrels to reach base twice.  Schoop, the former Giants' farmhand, hit the game's lone big fly.

Allowing nearly two baserunners per inning, Marte came up shy of the 5.0 necessary to qualify for the win.  Despite going the distance to nearly one third of his batters (3 K and 3 BB among 20 TBF), he threw just 60 pitches (36 strikes).

AA: Richmond lost to Bowie 2-1 (8 innings) in game 2

Richmond: DH Angel Villalona: 1 for 3, HR, SO

Richmond: SP Jack Snodgrass: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K--1 WP

Villalona's 2nd HR was one of just four hits for the Flying Squirrels.

Snodgrass, who had a 3.70 ERA in 25 starts last year for the Squirrels, began his 2014 campaign with 4.0 scoreless IP.

A+: San Jose lost to Lancaster 4-2

San Jose: 1B Brian Ragira: 1 for 2, BB, HBP

San Jose: SP Chris Stratton: 5.0+ IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HR

Ragira reach base three times.  Through his first six games, he has a .375 OBP desite a .211 AVG (with 4 H and 4 BB among 19 AB).

After just 2 H in 5.0 in his first start, tonight Stratton surrendered 9 H in 5.0 IP.  His GO/FO line tonight was 8/2, although I am not sure how meaningful that is when compared to all the hits.  Were they ground balls that got through the infield or line drives to the outfield?

A-: Augusta lost to Savannah 6-5 (7 innings) in game 1

Augusta: 3B Brandon Bednar: 2 for 3, 2B, SO

Augusta: SP Nick Vander Tuig: 4.0+ IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K

With multiple hits in four of his first five games, Bednar finished the game with a .500 AVG.  His 2nd double and single accounted for half of the GreenJackets' four hits.

Vander Tuig was charged with 2 ER in both the 3rd and 5th innings.  Over half his batters (10 of 19) reached base.

A-: Augusta lost to Savannah 3-1 (7 innings) in game 2

Augusta: LF Shawn Payne: 2 for 3, 2B, SO

Augusta: SP Christian Jones: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--2 WP
Augusta: RP Matthew Lujan: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 2 K

Payne's double and single were two of the GreenJackets' three hits.

After 37 pitches (23 strikes) in the 1st inning, Jones did not return for the 2nd inning.  Lujan provided long relief, allowing just 1 R in 4.0 IP, despite 4 BB.

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