minor lines, 6/4/14

Wednesday highlight from the Giants' farm: Ben Turner had four hits.  Also notable, Tyler Graham, Blake Miller, and Mitch Delfino homered in multi-hit performances.

AAA: Fresno had an off-day
(their first of three scheduled off-days in June)

AA: Richmond defeated Trenton 6-3
(rallying with three runs in the 6th inning)

Richmond: CF Tyler Graham: 2 for 4, HR
Richmond: SS Matt Duffy: 3 for 4, SB

Richmond: SP Ty Blach: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K--2 HR

Graham connected for his 2nd HR.  Duffy had three hits, raising his AVG to .325, plus his 13th SB.

Blach had his second straight start with a season-high 6 K.  He has allowed 3 ER in four of his last five starts, which has raised his ERA to nearly 3.00 after he began the year with a 1.54 ERA in five April starts.

A+: San Jose defeated High Desert 11-8
(exploding for eight runs in the 2nd inning)

San Jose: 2B Blake Miller: 2 for 4, HR, SO
San Jose: 3B Mitch Delfino: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, 2 SO
San Jose: 1B Brian Ragira: 3 for 4, 2 2B
San Jose: C Ben Turner: 4 for 4, 2B

San Jose: SP Kendry Flores: 3.2 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K--1 WP

Delfino and Miller connected for their 9th and 7th HRs.  Ragira and Turner combined for half of the Giants' fourteen hits.  Ragira has only a .211 AVG, although nearly half his hits have gone for extra bases.

Flores had his second straight start allowing a season-high 7 R.  In the 4th inning, he struck out the first two batters but then, after the fourth batter reached on an error, allowed hits to the next three batters and five unearned runs before being removed from the game after 94 pitches (63 strikes).

A-: Augusta: defeated Rome 12-8
(after leading 6-2 entering the 6th inning)

Augusta: SS Rando Moreno: 2 for 3, 2 BB
Augusta: DH Ryder Jones: 2 for 4, 2 2B, BB, GiDP

Augusta: SP Keury Mella: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K--1 HB, 2 WP
Augusta: RP Ray Black: 1.0 IP, 3 K

Jones' 13th and 14th doubles, along with a walk, raised his OPS to nearly .750 after 200 AB.  Batting leadoff, Moreno reached base four times.

Mella had his fourth quality start in ten starts this year.  He has yet to pitch into the 7th inning.  Black struck out all three of his batters in the 7th inning.

DSL: Gigantes defeated Mets1 10-3

Dominican: 1B Anthony Gomez: 1 for 2, HR, BB, HBP, SO
Dominican: SP Deiyerbert Bolivar: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Gomez, who is beginning his third DSL campaign, hit his 3rd pro HR.  The 18-year-old Bolivar pitched well in his pro debut.

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