minor lines, 7/13/14

Sunday highlight from the Giants' farm: Matt Lujan had 13 K and 1 R in 7.1 IP, and Mario Lisson homered and doubled.

AAA: Fresno defeated Tacoma 5-4
(scoring three runs in the 8th inning)

Fresno: 2B Tony Abreu: 2 for 3, 2B, HBP

Fresno: SP Mitch Lively: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Fresno: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Tacoma: SP Matt Palmer: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 HB

Abreu was the lone Grizzly with two hits.  His 15th double and single raised his AVG to .281.

Lively came up shy of a quality start after he yielded 3 ER in the 6th inning, but he kept his team close enough to rally for the win.  Hembree had 2 K in a perfect 9th inning for his 16th save.  In his last nine appearances, he has 14 K against 2 BB in 9.1 IP.  Palmer, who was in the Giants' organization from 2002 through 2008, allowed just 1 ER against his former team.

AA: Richmond defeated Bowie 7-2
(scoring four runs over the 6th and 7th innings)

Richmond: DH Matt Duffy: 2 for 4, 2B, SO
Richmond: 1B Mario Lisson: 2 for 4, HR, 2B

Richmond: SP Kyle Crick: 6.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--2 HR, 1 WP
Richmond: RP Josh Osich: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Richmond: RP Hunter Strickland: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Lisson hit his 12th HR and 16th double.  Back in the lineup after missing four days, Duffy hit his 16th double and a single.

Crick's strike-throwing was much improved today with 70 of 98 pitches for strikes.  However, that was accompanied with 9 H, which matched a career high.  He allowed 2 HR, after having allowed just 3 HR through his first fifteen starts.  Osich and Strickland combined for 3 K in 2.0 perfect IP.

A+: San Jose defeated Stockton 4-1

San Jose: LF Elliott Blair: 3 for 4, 2 2B, SB
San Jose: RF Chuckie Jones: 3 for 4, SO

San Jose: SP Matt Lujan: 7.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 13 K--1 HR

Blair, who had his 17th and 18th doubles, and Jones each had three hits.  Their AVGs are now .299 and .264.

Lujan had perhaps the best start of his pro career.  Striking out half his batters (13 of 26), he blew away his previous career high of 8 K.

A-: Augusta lost to Greenville 8-5
(allowing five runs in the 3rd inning)

Augusta: RF Cristian Paulino: 2 for 5, 3B, 2B, 2 SO
Augusta: 3B Ryder Jones: 2 for 5, HR

Augusta: SP Christian Jones: 4.1 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Jones led off the 6th inning with his 7th HR.  With just one hit in his previous eight games, his season line has fallen to .224/.375/.350 through 331 AB.  Paulino hit his 2nd triple and 5th double, but his SLG remains just .321.

Jones experienced his least effective start of his young pro career.  The 8 ER doubled his previous career-high, and the 10 H were also a new career-high.  Still, his ERA remains just 3.02, and his BAA just .222.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Hillsboro 7-5

Salem-Keizer: SS Christian Arroyo: 3 for 5
Salem-Keizer: C Jared Deacon: 3 for 4, PO

Salem-Keizer: SP Jason Forjet: 6.0 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--1 WP

Arroyo and Deacon each had three hits, raising their AVGs to .287 and .290.

Forjet yielded a new career-high 10 H, with 4 ER matching his season-high.

R: Giants defeated Reds 11-3

Scottsdale: 1B Angel Villalona: 3 for 4, 2 2B
Scottsdale: LF Nicol Parra: 4 for 5, 2B

Scottsdale: SP Nick Vander Tuig: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 WP

Making his fourth rehab appearance, Villalona doubled twice.  After just one hit in his first five games in the U.S., the 19-year-old Parra broke out in his sixth game with four hits.

Vander Tuig's fifth AZL start was quite strong, allowing only an unearned run.  His start included a 13/0 GO/FO line.

Futures Game note:

World: RP Edwin Escobar: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER--1 HB

Escobar, the Giants' lone representative at this year's Futures Game, allowed four of his seven batters to reach base in the 3rd inning.

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