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minor lines, 6/9/09

Not too many highlight candidates tonight, but a couple stand out: (a) RHP Mike Loree pitched seven shutout innings; (b) his teammate Ben Woodbury had two XBH.  The top line by a prospect came from (c) Buster Posey, who had a double and a walk as he furthered his hit streak.

AAA: Fresno lost to Salt Lake
(allowing a run in the top of the 9th inning)

Fresno: 2B Matt Downs: 1 for 3, BB, SO, SB
Fresno: LF Joe Borchard: 1 for 4, HR
Salt Lake: SS Brandon Wood: 1 for 3, HR, SF
Salt Lake: 1B Ryan Budde: 2 for 3, HR, BB

Fresno: RHP Ryan Sadowski: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--2 HR

Borchard had his 4th HR in eleven PCL games, raising his SLG above .800.  Downs, who missed most of last week, was the only Grizzly to reach base twice.  He also had his 7th SB.  For the Angels' affiliate,  Wood had 2nd HR in three games against Fresno, and Budde, who made it to the majors last year, had his 4th HR of the season while reaching reaching base three times.

Sadowski made his eleventh start this year, and he still has yet to allow more than 3 ER in a start.  Despite 7 H tonight, his BAA remains just .223.  He has now allowed 8 HRs in 61.1 IP.

AA: Connecticut hosting Bowie was postponed by rain
(A makeup doubleheader is scheduled for tomorrow.)

A+: San Jose lost to Bakersfield 5-3

San Jose: C Buster Posey: 1 for 3, 2B, BB
San Jose: 2B Ryan Lormand: 2 for 4
Bakersfield: CF Engel Beltre: 0 for 4

San Jose: LHP Paul Oseguera: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
San Jose: RHP T.J. Brewer: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K--1 HR
Bakersfield: RHP Blake Beavan: 8.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K--1 BK, 1 E

The only Giant with a multi-hit line, Lormand had two of their five hits, raising his AVG to .375 through 40 AB.  Posey, who was one of three Giants' named to the Cal League all-star game (along with outfielders Thomas Neal and Roger Kieschnick), also reached base twice.  His hit was his 16th double.  Posey has reached base quite frequently regularly.  Not only has he had a hit in each of his last ten games, but he has also drawn 10 BB during that time.  Beltre, whom BA ranked as the Rangers' #7 prospect, continues to scuffle.  In his last five games, all of which have come against the Giants, he is 1 for 21 with 8 SO.  At least tonight he had no strikeouts.

After three starts with Augusta, Oseguera moved up to San Jose for his first start there.  Brewer, who started in his last five appearances, returned to the bullpen for this appearance, pitching on three days rest.  Beavan, whom BA ranked as the Rangers' #12 prospect, pitched eight full innings.  He must enjoy facing the Giants.  In his previous start against them in early May, he pitched a nine-inning complete game without allowing an earned run.  Against the rest of the league, he has not fared as well, as he has a 5.20 ERA in his other ten starts.

A-: Augusta defeated Charleston 2-0

Augusta: CF Ben Woodbury: 2 for 4, 2 2B
Augusta: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 4, 2B, PO

Augusta: RHP Mike Loree: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Augusta: RHP Chris Wilson: 1.0 IP, 3 K
Augusta: RHP Edwin Quirarte: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Batting leadoff, Woodbury, who went undrafted and signed with the Giants as a free agent, had two doubles, improving his season line to .336/.362/.449 through 107 AB.  Adrianza was the other Giants with a multi-hit line, which raised his AVG to .273.

Loree pitched 7.0 scoreless IP, facing just three batters over the minimum and improving his ERA to 3.86.  Wilson, who began the season as Augusta's closer, struck out all three batters he faced.  He allowed 12 R in six April appearances but has allowed only 1 R in seven appearances since.  This was his first appearance in over three weeks.  Quirarte began the season as San Jose's closer but lost that job and was moved to middle relief.  After sixteen appearances with San Jose, he made his first Sally League appearance and recorded his 5th save of the season.

DSL: Giants defeated Rays 4-2

Dominican: CF Robeluis Fuentes: 1 for 3, 3B, BB
Dominican: RHP Kendry Flores: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Batting cleanup, Fuentes (20.9 y.o.) had the Gigantes' only XBH as he reached base twice.  It was his 2nd XBH in 34 AB.  Flores (17.6 y.o.) made his professional debut pitching five full innings and getting the win.