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minor lines, 8/10/09

Highlights from the Giants' farm: (a) Buster Posey homered while getting hits in both of his plate appearances; (b) Josh Mazzola also homered while having two hits; and (c) Rafael Rodriguez had four hits, including two doubles.

AAA: Fresno defeated Oklahoma City 6-3

Fresno: LF John Bowker: 1 for 4, HR
Fresno: C Buster Posey: 2 for 2, HR
Oklahoma City: 3B Chris Davis: 2 for 4, HR, SO

Fresno: RHP Ryan Sadowski: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HR, 1 WP
Fresno: RHP Steven Edlefsen: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 BB
Fresno: RHP Waldis Joaquin: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 4 K

Posey and Bowker both homered for the Grizzlies.  For Posey, it was his 4th HR in his last six games, after going homerless in his his first seventeen PCL games.  Posey came out of the game after four innings.  Homering for the Rangers' affiliate was Davis.  After struggling to a .671 OPS through 258 AB with the Rangers to begin this year, he has an OPS over .900 in 126 AB back in the minors.

In his first start since being sent back to the minors, Sadowski allowed 3 ER in 4.0 IP.  He threw just 37 of 69 pitches for strikes.  Edlefsen retired just four of nine batters but did not allow a run, improving his ERA to 1.08.  Joaquin struck out four of the eight batters he faced.

AA: Connecticut had a scheduled off-day
(Their only remaining off-day is next Monday, August 17.)

A+: San Jose had a scheduled off-day.
(Their two remaining scheduled off-days are August 17 and August 31.)

A-: Augusta lost to Lake County 8-2

Augusta: CF Francisco Peguero: 2 for 4, 2B
Augusta: 1B Josh Mazzola: 2 for 4, HR, SO
Augusta: SS Ehire Adrianza: 1 for 2, 2 BB, E
Augusta: RF James Simmons: 2 for 3, BB

Augusta: RHP Orlando Yntema: 4.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--1 HR

Mazzola had his 14th HR as he continues to be the GreenJackets' offensive leader.  Adrianza and Simmons both reached base three times.  Adrianza has a .364 AVG over his last ten games.  After just one hit in his last two games, Peguero once again had a multi-hit line.

Yntema allowed 5 ER in 4.0 IP in his second Sally League start.  Tonight he had an 8/1 GO/FO line.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Vancouver 8-6
(rallying for six runs in the 8th inning)

Salem-Keizer: CF Evan Crawford: 2 for 4, SO, E
Salem-Keizer: 1B Luke Anders: 2 for 4, SO

Salem-Keizer: RHP Javier Hernandez: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Crawford and Anders each had two of the Volcanoes' nine hits, raising their respective AVGs to .311 and .287.

In his eighth start, Hernandez matched a season high with 8 H while also matching a season low with 4.0 IP (excluding his two relief appearances).

R: Giants defeated Cubs 10-3

Scottsdale: SS Ydwin Villegas: 3 for 4, 2B, SB
Scottsdale: LF Rafael Rodriguez: 4 for 5, 2 2B
Scottsdale: RF Ryan Scoma: 3 for 4, 2B, BB

Scottsdale: RHP Edward Concepcion: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K--1 HB
Scottsdale: RHP Jason Stoffel: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Raf-Rod had four hits, including his 6th and 7th doubles.  Through his first 100 pro AB, he is hitting .280/.389/.350.  Villegas and Scoma each had three hits, raising their AVGs to .321 and .238.

Concepcion continues to have very good peripheral stats despite an ERA close to 5.00.  In large part, this has been because he has a .194 BAA with the bases empty but a .329 BAA with runners on base.  Tonight he had an 8/1 GO/FO ratio, and his GO/AO ratio for the season is 2.17.  Stoffel pitched a perfect 9th inning in his ninth pro appearance.

DSL: Giantes defeated Pirates 9-3

Dominican: LF Jose Lopez: 3 for 5, 3B, 2B
Dominican: LHP Diego De La Cruz: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 WP

Lopez (17.11 y.o.) had three hits, including his 7th double and 1st triple, which got his SLG above .250, but his AVG remains below the Mendoza line.  De La Cruz had a career-high 7.0 IP.  After scuffling through six relief appearances, he has beed dominant through six starts with 17 H, 10 BB, 2 ER, and 26 K in 32.1 IP.