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minor lines, 8/3/09

Few candidates for highlights on the Giants' farm today with three full-season affiliates having an off-day.  Two notable performances in short-season ball include (a) Andrew Biery double twice while reaching base safely four times and (b) Bryan Salsbury facing just two batters over the minimum in 6.0 IP.

AAA: Fresno lost to Tacoma 7-2

Fresno: 3B Ryan Rohlinger: 1 for 4, HR
Fresno: 2B Matt Downs: 1 for 3, 2B, BB
Fresno: RF Brian Horwitz: 2 for 4, 2B, SO
Tacoma: 3B Matt Tuiasosopo: 2 for 3, HR, BB

Fresno: RHP David Mixon: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Fresno: RHP Dan Turpen: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Tacoma: RHP Brandon Morrow: 7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 HR

Horwitz had the Grizzlies' only multi-hit line.  He entered the day hitting .276/.350/.403 through 196 AB this year.  Downs was the only other Grizzly to reach base twice.  Rohlinger had his 13th HR.  The Mariners' Tuiasosopo had another big game against the Grizzlies.  In his last three games, he is 7 for 10 with 2 HRs and a walk.

Called up to the PCL, Mixon and Turpen essentially combined to make an emergency start for the Grizzlies.  It was the upper minors debut for both pitchers, and they were not particularly efficient requiring 95 pitches in five innings.  Morrow, who began the year in the majors is back in the minors working on becoming a starter.  This was his fourth and best start since his demotion.

AA: Connecticut had a scheduled off-day
(Their next scheduled off-day is next Monday, August 10.)

Defenders on Eastern League leaderboards in selected stats:
AVG: Bond 1st, Martinez-Esteve 11th
OBP: Bond 1st
SLG: Pill 14th
OPS: Bond 5th
HR: Pill 14th
SB: Bond 14th
ERA: Maday 9th
WHIP: Maday 10th
K: Snyder 21st
IP: Maday 15th

A+: San Jose had a scheduled off-day
(Their next scheduled off-day is also next Monday, August 10.)

Giants on Cal League leaderboards in selected stats:
AVG: Neal 1st, Posey 7th
OBP: Neal 4th, Posey 5th
SLG: Neal 5th, Posey 8th, Kieschnick 9th
OPS: Neal 1st, Posey 7th, Kieschnick 13th
HR: Kieschnick 3rd, Neal8th, Posey 12th
SB: Graham 6th, Ford 6th
ERA: Clark 2nd, Barnes 4th, Tanner 6th
WHIP: Clark 2nd, Barnes 3rd, Tanner 6th
K: Clark 5th, Barnes 10th
IP: Clark 5th, Tanner 19th, Barnes 20th

A-: Augusta had a scheduled off-day
(Their next scheduled off-day is August 9.)

GreenJackets on SAL leaderboards in selected stats:
AVG: (none; Adrianza's .272 leads team)
OBP: (none; Adrianza's .341 leads team)
SLG: Mazzola 15th
OPS: Mazzola 18th
HR: Mazzola 13th
SB: Duggan 20th
ERA: Nicholson 7th, Ronick 22nd
WHIP: Nicholson 2nd, Ronick 8th
K: Surkamp 4th
IP: Nicholson 1st

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Spokane 9-5

Salem-Keizer: LF Dan Cook: 3 for 5, 2B
Salem-Keizer: 3B Andrew Biery: 2 for 3, 2 2B, BB, HBP
Salem-Keizer: C Eliezer Zambrano: 3 for 3, SH, CS

Salem-Keizer: RHP Jeremy Toole: 3.0+ IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K--1 HR

With three hits each, Cook and Zambrano accounted for more than half of the Volcanoes' ten hits.  The performances raised Cook's AVG above .300 and Zambrano's AVG above .200.  Biery had his 9th and 10th doubles while also reaching base four times.

Toole's fifth start and eighth appearance was the first time in his pro career he allowed more than a single earned run.  His ERA nearly doubled from 1.13 to 2.00.

R: Giants defeated Royals 10-0

Scottsdale: DH Julio Izturis: 4 for 4, 2B, SB
Scottsdale: 1B Jesse Shriner: 2 for 3, HR, 2B
Scottsdale: RF Sundrendy Windster: 2 for 5, HR, SO

Scottsdale: RHP Bryan Salsbury: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Scottsdale: RHP Audy Santana: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Izturis had hits in all four of his plate appearances, raising his AVG to .366.  Shriner and Windster each had their 2nd HRs of the year.

Salsbury faced just two batters over the minimum in six innings, allowing just two hits and just one fly ball out.  He had 5 K and a 12/1 GO/FO line as he improved his ERA to 2.51.  Santana had 2 K in a perfect 7th inning.

DSL: Giants lost to Yankees1 17-2

Dominican: RF Jose De La Cruz: 2 for 3, BB
Dominican: RHP Ariel Hernandez: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--2 WP

De La Cruz (18.3 y.o.) had two of the Gigantes' five hits.  Hernandez (17.5 y.o.) has surrendered 15 ER in his last three starts after previously surrendering just 3 ER this year (in two starts and five relief appearances).