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minor lines, 4/20/10

Highlights from the Giants farm: Daryl Maday had 8.0 shutout IP; Michael Ambort and Eliezer Zambrano each had three hits, while both West Coast affiliates were rained out.

AAA: Fresno hosting Reno was postponed by rain
(A makeup doubleheader is scheduled for Thursday.)

AA: Richmond defeated New Britain 4-1

Richmond: 1B Michael Ambort: 3 for 4, 2B, CS
Richmond: C Jackson Williams: 2 for 3, BB, SO

Richmond: SP Daryl Maday: 8.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
New Britain: SP Tyler Robertson: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 PO, 1 WP

Ambort's three hits gave him his first multi-hit game of the season and raised his AVG to .171.  William's multi-hit line raised his AVG to .419.  He has hit safely in all ten of his games this year.

Maday, a late round pick four years ago, had one of the best starts of his career, facing just one batter over the minimum.  He has allowed just two runs this year, both of which came in his first start of the season.  He had a 13/6 GO/FO line.  Robertson, whom the Twins drafted in the third round out of a Sacramento area high school four years ago, matched Maday through five scoreless innings.

A+: San Jose at Visalia was postponed due to rain
(A makeup doubleheader is scheduled for May 12.)

A-: Augusta lost to Savannah 11-3

Augusta: 1B Luke Anders: 1 for 2, 2 BB
Augusta: C Eliezer Zambrano: 3 for 4, 2B, PB
Savannah: SS Wilmer Flores: 3 for 5, HR, 2B, BB, SO

Augusta: SP Chris Heston: 4.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Augusta: RP Hector Correa: 2.0+ IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 1 K--1 HR, 1 HB, 1 WP

Anders and Zambrano both reached base three times for the GreenJackets.  Flores, the Mets' 18-year-old top 100 prospect (and a couple weeks younger than the GreenJackets' youngest player Tommy Joseph), had  a big game, including his 1st HR.  After hitting .264/.305/.332 with 3 HRs in 488 AB a year ago in this league, he is hitting .380/.415/.520 through his first 50 AB this year.

After not allowing a run in either of his first two starts, Heston yielded four runs in the 1st inning of his third start, as well as another run in the 3rd inning.  Correa, who did not retire any of the four batters he faced in the 7th inning, yielded six more runs to raise his ERA above 9.00.