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minor lines, 5/30/10

Sunday highlights from the Giants' farm: Juan Perez homered among four hits, and Pat Burrell homered in his Giants debut while also singling.  Also notable, both Ehire Adrianza and Tyler Graham had three hits, and both Brock Bond and Wendell Fairley reached base four times.

AAA: Fresno lost to Salt Lake City 6-5 (10 inning)
(after allowing one run in both the 8th and 9th innings)

Fresno: 2B Brock Bond: 2 for 4, 2B, 2 BB, SO, CS, E
Fresno: LF Tyler Graham: 3 for 5, 2B, SB, CS
Fresno DH Pat Burrell: 2 for 5, HR, SO
Salt Lake: LF Peter Bourjos: 3 for 5, BB, IBB, SB

Fresno: SP Joe Martinez: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
Fresno: RP Waldis Joaquin: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Fresno: RP Brandon Medders: 1.0 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB

In his first game in the Giants organization, Burrell had two hits, including a HR in the 4th inning.  Batting leadoff, Bond reached base four times, pushing his OBP up to .406.  He also committed his 8th error.  Batting second in the lineup, Graham had three hits.  He has hit .379 in 66 AB with Fresno.  He also has 10 SB.  Bourjos, whom Baseball America ranked as the Angels' #2 prospect, reached base four times while batting leadoff.  He has had a somewhat disappointing first two months in the PCL, hitting .267/.315/.382 through 165 AB.

After five scoreless innings, three unearned runs were charged to Martinez's record in the 6th inning.  This start brought his ERA below 3.50, while Joaquin improved his ERA to an even 1.00.  Medders walked two of the five batters he faced in his first rehab appearance.

AA: Richmond lost to Bowie 6-2
(allowing two runs in both the 8th and 9th innings)

Richmond: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 2 for 4, 2B, SO

Richmond: SP Clayton Tanner: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HB
Richmond: RP Tony Pena Jr.: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K

Gillaspie was the only Flying Squirrel to reach base, including once via his 10th double.

Tanner made his first start in two weeks.  There's nothing too remarkable about this start statistically aside from issuing just one walk as his walk rate has generally been too high this year (BB/IP of 0.45).  His walk rate has been inconsistent.  While he's basically averaged two walks per start, he has never issued exactly two walks in one of his nine starts, issuing one walk in five starts and issuing at least three walks in the other four starts.  Pena allowed both runners he inherited with no outs in the 9th inning to score but otherwise maintained his sub-2.00 ERA.

A+: San Jose defeated Rancho Cucamonga 7-6 (10 innings)
(despite allowing four runs in the 9th inning)

San Jose: CF Juan Perez: 4 for 6, HR
San Jose: SS Ehire Adrianza: 3 for 5, 2B, SB
San Jose: 2B Charlie Culberson: 2 for 4, 2 2B, BB, SB
San Jose: LF Wendell Fairley: 2 for 3, 2 BB, SB

San Jose: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--1 HR, 1 PO
San Jose: RP Jason Stoffel: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K

Perez had four of the Giants' eleven hits, raising his AVG to .348.  He led off the bottom of the 1st inning with his 6th HR.  Fairley also reached base four times, raising his OBP to .352, although his SLG is just .289 given that he has just 3 XBH in 128 AB this year.  Adrianza's three hits lifted his AVG above .250.  Culberson had his 15th and 16th doubles, raising his SLG to .539 in May.  He also had just his second walk among 115 AB this month.

After five straight starts with at least 6.0 IP, Fitzgerald fell an out short of the quality start.  He also allowed a season-high 3 BB.  Stoffell had his 3rd blown save in the 9th inning but did pitch a scoreless 10th inning for the win.

A-: Augusta hosting Asheville suspended in 5th inning with Asheville leading 3-2
(This game is scheduled to be finished tomorrow ahead of the regularly scheduled game.)

Augusta: 2B Ryan Cavan: 2 for 2, 2B
Augusta: SS Ydwin Villegas: 1 for 1, BB

Augusta: SP Chris Heston: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 WP

The GreenJackets' middle infielders both reached base in their first two plate appearances, with this game being Villegas's debut in full-season ball.

Heston bounced back from his previous two starts (16 ER on 21 H in 7.0 IP) with this solid effort, getting his ERA back below 7.00.

DSL: The Gigantes had their regular Sunday off-day