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minor lines, 6/20/10

Highlights from the Giants' farm: Brett Pill homered among his three hits, and Madison Bumgarner had 11 K in 7.2 IP while allowing 2 ER before departing.

AAA: Fresno lost to Reno 6-4 (11 innings)

Fresno: LF John Bowker: 1 for 5, HR, SO
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 3 for 5, HR, SO, CS

Fresno: SP Madison Bumgarner: 7.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 11 K--1 E
Fresno: RP Steven Edlefsen: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER--1 HR

With the Grizzlies' only multi-hit line in an extra inning game, Pill raised his AVG to .304.  He had his 10th HR.  Bowker now has 6 HRs in 14 PCL games.

Bumgarner, who had had more than 5 K just once previously this season, easily established a new season high with 11 K in his longest start of the year.  He threw 111 pitches (75 strikes).  One of the three runs charged to Bumgarner's record scored after Edlefsen allowed a HR to the first batter he faced.  That was just the 2nd HR Edlefsen has allowed this year in 41.0 IP.

AA: Richmond lost to Altoona 6-2

Richmond: CF Darren Ford: 3 for 5, SB, CS
Richmond: SS Brandon Crawford: 1 for 2, BB, HBP, SO
Altoona: CF Gorkys Hernandez: 3 for 4, BB, CS

Richmond: SP Clayton Tanner: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 2 K--1 IBB, 1 WP, 1 PO
Richmond: RP Ronnie Ray: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Altoona: SP Tim Alderson: 7.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HB

Ford had three hits for the second straight day, raising his AVG to .248.  Crawford also reached base three times, improving his OBP to .343.  Hernandez, who was once traded for Edgar Renteria before being subsequently traded to the Pirates, reached base four times.  His OPS remains below .650, though.  His prospect status has fallen since being regarded as the Midwest League's most exciting player three years ago.

Tanner issued a season-high 5 BB in his second longest start of the year (in terms of IP).  Four unearned runs dropped his W-L record 4-5 through thirteen starts.  Ray had 2 K in a perfect 8th inning.  After allowing 4 ER in each of his previous two starts against his former team, Alderson this time allowed just 2 ER in 7.0 IP.

A+: San Jose had the first day off their four-day all-star break

Giants on Cal League leaderboards:
AVG: Belt 1st, Perez 9th
OBP: Belt 1st
SLG: Belt 3rd, Culberson 8th
HR: Belt 10th, Culberson 10th
RBI: Belt 2nd
SB: Peguero 3rd, Adrianza 6th, Belt 9th
ERA: Westcott 1st, Fitzgerald 7th
WHIP: Surkamp 3rd, Stolp 7th
K: Surkamp 8th
IP: (none)
W: Odle 1st
Sv: Stoffel 3rd

A-: Augusta lost to Savannah 9-5

Augusta: CF Evan Crawford: 1 for 5, HR, E
Augusta: C Hector Sanchez: 2 for 4, SO
Savannah: SS Wilmer Flores: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SO

Augusta: SP Jeremy Toole: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K--1 HB
Augusta: RP Mitch Lively: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Augusta: RP Chris Gloor: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Augusta: RP Jorge Bucardo: 1.0+ IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 K

Sanchez was one of three GreenJackets with two hits, raising his AVG to .262.  Crawford's 3rd HR was the GreenJackets' only XBH.  Flores, who is perhaps the Mets' top prospect, had just two hits in the first three games of the series but reached base three times today.

Retiring just five of ten batters, Toole had presumably the shortest start of his pro career.  Lively allowed 4 ER in long relief before he was ejected in the 4th inning.  Gloor also provided long relief, just more effectively than Lively did as Gloor retired all but one batter he faced.  If the box score is correct, Bucardo made just the second relief appearance of his pro career, and this appearance coming with just one day of rest.  After a perfect 8th inning, he did not retire either batter he faced in the 9th inning.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Everett 7-6 (10 innings)

Salem-Keizer: RF Ryan Scoma: 3 for 6, 2B
Salem-Keizer: 2B Raynor Campbell: 4 for 4, 3B, BB, CS

Salem-Keizer: SP Edwin Escobar: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--1 HB, 1 WP, 1 BK

Campbell, the Giants' 14th rounder earlier this month, reached base in all five plate appearances.  Scoma, a late round draftee a year ago who spent nearly all of last summer in the AZL, added three hits as he and Campbell combined for over half of the Volcanoes' thirteen hits.

Escobar, whom the Giants acquired from the Rangers after they selected Ben Snyder in the Rule 5 draft, made his debut in the Giants organization.

R: Scottsdale begins its season on Tuesday

DSL: The Gigantes had their usual Sunday off-day