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minor lines, 7/20/10

Tuesday highlights from the Giants' farm: both John Bowker, Francisco Peguero, Ben Copeland and Sharlon Schoop homered as part of a multi-hit efforts, and Felix Romero and Craig Clark combined for just one run in 12.0 IP.

AAA: Fresno lost to Salt Lake 9-8 (13 innings)

Fresno: LF John Bowker: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, 2 BB
Fresno: 3B Matt Downs: 1 for 3, 3 BB, PO
Fresno: CF Ben Copeland: 2 for 5, HR, SO, SB
Salt Lake: CF Peter Bourjos: 3 for 6, HR, BB, 2 SO

Fresno: SP Kevin Pucetas: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HR

Bowker had a big game with his 11th HR and 11th double while reaching base four times.  Downs also reached base four times.  Copeland had his 3rd HR.  Bourjos, the Angels' probable top prospect in the upper minors, connected for his 9th HR in the 9th inning to tie the game.

Pucetas had his third straight start of 6.0 IP after not pitching longer than 5.0 IP in his previous six starts.  His ERA is now above 5.50 after seventeen starts.  He has a .326 BAA.

AA: Richmond defeated Trenton 8-3
(rallying for six runs in the 8th inning)

Richmond: RF Clay Timpner: 3 for 4, SO
Richmond: 2B Sharlon Schoop: 3 for 3, HR, BB

Richmond: SP Felix Romero: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HR
Richmond: RP Rafael Cova: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Schoop and Timpner each had three of the Flying Squirrels' nine hits.  Schoop also had his 1st HR of the year.  He had 3 HRs last year (in 320 AB in the Eastern League).

Romero bounced back from his last start (4 ER in 5.2 IP) with his his fourth very good start in his last five starts.  Cova pitched a perfect 9th inning.

A+: San Jose lost to Stockton 8-6

San Jose: CF Francisco Peguero: 3 for 5, HR, SO, SB
San Jose: 3B Jose Flores: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SB

San Jose: SP Oliver Odle: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 HB

Peguero's three hits, including his 5th HR, raised his AVG above .300.  Flores also reached base three times.

Odle's third straight start with 5 ER raised his ERA just above 4.75.

A-: Augusta defeated Greensboro 2-1

Augusta: RF Ryan Lollis: 2 for 3, CS
Greensboro: DH Kyle Skipworth: 0 for 5, 5 SO

Augusta: SP Craig Clark: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K--1 WP, 1 E
Augusta: RP Zach Wheeler: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB
Augusta: RP Jose Valdez: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Lollis was the only GreenJacket to reach base twice.  His two singles raised his AVG to .290.  Skipworth, whom the Marlins selected sixth overall two years ago, had rebounded from his first miserable season (.612 OPS), but he had a miserable night last night with the so-called olympic rings.  The oh-fer took his OPS just below .800 after he had homered in three of his previous four games.

Clark's fourth start since returning from the DL was his most effective with 6.0 scoreless IP.  Wheeler retired just two of his five hitters, while Valdez struck out two of his three hitters.  Both Wheeler and Valdez have ERAs over 4.25.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Vancouver 5-2
(scoring one run each of the 2nd through 5th innings)

Salem-Keizer: LF Raynor Campbell: 3 for 4, 2B, SH
Salem-Keizer: 1B Carlos Quintana: 2 for 3, 2 2B, BB, SO

Salem-Keizer: SP Edward Concepcion: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K--1 IBB, 1 WP
Salem-Keizer: SP Addison Proszek: 2.0 IP, 2 K

Both Campbell and Quintana reached base three times for the Volcanoes, with their five hits raising their respective AVGs to .270 and .303.

Making his seventh start, Concepcion had his third quality start.  While his 7 K was not a season high, it was just his second time with more than 4 K in a start.  Proszek has not allowed a baserunner through his first two NWL appearances.

R: Giants defeated Athletics 3-2

Scottsdale: RF Devin Harris: 1 for 2, HBP, SO, SB

Scottsdale: SP Austin Fleet: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 WP
Scottsdale: RP Danny Otero: 1.1 IP, 1 K

Harris, the Giants' 48th rounder this year, was the only rookie Giant to reach base twice.

Fleet, the Giants' 16th rounder this year, has allowed 0 ER in four of his six starts.  Otero had 1.1 perfect IP in his sixth appearance as he returns from surgery.  He had a 1.15 ERA in 39 Eastern League games last year before getting hurt.

DSL: Giants at Nationals postponed by rain