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minor lines, 7/26/10

Highlight from the Giants' farm: Jesus Guzman homered and doubled. 

AAA: Fresno lost to Reno 14-7
(after allowing eight runs in the 6th inning)

Fresno: 3B Jesus Guzman: 2 for 5, HR, 2B, SO, E
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, HBP
Reno: C John Hester: 3 for 4, HR, 2B, SF, E, PB

Fresno: SP Eric Hacker: 4.2 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 3 K--4 HR, 1 HB
Fresno: RP Brandon Medders: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 K--1 HR
Fresno: RP Daryl Maday: 2.0 IP

Guzman had his 14th HR and 11th double.  Pill had his 23rd double while reaching base four times.  The Diamondbacks' Hester homered and doubled for the second time in three games against the Grizzlies.

Hacker saw his ERA rise to 4.80 with 6 ER.  In the 6th inning, Medders allowed all three inherited runners to score and then five more runs charged to his own record.  His ERA more than doubled from 2.51 to 5.26.  Maday made his first relief appearance in two years with 2.0 perfect IP.

AA: Richmond losing to Reading 9-2 (suspended after six innings)

Richmond: 3B Conor Gillapsie: 2 for 3, 2B

Richmond: SP David Mixon: 4.2 IP, 12 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HR
Reading: SP J.C. Ramirez: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Gillaspie was the only Flying Squirrel to reach base twice.

Mixon had perhaps his worst start of the season, but his ERA remains below 3.75.  The 21-year-old Ramirez, whom the Phillies acquired from the Mariners as part of their Cliff Lee trade, made his fourth quality start in his last five starts.

A+: San Jose had a scheduled off-day
(Their next scheduled off-day is August 2.)

A-: Augusta lost to Hickory 6-0 (7 innings)
(completed early)

Augusta: DH Tommy Joseph: 0 for 3, 3 SO
Augusta: SS Ydwin Villegas: 1 for 2, 2B, SO

Augusta: SP Craig Clark: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 4 K--2 HB
Augusta: RP Zach Wheeler: 1.0 IP, 2 BB--1 HB
Augusta: RP Kelvin Marte: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 K

While no one reached base twice for the GreenJackets, their only XBH was provided by Villegas, who now has his AVG just above the Mendoza line at .201.  Joseph had the hat trick in just three plate appearances.  In July, his SO/AB ratio is above 30% (24 SO in 77 AB).

Clark, who had allowed just 8 ER over his previous four starts combined since returning from the DL, allowed 6 ER in this start.  Top prospect Wheeler retired just two of his five batters.  Marte appeared with a full-season affiliate for the first time in over a year.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Everett 4-1

Salem-Keizer: LF Ryan Scoma: 1 for 3, BB

Salem-Keizer: SP Edwin Escobar: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K

Scoma was the Volcanoes' only hitter to reach base safely twice.

Escobar rebounded from his shortest start of the year with 4.0 scoreless IP.  This was his first start this year, his eighth start, with no runs allowed.

R: The Giants had their regular off-day (every fifth day)

DSL: Giants defeated Orioles2 3-1

Dominican: CF Jesus Galindo: 1 for 2, BB, SO, SB
Dominican: SP Keurin Feliz: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K

Galindo (19.11 y.o.), one of three Gigantes' to reach base twice, extended his hitting streak to seven games and had his 31 SB (against 5 CS) in 40 games.  Feliz (19.11 y.o.) had a season-high 7 K, while making his first start in over two weeks and his sixth start of the year.