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minor lines, 7/29/10

Highlights from the Giants' farm: John Bowker homered and singled, Felix Romero allowed just 1 ER in 7.0 IP, and Andrew Reichard had 6.2 scoreless IP.

AAA: Fresno defeated Tacoma 6-4

Fresno: LF John Bowker: 2 for 4, HR, BB, 2 SO, E

Fresno: SP Todd Wellemeyer: 6.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 HB

Bowker's grand slam in the 3rd inning, his 13th PCL HR this year, was the Grizzlies' only XBH of the game.  One of three Grizzlies' with two hits each, he raised his AVG to .306.

Wellemeyer's fourth rehab start was his longest yet, throwing 94 pitches (60 strikes) into the 7th inning.

AA: Richmond defeated Altoona 4-1

Richmond: RF Thomas Neal: 1 for 4, HR, SO
Richmond: LF Brandon Belt: 0 for 4, 3 SO
Richmond: SS Ryan Lormand: 2 for 3, 2 2B, E

Richmond: SP Felix Romero: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
Richmond: RP Ronnie Ray: 2.0 IP, 2 K

Neal had his 10th HR.  Was this Belt's first game in the outfield?  Either way, it apparently was not conducive to his offense given his oh-fer with the hat trick.  Lormand had a couple XBH, but his SLG for the year remains just below .330.

Romero had another outstanding start.  He has allowed just 1 ER in four of his last five starts.  In nine starts, he has a 2.72 ERA.  Ray had 2.0 perfect IP for his 2nd save.

A+: San Jose lost to Rancho Cucamonga: 5-3

San Jose: DH Wendell Fairley: 2 for 4, SO
San Jose: 1B Drew Biery: 1 for 4, HR, SO

San Jose: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 5.0+ IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HB, 1 WP
San Jose: RP Jason Stoffel: 1.0 IP, 2 K, 1 WP

Fairley had the Giants only multi-hit line, raising his AVG to .297.  Biery had his 13th HR.

Fitzgerald allowed 2 ER through 5.0 IP before not retirning any of the three batters he faced in the 6th inning.  His ERA rose to 3.60 with 4 ER allowed.  Stoffel struck out two of his three batters in the 9th inning.

A-: Augusta defeated Savannah 4-1

Augusta: C Hector Sanchez: 1 for 3, 2B, BB, PO, E

Augusta: SP Andrew Reichard: 6.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K--1 HB

On a night when six of the nine GreenJackets in the lineup had multiple strikeouts, Sanchez not only did not strike out, but he was one of their two hitters to reach base twice, including once via his 17th double.  The 20-year-old is now hitting .274/.340/.406 through 219 AB in his first year with a full-season affiliate.

Reichhard matched his longest start of the year.  As his first start (in seven starts) with no runs allowed, this was his most effective start of the year.

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

Salem-Keizer: RF Ryan Scoma: 3 for 4, 2B
Salem-Keizer: SS Carter Jurica: 1 for 5, HR, SO

Salem-Keizer: SP Kevin Couture: 3.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Scoma's three hits raised his AVG to .324.  Jurican had his 2nd HR.

Couture's fifth start was his shortest start.  After 2 ER in 11.0 IP in his first two starts, he has 11 ER in 13.0 IP over his last three starts.

R: Giants lost to Athletics 3-2

Scottsdale: CF-LF Nicholas Nordgren: 1 for 3, 2B, BB, 2 SO

Scottsdale: SP Waldis Joaquin: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Scottsdale: RP Dontrelle Willis: 1.0 IP, 1 H
Scottsdale: RP Jake Dunnington: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 K

Nordgren reached base twice in his first pro game.

With one day's rest, Joaquin made his third rehab start.  With a scoreless 2nd inning, Willis made his debut in the Giants' organization.  After striking out five of his nine batters, Dunnington has a K/IP just shy of 1.50.

DSL: Giants defeated Marlins 8-4

Dominican: CF Jesus Galindo: 1 for 3, 2B, BB, 2 SB
Dominican: SP Luis Angeles: 6.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Galindo (19.11 y.o.) had the Gigantes' only XBH, although his SLG remains well below .300.  Making his ninth start, Angeles (20.7 y.o.) pitched 6.0 hitless, scoreless IP, lowering his ERA to 2.10.