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minor lines, 8/14/10

Saturday highlights from the Giants' farm: Ryan Rohlinger and Ryan Cavan homered as part of multi-hit games, and Johnny Monell also homered while reaching base three times.

AAA: Fresno lost to Iowa 13-12

Fresno: RF Eugenio Velez: 4 for 6
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 4 for 5, 2B
Fresno: SS Ryan Rohlinger: 3 for 5, HR, 2B
Iowa: 1B Micah Hoffpauir: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, HBP, SO

Fresno: SP Kevin Pucetas: 4.0+ IP, 8 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 HR, 2 HB

Velez and Pill each had four of the Grizzlies' eighteen hits, raising their respective AVGs to .314 and .280.  Rohlinger had his 6th HR and 18th double among three hits.   He has hit .294/.379/.464 in 211 AB in the PCL this year, although his batting average has been down the past month.  The Cubs' Hoffpauir had a big game, including his 21st HR and 33rd double.

Pucetas had another rough start, the third time in his last ten starts with 7+ ER allowed.  His ERA is now 6.31, more than a run and a quarter higher than the 5.04 ERA which he had in the same league a year ago.

AA: Richmond lost to Portland 6-5 (10 innings)

Richmond: RF Brandon Belt: 2 for 4, BB
Richmond: DH Clay Timpner: 0 for 1, 3 BB

Richmond: SP David Mixon: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
Portland: RP Dan Turpen: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K--1 HB

Belt, who had the Flying Squirrels' only multi-hit line, and Timpner each reached base three times.  Belt has hit .338/.405/.633 in 139 AB since his promotion to Richmond.

Mixon made his second straight start against the SeaDogs.  He has allowed 5 ER in 10.0 IP over those two starts.  Turpen, whom the Giants traded to the Red Sox two weeks ago, allowed a run facing his former teammates.

A+: San Jose lost to Modesto 6-4
(after leading 4-1 through through four innings)

San Jose: DH Johnny Monell: 1 for 2, HR, 2 BB, SO
San Jose: LF James Simmons: 2 for 3, 2B

San Jose: SP Dan Runzler: 1.0 IP, 2 K
San Jose: RP Kyle Nicholson: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 8 K--1 HR
San Jose: RP Danny Otero: 1.1 IP, 2 K
San Jose: RP Jason Stoffel: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB

Monell had his 16th HR as he reached base three times.  Simmons, whose 14th double was the Giants' only other XBH, was one of three Giants with two hits.

Runzler struck out two of his three batters in his second rehab appearance.  Nicholson's 8 K may have been a season-high, but his 5 ER matched the most he had allowed in any of his last ten starts.  Otero struck out two of his four batters.  The data suggest that Stoffel may be a much different pitcher out of the stretch.  With no runners on base he has 16 H, 12 BB, and 40 K in 23.1 IP; with runners on, he has 29 H, 7 BB, and 18 K in 20.0 IP.  Or does the data just coincide with his good days and bad days?

A-: Augusta defeated Rome 6-5
(rallying for four runs in the 8th inning)

Augusta: 2B Ryan Cavan: 2 for 4, HR
Augusta: C Tommy Joseph: 2 for 4, 2B, SO

Augusta: SP Andrew Reichard: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 K--1 HB
Augusta: RP Jose Valdez: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 K

Cavan had his 13th HR.  He and Joseph were two of four GreenJackets with two hits each, raising their respective AVGs to .274 and .236.

Despite some nice K/IP and K/BB stats this year, Reichard allowed 3+ ER for the seventh time in his last eight starts.  After striking out two of four batters, Valdez has a K/IP over 1.00, but his K/BB ratio is below 2.00, and his WHIP remains above 1.50.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Spokane 12-7

Salem-Keizer: 2B Julio Izturis: 4 for 5, 2 E
Salem-Keizer: DH Mike Murray: 3 for 5

Salem-Keizer: SP Taylor Rogers: 5.1 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Izturis and Murray combined for seven of the Volcanes' sixteen hits.  Izturis's four singles raised his AVG above .300, but he also commited his 10th and 11th errors.

Rogers allowed a season-high 6 ER in his twelfth start, raising his ERA to 4.48.

R: Giants defeated Rangers 5-3

Scottsdale: SS Robert Haney: 2 for 4, 3B, BB
Scottsdale: 1B Sundrendy Windster: 2 for 4, 3B, 2B
Surprise: CF Ruben Sierra Jr: 1 for 3, HR, BB

Scottsdale: SP Gaspar Santiago: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Haney and Windster each had two hits for the rookie Giants, including the first triple for each hitter.  Sierra, the Rangers' sixth round pick a year ago, homered in his fifth AZL game.

After eight relief appearances, the 20-year-old Santiago made his first start and allowed just one of ten batters to reach base.

DSL: Giants lost to Marlins 7-6

Dominican: CF Jorge Lopez: 3 for 5, SO, SB
Dominican: SP Joan Gregorio: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 HR

Two days after hitting for the cycle, Lopez (18.11 y.o.) had three more hits, raising his AVG to .250.  Gregorio's (18.7 y.o.) thirteenth start was one of his less effective starts, pushing his ERA above 3.00.