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Highlight from the Giants' farm: Chris Heston had 7.1 shutout IP.  Also notable, Eugenio Velez, Ryan Rohlinger, and Adam Duvall homered while also drawing a walk.

AAA: Fresno defeated Omaha 5-2

Fresno: RF-2B Eugenio Velez: 1 for 3, HR, BB, SO
Fresno: SS Ryan Rohlinger: 1 for 3, HR, BB

Fresno: SP Waldis Joaquin: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Fresno: RP Denny Bautista: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Fresno: RP Dan Runzler: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K

Velez and Rohlinger had their 5th and 7th HRs in the PCL this year, respectively.

Joaquin provided 2.2 scoreless IP in a spot start on two days rest.  Bautista made his first PCL appearance since early May.  Runzler made his first PCL rehab appearance and his third rehab appearance overall.

AA: Richmond lost to New Britain 8-5

Richmond: CF Darren Ford: 1 for 3, 3B, BB
Richmond: DH Thomas Neal: 1 for 3, 2B, BB

Richmond: SP Daryl Maday: 3.2 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K--1 HR
Richmond: RP Felix Romero: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 3 K
Richmond: RP Ronnie Ray: 2.0 IP, 3 K

Ford and Neal were the lone two Flying Squirrels to reach base twice.  Ford had his 9th triple, and Neal his 34th double.

Maday had his second straight poor start with at least 6 ER in no more than 4.0 IP.  Romero made his first appearance in nearly two weeks.  Ray had 2.0 perfect IP, although he did allow two of three inherited runners to score.

A+: San Jose lost to Visalia 4-1

San Jose: RF Juan Perez: 2 for 4, BB, 2 SO
San Jose: 2B Charlie Culberson: 2 for 4, 2 2B, SO

San Jose: SP Jorge Bucardo: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--1 HR
San Jose: RP Ben Wilshire: 2.0 IP, 4 K
San Jose: RP Edwin Quirarte: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Culberson, who had been cold during the first half of August, doubled twice for his his second and third XBHs this month.  Perez was the other Giant with two hits as he reached base three times.  He has been off to a hot start this month, hitting better than .350.

After allowing a total of just 6 ER over his first three Cal League starts, Bucardo allowed 4 ER in his fourth start.  Did too many ground balls find holes?  He did have a 9/2 GO/FO line.  Wilshire and Quirarte combined for 6 K in 3.0 perfect IP.

A-: Augusta defeated Savannah 1-0

Augusta: 3B Chris Dominguez: 0 for 4, 3 SO
Augusta: RF Ryan Lollis: 1 for 3, 3B

Augusta: SP Chris Heston: 7.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K--2 WP, 1 E

Lollis led off the 8th inning with his 8th triple, leading to the game's only run when the next batter singled.  Those were two of the GreenJackets' four hits.  Dominguez had the oh-fer with the hat trick.  So far this month has he 20 SO in 66 AB (i.e., 30%).

Heston had perhaps his best start of the season, facing just four batters over the minimum.  With two straight starts with no earned runs in 7.0+ IP, he has brought his ERA below 4.00.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Spokane 5-3
(rallying for three runs in the 8th inning)

Salem-Keizer: C Mike Murray: 2 for 3, BB
Salem-Keizer: DH Adam Duvall: 1 for 2, HR, BB, HBP, SB

Salem-Keizer: SP Justin Schumer: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB< 3 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Andrew Romo: 2.1 IP, 4 K

Duvall, who had his 4th HR, and Murray, who had the Volcanoes' lone multi-hit line, both reached base three times.

Schumer provided 5.0 scoreless IP in his second pro start, and first start in the NWL after two relief appearances.  Romo struck out four of his eight batters.

R: Giants at Reds postponed

DSL: Giants lost to Mets1 4-0
(completing a game started on August 9)

Dominican: 1B Victor Feliz: 2 for 2, BB, E
Dominican: SP Yeini Martinez: 7.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 WP

Feliz (19.8 y.o.) had two of the Gigantes' three hits, raising his AVG to .304.  Martinez (19.8 y.o.) had allowed 2 ER, plus at least one unearned run, in each of his last four starts.

DSL: Giants at Mets1 (today's regularly scheduled game) postponed