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minor lines 8/23/10

Highlights from the Giants' farm: Ryan Cavan homered, and Justin Schumer had his second straight 5.0 scoreless IP start.  Also notable, Zach Wheeler had 6 K and 1 ER in 4.0 IP.

AAA: Fresno defeated Colorado Springs 12-3
(after scoring eleven runs in the 6th inning)

Fresno: RF Eugenio Velez: 2 for 5, BB, 3 SO
Fresno: P Matt Yourkin: 2 for 3
Colorado Springs: C Michael McKenry: 2 for 4, HR, 2B

Fresno: SP Matt Yourkin: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HR

Despite scoring a dozen runs, the Grizzlies' box score is not overwhelming.  Graham had three of their fourteen hits, which were all singles.  Graham raised his AVG to .347 and had his 33rd SB.  Yourkin was one of three other Grizzlies with a multi-hit evening.  The Rockies' McKenry homered and doubled, lifting his OPS above .750 in his first PCL season.

Yourkin had an effective start, although he arguably lived dangerously with a 1/7 GO/FO line at altitude.

AA: Richmond lost to Reading 6-4 (10 innings)

Richmond: SS Ryan Lormand: 2 for 5, 2B, SO, E
Richmond: 1B Brandon Belt: 2 for 5, 2B
Richmond: LF Sharlon Schoop: 2 for 3, BB

Richmond: SP Mike MacDonald: 6.0 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Richmond: RP Rafael Cova: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Schoop had his second straight game reaching base three times.  Belt and Lormand also had two-hit games.

MacDonald allowed 4 ER, snapping his string of three straight quality starts.  Cova struck out three of his six batters but allowed a couple runs in the 10th inning.

A+: San Jose defeated Stockton 6-5
(scoring a run in the bottom of the 9th inning)

San Jose: 2B Charlie Culberson: 2 for 4, BB, 2 SO
San Jose: SS Jose Flores: 3 for 5, SB

San Jose: SP Oliver Odle: 7.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K--2 HB

Flores had three of the Giants' five hits, raising his AVG to .333.  Culberson, the Giants' other middle infielder, was one three other Giants to reach base three times.

The stats suggest that Odle had his best start in over a month and a half.  Since also allowing 1 ER in 7.0 IP on July 4th, he had allowed 4+ ER in seven of eight starts.

A-: Augusta lost to Lexington 8-6
(after leading 6-2 through six innings)

Augusta: 2B Ryan Cavan: 1 for 3, HR, BB, SO
Augusta: RF Ryan Lollis: 2 for 3, BB

Augusta: SP Zach Wheeler: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 6 K
Augusta: RP Chris Wilson: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB

Cavan had his 13th HR, lifting his SLG in 55 games since the SAL's all-star break in mid-June above .500.  Lollis reached base three times.

Wheeler had his second straight start with 1 ER and 4 BB in 4.0 IP.  Wilson allowed 3 ER, failing to convert his fourth save opportunity.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Yakima 4-1

Salem-Keizer: 1B Carlos Quintana: 2 for 3, 3B, 2B, BB, SO

Salem-Keizer: SP Justin Schumer: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Mario Rodriguez: 1.1 IP, 2 K

Quintana had his 1st triple and 7th double, lifting his SLG above .350.

Schumer had thrown 5.0 scoreless IP in both of his NWL starts.  Rodriguez struck out two of his four batters.  Not allowing an earned run, he got his ERA below 6.00.

R: Giants defeated Mariners 6-2

Scottsdale: 2B Carlos Willoughby: 1 for 3, 2B, 2 BB, SO
Scottsdale: RF Rafael Rodriguez: 2 for 3, BB, SO, SB

Scottsdale: SP Lorenzo Mendoza: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Scottsdale: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Raf-Rod and Willoughby both reached base three times.  Raf-Rod's two singles raised his AVG to .288.

Mendoza allowed a couple earned runs but also had his second high strikeout total this season with 5 K.  Through his first ten pro appearances, Hembree has 8 H, 0 BB, 1 R, and 20 K in 9.1 IP.

DSL: The Gigantes have a first round buy in the playoffs