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minor lines 8/31/10

Highlights from the Giants' farm: Brandon Belt homered while also drawing three walks, Chris Dominguez had four hits including a couple XBHs, and Justin Fitzgerald allowed 0 ER in 7.0 IP.

AAA: Fresno lost to Salt Lake 7-6 (10 innings)

Fresno: DH Jesus Guzman: 2 for 4, 2B, BB
Fresno: RF Brandon Belt: 1 for 2, HR, 3 BB
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 3 for 5, SB
Salt Lake: 3B Kevin Frandsen: 2 for 4, 2 2B, HBP
Salt Lake: 1B Mark Trumbo: 1 for 5, HR
Salt Lake: RF Terry Evans: 4 for 4, 3B, 2B, SF

Fresno: SP Henry Sosa: 6.2 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K--1 HR, 1 HB, 1 WP

Belt homered for the second straight game as he reached base four times.  Guzman and Pill both reached base three times.  The Angels' minor league veteran Evans had four hits, including a triple to lead off the 10th inning.  The ex-Giant Frandsen reached base three times, and Trumbo had his fourth HR in his last three games.

Sosa made his eighth start since rejoining the Grizzlies' rotation.  This was his longest start and also his first start without a walk, but the 11 H were a season-high.

AA: Richmond lost to Erie 4-2

Richmond: 3B Brock Bond: 2 for 4, SO, GiDP

Richmond: SP Craig Westcott: 3.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K--2 HR

With two singles, Bond was the lone Flying Squirrel to reach base twice.

Westcott matched his shortest start of the year.  Since his promotion to the upper minors, his peripheral stats are 74 H, 24 BB, 9 HR, and 41 K in 60.0 IP.  With a WHIP over 1.60, he has allowed too many baserunners.

A+: San Jose defeated Inland Empire 10-4

San Jose: RF Juan Perez: 3 for 5, 3B
San Jose: 3B Drew Biery: 2 for 4, 2B, SB, E
San Jose: LF Wendell Fairley: 2 for 4, 3B, 2 SB

San Jose: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
San Jose: RP Danny Otero: 1.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 K

With three hits, including his 10th triple, Perez raised his AVG to .300.  Two of four other Giants with multi-hit lines were Biery and Fairley, the latter who had his 1st triple this year the night after he had his first HR (now through 375 AB).

Fitzgerald had one of his better starts of the second half.  This was his only start in his last ten starts with allowing an earned run.  Otero, who had allowed only 3 ER previously this year in seventeen relief appearances, nearly doubled his ERA with 3 ER in the 8th inning.

A-: Augusta defeated Lakewood 6-2

Augusta: 3B Chris Dominugez: 4 for 4, 3B, 2B
Augusta: 2B Ryan Cavan: 2 for 4

Augusta: SP Andrew Reichard: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Augusta: RP Jose Valdez: 2.2 IP, 1 H 3 K

With four hits, including his 3rd triple and 29th double, Dominguez improved his season line to .269/.321/.435 through 536 AB.  With a couple singles, Cavan extended his hitting streak to eight games.

The 25-year-old Reichard continues to perform well as a starter.  His peripheral stats in a dozen starts are 71 H, 17 BB, 3 HR, and 79 K in 76.0 IP.  Valdez had 2.2 scoreless IP, including stranding the two runners he inherited from Reichard.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Eugene 4-1

Salem-Keizer: LF Ryan Scoma: 2 for 4, SO

Salem-Keizer: SP Taylor Rogers: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K--1 HR
Salem-Keizer: RP Devan Kline: 2.0 IP, 2 K

Scoma had two of the Volcanoes' six hits, raising his AVG to .309.

In his fifteenth start, Rogers allowed a couple earned runs in both the 4th and 6th innings.  Kline added 2.0 perfect IP as the Volcanoes' only reliever to appear.

R: The Giants finished their season yesterday
(losing in the playoff semifinal to the Reds, who lost to the Brewers 10-8 for the league championship today)

DSL: Giants lost to Reds 13-3
(evening the best-of-five series at 1-1)

Dominican: SS Shurendell Mujica: 0 for 0, 5 BB, SB, E
Dominican: LF Leonardo Fuentes: 3 for 4, CS
Dominican: SP Ariel Hernandez: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K--1 HB
Dominican: RP Yeini Martinez: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 5 BB, 2 K--1 HR

Fuentes (17.9 y.o.) had three of the Gigantes' five hits.  Mujica walked in all five of his plate appearances.  Hernandez (18.6 y.o.), who had a 2.01 ERA this year, retired just one of the four batters he faced.  Martinez (19.9 y.o.) allowed 7 ER in long relief.