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minor lines, 4/17/11

Sunday highlight from the Giants' farm: Ryan Cavan had three hits, including two doubles.

AAA: Fresno lost to Las Vegas 4-3

Fresno: SS Emmanuel Burriss: 2 for 4, 2B, SO, CS
Fresno: RF Cody Ross: 2 for 3, SO
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 2 for 4, 2B, SO
Las Vegas: LF Eric Thames: 2 for 3, HR, BB (IBB)

Fresno: SP Josh Banks: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K--2 HR
Fresno: RP Alex Hinshaw: 1.2 IP, 1 BB, 3 K--1 IBB
Fresno: RP Steven Edlefsen: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Burriss, Pill, and a rehabbing Ross each had two hits for the Grizzlies.  After beginning the year with thirteen straight consecutive successful stolen base attempts, Burriss has now been caught in his last two attempts.  With multiple hits in six of eleven games this year, Pill is hitting .455 in 44 AB.  The Blue Jay's Thames has had at least two hits in his last six games against Fresno, including at least one XBH in each of those games.

Banks gave up back-to-back HRs in the 3rd inning and then another run in the 5th inning.  Hinshaw and Edlefsen were nearly perfect in relief, while striking out four of their ten batters.

AA: Richmond lost to Altoona 5-1
(falling behind 4-1 after three innings)

Richmond: CF Juan Perez: 2 for 4, E

Richmond: SP Clayton Tanner: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--1 HB, 2 WP

Perez was the only Flying Squirrel to reach base twice.  Even with the two singles, his AVG remains below the Mendoza line.  He has also already made 3 errors this year, which seems particularly high for an outfielder.

Through his first two starts, Tanner has allowed 9 R in 9.0 IP as opposing batters are hitting .342 against him.

A+: San Jose defeated Inland Empire 7-3

San Jose: SS Ryan Cavan: 3 for 5, 2 2B, SO, SB
San Jose: 3B Nick Liles: 2 for 4, 3B, SB

San Jose: SP Jake Dunning: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K--1 HR
San Jose: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 2 BB, 3 K

Cavan and Liles both had multi-hit performances for the Giants, raising their respective AVGs to .205 and .467.

Dunning bounced back from his previous start (5 ER in 4.0 IP) with this much better start (2 ER in 5.0 IP).  He has allowed 7 H in both starts, though, giving him a .341 BAA.  Hembree either walked or struck out all five batters he faced.  In five appearances this year, Hembree now has 6 K and 2 BB in 4.0 IP.

A-: Augusta lost to West Virgina 7-0

Augusta: 2B Carlos Willoughby: 1 for 4, 2B, SO

Augusta: SP Taylor Rogers: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
West Virginia: SP Colton Cain: 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

No one reach base twice for the GreenJackets.  Willoughby's second double was one of their five hits.

Rogers's second start was better than his first start (6 R in 4.0 IP), but he still took the loss.  Cain, one of the Pirates' top 15 prospects, faced just one batter over the minimum in 6.0 IP.