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minor lines, 5/1/11

Sunday highlights from the Giants' farm: Brandon Belt had three hits and a walk, Kelvin Marte had 1 ER in 6.0 IP, and both Wendell Fairley and Devin Harris homered and singled.

AAA: Fresno lost to Salt Lake 15-14
(allowing seven runs in 1st inning before tying game with six runs in 7th inning)

Fresno: 2B Brett Pill: 2 for 5, 2 2B, E
Fresno: LF Brandon Belt: 3 for 4, 2B, BB, SO
Fresno: RF-1B Travis Ishikawa: 2 for 4, 2B, HBP, SO

Fresno: SP Doug Mathis: 0.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 0 K--2 WP
Fresno: RP Henry Sosa: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K--1 HR, 1 HB

Belt had another big game for the Grizzlies--his third multi-hit line in his last four games.  I don't recall Pill playing middle infield at any point previously in his pro career, but the Grizzlies' current roster seems to have pushed him in that direction.  It did not seem to hurt his offense as he had his 8th and 9th doubles.  Ishikawa also had a nice line, including his 5th double.

Mathis retired just two of ten hitters in this disaster start.  This was his fifth start, and he had pitched at least five innings in each of his previous starts.  His ERA nearly doubled from 3.43 to 6.23.  Sosa was the first reliever to enter in long relief, and he pitched a season-high 3.1 IP.

AA: Richmond lost to Bowie 3-1
(allowing all three runs in the 6th inning)

Richmond: 2B Charlie Culberson: 1 for 3, BB

Richmond: SP Thomas Vessella: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K--1 HB
Richmond: RP Edwin Quirarte: 2.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--1 HB

Culberson was the only Flying Squirrel to reach base twice, improving his OBP to .327.  He now has 6 BB among 96 AB.

Making his third start, Vessella did not allow a run for the first time this year, but he also lasted just 3.1 IP with a season-high 4 BB.  In long relief, Quirarte allowed hits to nearly half of the fourteen batters he faced, raising his BAA to .327.

A+: San Jose defeated Lake Elsinore 8-5

San Jose: LF Wendell Fairley: 2 for 5, HR
San Jose: 2B Ryan Cavan: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SO
San Jose: 3B Chris Dominguez: 1 for 4, HR, SO

San Jose: SP Kelvin Marte: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 WP

Dominguez had his 6th HR of the season, while Fairley had his 1st HR, which was the 7th HR of his pro career.  Cavan reached base three times with his first multi-hit game in a week.

Marte made his fifth start of the year and once again pitched effectively.  In all five starts, he has had at least 5.0 IP and no more than 1 ER.  His ERA remains just below 1.00.  Today's performance also included a 7/1 GO/FO line.

A-: Augusta lost to Lexington 5-4
(after trailing 5-3 through four innings)

Augusta: LF Ryan Scoma: 3 for 5, 2B
Augusta: 3B Adam Duvall: 1 for 4, HR
Augusta: DH Devin Harris: 2 for 4, HR, SO
Lexingtion: SS Jio Mier: 2 for 4, 2 2B

Augusta: SP Justin Schumer: 6.0 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HB

Scoma had three of the GreenJackets' thirteen hits, raising his AVG to .270.  Harris and Duvall had their 6th and 4th HRs, respectively.  Mier, the Astros' first round selection two years ago who is repeating the Sally League, doubled twice.  He is hitting .288/.400/.475 through 80 AB this year.

In his fifth start, Schumer matched his longest start with 6.0 IP, but it was also his third time with 5+ ER.  His ERA remains just above 7.50.