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minor lines, 6/22/11

Wednesday higlights from the Giants' farm: Brett Pill had 2 HRs, Matt Yourkin allowed just 1 ER in 6.0 IP, and Chris Dominguez had 3 XBH.

AAA: Fresno defeated Salt Lake 8-3
(after scoring six runs in the 5th inning)

Fresno: CF Tyler Graham: 3 for 5, 2B
Fresno: 2B-1B Brett Pill: 2 for 4, 2 HR
Fresno: 1B Brad Eldred: 2 for 4, HR, SO
Fresno: DH Max Ramirez: 3 for 4, GiDP

Fresno: SP Matt Yourkin: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 HR, 1 WP, 1 BK, 1 PO

Pill had his 12th and 13th HRs.  Eldred had his 12th HR.  Graham and Ramirez, the latter playing his first game in the Giants organization, both had three hits.

Yourkin had his third straight starting allowing 1 R in 6.0 IP.  His season ERA is now below 4.50.  With a gametime temperature of 106, he threw just 87 pitches (51 strikes).

AA: Richmond defeated Harrisburg 4-2
(after trailing 2-0 through five innings)

Richmond: CF Juan Perez: 1 for 4, HR
Richmond: 3B Chris Dominguez: 3 for 4, 3B, 2 2B

Richmond: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 8.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Richmond: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Batting cleanup while playing his sixth game in the upper minors, Dominguez had 3 XBH.  Perez had his 2nd HR.

Fitzgerald had his longest start of the year with 8.0 IP.  He also had a season-high 6 K.  His peripheral stats remain unimpressive, though, with his K/BB ratio barely above 1.33.  Hembree pitched a perfect 9th inning for his 2nd save.

A+: San Jose had the final day of their three-day all-star break

A-: Augusta had the final day of their three-day all-star break

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Eugene 4-3

Salem-Keizer: SS Joe Panik: 1 for 4, HR, 3 SO, E
Salem-Keizer: C Dan Burkhart: 2 for 4, HR, SO
Eugene: CF Donovan Tate: 2 for 4, 3B, 2B, SO, SB
Eugene: 2B Cory Spangenberg: 0 for 1, 3 BB, SO, 2 SB, CS

Salem-Keizer: SP Cameron Lamb: 6.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--1 HB

The Volcanoes had just five hits, but two of those hits were Panik's 2nd HR and Burkhart's 1st HR.  Along with his 2nd HR, Panik also had the hat trick with 3 SO and committed his 1st error.  Tate, whom the Padres drafted third overall two years ago, and Spangenberg, whom they drafted tenth overall this year, combined for 2 XBH, 3 BB, and 3 SB.

In his second start, Lamb allowed just one hit and less than one baserunner per inning in 6.0 IP--a long start by short-season standards.

R: Giants defeated Angels 4-2

Scottsdale: 2B Cristian Paulino: 2 for 4, 4 E
Scottsdale: 1B Ben Thomas: 2 for 3, BB, SO, SB, CS

Scottsdale: SP Ryan Bean: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Scottsdale: RP Steven Edlefsen: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Scottsdale: RP Sundrendy Windster: 1.0 IP, 2 BB

Thomas, the Giants' 34th rounder this year, reached base three times.  Paulino, playing his third game in the U.S., had two of the rookie Giants' other three hits, but he also committed 4 fielding errors.

Bean, who had 19 relief appearances in the AZL a year ago, made his 2011 season debut as a starter, pitching three scoreless innings.  Edlefsen, the first of six rookie Giants relievers to pitch one inning each, had a nice rehab appearance with 2 K in a perfect 4th inning.  Windster, who has been a hitter in his minor league career up to now, made his pitching debut in the 5th inning.

DSL: Giants defeated Cubs2 10-4
(completing game suspended on June 6 after three innings)

Dominican: RF Hector Mercedes: 3 for 4, 2 HR, 2B
Dominican: RP Ebert Fernandez: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 WP

Mercedes (19.8 y.o.) homered twice.  Technically making his third relief appearance of the year, although he has six appearances on the season, Fernandez (20.7 y.o.) basically had a quality start today.

DSL: Giants lost to Cubs2 19-1 (7 innings) in game 2

Dominican: 2B Herody Mesa: 1 for 1, 2B
Dominican: RP Gregorio Minier: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K

Mesa's (20.2 y.o) first pro XBH was one of just two hits for the Gigantes.  Minier (19.3 y.o.) had a career-high 3.0 IP in his fourth relief appearance of the year.