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Tuesday highlight from the Giants' farm: Jarrett Parker homered while reaching base five times in a doubleheader.  Also notable, Joe Panik reached base four times, and Gaspar Santiago had 5.0 scoreless IP.

AAA: Frenso had a scheduled off-day
(its fourth of just four off-days prior to the mid-July all-star break)

AA: Richmond lost to Harrisburg 3-2 in game 1
(completing yesterday's suspended game)

Richmond: 2B Charlie Culberson: 1 for 3, BB
Richmond: SS Nick Noonan: 1 for 3, 2B, BB
Harrisburg: C Derek Norris: 0 for 4, 3 SO

Richmond: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Richmond: RP Daryl Maday: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
Richmond: RP Hector Correa: 1.2 IP, 3 K
Harrisburg: SP Brad Peacock: 5.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K--1 WP

Culberson and Noonan both reached base twice for the Flying Squirrels.  Their respective OBPs now stand at .296 and .311.  Norris, who began the year rated as the Nationals' #2 prospect, continues to have strikeout issues.  After today's oh-fer with the hat trick, his SO/AB ratio is above 33%.

Fitzgerald struck out two of the three batters he faced yesterday.  Today Maday essentially acted as the starting pitcher, starting in the 2nd inning.  Although he matched a season high with 7 K, he had less than a quality start.  Correa had 3 K in 1.2 perfect IP.  He has dominated in his four appearances in the upper minors with a stat line of 3 H, 1 BB, 0 R, and 10 K in 7.2 IP.  Officially, Peacock was the starting pitcher, although he was also his team's second pitcher as yesterday's scheduled starting pitcher never faced a batter.  With his breakout season, including his second straight start with 0 R, Peacock has perhaps become the Nationals' #2 prospect after starting the season ranked as their #10 prospect.  His peripheral stats this year include 57 H, 21 BB, and 120 K in 92.2 IP.  At least the Squirrels made a bit more contact as Peacock had recorded 14 K in his previous start against the Squirrels.

AA: Richmond hosting Harrisburg in game 2 was postponed
(with no makeup date yet announced)

A+: San Jose lost to Modesto 8-4 (7 innings) in game 1
(after trailing 8-0 through five innings following a six-run 5th inning)

San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 1 for 4
San Jose: 3B Alex Burg: 0 for 1, 3 BB, SO
San Jose: RF Jarret Parker: 1 for 2, 2B, 2 BB
Modesto: 3B Nolan Arenado: 3 for 4, 2 2B, SO, E

San Jose: SP Chris Heston: 4.1 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 HR

Parker and Burg both reached base three times as they scored three of the GIants' four runs.  Brown had an remarkable line.  Arenado, one of the Rockies' top five prospects, had three hits, including his 18th and 19th doubles, to raise his AVG to .308.

The 8 R allowed by Heston matched a season high and bumped his ERA above 4.00.  This was his third straight start against the Nuts after he had allowed just 3 R in 14.0 IP in his previous two starts.

A+: San Jose defeated Modesto 7-2 (7 innings) in game 2
(after scoring five runs in the 1st inning)

San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 0 for 3, BB, GiDP
San Jose: RF Jarrett Parker: 2 for 4, HR, SO
San Jose: 2B Ryan Cavan: 2 for 3, 2 2B, BB
San Jose: 1B Luke Anders: 3 for 4

San Jose: SP Michael Main: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--1 HB, 1 WP
San Jose: RP Jake Dunning: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 4 K

One of five Giants with a multi-hit line, Parker had his 7th HR.  Cavan, who along with Anders reached base three times, had his 20th and 21st doubles.  Brown had another unremarkable line.

After two months on the DL and a couple relief appearances, Main made just his third start of the season.  Dunning struck out four of his seven batters as he had at least statistically his best relief appearance of the year.

A-: Augusta defeated Charleston 2-1 (7 innings) in game 1

Augusta: RF Ryan Lollis: 2 for 3, SO, CS
Charleston: C Gary Sanchez: 1 for 3, HR, SO

Augusta: SP Gaspar Santiago: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HB, 1 WP

Lollis had two of the GreenJackets' six hits (all singles), raising his AVG to .280.  Sanchez, the Yankees' #2 hitting prospect, had his 7th HR.

Santiago's sixth start was his best start yet as 5.0 IP matched his season high and he had first start without allowing a run.

A-: Augusta lost to Charleston 9-2 (7 innings) in game 2
(after being tied 2-2 after four innings)

Augusta: 3B Adam Duvall: 2 for 2, 2B, BB, E

Augusta: SP Seth Rosin: 3.0+ IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 E
Augusta: RP Andrew Bowlin: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB--2 WP

With the GreenJackets' lone multi-hit line, Duvall reached base in all three plate appearances.  Although the organization leader with 17 HRs as not homered in his last ten games, he still has a line of .268/.363/.525 through 284 AB.  He also committed his 22nd error in this game.

Making his second straight start after seven relief appearances, Rosin pitched two scoreless innings before allowing a run in both the 3rd and 4th innings.  Retiring just two of eight batters, Bowlin allowed five insurance runs in the 6th inning and saw his ERA rise above 6.00.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Eugene 3-2

Salem-Keizer: SS Joe Panik: 2 for 3, 2 BB

Salem-Keizer: SP Reiner Roibal: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Reaching base four times, Panik further improved upon the .413 OBP with which he entered the game.

Roibal pitched effectively in his third start of the year despite having just 1 K.  After having 10 K in his season debut, he has had just 4 K in his subsequent two starts combined.

R: Giants defeated Padres 9-8

Scottsdale: DH Brian Nicholson: 4 for 5, HR, 2B
Scottsdale: SS Ydwin Villegas: 3 for 5, HR, 2B

Scottsdale: SP Luis Angeles: 3.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K--2 HR

Nicholson, who had gone hitless in his first three pro games, homered in the 2nd inning for his first pro hit.  He later added a double and two singles.  Villegas, who played in 41 games earlier this year with Augusta and Fresno, also homered, doubled, and singled.

In both starts this year, Angeles has had more ER than IP.

DSL: Giants lost to Rangers 3-2 (10 innings)

Dominican: SS Shurendell Mujica: 2 for 4, 3B, HBP
Dominican: SP Adalberto Mejia: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Mujica (20.3 y.o.) had the Gigantes' lone multi-hit line, but his AVG remains just .236.  If the reported box score is correct, Mejia (18.0 y.o.) made his seventh start on just three days rest but pitched well nonetheless.