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minor lines, 7/9/11

Saturday highlights from the Giants' farm: Kieschnick homered among three hits over a doubleheader, Henry Sosa allowed 1 ER in 6.0 IP, and both Adam Duvall and Ryan Lollis homered as part of three-hit performances.

AAA: Fresno defeated Tucson 4-3
(scoring a run in the bottom of the 9th inning)

Fresno: 1B Brandon Belt: 1 for 3, HR, BB, SO
Fresno: CF Tyler Graham: 2 for 4, 2B, SO, 2 SB
Tucson: 2B Logan Forsythe: 4 for 5

Fresno: SP Andrew Kown: 6.0 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Fresno: RP Danny Otero: 2.0 IP, 1 BB, 3 K

Belt had his 6th PCL HR.  Graham had the Grizzlies' only multi-hit line.  He also had his 42nd and 43rd SB.  Forsythe, one of the Padres' top fifteen prospects, raised his AVG to .318 with four hits.

Kown scattered ten hits across a quality start.  Otero had his second straight appearance with 3 K in 2.0 IP.  His peripheral stats have been outstanding since being promoted to the PCL with 7 H, 3 BB, and 15 K in 12.0 IP.

AA: Richmond defeated Harrisburg 3-1 (7 innings) in game 1
(scoring all three runs in the 1st inning)

Richmond: RF Francisco Peguero: 2 for 3, 2 SB
Richmond: LF Roger Kieschnick: 1 for 3, HR, 2 SO

Richmond: SP Henry Sosa: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Richmond: RP Jason Stoffel: 0.2 IP, 2 BB--1 WP
Richmond: RP Heath Hembree: 0.1 IP

Kieschnick had his 9th HR.  Peguero was the only Flying Squirrel to reach base twice.  His two singles raised his AVG to .322.

Sosa had perhaps his best start since joining the Richmond rotation.  Stoffel and Hembree combined for a scoreless 7th inning despite a couple walks.

AA: Richmond lost to Harrisburg 6-4 (7 innings) in game 2

Richmond: LF Roger Kieschnick: 2 for 4, 2B, SO, CS

Richmond: SP David Mixon: 4.0+ IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--2 HR

Kieschnick's two hits, including his 14th double, raised his AVG to .262.

Back in the upper minors, Mixon allowed 4 R in his second Eastern League start this year.

A+: San Jose defeated Bakersfield 2-1

San Jose: SS Ehire Adrianza: 1 for 4, 2B, 4 E
San Jose: 2B Ryan Cavan: 2 for 4, 2B, SO

San Jose: SP Zack Wheeler: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 6 BB, 6 K--1 WP

Cavan, the lone Giant with two hits, had his 23rd double.  Adrianza managed to commit 4 errors.

Wheeler allowed just 1 H and 0 ER but also matched a season high with 6 BB.  Over his last ten starts (since the beginning of May), his peripheral stats include 43 H, 39 BB, and 61 K in 55.1 IP.

A-: Augusta defeated Asheville 14-8

Augusta: DH Adam Duvall: 3 for 4, HR, 2B, BB
Augusta: RF Ryan Lollis: 3 for 5, HR, 2B
Asheville: RF Kyle Parker: 3 for 4, HR, 2 2B

Augusta: SP Gaspar Santiago: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K--1 WP
Augusta: RP Austin Fleet: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 K--1 HB

Duvall and Lollis both homered and doubled among three hits each, Duvall with his organization-leading 19th HR and Lollis with his 2nd HR.  Parker, whom the Rockies drafted 26th overall last year, also had three hits, including his 10th HR and a couple doubles.

Despite having a start that lasted just 3.0 IP, Santiago matched a season high with 6 K.  Fleet provided long relief with his longest relief appearance of the year.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Tri-City 14-7

Salem-Keizer: SS Joe Panik: 3 for 5, SO
Salem-Keizer: DH Mike Murray: 3 for 5, HR, 2B, SO
Salem-Keizer: C Joseph Staley: 2 for 5, HR

Salem-Keizer: SP Reiner Roibal: 3.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 1 K--2 HB, 1 WP
Salem-Keizer: RP Rafael Martinez: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB

Murray had his 4th HR and 4th double among three hits.  Panik also had three hits, raising his AVG to .342.  Staley's 4th HR was one of two other HRs for the Volcanoes.

With 6 ER in his fifth start, Roibal nearly doubled his ERA to 4.91.  Martinez provided long relief with 3.2 IP.

R: Giants defeated Reds 7-0

Scottsdale: CF Gus Benusa: 3 for 5, SO

Scottsdale: SP Paul Davis: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Scottsdale: RP Miguel Ferrer: 2.0 IP, 4 K
Scottsdale: RP Addison Proszek: 2.0 IP, 1 BB, 4 K

Benusa, who did play last year after making his pro debut in 2009, had three hits.

Making his second start, Davis had 4 K in 4.0 shutout IP.  In relief, Ferrer and Proszek also had 4 K each.

DSL: Giants lost to Nationals 9-2

Dominican: CF Randy Ortiz: 2 for 4
Dominican: SP Alejanro Flores: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 HB, 2 WP

Ortiz (18.0 y.o.) had two of the Gigantes' four hits, raising his AVG to .267.  Flores (17.9 y.o.) allowed 3 ER in 3.0 IP in his pro debut.