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minor lines, 7/20/11

Wednesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Brett Pill, Max Ramirez, Edgar Gonzalez, and Brad Eldred all homered as part of multi-hit performances.

AAA: Fresno defeated Reno 13-8

Fresno: SS-2B Edgar Gonzalez: 3 for 6, HR, SO
Fresno: 2B-1B Brett Pill: 4 for 6, HR, SO
Fresno: C Max Ramirez: 2 for 3, HR, BB, HBP
Fresno: LF Brad Eldred: 2 for 3, HR, 2 BB, SO
Reno: LF David Winfree: 4 for 4, HR, BB

Fresno: SP Matt Yourkin: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--3 HR

Four different Grizzlies homered--Pill with his 19th HR, Eldred with his 17th HR, Gonzalez with his 9th HR, and Ramirez with his 7th HR.  Those four Grizzlies combined to hit 11 for 18.  Winfree, who came up in the Twins organization but is now with the Diamondbacks, homered while reaching base in all five plate appearances.

Yourkin got the win despite allowing 6 ER.  Five of the six runs scored on the 3 HRs.

AA: Richmond defeated New Britain 7-5
(scoring five runs in the 9th inning)

Richmond: 2B Charlie Culberson: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SO
Richmond: 3B Chris Dominguez: 1 for 4, HR, BB, SO
New Britain: RF Joe Benson: 2 for 2, HR, 2 BB, CS

Richmond: SP Ryan Verdugo: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 5 K--2 HR, 1 WP, 1 PO
Richmond: RP Daryl Maday: 1.0 IP, 1 K

One of four Flying Squirrels with two hits, Culberson raised his AVG to .274.  Dominguez had his first HR of the month and just his 4th XBH of the month.  Benson, a presseason borderline top 100 prospect from the Twins organization, had his 6th HR while reaching base in all four plate appearances.

Making his eighteenth start, Verdugo issued 5 BB--the most he has issued over his last ten starts.  He now has 100 K and 42 BB in 96.1 IP this year.  Making his first real relief appearance this year with a perfect 9th inning, Maday got his 3rd pro save.

A+: San Jose lost to Bakersfield 8-4
(after leading 2-0 through five innings)

San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 1 for 4, HR, BB
San Jose: 1B Luke Anders: 2 for 3, HBP, SO

San Jose: SP Kelvin Marte: 5.1 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K--1 HR

Brown had his 8th HR.  Anders had the Giants' lone multi-hit line.

Marte has allowed 5+ ER in three of his last six starts.  After a sub-1.00 ERA in April, his ERA has been over 4.00 in each month since.  With just 2 K in each of his last three starts, his K/IP has slipped below 0.50.

A-: Augusta defeated Hagerstown 5-2
(rallying with four runs in the 8th inning)

Augusta: DH Ryan Scoma: 3 for 4, 3B

Augusta: SP Ryan Bradley: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Scoma had three hits, including his 2nd triple, raising his AVG to .250.

Bradley made his second start (both since the SAL all-star break) among twenty appearances.  He has allowed just 3 ER in 9.0 IP over his two starts, but his season ERA remains above 5.00.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Everett 2-1

Salem-Keizer: DH Mike Murray: 2 for 4
Salem-Keizer: 3B Garrett Buechele: 1 for 3, 2B, BB

Salem-Keizer: SP Reiner Roibal: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 6 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Cody Hall: 1.0 IP, 3 K

Murray and Buechele both reached base twice for the Volcanoes.

Making his seventh start, Roibal doubled his season walk total but allowed just 1 ER, getting his ERA below 4.00.  Hall, the Giants' 19th rounder this year, struck out all three of his batters in the 9th inning.  He now has 16 K in 10.1 IP.

R: Giants defeated Rangers 13-5

Scottsdale: CF Eldred Barnett: 4 for 6, 2 2B, 2 SO, SB
Scottsdale: 3B Jose Cuevas: 3 for 5, HR, 2B, BB (IBB)
Scottsdale: C Eric Sim: 3 for 4, HR, 2B, BB

Scottsdale: SP Paul Davis: 3.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Scottsdale: RP Miguel Ferrer: 1.2 IP, 1 K

Cuevas and Sim, each of whom had three hits and a walk, had their 6th and 2nd HRs, respectively.  Cuevas now has a .759 SLG as more than two thirds of his hits have gone for extra bases.  Sim also picked off a runner at second base.  Barnett's four hits, including his 3rd and 4th doubles, raised his AVG to .271.

With the wind blowing out to CF at 15 mph, Davis allowed his first earned runs as a starter.  Ferrer had 1.2 perfect IP.

DSL: Giants defeated Yankees1 11-10 (13 innings)

Dominican: 1B Alexis Almeida: 3 for 5
Dominican: SP Jose Reyes: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 9 K--2 HR, 1 WP

Almeida's (18.5 y.o.) three singles raised his AVG to .221.  Reyes (20.6 y.o.) had a season-high 9 K, which more than doubled his previous season high, but he also more than doubled his season ER total after allowing just an unearned run over his previous four starts.