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minor lines, 7/23/11

Saturday highlights from the Giants' farm: Jose Flores had four hits, Shawn Sanford had 6.0 scoreless IP, and Leonardo Fuentes homered while reaching base three times.

AAA: Fresno lost to Colorado Springs 5-2
(allowing four runs in the 5th inning)

Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 2 for 4, 2B, GiDP
Fresno: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 1 for 3, BB, SO
Colorado Springs: 3B-2B Chris Nelson: 3 for 5, 2B, SB

Fresno: SP Dan Runzler: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 K--1 HR

Pill had two of the Grizzlies' five hits, edging his team-leading AVG up to .319.  Gillaspie also reached base twice.  His AVG stands at .282.  The Rockies' Nelson had three hits to lift his AVG to .341.

Runzler allowed just one run through the first four innings before getting tagged for four runs in the 5th inning.  He threw 92 pitches (57 strikes).

AA: Richmond defeated Harrisburg 5-1 (7 innings) in game 1

Richmond: LF Wendell Fairley: 2 for 3, 2B, BB
Richmond: 2B Charlie Culberson: 2 for 3

Richmond: SP Chuck Lofgren: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HB

Playing his eleventh game in the upper minors, Fairley had his first multi-hit game since his promotion.  Culberson also had a couple hits, including his 25th double.

Lofgren pitched effectively in his debut as a Flying Squirrel, allowing just a single run.  He threw 97 pitches (59 strikes).

AA: Richmond hosting Harrisburg in game 2 was postponed by rain
(A makeup doubleheader is scheduled for today.)

A+: San Jose defeated Visalia 6-5

San Jose: CF Jarrett Parker: 2 for 5
San Jose: DH Jose Flores: 4 for 4, 2B
Visalia: 1B Matt Davidson: 1 for 3, HR, HBP, SO

San Jose: SP Michael Main: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--2 HR, 2 WP
San Jose: RP Jacob Dunnington: 2.2 IP, 3 K--1 HB

Hitting safely in all four plate appearances, Flores raised his AVG to .277.  Parker had two of the Giants' other five hits.  Davidson, a borderline top 100 prospect for the Diamondbacks, had his 11th HR.

Main did not allow multiple runs in any inning but did allow a run in four of the six innings in which he pitched.  His ERA is now 4.28.  Near perfect in 2.2 IP, Dunnington improved his Cal League peripheral stats to 6 H, 2 BB, and 16 K in 12.2 IP.

A-: Augusta defeated Lakewood 4-1

Augusta: CF Chris Lofton: 3 for 5, SO, CS
Augusta: RF Ryan Lollis: 3 for 5, 2B, SB

Augusta: SP Shawn Sanford: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Augusta: RP Seth Rosin: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 K

With three hits each, Lofton and Lollis raised their AVGs to .262 and .303.  After hitting just .179 in April, the 20-year-old Lofton has hit better than .280 in each month since.

Sanford improved his ERA to 2.53 with 6.0 scoreless IP.  Rosin struck out five of his nine batters but allowed the BlueClaws' only run.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Everett 14-3

Salem-Keizer: PH-RF Ryan Honeycutt: 2 for 2, HR
Salem-Keizer: C Dan Burkhart: 1 for 4, HR, 2 SO

Salem-Keizer: SP Cameron Lamb: 2.2 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HB

Burkhart and Honeycutt had their 3rd and 1st HRs, respectively.

Lamb's eighth start included a season-low 2.2 IP and a season-high 8 R.  His ERA rose back above 4.50.

R: Giants defeated Dodgers 2-1

Scottsdale: RF Leonardo Fuentes: 2 for 3, HR, BB

Scottsdale: SP Joan Gregorio: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
Scottsdale: RP Kyle Crick: 1.2 IP, 2 K--1 WP

Fuentes had his 2nd HR as part of the rookie Giants' only multi-hit line.

Making his seventh start, Gregorio had a season-high 7 K.  With 12 K and 2 BB over his past two starts, he has raised his K/BB ratio above 3.00.  Making his second pro appearance, Crick, whom the Giants drafted 49th overall this year, had 1.2 perfect IP, although he did allow one of three inherited runners to score (the lone run chraged to Gregorio's record).

DSL: The Gigantes had an off-day
(the first of two straight off-days)