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minor lines, 7/26/11

Tuesday highlights from the Giants' farm: a couple young starters in short-season ball, Kendry Flores and Enmanuel De Jesus, combined for 1 ER in 12.0 IP.

AAA: Fresno lost to Salt Lake 10-4
(allowing six insurance runs in the 8th inning)

Fresno: DH Brett Pill: 1 for 3, 2B, BB
Fresno: SS Nick Noonan: 2 for 3, SB, E

Fresno: SP Andrew Kown: 6.0 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 7 K--1 HR

Noonan had the Grizzlies' only multi-hit line.  He has a .320 AVG through nine PCL games.  Pill was the only other Grizzly to reach base twice.

With the wind blowing out to RF at 10 mph, Kown had a less than quality start, allowing 4 ER on 10 H.

AA: Richmond lost to Erie 14-3

Richmond: CF Juan Perez: 2 for 4, 3B
Richmond: SS Sharlon Schoop: 3 for 4, SO, CS, 2 E

Richmond: SP Clayton Tanner: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K--1 HB
Richmond: RP Edwin Quirarte: 1.0+ IP, 6 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 1 BB
Richmond: "RP" Skyler Stromsmoe: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB

After hitting well below the Menodoza line through the end of June, Schoop has hit .288 in July to get his AVG above the Mendoza line.  Perez was one of three other Flying Squirrels with two hits, including his 8th triple.

Tanner had one of his shortest starts of the season.  His ERA climbed to 4.50.  After Quirarte retired just three of his eleven batters, Stromsmoe was called upon to get three outs in the 8th inning.

A+: San Jose had a scheduled off-day
(their third of three off-days in July)

A-: Augusta lost to Lakewood 4-3

Augusta: 2B Carlos Willoughby: 3 for 4, SB, E
Augusta: 1B Jose Mazzola: 2 for 3, BB

Augusta: SP Ryan Bradley: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 0 K
Augusta: RP Seth Rosin: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Willoughby's three singles raised his AVG to .270.  He also had his 29th SB and his 7th error.  Mazzola also reached base three times.

Bradley had his second straight start with 2 ER in 5.0 IP.  He had no strikeouts but did have a 11/1 GO/FO line.  Rosin allowed the BlueClaws to score a run in the bottom of the 9th inning for the walk-off victory.  The 3 BB was a departure from his recent trend as he had issued just 1 BB over his previous seven July appearances.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Vancouver 3-2
(scoring two runs in the 9th inning)

Salem-Keizer: 2B Johnny Eshleman: 2 for 4, 2 2B, SO

Salem-Keizer: SP Kendry Flores: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K--1 HR

Eshleman, the 21-year-old drafted in the 11th round by the Giants two years ago, had a pair of doubles.  In his third pro-season, he has hit just .235/.262/.296 through 98 AB.

Flores had his best line of the season.  After a 10.00 ERA in three June starts, he has had a 2.22 ERA in five July starts.  In July, the 19-year-old's peripheral stats have been 20 H, 5 BB, and 27 K in 28.1 IP.

R: Giants defeated Royals 12-5

Scottsdale: C Myles Schronder: 2 for 5, HR
Scottsdale: 2B Cristian Paulino: 2 for 4, 3B

Scottsdale: SP Paul Davis: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Scottsdale: RP Danny Sandbrink: 1.0 IP, 3 K

Schroder had his 1st pro HR.  Paulino, one of two other rookie Giants with a multi-hit line, had his 4th triple.

After allowing no runs over his first three starts, Davis has allowed 7 ER over his subsequent two starts.  Making his ninth appearance, Sandbrink struck out all three batters.  This was his first appearance without a hit allowed.

DSL: Giants lost to Cubs2 2-1 (10 innings)

Dominican: 3B Royel Astacio: 1 for 2, 2B, 2 BB
Dominican: SP Enmanuel De Jesus: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K--2 WP, 1 PO

Astacio (17.9 y.o.) had his second straight game with a double and at least two walks.  De Jesus (17.5 y.o.) had his second straight start with 7 K and 0 R.  Over his last four starts, he has 14 H, 6 BB, 1 R, and 33 K in 23.0 IP.