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minor lines, 7/29/11

Friday highlights from the Giants' farm: Eric Surkamp had 12 K and 2 ER in 6.0 IP, Shawn Sanford had 8.0 shutout IP, and Shane Loux allowed just 1 ER in 7.0 IP.  Also notable, Jeff Arnold homered and singled.

AAA: Fresno defeated Salt Lake 3-2
(after being tied 1-1 after the 7th inning)

Fresno: 1B Conor Gillaspie: 1 for 4, HR, GiDP
Fresno: 3B Mark DeRosa: 2 for 4, SO
Fresno: SS Nick Noonan: 1 for 3, HR
Salt Lake: C Hank Conger: 1 for 3, HR, BB (IBB)

Fresno: SP Shane Loux: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HR
Salt Lake: SP Jerome Williams: 7.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--1 HR

Noonan had his 1st PCL HR, which was also his 4th HR this year.  Gillaspie had his 8th HR.  DeRosa was the lone Grizzly with two hits, raising his AVG to an even .300 in his eight PCL games on his current rehab stint.  Conger, whom the Angels recently optioned back to the minors, had one of two solo HRs for the Bees.

Facing his former organization, Loux had one of his best starts of the year.  Also facing his former orgnization, Williams, the ex-Giant, matched Loux with just 1 ER through 7.0 IP.

AA: Richmond defeated Trenton 3-2

Richmond: RF Francisco Peguero: 2 for 5, SO, GiDP
Richmond: 3B Chris Dominguez: 1 for 4, HR

Richmond: SP Eric Surkamp: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 12 K
Richmond: RP Heath Hembree: 1.1 IP, 2 K

Dominguez's 5th HR in the uppers minors provided the go-ahead run in the 8th inning.  Peguero was one of three Flying Squirrels with two hits.  He has been relatively cold since the all-star break, hitting just .239/.239/.324 in 71 AB.

Surkamp had another dominant start with 12 K, striking out nearly half his batters, although he did allowed 2 ER, which raised his ERA to 2.05.  Hembree had 2 K in 1.1 perfect IP for his 11th save.  This was his first appearance with a perfect inning in nearly three weeks.

A+: San Jose lost to Lancaster 8-5

San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 2 for 5
San Jose: 3B Juan Ciriaco: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SO

San Jose: SP Michael Main: 0.1 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 1 K--1 HR, 1 BK
San Jose: RP Jose Valdez: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 K

Brown and Ciriaco, the latter who was playing in just his 23rd game after spending a couple months earlier this year on the DL, each had a pair of hits.

Main retired just one of eight batters.  Valdez, the second of four Giants relievers, struck out five of his ten batters, but his WHIP remains above 2.00 and his ERA at 7.50.

A-: Augusta defeated Hickory 5-0

Augusta: C Jeff Arnold: 2 for 4, HR, SO
Augusta: RF Devin Harris: 2 for 3, BB, SO

Augusta: SP Shawn Sanford: 8.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--1 HB

Arnold had his 4th HR.  He and Harris combined for four of the GreenJackets' seven hits, but both still have AVGs below .220.

Sanford faced just two batters over the minimum in 8.0 shutout IP.  He had a 12/6 GO/FO line.  With a 1.24 ERA in seven starts since the SAL's all-star break, the 20-year-old has lowered his season ERA to 2.36.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Yakima 10-7

Salem-Keizer: SS Joe Panik: 2 for 3, BB, HBP, SB
Salem-Keizer: LF Leonardo Ochoa: 2 for 4, HR

Salem-Keizer: SP Cameron Lamb: 3.0 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 3 K--1 HR

Ochoa had his 3rd HR.  Panik reached base four times.

Allowing hits to more than half the batters he faced, Lamb saw his BAA rise above .300 and his ERA above 5.50.

R: Scottsdale had its regular off-day (every fifth day)

DSL: Giants defeated Yankees1 9-7

Dominican: 2B-3B Alberto Robles: 2 for 3, 2 BB, 3 SB
Dominican: RP Renzo Freite: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HB, 1 WP

Robles (20.10 y.o.), the Gigantes' leading hitter reached base four times, raising his OBP to .474.  Freite (18.6 y.o.) has allowed just an unearned run in 15.0 IP over his last four appearances.