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minor lines, 7/2/11

Saturday highlights from the Giants' farm: Wes Hodges and Garrett Bueschele both homered twice, and Tommy Joseph homered and doubled.

AAA: Fresno lost to Tucson 5-0
(after scoring five runs in 4th inning to tie)

Fresno: 1B-2B Brett Pill: 1 for 5, HR
Fresno: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 2 for 4, BB, 2 SO
Tacoma: 1B Matt Mangini 4 for 4, HR, BB

Fresno: SP Josh Banks: 4.2 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 3 K--3 HR

Gillaspie had the Grizzlies' lone multi-hit line.  He is now just shy of an .800 OPS with a .290/.368/.431 hitting line through 255 AB.  Pill had his team-leading 16th HR.  Mangini, one of the Mariners' top twenty prospects who missed most of April and May, had just his 2nd HR as he reached base in all five plate appearances.

In his eleven starts, Banks has an ERA above 7.00.  He has yielded 8 HRs in 53.1 IP (as a starter).

AA: Richmond lost to Reading 7-4

Richmond: 2B Charlie Culberson: 2 for 4, 2 2B, SB, E
Richmond: 1B Wes Hodges: 2 for 4, 2 HR, SO

Richmond: SP Ryan Verdugo: 5.0+ IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--2 HR, 1 HB
Richmond: RP Alex Hinshaw: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Hodges had his 2nd and 3rd HRs since joining the Giants organization.  Culberson had his 16th and 17th doubles but also committed his 9th error.

After beginning the season so strong (1.69 ERA in four April starts), Verdugo has had an ERA above 4.50 in his subsequent eleven starts, including 5+ ER in three of his last four starts.  Hinshaw had a perfect 8th inning.

A+: San Jose defeated Stockton 8-4
(scoring seven runs over the final four innings)

San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 1 for 5, SO
San Jose: 1B Brandon Belt: 2 for 4
San Jose: C Tommy Joseph: 2 for 5, HR, 2B
San Jose: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 4, 2B, BB
San Jose: RF James Simmons: 2 for 5, HR

San Jose: SP Craig Westcoot: 7.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 HR, 1 WP
San Jose: SP Mitch Lively: 1.1 IP, 2 K

Joseph and Simmons both homered in the 7th inning, accounting for two of the Giants' three HRs in the game.  Joseph also had his 17th double, but his OPS remains well below .700.  Among the three other Giants with two hits each were Belt, playing his first rehab game, and Adrianza, who was playing in his third Cal League game this year and who was the lone Giant to reach base three times.

Westcott bounced back from his previous start (9 ER in 3.2 IP) with a solid start.  He had at least 7.0 IP for the sixth time in his last ten starts.  Lively had 2 K in 1.1 perfect IP for his 4th save.

A-: Augusta lost to Savannah 8-0

Augusta: RF Ryan Lollis: 3 for 4, CS

Augusta: SP Mike Kickham: 5.2 IP, 12 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 4 K--1 WP
Augusta: RP Seth Rosin: 3.0 IP, 1 BB, 4 K

Lollis had three of the GreenJackets' seven hits (all singles), raising his AVG to .320 through 97 AB.

Making his tenth start this year, Kickham allowed a career-high 8 ER and on a career-high 12 H.  His ERA rose to 4.83, and his BAA to .279.  Rosin had 4 K while facing the minimum nine batters in 3.0 IP.  His peripheral stats as a reliever, which include 13 H and 23 K in 19.1 IP, have been much better than as a starter (46 H and 31 K in 44.0 IP).

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Everett 8-4

Salem-Keizer: 1B Brian Cutspec: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SO, E

Salem-Keizer: SP Cameron Lamb: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K--1 HR

One of four Volcanoes with two hits, Cutspec had his 3rd double and reached base three times.

After allowing just 1 H in 6.0 IP in his second start, Lamb has allowed 17 H in his subsequent two starts, causing his BAA to rebound to .279.

R: Giants lost to Dodgers 12-8

Scottsdale: 2B Cristian Paulino: 2 for 5, HR, SO
Scottsdale: 3B Garrett Buechele: 3 for 5, 2 HR, 2B, SO

Scottsdale: SP Ryan Bean: 2.0+ IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HR, 1 WP

Beuchele, the Giants' 14th rounder last month, had his first two pro HRs as he played in his ninth pro game.  Paulino, playing in his seventh game in the U.S., had his first stateside HR.

After having 3.0 scoreless IP in each of his first two starts, Bean was roughed up for 6 ER in his third start.

DSL: Giants hosting Marlins postponed by rain