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minor lines, 7/3/11

Sunday highlights from the Giants' farm: Both Francisco Peguero and Max Ramirez homered as part of multi-hit peformances.

AAA: Fresno lost to Tacoma 7-6

Fresno: 1B-3B Conor Gillaspie: 2 for 2, 2 BB
Fresno: DH Max Ramirez: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, GiDP
Tacoma: DH Mike Carp: 2 for 3, HR, 2B, BB, SO

Fresno: SP Matt Yourkin: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 8 K--1 HR
Fresno: RP Steven Edlefsen: 1.0 IP, 1 H

Gillaspie reached base in all four plate appearances, raising his OBP to .376.  Ramirez had his 2nd HR and 5th double in ten games since joining the Grizzlies.  Back in the minors, the Mariners' Tacoma had his 20th HR and 14th double.

Yourkin had 8 K, the most in his last ten starts but still came up shy of a quality start.  Edlefsen had his first PCL appearance in a month and a half.

AA: Richmond lost to Reading 4-3

Richmond: CF Francisco Peguero: 2 for 4, HR
Richmond: SS Sharlon Schoop: 2 for 3

Richmond: SP Henry Sosa: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Richmond: RP David Quinowski: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Peguero, who had his 2nd HR since his recent promotion to the upper minors, and Schoop each had two of the Flying Squirrels' seven hits.

Sosa's fourth start with the Squirrels was perhaps hist least effective start so far as he had just 1 K and yielded 4 ER after having just 4 ER over his previous three starts combined.  A perfect 8th inning lowered Quinowski's ERA to 2.52.

A+: San Jose lost to Stockton 5-3

San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 3 for 4, 3B, 2B, SB, PO
San Jose: 1B Brandon Belt: 1 for 2, BB, SO
San Jose: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 3, 3B, HBP

San Jose: SP Zack Wheeler: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 8 K--1 HR, 1 IBB

Brown had perhaps his best game in two or three weeks.  He left off the game with a well struck triple to the right-center field wall.  He later bounced a double over the third base bag and was credited with an infield single on a ball that bounced off the shortstop's glove.  After stealing second base, he was picked off second base.  He was not given a caught stealing despite breaking towards third base when the pickoff throw was made (and before he broke back towards second base).  Adrianza, who also tripled, had the Giants' other multi-hit line.  Belt reached base twice in his second rehab game, fisting a single into the opposite field and drawing a walk.  He took several close pitches in both his walk and his strikeout.

Wheeler continues to pitch inconsistently.  He had 8 K and just 5 H in 6.0 IP, but four of the five hits were for extra bases, leading to 4 ER.  His ERA rose just above 4.00.

A-: Augusta lost to Savannah 7-1
(allowing all seven runs in the first two innings)

Augusta: SS Raynor Campbell: 3 for 4, E

Augusta: SP Justin Schumer: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K--2 WP
Augusta: RP Ryan Bradley: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 1 K

With three of the GreenJackets' four hits, Campbell raised his AVG to .235.

Making his eleventh start, Schumer did not get out of the 2nd inning, but just two of the seven runs were earned.  His 4 BB matched a season high.  Bradley made his longest appearance of the year with 4.1 scoreless IP in long relief, but his ERA remains above 6.00.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Everett 8-7

Salem-Keizer: DH Daniel Brock: 0 for 1, 3 BB
Salem-Keizer: LF Shawn Payne: 2 for 3, BB, SO

Salem-Keizer: SP Brandon Allen: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--2 WP, 1 E

Both Brock and Payne reached base three times for the Volcanoes.  Both hitters still have AVGs below .250.

Allen's fourth start was his best so far, getting his ERA below 9.00.  Still, his W-L record dropped to 0-4.

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

DSL: The Gigantes had their regular off day (every Sunday)