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minor lines, 7/4/11

Independence Day highlights from the Giants' farm: Mike Fontenot, Edgar Gonzalez, and Josh Mazzola homered as part of multi-hit performances; Joe Panik hit safely in all four plate appearances; and Gaspar Santiago had 6.0 one-hit, scoreless IP.

AAA: Fresno defeated Sacramento 10-6 (10 innings)

Fresno: 2B Mike Fontenot: 2 for 4, HR
Fresno: SS-2B Edgar Gonzalez: 3 for 5, HR

Fresno: SP Andrew Kown: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--2 HB, 2 WP
Sacramento: SP Doug Mathis: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Fontenot, playing a rehab game for the fifth straight day, and Gonzalez went back-to-back in the 8th inning.  They combined for five of the Grizzlies' nine hits.

Kown had his third straight start allowing exactly 5 R.  He threw 101 pitches (67 strikes).  Mathis, who began the season with the Grizzlies but now is with the Athletics' PCL affiliate, had a quality start against his former team that included a 12/2 GO/FO line.

AA: Richmond hosting Trenton suspended by rain in 2nd inning

Richmond: 1B Wes Hodges: 0 for 1, SO, E
Richmond: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Fitzgerald, who had 1.0 perfect IP in his last start before the game was suspended, this time faced nine batters before the game was suspended.  The game was suspended after Hodges struck out and was ejected.

A+: San Jose lost to Modesto 12-3
(allowing four runs in both the 1st and 2nd innings)

San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 2 for 5, 2B, SO
San Jose: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 4, SO
San Jose: RF Jarrett Parker: 1 for 4, HR, SO
San Jose: 3B-2B Jose Flores: 2 for 3, 2B, BB
Modesto: 3B Nolan Arenado: 3 for 6, 2 HR, GiDP

San Jose: SP Michael Main: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K--2 HR, 1 HB, 1 WP
San Jose: RP Jose Valdez: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K--1 HR, 1 WP
San Jose: RP Jacob Dunnington: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 4 K

Brown had his second straight multi-hit game.  Adrianza and Flores also had multi-hit games.  Parker had his 8th HR.  Arenado, one of the Rockies' top five prospects, had his 9th and 10th HRs.

After Main was tagged for 4 ER in the 1st inning, Valdez was tagged for 4 ER more in the 2nd inning.  Dunnington, the second of the Giants six relievers to appear, provided effective long relief, facing just one batter over the minimum in 2.2 IP and striking out four of his nine batters.  This was Dunnington's Cal League debut after 32 Sally League appearances, during which he had an unimpressive 3.77 ERA but an impressive K/IP ratio just shy of 1.25.

A-: Augusta defeated Charleston 5-2

Augusta: 1B Josh Mazzola: 2 for 4, HR, 2B
Augusta: C Joel Weeks: 1 for 4, HR, SO

Augusta: SP Gaspar Santiago: 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 WP
Augusta: RP Brett Bochy: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Adding a couple insurance runs with solo HRs in the final two innings, Mazzola had his 7th HR and Weeks his 1st HR.

Facing just two batters over the minimum, Santiago had the best start of his pro career.  As a starter, he has been hard to hit with a .180 BAA.  As a starter, he has also gotten his BB/IP below 0.50 after being above that mark in his nineteen relief appearances.  Bochy had a perfect 8th inning.  He has very strong peripheral stats with 10 H, 6 BB, and 24 K in 18.2 IP.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Everett 7-1

Salem-Keizer: SS Joe Panik: 4 for 4, 2B, SB, E

Salem-Keizer: SP Reiner Roibal: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K--1 HB

After collecting just two hits over his previous four games, Panik bounced back with four hits, including his 2nd double, to raise his AVG back up to .349.  He also had his 2nd SB and 3rd error.

After allowing five runs in the 1st inning and a leadoff double in the 2nd inning, Roibal retired twelve of his next fourteen batters, having one batter to reach on an error and allowing a one-out double in the 5th inning.

R: Giants defeated Padres 11-10 (14 innings)

Scottsdale: 1B Ben Thomas: 2 for 6, 2B, BB, SO
Scottsdale: Jose Cuevas: 2 for 6, HR, E

Scottsdale: SP Paul Davis: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Scottsdale: RP Addison Proszek: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K

Although the rookie Giants scored eleven runs in fourteen innings, Thomas was their lone hitter to reach base three times.  Cuevas's 2nd HR tied the game in the bottom of the 9th inning.

Davis, the Giants' seventeenth rounder this year, made his first pro start after three relief appearances.  Proszek, who is playing in his third season with the rookie Giants, made his longest appearance of the season with 3.1 scoreless IP.

DSL: Gigantes at Yankees1 postponed by rain