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minor lines, 8/17/11

Wednesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Charlie Culberson, Jackson Williams, Adam Duvall, Alex Burg, and Luke Anders homered as part of multi-hit games.

AAA: Fresno lost to Round Round 1-0
(allowing game's only run in 1st inning)

Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 2 for 4, SO, GiDP

Fresno: SP Andrew Kown: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Fresno: RP Ronnie Ray: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

With two of the Grizzlies' five hits (all singles), Pill edged his AVG a bit higher to .313.

Making his 24th start, Kown pitched just one inning, facing six batters and throwing 23 pitches (10 strikes).  Ray combined with three other relievers who followed him for 8.0 scoreless IP.

AA: Richmond defeated Bowie 8-5
(with both teams scoring four runs in the 1st inning)

Richmond: RF Francisco Peguero: 3 for 4, 2B
Richmond: 2B Charlie Culberson: 2 for 4, HR, SO
Richmond: C Jackson Williams: 2 for 4, HR

Richmond: SP Ryan Verdugo: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 4 K
Richmond: RP Hector Correa: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 5 K

Culberson and Williams had their 9th and 3rd HRs of the year.  Peguero's three hits lifted his Eastern League AVG above .300.

Verdugo allowed 4 ER in the 1st inning but just one more earned run over the next four frames.  He threw 100 pitches (62 strikes).  Correa faced just one batter over the minimum in 4.0 scoreless IP for his 1st save in 18 appearances since being promoted to the upper minors.

A+: San Jose defeated Lake Elsinore 11-6
(scoring five runs in the 8th inning)

San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 0 for 5, BB, 3 SO
San Jose: 3B Nick Noonan: 3 for 6, 2 2B, CS
San Jose: DH Tommy Joseph: 1 for 5, HR, BB, SO
San Jose: C Alex Burg: 3 for 5, HR, 2 SO, 2 PB
San Jose: 1B Luke Anders: 2 for 5, HR, 2 SO

San Jose: SP Craig Westcott: 6.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--1 HR, 1 WP
San Jose: RP Michael Main: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Joseph had his 7th HR in his last 7 games, giving him 19 HRs this year.  Burg and Anders went back-to-back in the 8th inning for their 9th and 12th HRs.  Noonan's three hits lifted his AVG to .266.  Brown was one of just two Giants without a hit.

With a couple unearned runs, Westcott allowed 5 R for the third time in his last six starts.  Still, he has pitched at least six full innings in eight of his last nine starts, and at least seven full innings in five of those starts.  Main pitched a perfect 9th inning.

A-: Augusta defeated Greensboro 8-5

Augusta: SS Robert Haney: 2 for 3, 2B, 2 BB, SO, CS
Augusta: DH Adam Duvall: 2 for 4, HR, BB, SO
Augusta: 3B Josh Mazzola: 1 for 5, HR, 3 SO

Augusta: SP Ryan Bradley: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Augusta: RP Austin Fleet: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Augusta: RP Jose Valdez: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Duvall and Mazzola had their 21st and 12th HRs, respectively.  Haney reached base four times.  He has a .328 OBP this year.

Making his seventh start, Bradley allowed a new high 3 ER but was credited with the victory for just the second time in his seven starts.  Fleet and Valdez each pitched a perfect inning.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Vancouver 4-1
(allowing three runs in the 8th inning)

Salem-Keizer: RF Brett Krill: 2 for 4, CS

Salem-Keizer: SP Kendry Flores: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Stephen Shackleford: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K

Krill had two of the Volcanoes' six hits, raising his AVG to .331.

Making his first start in over two weeks, the 19-year-old Flores pitched a couple innings, allowing just one run despite having nearly half his batters (5 of 11) reach base.  After two starts earlier this month, Shackleford provided effective long relief, with 5.0 scoreless IP lowering his season ERA to 4.35.  Flores and Shackleford combined for a 3/11 GO/FO line.

R: Giants lost to Brewers 3-1

Scottsdale: C Myles Schroder: 2 for 4, 2B, CS, E

Scottsdale: SP Joan Gregorio: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Scottsdale: RP DeMondre Arnold: 3.0 IP, 5 K

Schroder had two hits, including his 6th double, raising his AVG to .261.

In his eleventh start, Gregorio had 6 K, one off his season high.  He improved his K/BB ratio to 2.50.  Arnold, the Giants' 25th round selection this year, had 5 K in 3.0 perfect IP.

DSL: Giants lost to Phillies 2-1

Dominican: 2B Nelder Gonzalez: 2 for 3, SB
Dominican: SP Jose Reyes: 7.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

Gonzalez (18.0 y.o.) had his first multi-hit pro game, improving his AVG to .214 after 28 AB.  Reyes (20.7 y.o.) had an effective start, keeping his ERA close to 2.50.