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minor lines, 8/18/11

Thursday highlights from the Giants' farm: both Juan Perez and Skyler Stromsmoe homered and singled.

AAA: Fresno lost to Round Rock 7-4

Fresno: SS Brandon Crawford: 2 for 4, 2B, BB
Fresno: RF Justin Christian: 2 for 3, BB, SB, E
Fresno: C Tyler LaTorre: 3 for 4, 2B, SB, E
Round Rock: LF Brad Nelson: 3 for 4, HR, 2B, BB, SB

Fresno: SP Daryl Maday: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Round Rock: SP Brett Tomko: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Crawford, Christian, and LaTorre each reached base three times for the Grizzlies.  Nelson, the 28-year-old who came up with the Brewers and is now in the Rangers organization, has 8 hits, including 2 HRs, and 3 walks in the first three games of this series in Fresno.

Making his first PCL start of the year, Maday retired less than half the 23 batters he faced.  Tomko, the ex-Giant, had a solid start against his former organization, but his ERA remains above 6.50 in 83.1 IP this year.

AA: Richmond lost to Bowie 5-4
(after allowing four runs in the 5th inning)

Richmond: LF Juan Perez: 2 for 4, HR, SB
Richmond: SS Skyler Stromsmoe: 2 for 4, HR, SO

Richmond: SP Clayton Tanner: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 2 K--1 HB, 1 WP

Perez and Stromsmoe had their 4th and 1st HRs of the year.

Tanner, who had not issued more than 2 BB in any of his previous nine starts, uncharacteristically struggled with his control (or so his line suggests), issuing 5 BB while throwing just over half his pitches for strikes (51 for 94).

A+: San Jose had a scheduled off-day
(its final off-day this season)

A-: Augusta defeated Charleston 9-3
(getting an early lead with five runs in the 2nd inning)

Augusta: 2B Carlos Willoughby: 3 for 5, 3B, SB
Augusta: 3B Adam Duvall: 1 for 2, 3 BB, CS
Augusta: LF Ryan Scoma: 3 for 4, BB

Augusta: SP Gaspar Santiago: 2.0+ IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K--1 HB, 2 WP
Augusta: RP Mario Rodriguez: 3.0 IP, 4 K
Augusta: RP Edward Concepcion: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Scoma had three hits while reaching base four times, but his AVG remains below .250.  Duvall also reached base four times, drawing three of the GreenJackets' five walks.  Like Scoma, Willoughby had three hits, raising his AVG to .259.

Santiago began his start with two scoreless frames but then did not retire any of his four batters in the 3rd inning.  Pitching the next four innings, Rodriguez and Concepcion combined for 4.0 perfect IP, while striking out half of their batters.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Eugene 5-4

Salem-Keizer: SS Joe Panik: 1 for 3, 2 BB, SB
Salem-Keizer: DH Mike Murray: 1 for 2, HR, 2 BB
Salem-Keizer: 3B Garrett Buechele: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SB

Salem-Keizer: SP Reiner Roibal: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Chris Gloor: 2.0 IP, 4 K

Murray led off the 2nd inning with his 6th HR.  Panik and Buechele also reached base three times each.

Roibal allowed nearly half of his 26 batters to reach base but kept the damage to three runs.  Making his seventh NWL appearance, the 24-year-old Gloor had 4 K in 2.0 perfect IP.

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

DSL: Giants defeated Rangers 3-0

Dominican: 1B Victor Feliz: 2 for 3, BB
Dominican: SP Alejandro Flores: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 WP, 1 E

Feliz (20.8 y.o.) had a couple hits to raise his AVG back above .300.  Flores' (17.10 y.o.) seventh start was likely his best start yet as a pro, but his ERA remains above 5.00.