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minor lines, 8/29/11

Monday highlights from the Giants' farm: Gary Brown had three XBH, Francisco Peguero homered among three hits, Alex Burg homered twice, Shawn Sanford had 8.0 perfect IP before a 9th inning single, and Raymundo Montero had 5.0 perfect IP.

AAA: Fresno lost to Reno 5-2

Fresno: RF Justin Christian: 1 for 2, 2 BB, E
Fresno: SS Brandon Crawford: 1 for 2, BB, CS, E

Fresno: SP Geno Espineli: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 K--1 HR

Batting leadoff, Christian reached base three times.  Crawford reached base twice.  He has hit .253/.314/.337 in 95 AB since returning to the minors.

Espineli made his third start.  With 3 BB and 1 K, his K/BB ratio in ten appearances since the all-star break dipped below 1.00.

AA: Richmond defeated New Britain 10-5
(after scoring five runs in the 6th inning)

Richmond: 2B Charlie Culberson: 3 for 5, 2B
Richmond: RF Francisco Peguero: 3 for 5, HR

Richmond: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K--1 HB, 1 WP

Peguero and Culberson paced the Flying Squirrels' fifteen-hit attack with three hits apiece.  The Squirrels had just two XBH, though, with Peguero's 5th HR and Culberson's 30th double.

Despite issuing five free passes, Fitzgerald had a quality start to even his W-L record at 9-9.  He threw 96 pitches (57 strikes).

A+: San Jose defeated Rancho Cucamonga 7-4

San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 4 for 5, 3B, 2 2B, SO
San Jose: DH Alex Burg: 2 for 5, 2 HR, 2 SO

San Jose: SP Andrew Reichard: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 6 K--2 HR, 1 WP
San Jose: RP Addison Proszek: 2.0 IP, 3 K
Rancho Cucamonga: SP Chris Reed: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Brown, Dave Flemming's player of the game, had another outstanding performance with his fifth straight multi-hit game.  He now has 58 XBH this year as part of a .338/.407/.518 performance.  Burg had his 12th and 13th HRs, raising his SLG to nearly .550 through 238 AB.

Reichard came up short of a quality start but did have his sixth straight start with 6.0+ IP.  Proszek had 3 K in 2.0 perfect IP.  Reed, whom the Dodgers selected 16th overall this year, made his second pro start.  He struck out five of his eleven batters but allowed five of the other six batters to reach base. Dave Flemming was perhaps particularly impressed that Brown got two XBH against the Stanford-produced Reed.

A-: Augusta defeated Greenville 1-0

Augusta: 1B Ryan Scoma: 2 for 3, BB

Augusta: SP Shawn Sanford: 8.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K

Scoma had two of the GreenJackets' six hits, but his AVG remains below .250.

After 8.0 perfect IP, Sanford allowed a leadoff single in the 9th inning.  He then retired the final batter he faced on a fly ball--one of just two fly ball outs (14/2 GO/FO line).  He lowered his league-leading ERA below 2.50.

ssA: Salem-Keizer had a scheduled off-day
(their third of three off-days this summer)

R: Giants defeated Athletics 5-3 (10 innings)

Scottsdale: SS Kelby Tomlinson: 2 for 2, BB, 3 SB

Scottsdale: SP Raymundo Montero: 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Tomlinson reached base in all three plate appearances, finishing the AZL season with three straight multi-hit games and a .357/.417/.543 line in 140 AB, plus an 11/2 SB/CS line.  Most of the rookie Giants starters were removed at the end of the 6th inning.

Montero had suffered poor results as a reliever this year with an ERA bove 10.00 in eleven relief appearances; but, making his first start, he had 5.0 perfect IP, which included a 10/1 GO/FO line.