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minor lines, 8/5/11

Friday highlights from the Giants farm: Gary Brown, Ryan Cavan, and Devin Harris homered as part of multi-hit performances, and Daryl Maday had 6.2 shutout IP.

AAA: Fresno defeated Iowa 3-2
(scoring all three runs in the 4th inning and allowing both runs in the 8th inning)

Fresno: SS Brandon Crawford: 3 for 4, 2B, SB
Fresno: P Andrew Kown: 0 for 1, 2 BB

Fresno: SP Andrew Kown: 7.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Crawford had three of the Grizzlies' eight hits.  Kown drew two of the Grizzlies' four walks.

Kown had one of his best starts of the year.  Over his last nine starts, he had his longest start by more than an inning and his first start with just 1 ER.

AA: Richmond defeated Portland 5-0
(scoring all five runs in the 4th inning)

Richmond: C Johnny Monell: 2 for 4, 2B, SO
Richmond: CF Juan Perez: 1 for 1, 2 BB

Richmond: SP Daryl Maday: 6.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 WP
Richmond: RP Edwin Quirarte: 2.1 IP, 1 K

With two of the Flying Squirrels' eight hits, Monell raised his AVG to .256.  Perez reached base in all three plate appearances, but his OBP remains just .290.

Maday had one of the best starts of his pro career.  He threw 102 pitches (62 strikes).  Quirarte had 2.1 perfect IP to finish the shutout.  Both pitchers still have ERAs over 4.50.

A+: San Jose lost to High Desert 4-2

San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 2 for 4, HR, CS
San Jose: 2B Ryan Cavan: 3 for 4, HR, 2 2B, CS

San Jose: SP Kelvin Marte: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 PO
San Jose: RP Jacob Dunningston: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 K--1 HR

Cavan had three XBH with his 8th HR and his 29th and 30th doubles.  Brown had his 9th HR.

Marte had his second straight quality start and his second straight start with 6 K.  This start included an atypical 3/6 GO/FO line for Marte.  Dunnington had 5 K but allowed hits to his other three batters, including a two-run HR.

A-: Augusta defeated Rome 6-3
(after the game was tied 1-1 through five innings)

Augusta: RF Ryan Lollis: 3 for 4
Augusta: DH Devin Harris: 2 for 3, HR, BB

Augusta: SP Mike Kickham: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HR, 1 WP
Augusta: RP Seth Rosin: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Harris had his 10th HR--just his second HR since the end of May after he had eight HRs the first two months of the year.  Both he and Lollis reached base three times, with Lollis's three singles lifting his AVG to .300.

Kickham had his longest start of the year and perhaps his best start since the SAL's all-star break.  After a 4.31 ERA in his first in eight first-half starts, he has had a 5.27 ERA in eight second-half starts.  Rosin had a perfect 8th inning.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Boise 6-0

Salem-Keizer: C Joseph Staley: 2 for 2, 2B, 3 BB
Salem-Keizer: 1B Ben Thomas: 3 for 4, 3B

Salem-Keizer: SP Brandon AlleXXn: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Staley reached base in all five plate appearances.  The 22-year-old has hit .268/.398/.505 through 97 AB this year.  Thomas had three hits in his second NWL game.

Allen's tenth start was the most effective start of his young career.  He had his first start without allowing a run and matched a season high with 6.0 IP.

R: Giants defeated Cubs 5-3

Scottsdale: RF Leonardo Fuentes: 1 for 4, HR, 2 SO, E
Scottsdale: LF Mike Mergenthaler: 3 for 3, HR, BB

Scottsdale: SP Joan Gregorio: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Scottsdale: RP Derek Law: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K

Fuentes and Mergenthaler had their 3rd and 2nd HRs, respectively.  Mergenthaler's three hits lifted his AVG above .300.

Gregorio had his shortest start of the year, pushing his ERA just above 2.00 after nine starts.  Law, the Giants' ninth rounder this year, had 3 K in a scoreless 9th inning.

DSL: Giants hosting Marlins postponed by rain
(effectively their third straight rainout)