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minor lines, 8/7/11

Sunday highlights from the Giants' farm: both Emmanuel Burriss and Jackson Williams homered and singled.  Also notable, Dan Runzler allowed 1 ER in 6.0 IP, and Jose Cuevas had 2 HRs while reaching base in all five plate appearances.

AAA: Fresno defeated Omaha 7-3
(after scoring six unearned runs in the 2nd inning)

Fresno: 2B Emmanuel Burriss: 2 for 5, HR, CS
Fresno: 1B Brandon Belt: 0 for 2, 2 BB, HBP, SO, CS
Fresno: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 3 for 4, BB, SO

Fresno: SP Dan Runzler: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Frresno: RP Steven Edlefsen: 3.0 IP, 3 K

Burriss had his 2nd HR of the year.  With three of the Grizzlies' dozen hits, Gillaspie reached base four times and raised his AVG to .291.  Belt reached base three times.

Runzler had a very effective start, at least depending on how one evaluates the couple unearned runs.  All three runs allowed came in the 3rd inning, but he otherwise had five scoreless frames.  He threw 94 pitches (66 strikes).  Edlefsen perhaps had his best appearance of the year with 3.0 perfect IP.

AA: Richmond lost to Portland 7-2

Richmond: CF Juan Perez: 2 for 4, 2B
Richmond: C Jackson Williams: 2 for 4, HR, SO

Richmond: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 4.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

After playing his previous 56 games this year with Fresno, Williams homered in his first Eastern League game this year.  He had 1 HR with Fresno in 125 AB this year.  Perez joined Williams with two hits, but his AVG remains below .250.

After allowing just 4 ER in 19.0 IP over his previous three starts, Fitzgerald reverted to this sub-standard type start.  Still, he has an ERA below 3.50 after 22 starts.

A+: San Jose lost to Bakersfield 4-3

San Jose: CF Jarrett Parker: 1 for 4, HR, 2 SO
San Jose: C Alex Burg: 1 for 4, HR, SO

San Jose: SP Andrew Reichard: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K--1 HR

Parker's 10th HR, which led off the bottom of the 1st inning, and Burg's 7th HR were two of the Giants' six hits.

Reichard made his longest start of the year.  In ten starts this year, he has a 3.40 ERA, as well as a 2.70 ERA in 30.0 IP as a reliever.

A-: Augusta defeated Rome 9-4
(scoring five runs in the 7th inning)

Augusta: CF Chris Lofton: 2 for 4, 2B, BB
Augusta: DH Ryan Lollis: 3 for 5, SB

Augusta: SP Gaspar Santiago: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

With his third straight three-hit game, the 24-year-old Lollis raised his AVG to .315.  Lofton reached base three times after having reaching base just one in his previous six games.  His OPS is just below .600 since the SAL's mid-June all-star break.

For the third time in his last four starts, Santiago had 3 ER in 5.0 IP.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Eugene 9-5

Salem-Keizer: DH Mike Murray: 2 for 3, BB, SO
Salem-Keizer: LF Chuckie Jones: 1 for 3, HR, HBP, SO, 2 E

Salem-Keizer: SP Reiner Roibal: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

After 5 HRs last year, Jones had his 1st HR this year.  He also had made 4 errors as an outfielder in just 23 games.  Murray reached base three times.

For just the second time in ten starts, Roibal allowed more than 3 ER.  His ERA remains below 4.00.  This start included a season-high 8 H, raising his BAA to .299.

R: Giants defeated Padres 9-5

Scottsdale: 3B Jose Cuevas: 4 for 4, 2 HR, 2B, BB, SB, E
Scottsdale: C Eric Sim: 3 for 3, 2B, BB, HBP, SB

Scottsdale: SP Paul Davis: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Scottsdale: RP Luis Angeles: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Cuevas had his 8th and 9th HRs, although he also committed his 10th error.  Both he and Sim reached base in all five plate appearances.  Both have AVGs above .300.

Davis now has a 3.60 ERA over seven starts, all of which have been either 3.0 IP or 4.0 IP.  Angeles, who had 2 K in a perfect 8th inning, combined with four other Giants rookie relievers not to allow an earned run in 5.0 IP in relief.

DSL: The Gigantes had their usual Sunday off-day