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minor lines, 4/11/12

Wednesday highlight from the Giants' farm: Roger Kieschnick homered, tripled and drew a walk.

AAA: Fresno lost to Las Vegas 14-4

Fresno: LF Roger Kieschnick: 2 for 3, HR, 3B, BB
Fresno: 3B Nick Noonan: 2 for 4
Las Vegas: LF Travis Snider: 3 for 4, 2B, BB, SO
Las Vegas: DH David Cooper: 4 for 4, 3B, 2B
Las Vegas: 3B Chris Woodward: 3 for 4, HR, 2B, BB, SO

Fresno: SP Brian Burres: 4.1 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 2 K--2 PO

Kieschnick's hot start continues, bouncing back from last year when he had a sub-.750 OPS. He had his 2nd HR, 2nd triple, and the team's only walk as he raised his AVG to .517. Noonan was the only other Grizzly to reach base twice. Cooper, who made his MLB debut for the Blue Jays last summer, had four hits, including a triple and a double. The 35-year-old Woodward and 24-year-old Snider also reached base four times.

Burres was hit hard in his second start as over half his batters (12 of 23) reached base.

AA: Richmond lost to Bowie 11-6
(after trailing 8-0 entering the 8th inning)

Richmond: CF Gary Brown: 1 for 4, HBP, 2 SO
Richmond: LF Chris Dominguez: 2 for 5

Richmond: SP Craig Westcott: 5.1 IP, 13 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Bowie: SP Bobby Bundy: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 HB, 1 WP

Dominguez had two of the Flying Squirrels nine hits (all singles). Top prospect Brown was one of several other Squirrels to reach base twice.

Westcott pounded the strike zone with 52 of 77 pitches for strikes but was too hittable with no strikeouts and nearly half his batters (13 of 28) hitting safely. Bundy, one of the Orioles' top 20 prospects and the older brother of the Orioles' top prospect, had 6.0 scoreless IP.

A+: San Jose defeated High Desert 6-0

San Jose: SS Joe Panik: 1 for 3, 2B, 2 BB
San Jose: 1B Ricky Oropesa: 3 for 5, 2B
San Jose: C Jeff Arnold: 3 for 4, SF, 2 E

San Jose: SP Taylor Rogers: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--1 WP

With three hits each, Oropesa and Arnold accounted for nearly half of the Giants' fourteen hits. They raised their respective AVGs to .348 and .667 (the latter in 9 AB). Panik also reached base three times. With 7 BB and 8 H through 7 games, he has a .441 OBP.

Rogers has allowed two runs in both starts while pitching at least five innings. He had an 8/3 GO/FO line.

A-: Augusta lost to Charleston 11-5

Augusta: SS Kelby Tomlinson: 2 for 4, 2 2B, BB, SO, E

Augusta: SP Clayton Blackburn: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Augusta: RP Kevin Couture: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Tomlinson was one of three GreenJackets with two hits each. Through his first 25 AB, he has 3 XBH among his 7 H (.280 AVG). He did commit his first error of the year.

Blackburn was charged with seven runs, two of which scored in the 2nd inning and the remaining five in the 4th inning. Of the seven runs, five were unearned, and three scored after he had left the game. Couture pitched a perfect 8th inning.