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minor lines, 4/29/12

Sunday highlight from the Giants' farm: Roger Kieschnick homered while reaching base three times. Also notable, Kyle Crick had 8 K in 4.0 scoreless IP.

AAA: Fresno defeated Colorado Springs 4-3

Fresno: LF Roger Kieschnick: 2 for 3, HR, BB, SO
Fresno: 3B Nick Noonan: 2 for 3, BB, SB, E

Fresno: SP Yusmeiro Petit: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
Fresno: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Kieschnick, who had his 6th HR, and Noonan both reached base three times for the Grizzlies. They had half of the team's eight hits.

Petit had his most effective start of the year--matching a season high 6.0 IP, matching a season low 2 R, and setting a new season high with 7 K. His ERA remains above 5.00, though, after five starts. Hembree pitched a perfect 9th inning for his 5th save.

AA: Richmond defeated New Britain 5-3

Richmond: CF Gary Brown: 1 for 4, 2B, 2 SO
Richmond: RF Juan Perez: 2 for 4, CS
Richmond: SS Ehire Adrianza: 1 for 3, 2B, 2 SO

Richmond: SP Jason Stevenson: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Richmond: RP Ari Ronick: 1.1 IP, 1 K
New Britain: RP Daniel Turpen: 2.1 IP, 2 K

Perez had two of the Flying Squirrels' seven hits, raising his AVG to nearly .300. Brown had his 3rd double, and Adrianza his 1st double.

Stevenson allowed 4+ ER for the third time in five starts, dropping his W-L record to 1-4. His ERA is just shy of 7.00. Ronick had 1.1 perfect IP, but his ERA remains above 5.00. Turpen, now with the Twins, had 2.1 perfect IP against his former club, lowering his ERA to 4.50--the lowest ERA with which any of the five pitchers who appeared in this game finished the day.

A+: San Jose lost to Visalia 5-1

San Jose: C Andrew Susac: 1 for 3, 2B, HBP
San Jose: RF Devin Harris: 2 for 4, 2 SO, E

San Jose: SP Justin Schumer: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K--1 HR
San Jose: RP Josh Osich: 1.0 IP, 1 BB, 3 K

Susac and Harris both reached base twice, raising their respective OBPs to .338 and .208.

After starting the season with two quality starts, Schumer has come up shy of a quality start in his last three starts, raising his ERA above 5.00. Osich struck out three of his five batters. He now has 10 K in 7.2 IP over eight appearances this year.

A-: Augusta defeated Hagerstown 2-0

Augusta: 1B Ben Thomas: 2 for 4, SB
Augusta: 3B Jose Cuevas: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SO, CS

Augusta: SP Kyle Crick: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K--2 HB, 1 WP
Augusta: RP Derek Law: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K
Hagerstown: SP Alex Meyer: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K

Thomas and Cuevas each had two of the GreenJackets' seven hits, raising their respective AVGs to .279 and .268.

Crick had perhaps the best appearance of his pro career. Making his fourth start, he had season lows with 0 R and 2 BB and a season-high 8 K. Making his second straight appearance of 3.0 IP, Law faced just one batter over the minimum. Meyer, whom the Nationals drafted 23rd overall a year ago, had perhaps his best start of the year, albeit in a losing effort. He has a season-high 8 K in a season-high 5.2 IP.