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minor lines, 5/26/12

Saturday highlights from the Giants' farm: Yusmeiro Petit had 10 K in 6.0 shutout IP, and Adam Duvall homered among three hits.

AAA: Fresno defeated Colorado Srpings 1-0

Fresno: 2B Charlie Culberson: 2 for 4

Fresno: SP Yusmeiro Petit: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 K

With two of the Grizzlies' five hits (all singles) in his second game since being optioned back to the minors, Culberson raised his PCL AVG to .289. His RBI single in the 1st inning drove in the game's only run.

Following up on his last start with a season-high 9 K in a season-high 7.0 IP, Petit did not pitch quite as deep in the game but did set a new season high with 10 K. This was perhaps his best start of the year. It was at least the first time in ten starts not to allow a run. With 19 K and 3 BB in his last two starts, his K/BB ratio is now above 3.00.

AA: Richmond lost to Altoona 1-0

Richmond: CF Gary Brown: 1 for 4, SO
Richmond: C Tommy Joseph: 1 for 2, 2 BB, SO

Richmnd: SP Andy Reichard: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 2 K--1 HR
Richmond: RP Chris Gloor: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 4 K
Richmond: RP Tom Vessella: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 5 K
Trenton: RP Brett Marshall: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 8 K

With one of the Flying Squirrels' four hits (all singles) and two of their four walks, Joseph was the lone Squirrel to reach base twice. He raised his OBP above .300. Top prospect Brown singled.

Reichard got a spot start, making his second start among six appearances this year. Struggling with his control as he threw barely half his pitches (33 of 62) for strikes, he did not make it out of the 3rd inning. In long relief, Gloor and Vessella faced just two batters over the minimum in 6.1 IP and struck out nearly half (9 of 21) of their batters. Marshall, whom Baseball America ranked as the Yankees' #11 prospect, had a season-high 8 K in 6.0 shutout IP.

A+: San Jose defeated Bakersfield 8-2
(after taking the lead with five runs in the 7th inning)

San Jose: 3B Adam Duvall: 3 for 5, HR, SO
San Jose: 1B Ricky Oropesa: 1 for 4, HR, BB, 2 SO

San Jose: SP Ryan Bradley: 5.2 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 1 K
San Jose: RP Chris Wilson: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 K

Duvall, who had the Giants' only multi-hit line, had his 8th HR. Oropesa added his 4th HR.

Bradley allowed more than two baserunners per inning, although neither the 9 H or 5 BB were new season highs, but kept the damage to just a couple runs. This start was more effective than his previous three starts. After a WHIP barely above 1.00 in April, he has a WHIP above 2.00 in May, even with his start in May having just one baserunner in 7.0 IP. Wilson struck out five of his eight batters, raising his K/IP above 1.00.

A-: Augusta lost to Savannah 7-4

Augusta: SS Alberto Robles: 2 for 4, SB
Augusta: RF Brett Krill: 2 for 4, 2B

Augusta: SP Kevin Couture: 4.0 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K--1 WP
Augusta: RP Adalberto Mejia: 2.0 IP, 1 K

Robles and Krill each had two of the GreenJackets' eight hits. Krill's 4th double was their lone XBH. Robles had had just 4 H in his previous 36 AB this year.

After having allowed just 1 ER on 8 H in his first two starts, Couture allowed 4 ER on 9 K in his third start. His ERA rose above 2.50. Mejia used 2.0 perfect IP to get his ERA below 8.00. Over his last six appearances, his stats are 7 H, 1 BB and 10 K in 11.1 IP with an ERA below 2.00.