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minor lines, 6/27/12

Wednesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Chris Dominguez, Mark Minicozzi, Ben Thomas and Jose Flores homered as part of multi-hit games.

AAA: Fresno lost to Reno 6-3

Fresno: SS Nick Noonan: 1 for 3, BB
Fresno: LF Chris Dominguez: 2 for 3, HR, E
Reno: RF Adam Eaton: 3 for 3, 2 2B, BB, CS

Fresno: SP Yusmeiro Petit: 5.0 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Fresno: RP Dan Otero: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Dominguez hit his 1st HR since being promoted to the PCL a month ago. Noonan also reached base twice. Eaton, who is among the Diamondbacks' top ten prospects, reached base all four times. In his second full pro season, he is hitting .382/.455/.620 through his first 275 PCL AB.

Petit's string of excellent starts came to an end. After surrendering just 4 ER over his previous six starts, he yielded 5 ER tonight. Otero pitched a perfect 8th inning.

AA: Richmond lost to Reading 7-4

Richmond: 1B Mark Minicozzi: 2 for 4, HR, BB, GiDP, E
Richmond: 2B Ryan Cavan: 1 for 4, HR, 3 SO

Richmond: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 4.0+ IP, 4 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 5 K--1 HR

Minicozzi's 4th HR and Cavan's 8th HR were two of the Flying Squirrels' five hits.

Fitzgerald continues to scuffle. Today he uncharacteristically issued 5 BB. In five June starts, he had 20 K and 15 BB in 28.2 IP.

A+: San Jose lost to Stockton 8-7
(despite rallying for six runs in the final three innings)

San Jose: 3B Adam Duvall: 1 for 5, HR
San Jose: C Andrew Susa: 1 for 3, 2 BB

San Jose: SP Jack Snodgrass: 2.2 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HR
San Jose: RP Chris Wilson: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 3 K

Susac reached base three times. He entered the night with a .353 OBP despite just a .235 AVG. Duvall's 13th HR pulled the Giants within a run with two outs in the 9th inning.

Snodgrass allowed hits to half of his eighteen batters. This could be termed one of his shortest starts of the year, but he did go through the lineup twice. Wilson provided effective long relief, facing just one batter over the minimum in 3.1 scoreless IP. Who had the longer outing--Snodgrass with 18 TBF in 2.2 IP or Wilson with 11 TBF in 3.1 IP?

A-: Augusta defeated Asheville 12-5

Augusta: 1B Ben Thomas: 2 for 5, HR, SO
Augusta: 3B Jose Flores: 2 for 5, HR, 2B, SO, 2 E

Augusta: SP Clayton Blackburn: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 BK

Thomas and Flores had their 3rd and 1st HRs this year.

On a day that was presumably tough to pitch with the wind blowing out to CF at 10 mph, Blackburn was less than dominant but did deliver a quality start. After two straight starts with 8 ER in 6.0 IP, his BAA has crept up to .240.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Eugene 8-4

Salem-Keizer: SS Matthew Duffy: 2 for 4, BB
Salem-Keizer: C Dashenko Ricardo: 2 for 4, 2B, E

Salem-Keizer: SP Raymundo Montero: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Duffy and Ricardo, playing the two most demanding defensive positions, contributed half of the Volcanoes' eight hits, raising their respective AVGs to .273 and .310.

Raymundo has had at least 5.0 IP and no more than 3 ER in each of his three starts but has a 0-2 W-L record to show for it.

R: Giants defeated Brewers 9-2

Scottsdale: CF Randy Ortiz: 2 for 2, 2 BB, 2 SB
Scottsdale: C Ryan Honeycutt: 1 for 4, HR, PB

Scottsdale: SP Boof Bonser: 1.0 IP--1 WP
Scottsdale: RP Brandon Allen: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Scottsdale: RP Kelvin Marte: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Batting leadoff, Ortiz reached base in all four plate appearances. Honeycutt has now had 1 HR in each of his three pro seasons.

Bonser made his first appearance in the Giants organization since the Giants traded him to the Twins as part of the A.J. Pierzynski trade after the 2003 season. He pitched a scoreless 1st inning. Allen, the third of five rookie Giants relievers, made his second appearance of the year, getting the final out of the 3rd inning and then pitching the next four innings. Marte, who made 25 starts in the Cal League a year ago, pitched a perfect 8th inning in his third appearance of the year.

DSL: Giants lost to Pirates2 5-4 (10 innings)

Dominican: RF Carlos Valdez: 2 for 3, HR, BB, SB
Dominican: RP Noel Diaz: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 WP

Valdez (18.0 y.o.) had his 2nd HR. Diaz (18.9 y.o.) provided effective long relief with his longest appearance of the year.