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minor lines, 7/11/12

Wednesday highlight from the Giants' farm: Bryce Bandilla had 9 K and 1 ER in 5.2 IP.

AAA: Fresno had the final day of its three-day all-star break
(The PCL all-stars defeated the IL all-stars 3-0.)

PCL: LF Wil Myers: 2 for 3, 2B
IL: DH Valentino Pascucci: 1 for 1, 2B, 3 BB

PCL: SP Graham Godfrey: 1.0 IP, 1 H
PCL: RP Eric Hacker: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 K
PCL: RP Ryan Verdugo: 1.0 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
IL: RP Matt Harvey: 2.0 IP, 2 K--1 HB, 1 WP

The Royals' Myers was the lone hitter for the PCL with two hits. The Mets' Pascucci, who got 11 AB in the majors a year ago, reached base in all four plate appearances.

After the Athletics' Godfrey started the game with a scoreless 1st inning, Hacker, the Grizzlies' lone representative, followed with a scoreless 2nd inning. He was immdiately followed by Verdugo, the ex-Giants prospect now with the Royals, who pitched a scoreless 9th inning. The Mets' Harvey was the lone pitcher to have more than 1.0 IP in the game.

AA: Richmond had the second day of its two-day all-star break
(The western all-stars lost to the eastern all-stars 5-4, allowing a run in the bottom of the 9th inning.)

West: DH Thomas Neal: 1 for 3, BB, SO
West: C Tommy Joseph: 0 for 2, BB
West: 3B Daniel Mayora: 0 for 2, SO
East: DH Mike McDade: 4 for 4, 2B

West: SP Chris Heston: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB
West: RP Brett Bochy: 1.0 IP, 2 H

Joseph, who was coming off his strong performance in the Futures Game, and Mayora combined to go 0 for 4. Neal, the ex-Giants prospect now with the Indians, reached base twice. The Blue Jays' McDade had four hits.

Heston got the honor of starting the all-star game but allowed a run while three of his six batters reached base. Bochy, who pitched the 8th inning, also allowed a couple hits.

A+: San Jose lost to Modesto 9-0
(after allowing seven insurance runs in the 8th inning)

San Jose: RF Alex Burg: 1 for 3, 2B

San Jose: SP Justin Schumer: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HB
San Jose: RP Josh Osich: 2.0+ IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 WP

Burg's 13th double was one of just four hits for the Giants.

Back in the rotation after a couple relief appearances, Schumer had a solid start, allowing just one run. Back in the bullpen after a couple starts, Osich allowed nearly half (6 of 11) of his batters to reach base.

A-: Augusta defeated Greenville 4-2

Augusta: RF Devin Harris: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SO
Greenville: 3B Garin Cecchini: 2 for 4, 2B, SB

Augusta: SP Bryce Bandilla: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K

Harris, who had spent basically all of this year in the Cal League, reached base three times in his return to the Sally League. Cecchini, one of the Red Sox' top ten prospects, was one of three hitters for the Drive with two hits. He is hitting .312/.390/.448 through 308 AB in his first full pro season. He also has a 31/3 SB/CS line.

Although 7 H was a new season high, Bandilla had probably his best start of the year in a season-high 5.2 IP. For the year, his peripheral stats are now 29 H, 19 BB and 57 K in 40.1 IP.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Yakima 8-7
(despite rallying for five runs in the 9th inning)

Salem-Keizer: CF Kentrell Hill: 3 for 5, 2B
Salem-Keizer: LF Rafael Rodriguez: 3 for 5, HR, SO

Salem-Keizer: SP Joe Biagnini: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 10 K--1 HB, 1 WP, 1 PO, 1 E

With three hits each, Hill and Rodriguez accounted for better than half of the Volcanoes' eleven hits. Rodriguez led off the 2nd inning with his 2nd HR.

Coming off his start with 9 K in 6.0 IP, Biagnini raised the ante just a bit with 10 K in 6.0 IP. On the downside, he allowed 4 ER after having allowed just 3 ER in his previous four appearances.

R: Giants defeated Reds 6-5

Scottsdale: 3B Cristian Paulino: 3 for 4, 3B, 2B, CS, E

Scottsdale: SP Jose Reyes: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--1 HB

Paulino, who is playing his his second AZL campaign, had his first two XBHs of the year, getting his OPS above .550 after 49 AB.

Reyes bounced back from his last start (4 ER in 0.2 IP) with his best and longest appearance of the year.

DSL: Giants lost Nationals 15-5

Dominican: 3B Emmanuel Hernandez: 2 for 3, 2B
Dominican: RP Noel Diaz: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Although not in the starting lineup, Hernandez (18.8 y.o.) was the lone Gigante with two hits. Diaz (18.9 y.o.) provided long although not necessarily effective long relief. This was the third time in seven appearances he has allowed at least 6 R.