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minor lines, 7/24/12

Tuesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Yusmeiro Petit, Chris Gloor, Jack Snodgrass and Clayton Blackburn combined to allow just 3 ER in 26.2 IP over their starts. Also notable, Brett Pill homered while reaching base three times, and Bobby Haney had four hits.

AAA: Fresno lost to Las Vegas 4-3
(after being outscored 3-2 in the 9th inning)

Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 2 for 4, HR, BB, SO
Fresno: CF Ryan Lollis: 3 for 4

Fresno: SP Yusmeiro Petit: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K--1 HR

Pill's 5th PCL HR pulled the Grizzlies within a run in the 9th inning. He and Lollis were two of three Grizzlies to reach base three times.

Petit bounced back from his last start (5 ER in 6.0 IP) with another quality start. He has made eight quality starts in his last ten starts.

AA: Richmond lost to Bowie 3-2
(allowing two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning)

Richmond: 3B Daniel Mayora: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SO, CS
Richmond: DH Luke Anders: 1 for 3, HR, 2 SO

Richmond: SP Chris Gloor: 7.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

With his 20th double and a single, Mayora had two of the Flying Squirrels' five hits. Anders, playing in his fourth game in the upper minors, connected for his 1st HR.

Gloor had another excellent start. Since being moved into the rotation, he has allowed just 4 ER in six starts. Over that stretch, his peripheral stats are 30 H, 6 BB and 23 K in 34.2 IP.

A+: San Jose defeated Bakersfield 12-0
(adding seven insurance runs over the final two innings)

San Jose: 2B Bobby Haney: 4 for 5, BB, SO
San Jose: C Andrew Susac: 2 for 4, BB

San Jose: SP Jack Snodgrass: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 HB

Haney had four hits, pacing the Giants' thirteen-hit attack and raising his AVG to .329 (through 147 AB). Susac was one of four other Giants with multiple hits. He has struggled since his all-star break, hitting just .160/.313/.309 in 81 AB entering tonight's game.

Coming off one of his shorter starts (6 ER in 3.0 IP), Snogradrass has one of his most effective starts of the year with 6.0 scoreless IP. It was his first start not allowing an earned run since May 1st.

A-: Augusta lost to Lexington 4-3
(allowing the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning)

Augusta: SS Kelby Tomlinson: 2 for 5

Augusta: SP Clayton Blackburn: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K--1 HB, 1 WP

Although all but one GreenJacket in the lineup had a hit, Tomlinson was the lone GreenJacket with two hits. Still, an AVG below .200 since his all-star break has dropped his season AVG below .230.

Blackburn had another fine start. He has had eight quality starts in his last ten starts. Perhaps his most impressive stats is his K/BB that remains above 7.50 as he has fewer walks than games started and a K/IP above 1.00.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Everett 3-2
(allowing the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 8th inning)

Salem-Keizer: CF Charles Jones: 2 for 4, HBP, SO
Salem-Keizer: C Dashenko Ricardo: 2 for 4, SO

Salem-Keizer: SP Kendry Flores: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Mason McVay: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 4 K

Jones and Ricardo each had two of the Volcanoes' ten hits (all singles). Their respective AVGs now stand at .232 and .301.

Making his eighth start, Flores matched a season high with 5 K. McVay struck out four of his six batters. Through his first seven pro appearances, his stats are 7 H, 3 BB, 1 R and 16 K in 11.0 IP.

R: Scottsdale had its regular off-day (every fifth day)

DSL: Giants lost to Yankees1 4-3

Dominican: LF Moises Mesa: 3 for 3, 2B, CS
Dominican: SP Luis Pino: 5.0 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 BB, 6 K--1 HB

Mesa (21.3 y.o.) hit safely in all three at bats, raising his AVG to .378 (through 37 AB). Making his first start and only his second pro appearance, Pino (17.8 y.o.) was dominant, facing just one batter over the minimum in 5.0 scoreless IP.