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minor lines, 7/27/12

Friday's most notable from the Giants' farm: Joe Panik had three singles.

AAA: Fresno lost to Las Vegas 8-5
(after trailing 6-4 entering the 4th inning)

Fresno: SS Nick Noonan: 2 for 5, 2B, SO
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 1 for 4, HR
Fresno: CF Ryan Lollis: 1 for 3, HR, BB
Las Vegas: SS Adeiny Hechavarria: 3 for 4, BB, SO

Fresno: SP Clayton Tanner: 3.0 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Noonan had two of the Grizzlies' six hits, keeping his AVG above .300. Pill had his 8th HR. Lollis homered for the second time in three games. The Blue Jays' Hechavarria finished the four-game series hitting 10 for 17 with 2 BB, although all the hits were singles.

Tanner has 13 ER in 11.0 IP in his three PCL starts.

AA: Richmond lost to Erie 5-2

Richmond: RF Juan Perez: 2 for 4
Richmond: C Johnny Monell: 2 for 4, 2B, 2 SO

Richmond: SP Michael Kickham: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Richmond: RP Ari Ronick: 2.0 IP, 1 K

Perez and Monell each had two of the Flying Squirrels' seven hits, raising their AVGs to .282 and .224.

Kickham allowed more than 3 ER for the first time in over two months and for just the third time in 21 starts. His ERA remains just below 3.00. Ronick had 2.0 perfect IP, but he still has an ERA above 7.50 in his first season in the upper minors.

A+: San Jose lost to Modesto 8-6

San Jose: 2B Carter Jurica: 3 for 5
San Jose: SS Joe Panik: 3 for 5

San Jose: SP Justin Schumer: 3.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 HB, 1 WP

The Giants' two middle infielders, who were also hitting in the top two spots in the lineup, both had three hits, raising their respective AVGs to .288 and .271.

Allowing 5 ER in the 4th inning, Schumer saw his ERA climb above 4.50.

A-: Augusta defeated Hickory 3-2

Augusta: C Joseph Staley: 1 for 2, 2 BB, SO

Augusta: SP Bryce Bandilla: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Augusta: RP Derek Law: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 4 K

Staley reached base three times. In his third pro season, he has hit .252/.365/.377 through 159 AB.

Bandilla made his longest start of the year and so had his first quality start. Striking out four of his seven batters, Law raised his K/IP to nearly 1.20.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Eugene 14-6

Salem-Keizer: 3B Mitchell Delfino: 3 for 5, 2B, SO
Salem-Keizer: 2B Ryan Jones: 3 for 5, 2B, SO, E

Salem-Keizer: SP Joan Gregorio: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 K--1 HB

Delfino and Jones each had three hits, including their 5th and 4th doubles. Their AVGs are now .319 and .250.

With 4 ER or more allowed in four of his nine starts, including three of his last four starts, Gregorio has an ERA above 6.00.

R: Giants defeated Angels 8-4

Scottsdale: CF Tyler Hollick: 3 for 5, 2B, SB
Scottsdale: 1B Jonathan Jones: 2 for 5, HR, 2B

Scottsdale: SP Andrew Leenhouts: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Jones had his 3rd HR and 5th double. Hollick had three hits, including his 2nd double, to raise his AVG to an even .400 after 30 AB.

After eight relief appearances, Leenhouts has started his last two games and allowed just 1 ER in 7.0 IP over those two starts.

DSL: Giants lost to Nationals 12-7

Dominican: 1B Angel Villalona: 2 for 3, HR, 2B, SF
Dominican: RP Luis Castillo: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HB

Villalona had his 6th HR and 7th double. Castillo (19.7 y.o.), the first of three relievers for the Gigantes, has an ERA just above 4.50 after a dozen appearances this year.