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minor lines, 7/29/12

Sunday highlights from the Giants' farm: Conor Gillaspie and Juan Ciriaco both homered in each game of their doubleheader, Daniel Mayora and Juan Perez each homered while reaching base three times, Nick Noonan homered and singled, and Paul Davis had 7.0 scoreless IP.

AAA: Fresno defeated Colorado Springs 4-3 (7 innings) in game 1

Fresno: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 1 for 3, HR
Fresno C Jackson Williams: 1 for 3, HR

Fresno: SP Yusmeiro Petit: 7.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Colorado Springs: SP Edwar Cabrera: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--4 HR

The Grizzlies got their runs on four solo HRs, including Gillaspie's 10th HR and Williams' 8th HR. Prior to this year, Williams had not had more than 5 HR in a pro season.

Petit had another fine start, this time with his first complete game this year. His league-leading 3.17 ERA may be deceptively low considering that 30% of the runs he has allowed have been unearned and so do not count in his ERA. Cabrera, who has made two starts for the Rockies this year, also pitched a complete game.

AAA: Fresno defeated Colorado Springs 9-1 (7 innings) in game 2

Fresno: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 2 for 4, HR, 2B
Fresno: SS Nick Noonan: 2 for 4, HR
Fresno: LF Juan Ciriaco: 1 for 4, HR, SO
Colorado Springs: RF Tim Wheeler: 2 for 4, HR, SO

Fresno: SP Wilmin Rodriguez: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Fresno: RP Shane Loux: 2.0 IP, 1 K

The Grizzlies' got three more HRs in the second game of the doubleheader. Gillaspie had his 11th HR, leaving him one off his total from a year ago. Noonan had his 8th HR. Ciriaco homered in both games of the doubleheader after having just 1 HR previously this year. The Rockies' Wheeler, who had 33 HRs ag year ago, had just his 2nd HR this year.

With the spot start, Rodriguez made his first start of the year after 28 appearances. Loux had 2.0 perfect IP in his third rehab appearance.

AA: RIchmond lost to Eire 7-6
(after leading 6-3 through five innings)

Richmond: 3B Daniel Mayora: 1 for 2, HR, 2 HBP, SO
Richmond: RF Juan Perez: 2 for 3, HR, BB, SB, CS, E
Erie: RF Nick Castellanos: 3 for 5

Richmond: SP Chris Gloor: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 BK, 1 PO

Perez and Mayora had their 9th and 3rd HRs while each reached base three times. Castellanos, the Tigers' top prospect, had just two in the first three games of the series but singled three times today.

Gloor had allowed just 4 ER through his first six starts since being moved into the rotation but surrendered 3 ER today. Still, he has an ERA of just 1.60 in his seven starts.

A+: San Jose defeated Modesto 8-3
(after scoring five early runs in the 3rd inning)

San Jose: SS Joe Panik: 3 for 4, SF, SB

San Jose: SP Jack Snodgrass: 5.0+ IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 3 K--1 WP
San Jose: RP Phil McCormick: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Panik's three hits paced the Giants' twelve-hit attack. Three hits in three of his last eight games have helped to raise his AVG to .275.

Snodgrass began the game with 5.0 scoreless IP before not retiring any of his three batters in the 6th inning. McCormick had 2 K in a perfect 7th inning, getting his K/IP just above 1.00.

A-: Augusta defeated Hickory 7-1

Augusta: CF Jesus Galindo: 2 for 3, 2 BB, CS

Augusta: SP Paul Davis: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Augusta: RP Christopher Marlowe: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Galindo reached base four times, improving his season line to .234/.297/.293 through 184 AB.

Davis had his best start of the year with 7.0 scoreless IP. In six starts since the Sally League's all-star break, he has a 2.43 ERA. Marlowe had 2 K in a perfect 8th inning, bouncing back from his previous relief appearance when he surrendered 6 ER.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Eugene 3-2

Salem-Keizer: 2B Ryan Jones: 2 for 3, SH
Salem-Keizer: DH Mac Williamson: 2 for 4, HR

Salem-Keizer: SP Lorenzo Mendoza: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 WP

Williamson had his his 1st HR since being promoted to the NWL and his 3rd pro HR overall. Jones also had two hits, getting his AVG above .250.

Mendoza, who began the NWL season in the rotation but went to the bullpen after a DL stint, returned to the starting role and offered a solid start. Will he stick in the rotation now?

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

DSL: The Gigantes had their usual Sunday off-day