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minor lines, 7/3/12

Tuesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Clayton Blackburn had 9 K and 1 ER in 8.0 IP, Seth Rosin had 5.0 near-perfect IP, and catchers Johnny Monell and Jeff Arnold both homered while combining to reach base seven times.

AAA: Fresno lost to Tacoma 8-2

Fresno: 3B Brock Bond: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SF
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 3 for 4, 2B, BB
Tacoma: CF Darren Ford: 2 for 5, 3B, 2B, SO

Fresno: SP Jason Stevenson: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 6 K--3 HR
Tacoma: SP Danny Hultzen: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K--1 HB

Pill and Bond, the Grizzlies' corner outfielders, had both of the Grizzlies' multi-hit lines as they combined to reach base seven times. Ford, the ex-Giant now with the Mariners, had his 2nd triple and 5th double.

Stevenson allowed 7 ER--the most he has allowed in his eight PCL starts this year. On the other hand, his 6 K were twice as many as he had in any of his previous seven PCL starts. Hultzen, whom the Mariners drafted second overall last year, allowed just 1 ER in third PCL start.

AA: Richmond defeated Arkon 7-5

Richmond: LF Nick Liles: 4 for 5, SB, PO
Richmond: DH Tommy Joseph: 3 for 5, 2B
Richmond: C Johnny Monell: 2 for 4, HR, BB, SO, 2 PB

Richmond: SP Chris Gloor: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

Monell had his 6th HR while reaching base three times. Liles and Joseph combined for seven hits, including Joseph's 13th double. Joseph's three hits lifted his AVG above .250.

Making his second start, Gloor was extended to 85 pitches (51 strikes), although he was not quite able to complete five innings to become eligible for the win.

A+: San Jose defeated Stockton 4-1

San Jose: 3B Adam Duvall: 1 for 4, HR, SO, E
San Jose: C Andrew Susac: 1 for 4, HR, SO, PB

San Jose: SP Seth Rosin: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

Duvall and Susac both homered for the second straight day, Duvall with his 15th HR and Susac with his 6th HR. Defensively, though, Duvall committed his 14th error, and Susac allowed his 8th passed ball.

Rosin was outstanding in his second start, facing the minimum in 5.0 IP. Over his last three appearances, his periperhals stats are outstanding with 3 H, 1 BB and 19 K in 12.1 IP.

A-: Augusta defeated Savannah 10-1

Augusta: SS Kelby Tomlinson: 2 for 4, 3B, BB, 2 SO
Augusta: C Jeff Arnold: 2 for 3, HR, 2B, BB, HBP

Augusta: SP Clayton Blackburn: 8.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K--1 HR

Arnold and Tomlinson were two of four GreenJackets with two hits each. Arnold had his 2nd HR and 8th double. After reaching base four times yesterday, his OBP is close to .380 this year. Tomlinson had his 2nd triple, although with an AVG well below .200 in June, his season AVG has slipped to .235.

Blackburn had one of his longest starts of the year. After allowing multiple runs in each of his last two starts, he came back with a more dominant start allowing just 1 ER, getting his ERA back below 3.00.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Vancouver 4-3

Salem-Keizer: SS Matthew Duffy: 2 for 4, GiDP, 2 E
Salem-Keizer: 2B Stephen Branca: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, 2 SO

Salem-Keizer: SP Kendry Flores: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Jorge Bucardo: 3.0 IP, 2 K

After starting his pro career 0 for 12, Branco homered in the 3rd inning for his first pro hit and later added a double. Duffy also had two hits but also committed his 5th and 6th errors (in 17 games).

After Flores lasted just 3.0 IP for his shortest start of the year, Bucardo had 3.0 perfect IP in long relief. Bucardo had allowed 9 H in 3.1 IP over his previous three appearances, so this was a dramatic turnaround statistically speaking.

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

DSL: Giants lost to Mets1 3-2

Dominican: C Fernando Pujadas: 2 for 4, 2B, SB
Dominican: SP Juan Nova: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K--1 WP

Pujadas (20.6 y.o.) extended his hitting streak to seven games and raised his AVG to .261. Nova (20.8 y.o.) has an ERA of just 1.59 despite having issued at least 4 BB in four of six starts.