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minor lines, 8/1/12

Wednesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Kyle Crick had 7.0 scoreless IP, Jackson Williams homered while reaching base three times, and Brock Bond reached base in all five plate appearances.

AAA: Fresno lost to Nashville 7-5 (11 innings)

Fresno: C Jackson Williams: 2 for 4, HR, BB, SO
Fresno: 2B Brock Bond: 4 for 4, BB

Fresno: SP Clayton Tanner: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--1 HR, 2 WP, 1 PO
Fresno: RP Mitch Lively: 2.0 IP, 4 K
Fresno: RP Jean Machi: 2.0 IP, 3 K

After 3 HRs in his last four games, Williams now has 10 HRs, doubling his previous career high with a month left in the season. Bond reached base in all five plate appearance.

Tanner's fourth start was his longest yet for the Grizzlies. Lively and Machi, the first and third of the Grizzlies' four relievers, combined for 7 K in 4.0 perfect IP.

AA: Richmond lost to Reading 7-4

Richmond: RF Juan Perez: 1 for 4, HR
Richmond: 2B Ryan Cavan: 2 for 4, 2B, SO
Reading: C Tommy Joseph: 3 for 5

Richmond: SP Chris Heston: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--1 WP

With 3 HRs in his last four games, Perez now has 10 HRs this year. Cavan had the Flying Squirrels' lone multi-hit line, but his AVG remains below .250. Joseph did not have to travel far for his first game in the Phillies organization, staying in Richmond. He singled three times in his Phillies debut.

Making his first start in two weeks, Heston had one of his shortest starts of the year, although he allowed just a couple runs.

A+: San Jose defeated Bakersfield 7-6
(after scoring two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning)

San Jose: 2B Carter Jurica: 1 for 4, HR, SH, 2 SO
San Jose: CF Jarrett Parker: 2 for 4, HR, SO

San Jose: SP Ryan Bradley: 5.1 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--1 HR

Jurica and Parker both went deep in the 1st inning for their 4th and 9th HRs.

After allowing 10 H in each of his previous two starts, Bradley allowed a season-high 11 H. His BAA in eight starts since the all-star break is close to .350.

A-: Augusta lost to Rome 7-6 (10 innings)
(after leading 6-0 entering the 8th inning)

Augusta: RF Devin Harris: 3 for 5

Augusta: SP Kyle Crick: 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K

With three singles, Harris raised his AVG to .264.

Crick had one of his best starts of the year, facing just four batters over the minimum in 7.0 scoreless IP. His 7 K were the most strikeouts he has had over his last six starts. This was the third time this year he has allowed just 1 H while going at least 6.0 IP.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Vancouver 5-1

Salem-Keizer: LF Kentrell Hill: 2 for 5, SO, SB
Salem-Keizer: DH Trevor Brown: 2 for 4, 2B, SB

Salem-Keizer: SP Joan Gregorio: 4.0+ IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 BK

With two hits each, Hill and Brown accounted for half of the Volcanoes' eight hits.

Gregorio allowed a couple runs in the 1st inning, came back with three scoreless innings, and then allowed both batters faced in the 5th inning to reach base.

R: Giants defeated Dodgers 5-1

Scottsdale: 1B Jonathan Jones: 3 for 3, 2 2B, BB
Glendale: DH Yasiel Puig: 0 for 4, SO

Scottsdale: SP Andrew Leenhouts: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K--1 WP
Scottsdale: RP Eduardo Encinosa: 1.0 IP, 3 K--1 WP

Jones has been red-hot for the rookie Giants. After reaching base in all four plate appearances today, he is 17 for 34 in his last ten games with 7 XBH. Puig, whom the Dodgers recently signed to a large contract, had an oh-fer in his first pro game.

Leenhouts was dominant in his third pro start, striking out half of his eighteen batters and facing just three batters over the minimum. Encinosa struck out three of his four batters in a scoreless 9th inning.

DSL: Giants defeated Phillies 5-4

Dominican: 3B Henberger Medina: 2 for 2, 3 BB
Dominican: SP Carlos Diaz: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 HB

Reaching base in all five plate appearances, Medina (17.9 y.o.) improved his line to .338/.484/.351 through 74 AB. He has 17 BB but just 1 XBH. Diaz (18.8 y.o.) has a 7-1 W-L record in ten starts, even with an ERA above 3.50.