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minor lines, 8/11/12

Most notable from the Giants' farm on Saturday: Carter Jurica singled three times.

AAA: Fresno lost to New Orleans 4-3

Fresno: 2B Brock Bond: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SO
Fresno: C Jackson Williams: 1 for 3, BB, SO

Fresno: SP Jason Stevenson: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--3 HR
Fresno: RP Jean Machi: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Bond had two of the Grizzlies' seven hits, keeping his AVG above .330. Williams was the only other Grizzly to reach base twice.

Stevenson gave up 3 HR, scoring all four of the Zephyrs' runs. He has given up 17 HR in 74.0 IP in the PCL this year. Machi pitched a perfect 8th inning to get his ERA below 4.00.

AA: Richmond lost to Bowie 6-4

Richmond: C Johnny Monell: 2 for 4, 2B
Bowie: SS Jonathan Schoop: 2 for 4, 2 2B, BB

Richmond: SP Craig Westcott: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K--1 WP

Monell, who has again become the Flying Squirrels' regular catcher since the Tommy Joseph trade, had three hits, getting his AVG close to .250. Schoop, who is now playing shortstop with Manny Machado up for the Orioles, had his 19th and 20th double while reaching base three times.

Westcott allowed 5 ER--the most he has allowed in his last nine starts. In his last three starts, he has allowed 26 H in 16.2 IP, raising his BAA for the season to .280.

A+: San Jose defeated Lancaster 3-2

San Jose: 3B Carter Jurica: 3 for 5, SO
San Jose: DH Adam Duvall: 2 for 3, BB, SO

San Jose: SP Kelvin Marte: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
San Jose: RP Shawn Sanford: 1.0 IP, 1 K
San Jose: RP Jose Valdez: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Combining for five of the Giants' nine hits, Jurica and Duvall each reached base three times. Since the all-star break, Jurica has hit .342/.394/.483 in the 149 AB.

Marte's sixth start this year was easily his longest start of the year. Despite giving up 5 H, he faced just three batters over the minimum in 5.0 IP as he went through the lineup twice. Sanford and Valdez each had 1.0 perfect IP. For Valdez, his ERA is now below 2.50, while Sanford's ERA remains above 5.50.

A-: Augsta lost to Delmarva 9-4

Augusta: LF Shawn Payne: 2 for 5, 2B, SO
Augusta: RF Brett Krill: 2 for 4, 2B

Augusta: SP Paul Davis: 3.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Payne and Krill each had two hits. The remain the GreenJackets' top two hitters with AVGs of .319 and .281. In fact, they are the only GreenJackets with an AVG higher than .267.

Making his eleventh start, Davis allowed more than 4 ER for only the second time this year.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Boise 4-1

Salem-Keizer: SS Stephen Branca: 3 for 4, 2B, PO

Salem-Keizer: SP Joan Gregorio: 5.1 IP, 11 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 HR

Branca had three of the Volcanoes' seven hits, raising his AVG to .313.

Making his twelfth start, Gregorio allowed a season-high 11 H.

R: Giants lost to Mariners 8-7

Scottsdale: LF Shilo McCall: 2 for 3, BB, SO
Scottsdale: C Leonardo Rojas: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SO, PB

Scottsdale: SP Andrew Leenhouts: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K--2 WP

McCall and Rojas both reached base three times for the rookie Giants.

Leenhouts continues to rack up the strikeouts with a K/IP above 1.50 in 28.0 IP. On the other hand, is WHIP is nearly 1.50, and his ERA stands at 4.50.

R: Giants defeated Diamondbacks/Reds 5-3 (11 innings)

Domincan: LF Carlos Valdez: 2 for 4, BB
Dominican: SP Carlos Diaz: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--1 HB, 1 WP

Valdez (18.1 y.o.) is now hitting .232/.322/.379 through his first 177 pro AB. Diaz (18.8 y.o.) faced just four batters over the minimum in 5.0 IP but allowed three runs.