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minor lines, 8/26/12

Sunday highlight from the Giants' farm: Xavier Nady homered twice.

AAA: Fresno defeated Reno 6-3

Fresno: 3B Brock Bond: 2 for 4, BB
Fresno: LF Xavier Nady: 3 for 4, 2 HR
Fresno: RF Todd Linden: 2 for 3, BB

Fresno: SP Yusmeiro Petit: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K--2 HR

Nady had his 5th and 6th HRs in 21 PCL games. Bond and Linden were the other Grizzlies with multi-hit lines. They also each drew one of the Grizzlies' two walks.

Petit, who had allowed 4+ R in three of his last five starts, rebounded with a quality start, although he did allow a couple solo HRs.

AA: Richmond lost to Altoona 7-0

Richmond: CF Gary Brown: 0 for 3, BB, SO

Richmond: SP Chris Gloor: 3.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6, ER, 1 BB, 1 K--1 HR
Richmond: RP Austin Fleet: 2.1 IP
Altoona: SP Jameson Taillon: 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

While no one reached base twice for the Flying Squirrels, Brown had their only walk. The rest of the team combined for five singles.

Gloor allowed a season-high 6 ER. Since entering the rotation in late June, he had not even had back-to-back starts with a combined 6 ER. His ERA remains below 3.00. Fleet provided effective long relief with 2.1 perfect IP. The Pirates' Taillon, who is perhaps among the top ten prospects in the minors, had likely the most effective start of his pro career in his second start in the upper minors. He faced just one batter over the minimum in 6.0 scoreless IP.

A+: San Jose lost to Rancho Cucamonga 10-7

San Jose: 1B Ricky Oropesa: 3 for 5, 2B
San Jose: C Andrew Susac: 2 for 4, 3B, SO, E
San Jose: DH Chris Lofton: 2 for 3, BB, SB
Rancho Cucamonga: DH Yasiel Puig: 4 for 4, 2 2B, BB, CS

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

Oropesa had three hits, incuding his 29th double, to raise his AVG to .260. After hitting just .157 in July, he has rebounded to hit .313 in August. Susac and Lofton also had multi-hit games. Puig, whom the Dodgers signed this summer to a huge contract, reached base safely in all five plate appearances.

Snodgrass allowed just a run through five innings but did not retire any of his three batters in the 6th inning--an inning which the Quakes subsequently scored seven runs. Penny pitched a perfect 7th inning.

A-: Augusta lost to Greensboro 2-1

Augusta: DH Shawn Payne: 2 for 4

Augusta: SP Clayton Blackburn: 8.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K--1 HB
Augusta: RP Tyler Hess: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Payne had the GreenJackets' lone multi-hit line. He has been fairly consistent throughout the season with an AVG below .300 in just one of five months.

Blackburn allowed just six baserunners, four of whom were the Grasshoppers' first four batters in the 4th inning when they scored their two runs. He finished, though, with his longest start in a month and a half. Hess pitched a perfect 9th inning.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Spokane 10-4

Salem-Keizer: PH-2B Stephen Yarrow: 2 for 2, 2B

Salem-Keizer: SP Joan Gregorio: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K--2 HR
Salem-Keizer: RP Kendry Flores: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Although he did not enter the game until the 7th inning, Yarrow's 5th double was the lone XBH for the Volcanoes.

Coming off his best start of the year, Gregorio had one of his least effective starts of the year. Flores, who made eight starts to begin the year, pitched a perfect 5th inning, in his first appearance in a month.

R: Giants lost to Diamondbacks 5-4

Scottsdale: CF Randy Ortiz: 1 for 2, BB, HBP, SH, SB
Scottsdale: 3B Shayne Houck: 1 for 2, 2 BB, E
Scottsdale (TS): C Stryker Trahan: 1 for 2, HR, 2 BB

Scottsdale: SP AndrewWW Leenhouts: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K--1 HR
Scottsdale: RP Franklin Noel: 1.0 IP, 3 K

Ortiz and Houck both reached base three times for the rookie Giants. Trahan, whom the Diamondbacks drafted 26th overall this year, connected for his 4th HR.

Leenhouts had 7+ K for the fourth time in his last six appearances. Noel struck out all three of his batters in a perfect 7th inning.

DSL: The Gigantes season concluded yesterday