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minor lines, 8/28/12

Tuesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Brett Pill homered twice, Boof Bonser allowed just 1 ER in 6.0 IP and homered, Paul Davis had 7.0 scoreless IP, and both Shawn Payne and Devin Harris homered while reaching base four times.

AAA: Fresno defeated Reno 4-3 (12 innings)

Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 3 for 6, 2 HR, 2B, 2 SO
Fresno: LF Xavier Nady: 2 for 4, BB, SO
Fresno: P Boof Bonser: 1 for 2, HR

Fresno: SP Boof Bonser: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K--1 WP
Fresno: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Reno: SP Trevor Bauer: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--1 HR

Pill had two solo HRs--the first in the bottom of the 8th inning to tie the score and second with two outs in the bottom of the 12th inning to end the game in walk-off fashion. Nady also reached base three times. Bonser had what appears to be his first pro HR.

Bonser had his longest and probably best start of the season. Hembree, the third of five Grizzlies relievers, pitched a perfect 9th inning. Bauer, whom the Diamondbacks drafted third overall last year, had his eight straight PCL start with 3 ER or less.

AA: Richmond lost to Harrisburg 2-1

Richmond: 3B Daniel Mayora: 2 for 4, 2B
Richmond: 2B-LF Mark Minicozzi: 2 for 4
Harrisburg: 3B Anthony Rendon: 1 for 3, 3B, BB, SO

Richmond: SP Chris Heston 7.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K--3 WP

With two hits each, Mayora and Minicozzi had four of the Flying Squirrels' eight hits. Their respective AVGs are now .284 and .293. Rendon, whom the Nationals drafted sixth overall a year ago, tripled and walked.

Heston had his seventh straight start allowing 2 R or less. His season ERA is back down to 2.07. The go-ahead run scored in the 8th inning after the second batter reached on an error, subsequently stole second base, advanced to third on a wild pitched, and scored on another wild pitch.

A+: San Jose defeated Lake Elsinore 7-4

San Jose: SS Joe Panik: 2 for 4, BB
San Jose: 3B Adam Duvall: 3 for 5, SO, CS
San Jose: C Dan Burkhart: 3 for 4, 2B, SB

San Jose: SP Ryan Bradley: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K--1 HR
San Jose: RP Drew Bowlin: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Duvall and Burkhart each had three hits, raising their AVGs to .264 and .291. Panik also reached base three times.

Bradley bounced back from his previous start (6 ER in 1.2 IP) with a quality start. He matched a season high with 7 K. Bowlin retired all three of his batters in the 9th inning, stranding three inherited runners, for his 1st save.

A-: Augusta defeated Rome 10-2
(after leading 9-0 through four innings)

Augusta: LF Shawn Payne: 1 for 3, HR, 3 BB, 2 SB
Augusta: RF Devin Harris: 1 for 3, HR, 3 BB
Augusta: 1B Garrett Buechele: 3 for 6, SO

Augusta: SP Paul Davis: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K

Payne and Harris each homered while reaching base four times. Buechele's three singles raised his AVG above .260.

Davis had one of his most effective starts of the year with 7.0 scoreless IP, improving his ERA to 3.56.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Tri-City 4-3

Salem-Keizer: LF Kentrell Hill: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, E
Salem-Keizer: CF Chuckie Jones: 3 for 4, HR, 2B

Salem-Keizer: SP Joe Biagini: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 HB, 1 WP
Salem-Keizer: RP Matthew Graham: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K

Jones had his 6th HR and 12th double, as well as a single. Although noted for his power, his XBH/AB ratio is just 8% in 225 NWL AB. Hill also reached base three times, raising his OBP to .394.

Biagini allowed a run in three of his five innings. Graham had one of his best appearances of the year, striking out three of his four batters. His K/IP is back above 0.75.

R: Scottsdale had its regular off-day (every fifth day)
(with their regular season finale scheduled for tomorrow)

DSL: The Gigantes ended their season last week