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minor lines, 8/29/12

Wednesday's most notable from the Giants' farm: Michael Kickham allowed 2 ER in 6.1 IP.

AAA: Fresno defeated Reno 5-4

Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 2 for 3, HBP
Fresno: CF Ryan Lollis: 2 for 4, 2B
Reno: LF Tyler Graham: 1 for 4, HR, SO, GiDP

Fresno: SP Brian Burres: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Fresno: RP Dan Otero: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K
Reno: SP Joe Martinez: 6.2 IP, 12 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--1 HB

Pill, who reached base three times, and Lollis, who had his 8th PCL double, were two of four Grizzlies with two hits. Graham, the ex-Grizzly now with the Diamondbacks' PCL affiliate, had his 1st HR this year and also threw out a runner at the plate.

Despite 3 BB, Burres had a solid, although abbreviated, start in his third start since returning from the DL. Otero struck out three of his four batters in the 7th inning. Martinez, the ex-Giant, allowed more than two baserunners per inning as he had a bit of a rough start.

AA: Richmond defeated Harrisburg 3-2

Richmond: 2B Joel Weeks: 2 for 3

Richmond: SP Michael Kickham: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HB
Harrisburg: SP Ryan Perry: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

Weeks was one of three Flying Squirrels with two hits.

Kickham had another solid start. In ten starts since the all-star break, he has pitched into the 7th inning six times. Perry, the Tigers' first round pick four years ago who is now with the Nationals, had allowed just 1 ER over his previous two starts against the Flying Squirrels but was touched for 2 ER in this start. Converting to a starting role, the 25-year-old has a sub-3.00 ERA after 13 starts.

A+: San Jose lost to Lake Elsinore 6-5 (11 innings)
(scoring a run in the top of the 11th inning but allows two runs in the bottom half)

San Jose: 3B Adam Duvall: 1 for 4, HR, BB, SO
San Jose: C Andrew Susac: 2 for 5, 2B, SO
San Jose: CF Jarrett Parker: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SO

San Jose: SP Justin Schumer: 6.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Parker reached base three times for the Giants. Susac, who had his 16th double, was one of three other Giants with two hits. Duvall had his organization-leading 29th HR.

Coming off a pair of starts with just 4.1 IP in each, Schumer delivered a quality start.

A-: Augusta lost to Rome 4-3
(allowing two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning)

Augusta: 3B Jose Flores: 3 for 4, BB, CS
Augusta: C Jeff Arnold: 2 for 5, 2 2B, SO

Augusta: SP Kyle Crick: 3.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--2 WP
Augusta: RP Chris Marlowe: 2.0 IP, 4 K

Flores had three hits to raise his Sally League AVG to .270. Arnold had his 17th and 18th doubles

Crick had his shortest start in two months. In 3.2 IP, he allowed nearly half (9 of 19) of his batters to reach base. This was likely his final start of the regular season. Marlowe had 4 K in 2.0 perfect IP.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Tri-City 7-2

Salem-Keizer: DH Kentrell Hill: 1 for 1, 2B, 3 BB
Salem-Keizer: RF Mac Williamson: 3 for 3, BB

Salem-Keizer: SP Cameron Lamb: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Stephen Johnson: 1.0 IP, 3 K

Both Hill and Williamson reached base in all four of their plate appearances.

Lamb had his second straight start with 2 R in 5.0 IP. Johnson struck out all three of his batters in the 9th inning.

R: Giants lost to Athletics 9-8

Scottsdale: CF Tyler Hollick: 4 for 4, BB

Scottsdale: SP Zach Edgington: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K

Hollick reached base in all five plate appearance, with his four singles boosting his AVG to .301.

Edginton retired just one of six batters in his least effective pro appearance.

DSL: The Gigantes finished their season last week