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minor lines, 8/8/12

Wednesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Michael Kickham had 7.0 no-hit IP, Kyle Crick had 10 K and 1 ER in 6.2 IP, and Joe Panik homered while reaching base in all five plate appearances.

AAA: Fresno defeated Memphis 7-6 (11 innings)

Fresno: RF Francisco Peguero: 3 for 5, 2B
Fresno: SS Nick Noonan: 2 for 5, HR, E
Memphis: 3B Eugenio Velez: 3 for 4, 3B, 2B, BB

Fresno: SP Andrew Kown: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--1 HR
Fresno: RP Mitch Lively: 2.0 IP, 3 K
Fresno: RP Steve Edlefsen: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Peguero had three of the Grizzlies' eight hits, including his 15th double. While he extended his hitting streak to nine games, he entered the evening hitting just .262/.286/.389 through 386 AB--a performance which has presumably dropped him out of the organization's top ten prospects. Noonan had his 9th HR but also his 19th error. Velez, the ex-Giant now in the Cardinals organization, had his 4th triple and 29th double while reaching base four times.

Kown allowed 6 ER for the third time in his last five starts. After having an ERA below 3.00 through his first nine starts, his ERA has been close to 10.00 since. Lively and Edlefsen struck out half of their ten batters in 3.0 near-perfect IP.

AA: Richmond defeated Harrisburg 6-0

Richmond: CF Juan Perez: 3 for 4, 2 2B, SB
Richmond: P Michael Kickham: 2 for 3, 2B, SO

Richmond: SP Michael Kickham: 7.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
Harrisburg: SP Kevin Pucetas: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

With three hits, including his 16th and 17th doubles, Perez raised his AVG to nearly .300. Kickham was one of three other Flying Squirrels with multiple hits.

Kickham had the best start of his pro career, facing just one batter over the minimum in 7.0 no-hit IP. He had a fairly high pitch count, though, for the number of batters he faced, and not because he struggled to throw strikes either. After throwing 105 pitches (65 strikes), he left the game after 7.0 no-hit IP, and the bullpen subsequently allowed one hit. Pucetas, the ex-Giant now with the Nationals, came up shy of a quality start.

A+: San Jose lost to Stockton 14-12
(allowing seven runs in the 3rd inning, five runs in the 5th inning and two runs in the 9th inning)

San Jose: SS Joe Panik: 4 for 4, HR, 2B, BB
San Jose: 3B Adam Duvall: 2 for 4, HR, E

San Jose: SP Justin Schumer: 3.0 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--1 HR

Panik had his second straight four-hit game with a HR. He now has 7 HRs. Duvall had his 26th HR but also his 23rd error.

Schumer allowed 7 ER--only the second time he has allowed more than 5 ER this year.

A-: Augusta defeated Delmarva 3-2

Augusta: SS Kelby Tomlinson: 2 for 4, 2B, SH, SO

Augusta: SP Kyle Crick: 6.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K--1 HB

With eight hits in his last five games, Tomlinson has gotten his OPS back above .600. He has shown little power with just 12 XBH in 101 games.

Crick has made ten starts since the end of May and allowed an earned run in just three of those starts. In two of those starts, including tonight's, he has allowed just 1 ER. Over his last ten starts, he has 23 H, 34 BB and 56 K in 54.0 IP with a 1.17 ERA.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Spokane 3-2

Salem-Keizer: SS Matthew Duffy: 1 for 3, BB, SO

Salem-Keizer: SP Raymundo Montero: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HR

Duffy singled in the 1st inning with no outs but that proved to be the Volcanoes' first and last hit of the night.

Coming off his worst start of the year (6 ER in 3.0 IP), Montero once again lasted just three innings. He allowed nearly half (7 of 15) of his batters to reach base.

R: Scottsdale had its regular off-day (every fifth day)

DSL: Giants at Yankees1 postponed by rain