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minor lines, 5/20/13

Monday highlights from the Giants' farm: Gary Brown, Johnny Monell and Tony Abreu each homered as part of multi-hit games, and Austin Fleet allowed just 1 R in 6.0 IP

AAA: Fresno defeated Oklahoma City 10-3
(after scoring eight runs during the 3rd, 4th and 5th innings)

Fresno: CF Gary Brown: 2 for 5, HR
Fresno: RF Roger Kieschnick: 1 for 4, HR, BB
Fresno: DH Tony Abreu: 2 for 3, HR, HBP
Fresno: C Johnny Monell: 2 for 4, HR, 2B
Oklahoma City: DH Fernando Martinez: 3 for 4, HR

Fresno: SP Mitch Lively: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

The Grizzlies went deep four times. Kieschnick and Monell each hit their 6th HR, Brown his 2nd HR, and Abreu his 1st HR. For Abreu, this was just his third game this year. The Redhawks got one big fly--theirs coming from Fernando Martinez, the former top prospect whom the Astros outrighted to the minors about a week ago.

Lively made his first pro start after 221 relief appearances. Pitching on ten days rest, he threw 74 pitches (47 strikes) and completed five innings.

AA: Richmond lost to Trenton 7-3

Richmond: DH Javier Herrera: 2 for 4, SO
Richmond: 3B Mark Minicozzi: 2 for 3, BB

Richmond: SP Omar Javier: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
Richmond: RP Jose Valdez: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--2 WP

With two hits each, Herrera and Minicozzi combined for all but one of the Flying Squirrels' five hits. Herrera also had his 12th SB.

Javier's second start was brief. He threw less than half (19 of 42) his pitches for strikes while allowing half his batters to reach base. Valdez, the first of six relievers for the Squirrels, provided long relief, although he also threw only half (30 of 60) his pitches for strikes.

A+: San Jose defeated Inland Empire 5-1

San Jose: 2B Brock Bond: 2 for 4, 3B, BB
San Jose: RF Mac Williamson: 2 for 5, 3B, SO
San Jose: 1B Angel Villalona: 2 for 5, 2B, 2 SO

San Jose: SP Austin Fleet: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K--1 HB
San Jose: RP Josh Osich: 1.0 IP, 2 K
San Jose: RP Hunter Strickland: 1.0 IP, 2 K

The Giants had three hitters with two hits each. Those three hitters also had one each of the Giants' three XBHs. Williamon had his 2nd triple, Bond his 1st triple, and Villalona his 10th double. Williamson also threw out a runner at the plate.

Fleet made perhaps his best start of the year, lowering his ERA to 2.45. Osich and Strickland each had 2 K in 1.0 perfect IP. Both relievers have an ERA below 1.00.

A-: Augusta lost to Rome 6-0

Augusta: CF Jesus Galindo: 1 for 3, BB
Augusta: C Eric Sim: 1 for 3, BB, SO, GiDP

Augusta: SP Justin Schumer: 4.0+ IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K--1 IBB, 2 WP

Galindo and Sim each had one of the GreenJackets' two hits (both singles) and drew one of their four walks.

Making his fourth start, Schumer allowed a season-high 6 H. His BAA rose to 3.19, although this start actually improved his ERA a bit, which remains above 10.00.