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minor lines, 6/30/14

Monday highlight from the Giants' farm: Brandon Belt homered while reaching base in all four plate appearances.

AAA: Fresno defeated Sacramento 4-3 (11 innings)
(after leading 3-0 entering the 6th inning)

Fresno: 1B Brandon Belt: 3 for 3, HR, BB (IBB)
Fresno: 3B Chris Dominugez: 1 for 5, HR, 2 SO

Fresno: SP Jose De Paula: 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Belt began the game with a big fly to right field that came close to clearing the bullpen.  He followed up with a ground ball well placed between the second baseman and the first baseman for a single in the 3rd inning and lined a single to the outfield in the 5th inning.  In his final plate appearance, he was intentionally walked, which produced the loudest boos I recall hearing for an intentional walk in a minor league stadium, particularly for walking a hitter from the visiting team.  Dominguez's 10th HR led off the 11th inning provided the deciding run.

De Paula looked sharp, throwing 4.0 no-hit, scoreless IP in his first start in over a month.  He threw 59 pitches (34 strikes).  His first reliever, Brett Bochy, ended up leaving the game with an apparent injury after diving to the ground trying to prevent an infield hit.

AA: Richmond defeated Harrisburg 6-4 (12 innings)

Richmond: 1B Ricky Oropesa: 1 for 4, 2 BB, SO

Richmond: SP Jack Snodgrass: 8.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K--1 HR
Richmond: RP Jose Casilla: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K

Oropesa reached base three times for the second straight day, raising his OBP to .315.

Coming off the CG SHO in his previous start, Snodgrass once again pitched deep into the game.  He threw 102 pitches (74 strikes).  Casilla struck out three of his seven batters.  Both Snodgrass and Casilla have ERAs below 3.00.

A+: San Jose had an off-day

A-: Augusta lost to Lexington 6-5

Augusta: 2B Jeremy Sy: 1 for 4, HR, BB
Augusta: C Eric Sim: 2 for 4, HR, SO, GiDP

Augusta: SP Carlos Diaz: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K--2 HR

Sy and Sim hit their 6th and 2nd HRs.

Diaz has not exactly been consistent in terms of runs allowed over his last seven starts.  In four of seven starts, he has 4+ ER, while in the other three he has not allowed a run.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Vancouver 10-2

Salem-Keizer: SS Christian Arroyo: 1 for 3, HR
Salem-Keizer: CF Johneshwy Fargas: 1 for 2, 2 BB, 2 SB

Salem-Keizer: SP Nicholas: Gonzalez: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K--2 HB

Arroyo hit his 2nd HR this year (and 4th pro HR).  Batting at the bottom of the lineup, Fargas reached base three times.

Gonzalez's fourth pro start was brief, facing just five batters, issuing free passes to three of them.

R: Giants defeated Dodgers 9-6

Scottsdale: PH-2B Kevin Rivera: 2 for 3, 2B
Scottsdale: LF Richard Amion: 2 for 4, HR, BB

Scottsdale: SP Michael Santos: 5.0 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K--2 WP

Amion hit his 1st HR while reaching base three times.  Rivera, who entered the game as a pinch hitter for Marco Scutaro in the 5th inning, also reached base three times.

Santos had a season-high 7 K in his third start.  The 19-year-old's component stats have been very good with 12 H, 2 BB, 0 HR and 15 K in 15.0 IP.

DSL: Gigantes defeated Cardinals 11-3

Dominican: CF Mikey Edie: 2 for 5, HR
Dominican: SP Alejandro Flores: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K--1 HB, 1 WP

Edie connected for his 2nd HR.  Flores had 7 K for the third time in four starts, although he has also yielded 11 R (7 ER) in 21.2 IP.