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minor lines, 7/16/14

Wednesday highlight from the Giants' farm: Chuckie Jones homered and doubled.  Also notable, Nicholas Gonzalez had 6.0 scoreless IP.

AAA: Fresno had the final day of its three-day all-star break
(The PCL all-stars lost to the INT all-stars 7-3.)

PCL: SS Chris Taylor: 3 for 4, 2 2B
PCL: C Andrew Susac: 0 for 1, SO

PCL: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 1 K
INT: SP Liam Hendricks: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 4 K

The Mariners' Taylor, who has hit .315/.391/.493 this year, was the game's lone hitter with three hits.  Susac, the Giants' lone position player at the game, struck out in his lone plate appearance.  He was the second of three catchers for the PCL squad.

Hembree, the Giants' lone pitcher at the game, pitched a perfect 5th inning.  The Twins' Hendricks started the game and struck out four of his seven batters.

AA: Richmond had the final day of its two-day all-star break
(The EL West all-stars defeated the EL East all-stars 5-3.)

West: DH Mario Lisson: 0 for 4, SO
West: SS Matt Duffy: 0 for 2, SO

West: SP Ty Blach: 1.0 IP, 1 K
West: RP Jack Snodgrass: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 K

Lisson and Duffy, the Giants' two position players in the game, did not have a strong showing with a combined oh-fer.

Blach pitched a perfect 1st inning, and Snodgrass followed with a scoreless 2nd inning.

A+: San Jose defeatedRancho Cucamonga 9-8 (10 innings)
(game still in progress at "press time")

San Jose: RF Chuckie Jones: 2 for 5, HR, 2B, BB (IBB)
San Jose: LF Elliott Blair: 3 for 4, 2B

San Jose: SP Pat Young: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--2 HR, 1 HB

Jones hit his 8th HR and 17th double.  With another multi-hit game, Blair raised his AVG to .309.

Retiring less than half his batters, Young had his shortest start of the year.

A-: Augusta defeated Kannapolis 3-2
(scoring two runs in the 8th inning)

Augusta: 1B Craig Massoni: 1 for 2, BB, SO

Augusta: SP Joan Gregorio: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K--1 WP

Massoni, playing his eighth game in the Sally League after beginning the summer with 21 NWL games, was the lone GreenJacket to reach base twice.

Gregorio continues to pitch a little deeper with each start since returning from the DL.  He has had 7 K in three of his five starts since coming off the DL.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Everett 1-0

Salem-Keizer: DH Will Callaway: 2 for 4, 2B, SO

Salem-Keizer: SP Dusten Knight: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

Callaway had his 11th double and a single.  The 24-year-old has hit .328/.371/.448 through 116 AB.

Gonzalez's seventh start was his most effective this year.  He had a new season-high 7 K and new season-low 0 R, while matching a season-high with 6.0 IP.

R: Giants lost to Athletics 6-3

Scottsdale: RF Ben Leslie: 0 for 1, 2 BB, SO

Scottsdale: SP Rodolfo Martinez: 3.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K--1 WP

Leslie, a 20-year-old Australian, was one of just two rookie Giants to reach base twice.

The 20-year-old Martinez has at least as many ER as IP in each of his four starts.

DSL: Gigantes defeated Mets 8-7 (13 innings)

Dominican: DH Carlos Valdez: 3 for 5, BB (IBB), HBP
Dominican: SP Alejandro Flores: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Valdez reached base five times.  The 20-year-old has hit .293/.362/.512 through 82 AB in his third DSL campaign.  Flores allowed a season-high 4 ER in his fifth start.