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minor lines, 7/22/14

Tuesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Jarrett Parker homered among four hits, and Jason Berken had 5.0 shutout IP.

AAA: Fresno defeated Albuquerque 1-0 (5 innings)
(completed early due to rain)

Fresno: SS Chris Dominguez: 2 for 3, 2 2B

Fresno: SP Jason Berken: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K

Playing shortstop for a change, Dominguez hit his 15th and 16th doubles.

With 5.0 scoreless IP, Berken achieved his first CG SHO in six years.

AA: Richmond defeated Akron 8-2
(scoring three runs in both the 3rd and 4th innings)

Richmond: RF Jarrett Parker: 4 for 5, HR
Richmond: DH Ricky Oropesa: 1 for 5, HR
Richmond: 3B Myles Schroder: 2 for 4, HR, SO

Richmond: SP Clayton Blackburn: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--1 HB
Richmond: RP Edwin Quirarte: 3.0 Ip, 1 H, 2 K

Parker hit his 10th HR among four hits.  He has hit .266/.358/.444 through 338 AB in his fourth pro season.  Oropesa and Schroder added their 4th and 3rd HRs.

Despite pitching on eleven days rest rest, Blackburn last just 3.0 IP in his third start since returning from the DL.  He threw 39 pitches (25 strikes).  Quirarte also provided 3.0 scoreless IP, holding the RubberDucks scoreless through the first six innings.

A+: San Jose defeated Lake Elsinore 8-3

San Jose: LF Elliott Blair: 2 for 3, 2 2B, BB, SO

San Jose: SP Pat Young: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K--1 WP, 1 BK
San Jose: RP Stephen Johnson: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Blair remains the Giants' hottest hitter   Tonight he hit his 21st and 22nd doubles, plus a walk.  His July OPS is now over 1.050 (in 81 AB).

Young delivered a quality start for the third time in his last four starts.  Johnson pitched a perfect 9th inning.

A-: Augusta had an off-day
(their second of three scheduled off-days in July)

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Eugene 10-4
(scoring seven runs in the 5th inning)

Salem-Keizer: SS Christian Arroyo: 3 for 5, SO

Salem-Keizer: SP Ethan Miller: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Arroyo had multiple hits for the fourth time in his last five games, raising his AVG to .319.  He paced the Volcanoes' thirteen-hit attack (all singles).

Miller went 6.0 IP for the third time in eight starts.  In his second pro season, he has a very good K/BB (over 4.00), but he has been rather hittable (BAA close to .300).

R: Scottsdale had their regular off-day

DSL: Gigantes defeated Cardinals 11-7

Dominican: SS Manuel Geraldo: 2 for 5, 3B, SO, E
Dominican: SP Deiyerbert Bolivar: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 11 K

The 17-year-old Geraldo hit his 6th triple plus a single.  He has hit .213/.305/.331 through his first 136 pro AB.  Striking out over half his batters (11 of 19), Bolivar nearly doubled his previous season high with 11 K.