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minor lines, 7/23/14

Wednesday highlight from the Giants' farm: Austin Fleet had 8.0 scoreless IP.  Also notable, Chris Lofton and Shilo McCall each homered and doubled.

AAA: Fresno lost to Albuquerque 8-7
(scoring five runs in the 2nd inning but trailing 8-6 entering the 5th inning)

Fresno: CF Gary Brown: 2 for 4, SF, SO, SB, CS
Fresno: 1B Travis Ishikawa: 1 for 4, HR, SO
Fresno: SS Chris Dominguez: 3 for 4, 2B
Albuquerque: CF Joc Pederson: 1 for 2, HR, 2 BB, HBP, SB

Fresno: SP Jose De Paula: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K--1 HR
Albuquerque: RP Scott Elbert: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Dominiguez has a seven-game hitting streak, including multiple hits in three of his last four games.  His AVG is up to .269.  He and Brown combined for half of the Grizzlies' ten hits.  Brown has a 19/14 SB/CS line.  Ishikawa connected for his 10th HR.  Pederson, the Dodgers' top prospect, had his 20th HR while reaching base four times, plus also getting his 25th SB.

De Paula had an abbreviated start.  In 3.0 IP, he threw 43 pitches (29 strikes).  The Dodgers' Elbert pitched a perfect 7th inning in his twelfth rehab appearance.

AA: Richmond defeated Akron 2-0

Richmond: 1B Angel Villalona: 2 for 4

Richmond: SP Austin Fleet: 8.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Richmond: RP Phil McCormikc: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Villalona was the game's lone player with two hits.  Each team managed just five singles.

Fleet had one of the best starts of his pro career.  He faced just four batters over the minimum in 8.0 scoreless IP and pounded the strike zone with 82 of 111 pitches for strikes.  McCormick pitched a perfect 9th inning to complete the shutout and to receive his first save.

A+: San Jose had an off-day
(their second of two schedule off-days in July)

A-: Augusta lost to Savannah 7-2
(allowing four insurance runs over the final three innings)

Augusta: CF Chris Lofton: 2 for 4, HR, 2B
Augusta: 1B Craig Masson: 2 for 3, 2B

Augusta: SP Joan Gregorio: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 8 BB, 3 K--1 IBB, 1 WP

Lofton hit his 1st HR and 10th double for the GreenJackets.  Masson had both of the GreenJackets' other two hits.

Gregorio had a season-high 7.0 IP despite a career-high 8 BB.  In fact, he had only once issued 5 BB in a start, which came two starts ago, also against the Sand Gnats.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Spokane 5-2

Salem-Keizer: RF Shilo McCall: 2 for 3, HR, 2B, SO

Salem-Keizer: SP Jason Forjet: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 11 K--2 HR
Salem-Keizer: RP Eury Sanchez: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 4 K--2 WP

McCall hit his 2nd HR and 10th double.  The 20-year-old in his third pro season, entered the night hitting just .202/.294/.303 through 119 AB.

In his 20th pro start, Forjet had a career-high 11 K.  With 18 K and 0 BB over his last two starts, his K/BB is now 4.50.  Sanchez had 4 K in a scoreless 9th inning, picking up his 5th save.  He has had multiple strikeouts in each of his last seven appearances.

R: Giants defeated Padres 7-4

Scottsdale: LF Richard Amion: 2 for 4, 3B, SB
Scottsdale: CF Austin Slater: 2 for 4, 3B

Scottsdale: SP Rodolfo Martinez: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--1 WP

Slater, making his pro debut, and Amion each tripled and singled.

Martinez had a season-high 4.2 IP in his fifth start.  His ERA remains above 9.00.

DSL: Gigantes lost to Orioles2 6-5

Dominican: 2B-RF Richard Rodriguez: 4 for 4, 2B, BB
Dominican: SP Alejandro Flores: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K--2 WP

Rodriguez reached base safely in all five plate appearances, improving the 21-year-old's OBP to .471.  Flores had his most effective start of the year.  The 5.0 scoreless IP brought his ERA below 3.00.