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minor lines, 7/24/14

Thursday highlights from the Giants' farm: Luis Ysla allowed 1 R in 6.0 IP, and Brandon Bednar reached base in all five plate appearances.  Also notable, Chris Dominguez, Guillermo Quiroz, Brian Ragira, and Tyler Horan each homered in multi-hit performances.

AAA: Fresno lost to Albuquerque 8-7
(allowing five runs in the 8th inning)

Fresno: RF Juan Perez: 1 for 4, HR, 2 SO
Fresno: SS Chris Dominguez: 2 for 4, HR, E
Fresno: C Guillermo Quiroz: 2 for 4, HR, SO
Albuquerque: CF Joc Pederson: 1 for 5, HR, SO

Fresno: SP Mike Kickham: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 K--1 WP

The Grizzlies went deep three times--Dominguez with his 13th HR, Perez with his 2nd HR, and Quiroz with his 1st HR.  Pederson, the Dodgers' top prospect, had just one hit, but it was a grand slam with two outs in the 8th inning.

Kickham struck out over a third of his batters (8 of 23) but came up shy of a quality start.  After 21 starts, his component stats are 122 H, 45 BB, 6 HR, and 104 K in 114.2 IP.

AA: Richmond defeated Erie 4-3
(after taking an early 4-0 lead)

Richmond: 2B Kelby Tomlinson: 2 for 4, 3B, BB
Richmond: SS Matt Duffy: 3 for 4, 2B
Richmond: DH Ricky Oropesa: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SO

Richmond: SP Kelvin Marte: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K

Duffy, Oropesa, and Tomlinson each had an XBH while reaching base three times for the Flying Squirrels.

Marte had a quality start for the sixth time in his last eight starts.

A+: San Jose lost to Visalia 10-0
(allowing four runs in the 9th inning)

San Jose: CF Jesus Galindo: 3 for 5, SO, SB
San Jose: RF Chuckie Jones: 1 for 3, HR, BB, SO
San Jose: SS Brandon Bednar: 4 for 4, BB, E
San Jose: 1B Brian Ragira: 2 for 3, HR

San Jose: SP Chris Stratton: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Bednar reached base safely in all five plate appearances, with his four singles raising his AVG to .329.  Galindo also had three hits, plus his 30th SB.  Ragira and Jones hit their 12th and 9th HRs.

With 4+ ER in four of his last six starts, Stratton's ERA is up to 5.13.

A-: Augusta lost to Savannah 2-1
(allowing the winning run in the 9th inning)

Augusta: RF Tyler Horan: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, SO

Augusta: SP Luis Ysla: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Horan hit his 14th HR and 22nd double.  At least statistically, July has been his best month this year with an OPS over .900.

Ysla allowed a new season-high 8 H but still came through with a quality start.  His BAA rose to .224, but his ERA fell to 2.28.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Spokane 8-2
(scoring all eight runs in the 3rd inning)

Salem-Keizer: RF Shilo McCall: 1 for 4, HR, SO

Salem-Keizer: SP Andrew Leenhouts: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K--1 HR, 1 WP

McCall homered for the second straight day--this time with a grand slam.

Leenhouts matched a career high with 7.0 IP.  His ERA remains above 4.00.

R: Giants defeated Padres 14-5

Scottsdale: 1B-3B Chase Compton: 3 for 4, 2B, SO, E
Scottsdale: SS Hector Mercedes: 4 for 5, 3B, 2B

Scottsdale: SP Martin Agosta: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Mercedes had four hits, including his 2nd triple and 3rd double, raising his AVG to .333.  Compton was one of two other rookie Giants with three hits.

Agosta made his fourth rehab start.  Over his four rehab starts, his component stats are 16 H, 2 BB, 0 HR, and 19 K in 14.0 IP.

DSL: Gigantes lost to Orioles2 4-3

Scottsdale: CF Jean Angomas: 2 for 3, 3B, BB, SO
Scottsdale: SP Victor Concepcion: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K

Angomas had his 4th triple, plus a single and a walk.  Concepcion had his second straight start with 8 K and brought his ERA below 3.00 after ten starts.