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minor lines, 7/30/14

Wednesday's most notables from the Giants' farm: Chris Stratton allowed 1 R in 5.0 in his upper minors debut, and Dylan Brooks had 8 K in a relief appearance.

AAA: Fresno lost to Reno 3-1

Fresno: 1B Mark Minicozzi: 1 for 3, 2B, BB SO

Fresno: SP Chris Heston: 8.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Minicozzi was the lone Grizzly to reach base twice.

Heston had his third straight quality start.  He had just 2 K but a 13/5 GO/FO line.

AA: Richmond lost to Harrisburg 6-3 (13 innings)
(allowing five runs in the 13th inning)

Richmond: 3B Matt Duffy: 2 for 5, 2B, BB

Richmond: SP Chris Stratton: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HR

Duffy, one of five Flying Squirrels with two hits, reached base three times.

After a 5.07 ERA in 99.1 IP in the Cal League this year, Stratton made his upper minors debut.  He allowed just 1 R while throwing 89 pitches (50 strikes).

A+: San Jose defeated Modesto 8-4

San Jose: 3B Mitch Delfino: 3 for 5, 2 2B, SO
San Jose: RF Shawn Payne: 3 for 5, 3B, 2B, GiDP
Modesto: SS Rosell Herrera: 3 for 3, HR, 2 BB

San Jose: SP Martin Agosta: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 5 K--1 HR
San Jose: RP Stephen Johnson: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K

Delfino and Payne each had three hits, including a couple XBH for each--Delfino with his 21st and 22nd doubles and Payne with his 4th triple and 17th double.  Herrera, one of the Rockies' top prospects after winning the Sally League MVP last year, hit his 4th HR while reaching base in all five plate appearances.

Agosta made his first Cal League start in over two months.  Johnson had 3 K in 2.0 scoreless IP to receive his 1st save this year.

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

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Tri-City 8-7
(scoring four runs in the 9th inning)

Salem-Keizer: RF Austin Slater: 4 for 5, SB

Salem-Keizer: SP Jose Reyes: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Eury Sanchez: 1.0 IP, 1 K

With four singles tonight, Slater has hit 9 for 17 in his first four NWL games, although all nine hits have been singles.

In his tenth start, Reyes allowed a season-high 6 R.  His ERA rose to 4.15.  Sanchez pitched a perfect 9th inning for his 8th save.

R: Giants tied with Diamondbacks 3-3
(game delayed in 12th inning due to power issue)

Scottsdale: CF Randy Ortiz: 5 for 6
Scottsdale: SS Hector Mercedes: 2 for 6, 3B, 2B, 2 SO, E

Scottsdale: SP Michael Santos: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Scottsdale: RP Dylan Brooks: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 8 K--1 WP

With five singles, Ortiz raised his AVG to nearly .400 (.395 through 76 AB).  Mercedes has 6 XBH over his last five games, raising his SLG above .500 through 62 AB.

Remarkably consistent, Santos has exactly 5.0 IP in all eight starts.  Brooks, in his tenth appearance this year, struck out 8 of his 11 batters.

DSL: Gigantes defeated Mariners 3-2

Dominican: 2B Robert Antunez: 1 for 2, BB, SF, SH
Dominican: SP Victor Concepcion: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K--1 HR, 1 WP

The 18-year-old Antunez was one of two Gigantes to reach base twice.  Concepcion has been on a roll in July with stats iincluding 23 H, 5 BB, 3 ER and 35 K in 26.0 IP over five starts.