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minor lines, 8/15/14

Friday highlights from the Giants' farm: Brian Ragira homered twice, both Tyler Horan and Ryan Lollis homered among three hits, and Ben Turner reached base in all five plate appearances.

AAA: Fresno lost to Oklahoma City 6-2
(allowing five runs in the 3rd inning)

Fresno: SS Chris Dominguez: 1 for 4, HR

Fresno: SP Chris Heston: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HR
Fresno: RP George Kontos: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Oklahoma City: SP Asher Wojciechowski: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K--1 HR

Dominguez's 20th HR was one of just four hits for the Grizzlies.

Heston had his string of five straight quality starts snapped.  His ERA rose to 3.50.  Kontos had 2 K in a perfect 9th inning.  Wojciekowski, who entered the season ranked among the Astros' top fifteen prospects, had one of his best start this year to get his ERA back below 5.50.

AA: Richmond lost to Portland 5-1

Richmond: LF Devin Harris: 3 for 4, SO
Richmond: C Tyler LaTorre: 3 for 4, 2B

Richmond: SP Ty Blach: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 3 K--2 WP
Portland: SP Eduardo Rodriguez: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

With three hits each, Harris and LaTorre improved their AVGs to .261 and .262.

Blach has allowed 4+ ER in three of his last four starts, raising his ERA to 3.40 after 22 starts.  Rodriguez, whom the Orioles traded to the Red Sox last month, made his second straight start against the Flying Squirrels.  In those two starts, he has 16 K and 1 ER in 14.0 IP.

A+: San Jose defeated Stockton 11-10
(despite allowing seven runs in the 9th inning)

San Jose: DH Daniel Carbonell: 1 for 5, HR, BB, SO
San Jose: CF Ryan Lollis: 3 for 5, HR
San Jose: 1B Brian Ragira: 3 for 4, 2 HR, BB
San Jose: LF Tyler Horan: 3 for 5, HR, 2B, 2 SO
San Jose: C Ben Turner: 4 for 4, BB, PB

San Jose: SP Joe Biagini: 6.2 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Ragira homered twice for his 13th and 14th HRs and was joined by three teammates also going deep--Horan with his 5th HR in 13 Cal League games, Carbonell with his 2nd HR in the U.S., and Lollis with his 2nd HR this year.  Not to be outdone, Turner reached base in all five plate appearances.

Biagini had a quality start for the third time in his last four starts, improving his W-L record to 9-8 after seventeen starts.

A-: Augusta lost to Asheville 10-2
(after allowing five runs in the 5th inning)

Augusta: LF Rafael Rodriguez: 3 for 4, 2B
Asheville: 3B Ryan McMahon: 3 for 4, 2B, BB, HBP

Augusta: SP Christian Jones: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--2 HR, 1 HB

Rodriguez hit his 10th double among three hits.  He has hit .283/.327/.388 through 237 AB.  McMahon, one of the Rockies' top ten prospects, reached base in all five plate appearances.

Jones allowed 5+ ER for the third tine in his last five starts.  His ERA is now above 3.50.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Eugene 5-4 (10 innings)

Salem-Keizer: SS Christian Arroyo: 1 for 5, HR, SO, E

Salem-Keizer: SP Ethan Miller: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

As the third batter in the game, Arroyo connected for a three-run HR.  His 5th HR gave the Volcanoes the early lead.

Miller had allowed just 5 ER over his last five starts combined but tonight yielded 4 ER.  He has a 3.79 ERA in eleven starts.

R: Giants lost to Mariners 2-1

Scottsdale: RF Julio Pena: 2 for 3, 2B

Scottsdale: SP Michael Santos: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 HR, 1 WP

Pena was the lone rookie Giant with two hits.

Santos has exactly 5.0 IP in all eleven starts with a 2.13 ERA.

DSL: Gigantes at Rojos--no score reported