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Friday highlight from the Giants' farm: Matt Lujan allowed just 1 R in 7.0 IP.

AAA: Fresno lost to Tacoma 4-3
(allowing all four runs in the 2nd inning)

Fresno: RF Jarrett Parker: 1 for 3, HR, BB, 2 SO
Fresno: 3B Nick Noonan: 1 for 3, 2B, BB

Fresno: SP Austin Fleet: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 5 K--2 WP
Fresno: RP Sandy Rosario: 1.1 IP, 1 BB, 4 K

Parker homered for the second straight day.  Noonan was the only other Grizzly to reach base twice.  The 5 BB matched a season-high.  Rosario struck out four of his five batters.

Fleet apparently struggled with his control, throwing just 54 of 101 pitches for strikes.

AA: Richmond defeated Portland 5-1
(scoring four runs in the 7th inning)

Richmond: RF Skyler Stromsmoe: 2 for 3, 2B, HBP, CS
Richmond: DH Mario Lisson: 1 for 4, HR, 3 SO

Richmond: SP Ryan Bradley: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 1 K--1 HR, 2 WP
Richmond: RP Carlos Alvarado: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Richmond: RP Hunter Strickland: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Portland: RP Eduardo Rodriguez: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 K

Stromsmoe reached base three times.  Lisson's 15th HR was a two-out, three-run blast in the 7th inning.

Bradley made his first Eastern League appearance this year.  Avarado faced just one batter over the minimum in 3.0 scoreless IP of long relief.  Strickland pitched a perfect 9th inning.  Rodriguez, who began the season ranked among the Orioles' top five prospects but was traded in late July to the Red Sox for Andrew Miller, has pitched very well in two starts for his new organization.

A+: San Jose defeated Lancaster 2-1
(scoring both runs in the 9th inning)

San Jose: CF Daniel Carbonell: 3 for 4, SO, CS
San Jose: SS Alberto Robles: 1 for 2, 2B, HBP

San Jose: SP Matt Lujan: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K

Carbonell singled three times in his Cal League debut, accounting for half of the Giants' six hits.  Robles also reached base twice.

Lujan bounced back from his previous start (6 ER in 0.0 IP) with this very good effort.  He has allowed just 1 ER in 7.0+ IP in three of his last five starts.

A-: Augusta hosting Savannah postponed by rain
(A makeup doubleheader is scheduled for today.)

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Boise 4-3

Salem-Keizer: CF Seth Harrison: 2 for 4, 2B, SB
Salem-Keizer: DH Johneshwy Fargas: 2 for 4, 2B

Salem-Keizer: SP Jose Reyes: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--1 HB
Salem-Keizer: RP Steven Neff: 1.1 IP, 3 K

Harrison and Fargas each doubled and singled.

Reyes delivered a quality start for the third time in his last four starts.  The 25-year-old Neff had 3 K in 1.1 perfect IP.

R: Giants defeated Rangers 4-3 (10 innings)

Scottsdale: DH Hector Mercedes: 2 for 4, 3B, CS
Scottsdale: CF Byron Murray: 2 for 4, 3B

Scottsdale: SP Dylan Brook: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Scottsdale: RP Stetson Woods: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 3 K

Mercedes and Murray, the latter appearing in his second pro game, each tripled and singled, accounting for over half of the rookie Giants' seven hits.

Brooks made his first start after twelve relief appearances.  Woods, the fifth of seven Giants relievers, struck out three of his eight batters in 2.1 scoreless IP.  He also stranded his three inherited runners.

DSL: Gigantes defeated Nationals 8-1

Dominican: 1B Anthony Gomez: 3 for 4, 2B, BB, CS
Dominican: SP Deiyerbert Bolivar: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Gomez has hit .295/.447/.420 through 112 AB in his third pro season.  Since re-entering the Gigantes' rotation, Bolivar has allowed just 3 R in 27.1 IP over five starts.  For the season, the 18-year-old's component stats are 37 H, 19 BB, 2 HR, and 60 K in 57.0 IP.