Modesto @ Fresno Gm 5
After losing for the first time in 17 games the night before, the Modesto Nuts got right to it with a seven-run first inning and rolled to a 17-2 win over the Grizzlies in Fresno on Saturday night. The victory clinched the North division second half title and a spot in the California League playoffs starting Tuesday night.
The seven-run inning wasn’t the biggest inning of the game for Modesto, either. They batted around for nine runs in the seventh inning, which started with an already-commanding 8-1 lead.
Modesto @ Fresno Gm 1
The Modesto Nuts caught the Fresno Grizzlies in the North division with a 5-4 win in game one of their season-ending series in Fresno. The Nuts built a 5-0 lead, then held on as Fresno rallied to cut the lead to one in the ninth.
Both teams are 40-21 in the second half and need a division title to make the playoffs. San Jose won the first half.
Modesto got on the board in the top of the first with a run-scoring balk and a sacrifice fly. In the fifth inning, Brock Rodden doubled in two runs to make it 4-0 and eventually scored on a passed ball to make it 5-0.
Inland Empire @ Modest Gm 2
Darren Bowen shutout the Inland Empire 66ers over six innings and Brock Rodden scored one run and drove in another as the Modesto Nuts posted a 3-2 win on Wednesday night at John Thurman Field. Their win streak at nine, Modesto (35-21) remained two games back of Fresno in the North division.
Bowen (W, 3-2) allowed one run on one hit and one walk with eight strikeouts. The 22-year old right-hander threw 89 pitches, 62 for strikes.
Fresno @ Modesto Gm 5
A night after blasing his first Cal League home run, Cole Carigg tripled three times, scored twice and drove in a run as the Fresno Grizzlies beat the Modesto Nuts 10-6 at John Thurman Field Saturday night. Fresno has won three of the first five games of the six-game series and goes for the series win on Sunday.
After Carigg started the game with his first triple, Dyan Jorge drove him in as Fresno took a quick 1-0 lead. Jorge went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored.
Fresno @ Modesto Gm 1
The Modesto Nuts surrendered the lead in the top of the eighth inning, then got four runs in the bottom half to secure a 9-6 win over Fresno on Tuesday night at John Thurman Field. With their 13th win in their last 16 games, Modesto moved to within four games of first-place Fresno in the North division.
Brock Rodden went 2-for-5 and tripled in a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Nuts the lead back. Two more runs followed on a wild pitch and a bases-loaded HBP.