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The front-running Modesto Nuts were cooled down, for one night at least, as the San Jose Giants raced out to a big early lead and won 16-5 on Tuesday night at John Thurman Field. A 6-3 game into the fourth inning was put out of reach by a crazy 8-run inning to make it 14-3 and San Jose cruised from there.

Both teams put up three runs in the first inning, but the Giants kept adding on. Two in the second and a single run in the third made it 6-3 before the unconventional inning that saw San Jose put up a 4-spot.

Chandler Bierley came on in relief for Modesto and the leadoff hitter, Bryce Eldridge, reached on an error by 2B Michael Arroyo and advanced to second. From there it was Walk, WP, HBP, Walk, WP, Walk, HBP, Walk, WP and San Jose was up 11-3. Bierley recorded the first out of the inning by strikeout and was relieved with a line of 1/3 IP, 7 Runs (4 ER), 0 H, 4BB and 1 K.

The Giants got four IP from starter Ubert Mejias who settled down after the 3-run first inning. Mejias allowed 3 runs, (1 ER) on three hits with three walks and six strikeouts.

RHP Shane Rademacher (W, 3-0) went three innings in relief and allowed two runs, both unearned, on four hits and no walks with six strikeouts.

Eldridge hit a three-run home run (3) in the first inning and Jonah Cox went 3-for-7 with two runs scored and two RBIs for the Giants.

Modesto (24-9) still holds a 5 1/2 game lead in the North division while San Jose (17-17) is 7 1/2 games back.

Game three is Thursday at 7:05 PM.


The San Jose Giants won both ends of a double header against the Visalia Rawhide on Friday night to take four of the first five games in the series. Expected bad weather over the weekend pushed the Sunday game up in an effort to get all six games in. Both games were scheduled for seven innings.

The Giants themselves were swept in their season-opening three-game series against Fresno and came into the Visalia series at 0-3. After splitting the first two games against the Rawhide, San Jose has now won three straight.

Game 1 was a 2-1 extra-innings win with the deciding run coming in on a bases-loaded walk. The installed runner advanced to third on an error by Rawhide SS Cristofer Torin. An infield single loaded the bases with no outs.

Visalia’s Sam Knowlton struck out the next two batters but couldn’t get out unscathed. He then walked Guillermo Williamson to force in the eventual winning run.

San Jose starter Cale Lansville went four innings and gave up a run on three hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Cesar Perdomo (W, 1-0) threw three scoreless innings with no hits or walks and three strikeouts. Tommy Kane pitched a clean bottom of the eighth to get his first save of the season.

Cesar Quintas singled in the only other run for the Giants.


Another well-pitched game went to the Giants as they pushed across two runs in the sixth inning and held off a Visalia rally for a 4-3 win. SS Cole Foster drove in two of the San Jose runs by reaching on an error and drawing a bases-loaded walk.

Joe Whitman started and went four innings, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Shane Rademacher (W, 1-0), finished it off with three IP, giving up a run on two hits with a walk and five Ks.

The Giants drew nine walk in the game with Foster (2) and Jonah Cox (4) combining for six.

Torin went 4-for-8 over the two games and scored two runs for Visalia.

San Jose (4-4) is a half game out in the North division. Visalia (4-4) surrendered first place in the South division to Rancho Cucamonga and now sits a half-game back.