Kyle Crick And Jeff Arnold Shine For SJ Giants

By Denise Walos

Kyle Crick and Jeff Arnold were the stars tonight for the San Jose Giants in their 3-2 win over the Inland Empire 66ers.

Crick threw 93 pitches in six innings with 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 10 K. In the fourth inning, he clocked 99 mph a few times. Very very impressive.

Jeff Arnold (catcher) went 2-3 and was the only SJ Giants player to have a multi-hit game. In the 3rd inning, he drew a walk, stole 2B and scored when Bobby Haney grounded into a double play. He had a double to lead off bottom of the 5th inning and Haney singled to score Arnold and put the Giants ahead 2-1.

Jose Casilla (yes, Santiago’s brother if you weren’t aware) allowed one run to score in the 7th inning tying the game 2-2.

In the bottom of the 10th inning, Arnold singled and then scored the winning run on Chris Lofton‘s sac fly. I was sure he was going to be out but he’s a lot faster than I thought. Check out this sequence at home plate.

Arnold scored all of the runs for the Giants including the walk off run in the 10th inning.  Clayton Blackburn delivered a shaving cream pie to Arnold during his postgame interview with Kate Scott. Poor Jeff didn’t see it coming. I should’ve warned him.

The San Jose Giants broke a three game losing streak and are at .500 (27-27) and in 3rd in the California League North Standings. They will play the Inland Empire 66ers again tomorrow with Kelvin Marte (4-4, 3.77 ERA) starting for San Jose. The game will be televised on Comcast Hometown Network.