San Jose Giants Shutout by Inland Empire in Championship Series Opener

By Melissa Felkins

The San Jose Giants lost their opener in the Championship Series last night to the Inland Empire 66ers, 4-0. The baby Giants only managed 3 hits on the night and was completely shutout by 66ers starting pitcher, Orangel Arenas, who pitched 8 innings last night. Ty Blach pitched for the Giants, and pitched fairly well up until the 8th inning, giving up only 1 run in the 1st inning. However, in the bottom of the 8th, with the score 1-0, the 66ers put 3 more runs on the board. Blach left the game pitching 7.21innings, giving up 7 hits and 3 runs. Struck out 6 batters and did not issue a single walk.

CF Jesus Galindo, SS Matt Duffy, and DH Devin Harris got the only 3 hits for the Giants last night, all singles.

Hopefully the Giants have better luck tonight with top Giants prospect Kyle Crick on the mound. The game starts at 7:05pm tonight at the Inland Empire. The series returns to San Jose tomorrow night at 7:05pm to continue the best of a 5-game series.

If you’re interested in going to support the San Jose Giants tomorrow night, they are offering free general admission tickets once again on their Facebook page. A few of us were there for the final game this week against Visalia and it was a lot of fun. We’ll be there Saturday night too, so if you’re planning on going, let us know!

To get your free tickets, visit their Facebook page: San Jose Giants Facebook Offer