Giants Shutout for Fifth Consecutive LossJuly 10, 2012 - California League (CalL) San Jose Giants
Garrett Gould (3-6) picked-up the win after tossing six scoreless innings with just two hits allowed. Gould issued four walks and struck out three.
The Quakes jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the top of the second against Giants starter Ryan Bradley. Bobby Coyle started the rally with a single before Alexis Aguilar reached on a bad hop single to second base putting runners on the corners with one out. Then with Casio Grider at the plate, Aguilar stole second and when catcher Andrew Susac's throw bounced into center field for an error, Coyle raced home with the first run of the night. Aguilar also advanced on the error as he moved to third and then scored when Grider grounded out.
Rancho Cucamonga added to their lead with two more runs in the top of the third. Joc Pederson drew a leadoff walk before C.J. Retherford hit a grounder up the middle that was fielded by second baseman Carter Jurica. However, Jurica's flip to second was dropped by shortstop Bobby Haney for another error allowing Pederson to advance safely. Two batters later, Steve Domecus ripped a double into the left center field gap scoring both runners for a 4-0 advantage.
Grider extended the lead to 5-0 in the top of the fourth when he belted a solo home run to deep left.
The Quakes scored their final run of the night in the top of the seventh against reliever Stephen Harrold when two singles and a hit by pitch loaded the bases before Aguilar delivered a two-out, RBI single to right.
San Jose didn't pick-up their first hit of the game until Susac reached on a two-out infield single in the bottom of the third. Ryan Lollis followed with a single to put runners on first and second, however Gould settled down inducing the next hitter, Adam Duvall, to fly out.
Gould then worked around a one-out walk in the bottom of the fourth and a two-out walk in the fifth to preserve the shutout. He finished his outing with a 1-2-3 bottom of the sixth.
Ryan Acosta relieved Gould to begin the bottom of the seventh and fired two scoreless innings with one hit allowed, one walk and six strikeouts. Acosta allowed a one-out single to Luke Anders before issuing a two-out walk to Jarrett Parker in the seventh, but struck out Susac to end the inning. Acosta then fanned Lollis, Duvall and Ricky Oropesa in a perfect eighth inning.
Freddie Cabrera closed the game for Rancho Cucamonga in the bottom of the ninth yielding a one-out single to Haney, but then inducing the next two hitters, Anders and Jurica, to groundout.
Bradley (4-5) was saddled with the loss after surrendering five runs (three earned) on seven hits over five innings. He walked three and struck out five.
Notes: The Giants have scored just one run on seven hits over the last two games ... San Jose was shutout for the fourth time this season ... The Giants finished their homestand with a 1-5 record ... Harrold (2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO), Edward Concepcion (1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO) and Shawn Sanford (1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO) all pitched out of the San Jose bullpen ... The Quakes out-hit the Giants by a 10-4 margin ... San Jose left nine runners on base ... Lollis (.296, 5 HR, 39 RBI) was promoted to Fresno (AAA) after the game.
On Deck: The Giants return to action on Wednesday evening with the opener of a three-game series at Modesto. First pitch at John Thurman Field is scheduled for 7:05 PM. Josh Osich (0-2, 3.50 ERA) is slated to start on the mound for San Jose while the Nuts are expected to counter with Christian Bergman (11-5, 3.11 ERA). The game can be heard live on sjgiants.com with coverage beginning at 6:35 PM.
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