Wild Sixth Snaps Three-Game Skid
San Jose, CA. - Four runs in the sixth inning erased an early deficit to carry the Modesto Nuts to a 7-5 win over the San Jose Giants on Tuesday night at Municipal Stadium.
The win snaps the Nuts' (17-22) three-game losing streak.
Down by three entering the sixth inning, Giants' (22-17) starter Conner Menez (L, 2-2) hit Donnie Walton and walked Evan White to start the inning. After a strikeout, Joe Rizzo ripped a RBI single to right. On the throw to the plate, Rizzo and White moved into scoring position. A wild pitch allowed White to score. Anthony Jimenez tied the game with a RBI triple. He eventually scored on a wild pitch to give the Nuts the lead for good.
Menez went 5 1/3 innings and allowed five runs on six hits with eight strikeouts and three walks.
Austin Hutchison (W, 1-1) worked three innings out of the Nuts' bullpen and allowed one run on four hits with three strikeouts and one walk.
Seth Elledge (5/5) shut the door in the ninth retiring the side in order.
Bryson Brigman recorded three hits in the game. Jimenez drove in two runs. White scored twice and drove in a run. Walton scored once, drove in a run and recorded two hits.
The Nuts continue a three-game series with the Giants. The middle affair is on Wednesday night at John Thurman Field. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. Coverage on ModestoNuts.com will start at 6:15 p.m. Listen live online on your phone, tablet or PC.
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