Modesto, CA. - Joe Gatto stifled the Modesto Nuts' offense in a 6-0 shutout at the hands of the Inland Empire 66ers on Tuesday night at John Thurman Field.
Evan White doubled in the first inning but that was the only hit that Joe Gatto (W, 2-0) surrendered against the Nuts' (6-13) offense over six shutout innings. The righty struck out six and walked two without allowing a runner to reach third.
Danny Garcia (L, 0-2) allowed the 66ers' (9-10) to get on the board quickly. He surrendered a double to start the game before Luis Rengifo slammed a two-run homer.
Garcia stranded two baserunners in the first as he settled down until the fourth. After two quick outs, Jordan Zimmerman tripled before Brandon Sandoval doubled him in. Jahmi Jones followed with a RBI single before Rengifo drove in his third run of the game with a double.
Garcia worked four innings while surrendering five runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and one walk.
Logan Taylor extended his hitting streak to eight games with a seventh-inning single. Jack Anderson and Wyatt Mills combined to throw 2 1/3 hitless innings out of the Nuts' bullpen.
Game two of the three-game series with the 66ers is scheduled for Wednesday night at John Thurman Field. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. Coverage on ModestoNuts.com will start at 6:50 p.m. Listen live online on your phone, tablet or PC by clicking HERE.
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