Fresno, CA (Wednesday, July 6) – The Fresno Grizzlies (47-30, 6-5) thundered past the San Jose Giants (46-31, 6-5) 13-2 Wednesday evening from Chukchansi Park. With the triumph, the Grizzlies ended their six-game skid to the Giants and their five-contest home losing streak. The 11-run margin is the biggest differential
Fresno, CA (Wednesday, July 6) – The Fresno Grizzlies (47-30, 6-5) thundered past the San Jose Giants (46-31, 6-5) 13-2 Wednesday evening from Chukchansi Park. With the triumph, the Grizzlies ended their six-game skid to the Giants and their five-contest home losing streak. The 11-run margin is the biggest differential between the two clubs in 2022.
Fresno righty Case Williams (7-2) dominated over six innings, tying the league-lead in wins. Williams allowed a pair of runs on two hits while fanning four. He did not issue a walk and tossed his seventh quality start of the year. Newcomer Angel Chivilli struck out three batters over two scoreless frames. He punched out the first hitter he faced in a Grizzlies uniform. Bryce McGowan wrapped up the contest with a clean ninth.
On the other side of the ball, the Fresno offense clicked on all cylinders. The Grizzlies lineup pounded 13 runs on 16 hits and six walks. Of those 16 hits, three of them went for extra-bases. Fresh off the injured list, Benny Montgomery mashed a solo tater to deep center field, his third longball of the season. The Rockies #5 overall prospect scored twice and walked once. Yorvis Torrealba tallied the other two extra-base hits, both doubles. Torrealba had three total hits and raced home four times, tying a Fresno 2022 individual high. Adael Amador crossed the plate three times after two singles and a pair of walks. Both Braxton Fulford and Juan Guerrero continued their strong series, collecting four hits apiece. Fulford secured two RBI while Guerrero drove in a game-high four runs.
The Giants mustered five hits with Grant McCray going deep. It was McCray’s 11th clout of the year. Lefty Seth Lonsway (7-1) suffered his first setback of the season. He permitted seven runs (four earned) on nine hits and a quartet of walks. Despite the rough night, the San Jose staff struck out 13 batters. The squads continue their series tomorrow evening from Chukchansi Park.
Top Performers: Fresno Grizzlies (Colorado Rockies)
• RHP Case Williams (6.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K)
• Grizzlies bullpen (3.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K)
• DH Yorvis Torrealba (3-4, 2 2B, 4 R, SB)
• RF Juan Guerrero (4-5, 4 RBI)
• C Braxton Fulford (4-5, 2 RBI)
• SS Adael Amador (2-3, RBI, 3 R, 2 BB, CS)
• CF Benny Montgomery (1-4, HR, RBI, 2 R, BB)
Top Performers: San Jose Giants (San Francisco Giants)
• CF Grant McCray (1-4, HR, RBI, R)
• 2B/SS Hayden Cantrelle (1-3, RBI)
• DH Yorlis Rodriguez (1-4, R)
Thursday, July 7 vs. San Jose Giants, San Jose RHP Trevor McDonald (2-2, 2.78) vs. Fresno RHP McCade Brown (1-3, 4.70), 6:50 pm PT
ON THAT FRES-NOTES:
Zach Kokoska extended his hit streak to 12 games and Juan Guerrero expanded his hit streak to 10 contests. The 12 games are tied for the longest hit streak by a Fresno batter (Warming Bernabel) this season.
Giants reliever JJ Santa Cruz became the first player to face the Grizzlies at both the Triple-A and Single-A levels. He is a product of Fresno State.