SAN JOSE, CA - Logan Webb and DJ Myers combined on a one-hit shutout Sunday afternoon as the San Jose Giants earned a 3-0 victory over the Lancaster JetHawks at Municipal Stadium. The shutout was San Jose's fifth of the season as the Giants (22-15) have now won two out of the first three games in the series against the JetHawks.
Webb pitched the first three innings on Sunday with no hits allowed, one walk and four strikeouts. The right-hander retired nine out of the ten batters he faced. Myers (3-1) then finished the game with six scoreless innings to pick-up the win. Myers surrendered just one hit - a fourth-inning single to Roberto Ramos - walked none and struck out four. Lancaster had only three baserunners for the entire contest, with none advancing past first base.
Jacob Heyward (2-for-4, HR, RBI) had two hits, including a go-ahead solo home run, to lead San Jose offensively.
Webb began his afternoon with a perfect top of the first registering a pair of strikeouts before pitching around a one-out walk in the second. Webb then cruised through a 1-2-3 top of the third inning to complete his shortened start.
With the game still scoreless, Myers relieved Webb to begin the top of the fourth and retired the first two batters he faced before Ramos lined a single into left in what turned out to be the JetHawks' only hit of the day. Myers though came back to set down the next hitter, Vince Fernandez, on a groundout ending the inning.
Following a 1-2-3 top of the fifth thrown by Myers, the Giants broke through against Lancaster starter Matt Dennis in the bottom of the frame. Dennis had thrown four hitless innings to begin his start before Heyward stepped to the plate to leadoff the bottom of the fifth and launched a home run down the left field line. The solo shot was Heyward's third home run of the season as San Jose took a 1-0 lead.
In the top of the sixth, Myers plunked Alan Trejo with two outs to put the potential tying run on base, but recovered to retire Colton Welker on a fly out to right ending the inning. Myers then breezed through a 10-pitch, 1-2-3 top of the seventh to maintain the one-run advantage.
The Giants then extended their lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh. Back-to-back singles from Heyward and Sandro Fabian started the inning before a walk to John Polonius loaded the bases. Tanner Murphy followed with a single through the hole on the left side to bring home Heyward for a 2-0 cushion. Fabian then scored the second run of the inning when the next batter, Brandon Van Horn, grounded into a 4-6-3 double play.
With a 3-0 lead, Myers returned to the mound in the top of the eighth and struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 frame. Myers then cruised through the ninth as Forrest Wall popped out before Trejo and Welker both grounded out to end the game. Myers retired the final 10 Lancaster batters that came to the plate.
Dennis (2-6) suffered the loss for the JetHawks despite a solid six-inning start. Dennis allowed one run and two hits. He walked three and struck out nine.
* The Webb/Myers duo combined to retire 27 out of 30 batters faced.
* The Giants out-hit the JetHawks 5-1.
* The one hit allowed by San Jose was their lowest total in a game this season (previous low: two hits).
* Over his last three appearances, Myers has thrown 15 scoreless innings with five hits surrendered, three walks and 17 strikeouts.
* Webb lowered his season ERA to 2.35 through eight appearances (seven starts).
* Murphy (1-for-3, RBI) was playing in his first game with San Jose. He was acquired by the San Francisco Giants from the Atlanta Braves in a trade last week.
* Lancaster, the league leader in batting average and runs scored, was shutout for just the second time this season (both by the Giants).
* Pitcher Nolan Riggs returned to the Giants from Sacramento (AAA) before the game on Sunday. Pitcher CJ Gettman was placed on the disabled list.
The Giants and JetHawks conclude their four-game series on Monday evening with first pitch at Municipal Stadium scheduled for 6:30 PM. Mac Marshall (0-0, 1.02 ERA) is slated to start on the mound for San Jose while Lancaster is expected to counter with Logan Longwith (1-3, 7.92 ERA). It's 60's Night at the ballpark and tickets can be purchased by calling (408) 297-1435 or by visiting sjgiants.com.
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