Coming into the series, Bakersfield had the worst record in the California League, while San Jose had the best. However, Bakersfield has taken the first two games of the series and has won three in a row overall, improving its record to 8-18.
Jonathan Moscot is on the hill today for the Blaze and will he will be trying to build upon his last start, in which he did not allow a run in 5.1 innings of work, while striking out seven.
Bakersfield has gone 7 up, six down in the first two. The lone hit a single by Kyle Waldrop. Moscot has yielded one run on three hits through two. The lone run coming courtesy a balk with a man on third in the opening frame.
The Blaze collect five hits in the next two innings but push across a single run to tie the game at one. D'Anna's single and Perez's double in the third prove fruitless. Waldrop started off the rally in the fourth with his second single of the game. Juan Duran brought him home with a base knock. Juan Silverio also singled later in the inning. 1-1 into the bottom of the fourth. Kyle Waldrop now has a five-game hitting streak and is batting .350 during that stretch.
Bakersfield is pounding out the hits but do not have much to show for their efforts. Two more hits in the fifth result in no runs. In the sixth they get singles in succession by Duran, Silverio and D'Anna to score a run. They now have 11 hits in six innings, yet lead just 2-1.
After balking in a run in the first, Moscot has pitched well. 5IP 5H 1R 1ER 0BB 3K.
Yorman Rodriguez has 3 ABs and 3 Ks. Yikes!
Moscot gets touched up for three runs in the sixth. Only one was earned as his defense let him down a bit. Brooks Pinckard has taken over with the Blaze now trailing 4-2. Pinckard and McMyne combine for 2.2 shutout innings of relief. It's not enough as the bats cannot come alive late.
Waldrop, Duran, Silverio, D'Anna and Gonzalez with two singles each. Ryan Wright singled. Juan Perez doubled.
The San Jose Warwicks hold the Blaze to just a harmless two-out single in the ninth to secure a 4-2 victory.