The Nuts keep on roasting. After winning their final six games to sneak into the playoffs, Modesto won Game 1 of their three game series against the Stockton Ports (Athletics). The win was important, as it came in the only home game of the series. Rob Scahill (2009, 8th round) was absolutely magnificent in turning in his best performance of his career. The right-hander tossed a complete game, striking out 11 and walking nobody. A solo home run was the only way the Ports got to him.
Two outfielders are begging not to be forgotten. David Christensen (2006, 2nd round) doubled, stole a base and scored twice. Both times, he was driven in by PuRP # 8 Tim Wheeler (2009, 1st round), who singled twice and hit a sac fly as a Modesto line-up missing Thomas Field (2008, 24th round) mustered just enough offense.
Game 2 is tonight at 8:05 MDT. I believe reigning California League Player of the Week and PuRP #15 Juan Nicasio (2006, DR) is slated to pitch tonight.