Final Playoff Game Played on 09/12/12

High A

Modesto 6 – Bakersfield 2

It’s not the time of year that you want to get off to a bad start. James Allen, who spent almost his entire season with Dayton, pitched to the first four batters and left without recording an out. Bakersfield was down 1-0. Brooks Pinckard came on and allowed all 3 inherited runners to score, plus one of his own. It was 5-0 Modesto, and it was all they would need.

Modesto tacked on a 6th run in the 2nd inning before the Blaze bullpen shut them down the rest of the way. Daniel Wolford and Kyle McMyne each pitched 2 scoreless innings. Blaine Howell added a scoreless 7th inning and Carlos Contreras tossed a perfect 8th inning.

Travis Mattair was 1-for-4 with a solo homerun. Kurtis Muller had an RBI single and a stolen base. Steve Selsky and Joe Terry racked up the only other hits for the Blaze.

One Response

  1. BloodyHo

    The Blaze just had no starting pitching left on the roster after Tim Crabbe & Josh Smith. Taking two bullets into a gunfight against a five man gang just doesn’t work very often. It was a good season for the Blaze with lots of exciting baseball played in Bakersfield. There is lots of talent to be divied up mext spring and I think the Blaze will get their share at the start of the season. The name of the game in minor league baseball is development and move ’em on up. Griffey and the Blaze coaching staff did an excellent job in developing and moving players during 2012. Their reward is they get to do it again next year. 😉