BULLPEN STRUGGLES AS SAN JOSE LOSES SIXTH STRAIGHT
San Jose dropped their sixth consecutive game Wednesday night in Modesto, falling 9-0 to the Nuts who were backed by a seven inning, seven strikeout performance from ace Christian Bergman. The 24-year old right-hander gave up just four hits en route to his 12th win of the year.
Complications with the team bus delayed the arrival of San Jose until almost 6:00 PM, shortening warm-up time and batting practice, and it showed on the field. The Giants managed just four hits off Bergman and relief pitcher Isaiah Froneberger, who hurled two perfect innings to close the game.
SCHUMER SOLID ON SHORT NOTICE
Justin Schumer received late notice that he’d be starting, as lefty Josh Osich was slated to take the mound before management elected to move Osich back into a bullpen role. Schumer took the loss despite allowing just one earned run on two hits in five innings.
The loss was his fourth of the year and drops him to an even 4-4.
Though Osich didn’t get the nod, he came in to relieve Schumer in the sixth, struggling through the sixth and seventh innings before exiting after facing two batters in the eighth. Osich allowed three runs on four hits, though he struck out three with his fastball occasionally topping out around 93-94 MPH.
Osich, a sixth round selection in 2011, was teammates with catcher Andrew Susac at Oregon State University.