Bruso one-hits Blaze
May 5, 2003
Greg Bruso pitched his second straight shutout for the San Jose Giants on Sunday, but left the Single-A baseball game with a no decision.
The South Tahoe High graduate held the Bakersfield Blaze, the California League’s Northern Division leader and league’s third-best hitting team, to one hit over seven innings.
However, Bakersfield hit a home run off reliever West Hutchison in the eighth inning, giving the Blaze a 1-0 victory. The Blaze also won the nightcap, blanking the Giants 2-1.
Rain delayed Bruso’s sixth start of the season by a day as rain postponed Saturday’s game.
Bruso faced the minimum 15 batters through the first five innings. He fanned three and walked none.
Bakersfield came into the weekend series with a .292 batting average but saw that reduced on Sunday with Bruso’s one-hit pitching.
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Bakersfield pitcher Brian Lockwood matched Bruso shutout inning after shutout inning. He worked seven innings and earned the victory.
With 14 shutout innings in his past two starts, Bruso lowered his earned run average to 3.38.
San Jose begin a nine-game road trip Tuesday with a three three-game series with the Visalia Oaks. The Giants won’t return home until May 15 when they open a series with Modesto A’s. For ticket information, call (408) 297-1435 or check us out on the web at http://www.sjgiants.com
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