For the 2nd time this month Stockton Ports pitcher Tanner Peters dominated the opposing lineup. On Wednesday night Tanner held the Bakersfield Blaze hitless through the 1st 5 innings. He even kept the Blaze off the bases until he gave up a leadoff walk to Juan Duran to start the 5 inning. Juan was promptly erased on one of the more spectacular defensive plays of the season. Kyle Waldrop popped out to shortstop Addison Russell who made a sliding catch and then threw back to the first baseman Tony Thompson to complete the amazing double play.
The no hitter was broken up in the bottom of the 6th inning when Yovan Gonzalez led off with a single on a fly ball to right field. Tanner would go on to retire then next 3 batters to end the inning. He remained in command until the bottom of the 8th inning. Danny Vicioso led off the inning with a home run to center field. After retiring Yovan Gonzalez on a ground ball to Addison Russell, Juan Perez would homer to center field. Tanner would be replaced by Seth Frankoff after giving up a single to Brent Peterson. Michael Ynoa fresh off the disabled list comes in to pitch the 9th inning and collect the first save of his professional career.
All in all it was a good outing, until the 8th inning, for Tanner Peters who improved his record to 12-7 with a 4.06 ERA. Coming on the heels of the complete game pitched by Josh Bowman last night, the Stockton Ports rotation is finally showing signs of life. It’s too bad it comes at the end of the season.