Nuts lose two in Visalia

April 26, 2014 

A difficult April got worse Saturday for the Modesto Nuts.

They fell 8-2 to Visalia in a game resumed in the bottom of the fourth inning following Friday’s rain stoppage. Later, the Nuts were beaten 4-2 in the scheduled game that was shortened to seven innings at Recreation Park.

Former Modesto Junior College and East Union High pitcher Spencer Arroyo (2-1) allowed two unearned runs in 51/3 innings during the nightcap for Visalia. Jordan Ribera homered in the seventh for Modesto, which has started 5-18 overall and 1-7 against the California League North Division-leading Rawhide (17-6).

The Nuts managed only five hits, two by Sean Dwyer, during the resumed game. Dwyer and Chris O’Dowd singled home the team’s only runs.

Modesto completes its three-game series at Visalia today at 1 p.m. The Nuts then return to Thurman Field for a seven-game homestand, beginning Monday with the first of four games against the San Jose Giants.

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