Fans attending the Modesto Nuts game against the San Jose Giants on Wednesday will get a nice suprise. Seattle Mariners right-handed starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma is scheduled to make a rehabilitation start for the Nuts.
Kyle Lewis, the Baseball Americal College Player of the Year and the Seattle Mariners’ first-round draft pick in 2016, made his Modesto Nuts debut on Sunday, starting in center field and drawing a walk in his lone plate appearance.
Logan Taylor’s ground ball up the middle plated Braden Bishop as the Modesto Nuts completed a three-game sweep of the Lancaster JetHawks with a 4-3 walk-off victory Saturday night at John Thurman Field.
The Modesto Nuts, who will work under the banner of the Seattle Mariners for the first time this season, open Thursday night at Lake Elsinore. They are managed by Mitch Canham, raised in the Northwest and a life-long Mariners fan.
The Modesto Nuts rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and had the tying run at the plate, but their comeback fell short as Lake Elsinore hung on for a 7-5 California League victory Saturday night at John Thurman Field.
Collin Ferguson doubled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and Ryan Castellani worked into the eighth to help the Modesto Nuts to a 5-3 win over the Inland Empire 66ers on Thursday night at John Thurman Field.
The Modesto Nuts dropped two California League contests to the Stockton Ports on Monday, 4-3 in a makeup game from a rainout April 9 and 8-4 in the regularly scheduled contest at Banner Island Ballpark.
Modesto Nuts third baseman Shane Hoelscher connected for a three-run home run that propelled his club to a 10-5 California League victory over the San Jose Giants on Saturday night at John Thurman Field.
A return to John Thurman Field on Thursday did nothing to change the fortunes of the Modesto Nuts, who dropped their fifth straight, 7-2 to the San Jose Giants, after going 1-8 on a season-long nine-game road trip.
The Modesto Nuts’ Parker French and the San Jose Giants’ Mark Reyes hooked up in a classic pitchers’ duel Friday night at John Thurman Field, with Reyes and the Giants earning a 2-1 California League victory.
Modesto has declared a downtown apartment building unsafe and unfit for occupancy, and the owner is evicting the roughly 80 poor people — including about a dozen children. But the city is scrambling to find housing for these tenants at time when decent, affordable housing for the poor is at a premium.
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