The Modesto Nuts had the tying run 90 feet from home plate with one out in the top of the ninth inning, but Visalia closer Enrique Burgos struck out Derek Jones and pinch-hitter Kyle Von Tungeln to preserve a 3-2 victory for the Rawhide on Wednesday at Recreation Park.
The loss total is 91 after the Nuts lost again Friday, 4-3 to High Desert. Modesto already has lost more games than any other team in the city’s minor league history. And if there’s a common thread to the losses it’s that the Nuts simply are not talented enough to overcome their own mistakes.
The Modesto Nuts’ discouraging season received a bolt of energy from right-hander Matt Flemer, who tossed a one-hitter over eight innings Thursday night to defeat the San Jose Giants 2-1 at Municipal Stadium.