Wednesday's most notable from the Giants' farm (with only San Jose still active in the playoffs): Ricky Oropesa homered again.
A+: San Jose lost to Visalia 6-5
(allowing a run in the 9th inning to tie best-of-five series at 2-2)
San Jose: CF Jesus Galindo: 2 for 4, SH, CS
San Jose: 2B Trevor Brown: 2 for 4
San Jose: 1B Ricky Oropesa: 1 for 4, HR, SO, GiDP
San Jose: C Jeff Arnold: 2 for 4, SO
San Jose: SP Clayton Blackburn: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 8 K--2 HR
San Jose: RP Jose Casilla: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 5 K
Oropesa hit a three-run HR in the 2nd inning--his 3rd HR in just four post-season games. Galindo, Brown and Arnold each had two of the Giants' ten hits. With the scored tied 5-5 after four innings, the game's only other run scored on the game's final play following a single and Galindo's fielding error.
Blackburn, who had as many as 9 K in three of his 23 starts, had 8 K but yielded 5 ER, including 1 ER in the 1st inning and 4 ER in the 4th inning. Casilla struck out over half (5 of 9) his batters in 2.0 scoreless IP, although most (3 of 4) of the other batters reached base.