Thursday, September 12, 2013

Down on the Farm: 9/13/2013

Ty Blach was a hard luck pitcher in almost every possible way as the San Jose Giants were shut down in the opening game of the California League Championship series 4-0:

Ty Blach(LHP)- 7.1 IP,  7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K's, GO/AO= 12/5.   Blach allowed an unearned run in the top of the first when Jesus Galindo took a terrible route to the ball and had it clank off his glove for an error.  He then proceeded to carve up the 66'ers lineup with a solid 3 pitch mix anchored by a 91 MPH fastball.  The FB velocity sat at 91 for the first 4-5 innings then dropped to 88-90, but he was still dialing it up to 90 when he had to in the 8'th inning.

He allowed a single and double to open the 8'th, then got Cal League HR king, Zach Borenstein, to ground out while the runners held.  Andy Skeels then brought in Tyler Rogers a 2013 draftee to relieve against a string of RH batters.  Rogers is an extreme sidewinder/submariner who was not able to command his pitches and allowed both inherited runners to score as well as one of his own.  Add in the silent SJ offense and it was a hard luck night for Ty Blach.

Blach is a sturdy looking LHP who has an upright windup with a high 3/4 deliver.  He has a rather abrupt deceleration then kind of falls forward after releasing the ball.

As for 66'er's starter Orangel Arenas, he is a 24 yo RHP from Venezuela who has been pitching in the minors forever.  He has a 91 MPH FB but rarely threw it while keeping the Giants hitters completely off balance with a steady diet of breaking balls.

Kyle Crick takes the mound for the Giants tomorrow night at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino.


  1. DrB, did I read that you're heading all the way down to San Manuel to see tonight's game? Aren't you from northern Cali?


    1. No, I live in Redlands, CA which is a hop, skip and a jump from San Manuel Stadium. I was at the game last night. Sat with Ricky's family and some friends from work. Had a great time even though it was a downer of a game.