Fresno, CA – The Fresno Grizzlies (57-40, 16-15) started August on the right paw, routing the San Jose Giants (56-41, 16-15) 20-5 Tuesday evening from Chukchansi Park. Fresno won their ninth straight game at home, tying a season-long and improved to 33-16 overall. The Grizzlies have defeated the Giants six straight times and moved to 10-9 (6-1 at home) on the year against their Northern division foe. Fresno also improved to 7-0 at Chukchansi Park on Tuesdays and 9-1 in the first game of a series.
The Grizzlies offense roared for 20 runs on 16 hits, seven walks and four hit-by-pitches. The 20 runs were the most scored by Fresno at home this season and the second most runs plated in 2022 (22, June 28 at Stockton). Every Grizzlies starter reached base at least once by the sixth inning and seven different batters collected multiple hits. Fresno pounded five doubles and a season-high three triples. The Grizzlies also had eight hitters score two or more runs and five starters collect multiple RBI. The squad netted five runs in the third, six runs in the second and seven runs in the sixth.
Rockies #16 prospect Yanquiel Fernandez and #22 prospect Juan Guerrero highlighted the Fresno blowout. Fernandez laced a bases-clearing triple among his two hits and drove in a game-high five runs (tied career-high). The five RBI by Fernandez tied the mark for the most RBI by a Fresno batter in 2022 (done five times). Guerrero whacked two triples and a double while providing two RBI. He tied the Grizzlies single-game franchise record for most triples in a contest, most recently done by Julio Carreras in 2021. Guerrero also became the first Fresno batter this season to have multiple two-hit innings. He recorded that feat on June 12 versus Visalia.
Besides the duo above, the rest of the Grizzlies lineup had spectacular nights. Yorvis Torrealba roped two doubles among his three hits, knotting a game-high by a Fresno batter. He powered in a trio of runs and raced home three times. Both Adael Amador and Benny Montgomery had similar lines, picking up two hits, three RBI and a pair of runs each. Montgomery had three at-bats with the bases-loaded. AJ Lewis clobbered two hits and scratched across three runs. Lewis also made multiple web gems in the field. Juan Brito reached base three times, grabbing a double (RBI) and etching two runs. Braxton Fulford was plunked twice, helping the Grizzlies extend their…