Kobernus has bounced around the minors and majors since being drafted by the Nationals in 2009. He had a brief stint in the majors, as a rule 5 draft pick, where he had a batting line of .139/.295/.222. Since joining the SJ Giants in the 2015 season, he has improved that line to .269/.350/.288 and has a perfect fielding percentage in every position he has played. Despite the extra inning excitement, though, it was anything but a pretty game for the Giants offense who left 14 men on base and were 0-11 with runners in scoring position. The Blaze didn't fare much better, having left 8 who were all in scoring position. Arroyo, the star of the evening, went 3-6 with a walk and only one strike out in seven plate appearances.
The single strike out is an important stat because the Giants and the Blaze combined for a staggering 41 strike outs on the evening including three golden sombreros*. Luis Ysla, with an ERA of 7.28, was able to induce 8 of those strike outs in four innings of work.
With this win, the Giants are now 4-4 in July and 36-47 for the season (6-7 for the second half).
*The Golden Sombrero is when a player strikes out four times in one game. Obviously, it is not as highly desired as, say, hitting for the cycle.