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Blach has tough act to follow as Giants visit Padres

From FOX Sports - April 12, 2018

SAN DIEGOIts going to be pretty difficult for Giants left-hander Ty Blach to top what Chris Stratton did Thursday night in the opener of San Franciscos four-game visit to San Diego.

But if he does, he will have pitched the game of his career.

On Thursday, Stratton and reliever Derek Law held the Padres to one-hitand that hit was a third-inning, pinch-hit single to right by pitcher Clayton Richard. Not since Pittsburghs Mace Brown in 1935 had a non-starting pitcher got the only hit in a game.

So, top that Ty Blach.

He might have a chance were he lined up against the Dodgers. In five starts against the Dodgersincluding Opening Day this season when he outdueled Clayton KershawBlach has a 1.52 ERA.

Blach hasnt been quite that tough on the Padres.

In five career appearances (four starts) against the Padres, Blach is 0-2 with a 3.65 ERA and a 1.176 WHIP. He is 0-1 in two starts at Petco Park with a 5.19 ERA.

The 6-foot-1, 213-pound Blach features a five-pitch mix and owns a 10-13 career record with a 4.41 ERA in 41 games (29 starts). He is not overpowering. But on the plus side, hes one of the best defensive pitchers in the game. Blach is 1-1 this season with a 4.11 ERA.

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