The excitement of Matt Kemp at San Manuel Stadium didn’t carry over to Saturday’s series-opener against Visalia.
With no promotion for the fans in attendance, only 2,035 showed up for Saturday’s game and the 66ers were routed, 9-2 in a game in which they trailed 9-0 after the seventh inning.
Left fielder Ryan Jones crashed hard into the wall trying to make a sliding catch of a foul ball in the third inning. The wall is padded, but Jones slid low and his knee hit the concrete wall underneath the padding.
“It was a great attempt,” Haselman said.
Jones limped off the field and came out of the game. It appeared to be just a bruise of the knee, the same injury that has catcher Jett Bandy on the disabled list. But Haselman didn’t think the injury would force Jones to the disabled list.
“It doesn’t look as bad as Jett’s,” he said.