An announced crowd of almost 3,800 fans saw the game, which is well below your average "Tecate Thursday" total.
Left hander Travis Blackley didn't seem to mind. The 6'3" Australian struck out five in seven shutout innings, only giving up three hits. And the Grizzlies played errorless defense behind him.
A fourth inning Roger Kieschnick two-run homer would be more than enough for Fresno, as the Grizzlies win the series opener, 3-0. Both teams are back at Chukchansi Park Friday night at 7:05pm.