Sacramento suffers eighth straight loss, fall 3-2 to 51s
West Sacramento, CA – The Sacramento River Cats (5-11) dropped game one of their four-game series to the Las Vegas 51s (9-8) by a score of 3-2 in front of a packed Raley Field crowd Saturday night.
Leadoff hitter Drew Stubbs got things going early for Sacramento, hitting a solo home run in his very first at bat of the ballgame for the River Cats. Las Vegas countered by scoring in their half of the second and third innings against River Cats starter Michael Roth, giving the visitors a 2-1 lead.
Roth gave up two runs (one earned) on eight hits while striking out two and walking one over 4.2 innings on the hill tonight. Sacramento’s only other RBI came courtesy of third baseman Ryder Jones, who drove in shortstop Christian Arroyo in the sixth, tying the game at two. Salt Lake then scored what proved to be the game-winner in the eighth off reliever Chase Johnson.
Game two will feature River Cats right-hander Dan Slania (0-2, 7.45) up against 51s right-hander Rafael Montero (0-0, 0.00). First pitch is set for 1:05 pm (PT) and the game can be heard live online at rivercats.com and on the air on ESPN 1320.
Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations