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Sacramento River Cats Splits Doubleheader Against Reno Aces

RENO, Nev. – After a surprise rain storm postponed last night’s scheduled game, the Sacramento River Cats and Reno Aces competed in a doubleheader Tuesday night. After a two and a half hour rain delay set back first pitch of game one, the River Cats finally got things under way, splitting the two games with Reno (L, 1-2; W, 6-2).

Game One

Newly acquired Tommy Hanson (0-1, 4.50) made his River Cats debut in the opening game. Hanson struggled out of the gate, allowing three two-out walks in the first before escaping the bases-loaded jam. He finished his first Sacramento start going 4 innings, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits, walking 5 and striking out 2.

Sacramento had chances to strike, loading the bases with two gone in the third, but a groundout to shortstop ended the threat. Finally, in the seventh and final inning of game one, the River Cats converted on a rally as with runners on the corners and nobody out, Carlos Triunfel grounded out to drive in Sacramento’s first and only run of the night.

Game Two

The River Cats finally got some offense going, as they struck for their first run in the fourth. With the bases loaded, Ty Blach helped his cause by hitting a sacrifice fly. Sacramento again loaded the bases in the fifth, and after a walk to Brett Jackson and a hit by pitch by Trevor Brown, the River Cats held a comfortable 3-0 lead. They added another run on an Adam Duvall sacrifice fly in the sixth, and two more in the seventh on a Trevor Brown RBI-double and a Darren Ford RBI-single.

Blach (7-8, 4.21) kept to his winning ways on Tuesday, recording his second consecutive win. He allowed just 2 runs on 6 hits, walking 1 and striking out 5 over 5.1 innings of work. The late start had no effect on Blach, as the second game of the double header began at after 10:30 p.m. and ended early Wednesday morning at 12:55 a.m.
This was the first doubleheader the River Cats have played in the 2015 season. Last season, the River Cats competed in three, winning two and splitting one.

The River Cats now head home to the warm weather of Sacramento to begin a five game series with the rival Fresno Grizzlies. The series will lead into the 2015 All Star Break, which occurs July 13-15. Pitching for the River Cats tomorrow will be right-hander Chris Stratton. Stratton is coming off of back-to-back 8 inning starts in which he allowed no runs and received no decisions in both. Opposing him will be Mark Appel (0-1, 10.38). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

Recap Courtesy to the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Defeat Salt Lake Bees 4-3; All-Star Duvall Lifts River Cats in Walk-off Win

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats kicked off July with a thrilling 4-3 win in extras Wednesday night at Raley Field. After it looked like Jack Snodgrass was going to take the tough-luck loss in his first Triple-A start, a ninth-inning rally sent the game to extras where the River Cats won their fifth extra-inning contest on Adam Duvall’s walk-off RBI-single.

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 15th inning, Duvall came to the plate as the Salt Lake Bees brought in their centerfielder to go to a six-man infield. The move didn’t make a difference to Duvall, who stroked his fourth hit of the night to left field, bringing in Brett Jackson and sending the River Cats home with the 4-3 win. Overall, Duvall was 4-for-8 with two runs scored and two RBIs.

For a while, it looked as if the game might not go that long, as Salt Lake held a 3-0 lead in the eighth. But Duvall sparked a late-game comeback with an RBI-double, giving Sacramento their first run of the night in the eighth inning. He scored two batters later on a wild pitch, cutting the deficit to one.

Sacramento rallied again in the ninth, tying the game on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Ryan Lollis. Lollis, who went 1-for-6 on the night, extended his hit streak to seven games and his streak of consecutive games with an RBI to four.

Before the offense rallied in the eighth, Snodgrass seemed doomed to take a tough-luck loss in his first start for the River Cats. Despite joining the roster on June 6, the tall left-hander was working exclusively out of the bullpen while Matt Cain and Jake Peavy were on Major League rehab assignments. In his debut as a starter, Snodgrass went 5 innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 run, and 3 walks while striking out 6.

The bullpen was excellent tonight for Sacramento, throwing 10 innings of shutout ball. The group was headlined by Curtis Partch, who struck out six in 2.2 perfect innings. Brett Bochy went 3 innings for the River Cats, giving up just 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 3.

Before tonight’s game, Duvall was named to the 2015 Pacific Coast League’s Triple-A All-Star team. The right-handed corner-infielder has hit 16 home runs this season, good for second most in the PCL and all of Triple-A. He is also top ten in the PCL in games played (74), at bats (294), RBIs (51), and total bases (144).

Ty Blach will take the mound for the River Cats tomorrow night. The left-hander is 5-8 with a 4.27 ERA in 15 starts this season and owns the league’s second best BB/9 (0.97). Opposite Blach will be another lefty, Salt Lake’s Adam Wilk (2-5, 5.14). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

Game Recap Courtesy to the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Shutout Salt Lake Bees 4-0

Photo by Shawn Jonas

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Playing in a record-setting 105-degree temperature this season at Raley Field, the Sacramento River Cats sweated out game one of the series against the Salt Lake Bees by a score of 4-0. Starter Nik Turley extended a streak of solid starts as he led the River Cats to their third shutout of the season and second in less than a week.

Turley pitched six dominant innings for the third consecutive time en route to Sacramento’s third shutout win of the season. The southpaw scattered just 3 hits and 1 walk across 6 innings while striking out a season-high eight. He threw 84 pitches, 55 of them for strikes. This marks Turley’s first win of the season at Raley Field, improving his home record to 1-2 in four home starts.

After this performance, Turley has now allowed only two runs in his last 18.1 innings, good for a 0.98 ERA. He has struck out 18 and walked 3 during that time. More impressively, Turley’s last two starts have led to River Cats’ shutout wins. They have just three on the season. Overall, Turley is now 3-2 with a 5.45 ERA for the season.

Ryan Lollis continued his torrid streak at the plate, reaching base three times and driving in a run. The left-hander extended his hitting streak to six games with a first-inning single and is now hitting .364. He notched an RBI for the third consecutive game with a run-scoring single to right in the seventh. Over his last ten games, Lollis is hitting .415 (17-for-41) with five doubles, a triple, a home run, and five RBIs.

The River Cats first got on the board in the bottom of the third inning when Adam Duvall doubled on a line drive to left field. He scored two batters later on a Darren Ford single. Mac Williamson scored later in the inning on a Brett Jackson groundout.

Sacramento added another in the seventh on Lollis’ single and their fourth run of the night came on Trevor Brown’s RBI-single in the eighth.

The Bees’ right-hander Corey Rasmus took the loss (0-1, 4.50) in what was his fifth rehab start for Salt Lake. He went 2 innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, and 1 strikeout. Sacramento’s Cody Hall picked up the three-inning save, his second of the season, with Turley (3-2, 5.45) getting the win.

Game two of the series is set for tomorrow at 7:05 p.m. PT. Jack Snodgrass (1-1, 4.22) will make his first start since joining the River Cats from the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels on June 6. Snodgrass will be facing the Bees starter Drew Rucinski (3-4, 5.43).

Game Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Trap Fresno Grizzlies Win Finale Series 4-1

Photo By Shawn Jonas

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats sent the right-hander Chris Stratton (0-0, 2.08) to the mound Friday night for their series finale with the rival Fresno Grizzlies. The start was just Stratton’s third since being called up to Triple-A and his first at Raley Field. He held the hot-hitting Grizzlies to one run on two hits in six innings as the River Cats took the finale from Fresno 4-1.

Since being called up from the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels, Stratton has looked excellent for the River Cats. In three starts, he has thrown 17.1 innings and allowed just 5 runs (4 earned). His Friday night start against the Grizzlies may have been his best yet, as he tossed 6 outstanding innings, allowing just 1 run on 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 4. Stratton kept the ball down all night, recording 10 ground ball outs on the night.

Stratton’s lone blemish came in the second inning, when he opened the frame with back-to-back walks. Fresno scratched across their only run of the night with a groundball out to advance the runners and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Robbie Grossman.

The River Cats scored four times on the night while knocking out 10 hits and drawing six walks. Sacramento tied the game in the third on Darren Ford’s fifth home run of the season, a solo shot to right field. They took the lead when Travis Ishikawa lined a single to right, scoring Brett Jackson from second. With the hit, Ishikawa extended his hit streak to nine games, his longest of the season. He has also recorded an RBI in four of his last five games and now has 18 on the season.

Sacramento took control of the game in the bottom of the eighth, adding on two more runs to extend their lead to three thanks to an RBI-single from Ehire Adrianzab.

Stratton was followed by Jean Machi and Erik Cordier out of the River Cats bullpen. Machi, making his second rehab appearance, picked up his first win with two scoreless innings. Cordier brought the heat in the ninth, hitting 96-97 mph consistently and going as high as 98 mph. The save was his fourth.

The River Cats welcome the Reno Aces to Raley Field tomorrow night for a four game series. LHP Nik Turley (2-3, 10.47) will get the nod for Sacramento while the right-hander Caleb Clay (4-5, 4.17) gets the start for Reno. The teams split four games in Reno earlier this season. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

Game Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

San Francisco Giants’ Righty Throws 95 Pitches in Sacramento Rivers 3-1 Loss; Peavy Goes Seven Strong in Rehab Start

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – San Francisco Giants right-hander Jake Peavy made his fourth rehab start for the River Cats tonight, throwing seven strong innings as he works his way back to the Giants’ rotation. Despite the solid outing for the veteran right-hander, the River Cats were unable to generate much offense behind him as they dropped game two to the visiting Fresno Grizzlies 3-1.

Prior to tonight’s start, Peavy had failed to reach the sixth inning in any of his previous three starts. He threw 83 pitches in his last start in El Paso, but only managed to go 4.1 innings. He increased both his innings and his pitch count tonight, as he cruised through seven on a rehab-high 95 pitches (64 strikes). Peavy retired the side in order in seventh before giving way to the River Cats bullpen for the eighth. He ended his night having given up 5 hits and allowing 3 earned runs while walking two and striking out 5.

Peavy allowed two runs in the first inning on a two-run double to Fresno’s L.J. Hoes before settling in. He kept the Grizzlies off the board until the fifth when the speedy Tony Kemp hit a long shot that bounced off the wall in right-center field. The ball shot away from Brett Jackson and allowed Kemp to come all the way around for the inside-the-park home run. After the hit by Kemp, Peavy retired the final nine hitters he faced.

Despite Peavy’s effort, Fresno’s starter Asher Wojciechowski was better, holding the Sacramento offense to just 1 run on 5 hits over his seven innings of work. Wojciechowski only gave up one free pass and struck out 5 on his way to the win, his fifth of the season. He is undefeated through seven starts with Fresno. Tyson Perez pitched a scoreless ninth to record his fifth save.

For the second night in a row, the River Cats fell behind early and were unable to recover. Their only run came in the bottom of the fourth inning. After Adam Duvall doubled to right-center, Travis Ishikawa brought him home with a single to right.

Sacramento threatened in the sixth, putting runners on second and third with two outs, but Hector Sanchez struck out to end the inning.

The series finale is tomorrow night as the River Cats send Chris Stratton (0-0, 2.38) to the mound. The start will be Stratton’s third with the River Cats and his first at Raley Field. Fresno will go for the sweep behind their southpaw Luis Cruz (3-2, 4.47). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

Game Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Took Game Two Of The Series Beat Isotopes 5-2; Duval Hits 10th Homer Adds 3 RBI’s

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The Sacramento River Cats took game two of the series against the Albuquerque Isotopes Sunday afternoon, 5-2. Adam Duvall led the way for the offense as Austin Fleet picked up his second win and second quality start of the season.

Duvall went 3-for-5 with two singles and his first home run in nine days. With the 3 hits and 3 RBIs, Duvall notched his 13th multi-hit game and eighth multi-RBI game of the season, both of which lead the River Cats. Duvall’s homer was his 10th of the season, and he now has 32 RBIs. Ehire Adrianza also had a good day at the plate, reaching base four times as he went 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored.

Austin Fleet pitched 6 solid innings, finishing his day having allowed 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks with 4 strikeouts. Both runs came on solo home runs, one by Kyle Parker and another by Matt McBride. He threw 87 pitches, 54 for strikes.

The River Cats got on the board first with three consecutive singles, starting with leadoff hitter Brett Jackson. Duvall’s single drove home Jackson for a 1-0 River Cats lead. Albuquerque tied it up in the 2nd with a home run, but the River Cats answered back in the 5th. After Adrianza walked, he advanced to third on a Duvall single before Jarrett Parker knocked him in with a single of his own.

Albuquerque evened the score with a home run from Matt McBride in the 6th, but Duvall’s two-run homer gave Sacramento the 4-2 lead. The River Cats added another run in the 8th when Darren Ford, pinch-hitting for pitcher Clay Rapada, tripled, sending John Bowker home.

The bullpen pitched 3 shutout innings, combining for 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. Cory Gearrin and Rapada tag-teamed the 7th inning, and Juan Gutierrez pitched the 8th. Hunter Strickland closed out the game, picking up his fifth save of the season. He is now 5-for-5 in save opportunities.

Game three of the series is set for tomorrow at 5:35 p.m. PT. The River Cats will start LHP Ty Blach (3-3, 3.40), while Albuquerque will counter with LHP Tyler Matzek (0-1, 63.00). Blach has pitched at least 6 innings in his last four starts and has a 1.82 ERA over that time. The game can be heard live online and on ESPN 1320 following the Rise Guys.

Courtesy Sacramento RiverCats Media Relations

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