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Sacramento River Cats Fall to Las Vegas 51s 6-3; Peavy Makes his Final Rehab Start

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Sacramento River Cats dropped the series opener 6-3 to the Las Vegas 51s Friday evening. Kelby Tomlinson and Mac Williamson suited up as River Cats for the first time while Jake Peavy made his last rehab start for Sacramento.

A five-run first inning from Las Vegas quickly put the River Cats behind and they could not overcome the deficit. Three runs were scattered across the last six innings as Kevin Frandsen went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Jarrett Parker had two runs while going 2-for-4 on the night.

Peavy, 0-3 with the River Cats, struggled on the mound in his sixth and final rehab start for Sacramento, finishing his night with 6 runs on 9 hits and 1 walk with 5 strikeouts in 6 innings. The three-time All-Star, Cy Young winner, and two-time World Series Champion was rehabbing a back injury sustained early in the season. Peavy made just two starts for San Francisco (0-2, 9.39) before being placed on the DL.

Kelby Tomlinson and Mac Williamson, both called up from Double-A today, made their Triple-A debut in tonight’s game. Tomlinson, a 26-year-old infielder, was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 12th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Texas Tech University. He had been with Richmond since 2013, where he played in a total of 223 games and accumulated 217 hits and 64 RBI. Tomlinson posted a .324 batting average with the Richmond Flying Squirrels this season prior to being transferred to Sacramento.

Williamson, a 24-year-old outfielder, entered the 2014 season ranked by MLB.com as the San Francisco Giants’ No. 16 prospect. He was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the third round of the 2012 Draft out of Wake Forest University. This year was his first season with Richmond, where he had 76 hits and 42 RBI in 69 games played with a .293 batting average. Williamson went 1-for-3 against the 51s tonight with a walk and a single.

Tonight marked the third consecutive game without an error for Sacramento. The last time they went three straight errorless games was 5/9-11 in Albuquerque. The longest such streak for the season is four, from 5/8-11 in Albuquerque.

Tomorrow will be a battle of the lefties as Ty Blach (5-7, 4.00) takes the mound for Sacramento and Darin Gorski (4-6, 5.66) for Las Vegas. Blach still owns the PCL’s second best BB/9: 0.92 (9 BB, 87.2 IP) and his 87.2 innings pitched are the third most by a starter in the PCL this season. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. (PT).

Game Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Peavy Goes Six Strong In Final Rehab Start; Duvall Launches 15th Home Run in Loss, Leads PCL

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Less than 24 hours after the Sacramento River Cats and Reno Aces went down to the wire, Jake Peavy and Gabriel Arias picked right up where the two teams left off in Sunday’s Father’s Day finale. Peavy pitched extremely well through six, but despite the strong start and Duvall’s PCL-leading 15th home run, the River Cats dropped the finale 3-2 to the Aces.

In what was likely his last rehab start with the River Cats, Peavy continued to impress on the mound. The veteran right-hander went 6 strong innings, yielding just 1 run on 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3. He threw 93 pitches on the afternoon, 61 of them for strikes.

Despite not winning a game while with Sacramento, Peavy (0-2, 5.47) continued to improve with every start. His 30-day rehab assignment ends tomorrow, and it remains to be seen what the San Francisco Giants have planned for the former Cy Young winner.

Opposite Peavy, Arias (3-1, 4.33) was equally impressive for Reno. The 25-year-old also went 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7. Both runs he allowed came on solo home runs.

Adam Duvall and Hector Sanchez provided the offense for the River Cats, each hitting a home run in Sunday’s loss. Duvall’s was a sixth-inning shot that put the club ahead 2-1 and gave him 15 home runs on the year. That total puts him alone in first place in the PCL, one ahead of Fresno’s Jon Singleton and Reno’s Peter O’Brien. Sanchez’s was a second-inning line-drive home run into the River Cats’ bullpen which put Sacramento ahead 1-0.

Reno took the lead 3-2 for good in the top of the seventh. Trayvon Robinson homered to lead off the inning, tying the game at two. Nick Buss scored a few batters later on a throwing error by Hector Sanchez. The River Cats committed two errors on the afternoon and now have 77 for the season.

Ehire Adrianza went hitless, snapping his hit streak at eight, just one shy of tying his season high. During the streak, Adrianza hit .300 (12-for-40) with two doubles, a home run, and six RBIs.

The River Cats get the day off tomorrow before traveling to Chukchansi Park on Tuesday for a quick three-game series against the first-place Fresno Grizzlies. Getting things started for Sacramento will be the right-hander Chris Stratton (0-0, 2.08). Although he doesn’t have a win at the Triple-A level, Stratton has been excellent since joining the River Cats, allowing just 5 runs (4 earned) in 17.1 innings. For Fresno, it’ll be the southpaw Luis Cruz (3-2, 4.23). First pitch is set for Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m.

Game Recap of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Trevor Brown’s 3-Run Double and Jake Peavy’s Strong Start Leads to Sacramento River Cats 5th Straight Win with a 4-2 Victory

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats won their fifth straight game Saturday night as they topped the Tacoma Rainiers 4-2. Two time World Champion and former National League Cy Young award winner Jake Peavy made his second rehab appearance with the River Cats, pitching a strong outing that was backed by a big four-run sixth inning.

Peavy (0-1, 8.00) started out dealing, retiring 9 of the first 10 while facing the minimum through three innings. He ended his night pitching 4.1 innings, allowing 2 runs (both earned) on 4 hits while throwing 69 pitches. He walked only 1, and struck out 5, the most in any of his rehab starts. The start was his third rehab start, and second with Sacramento.

Tacoma got on the board first, as with 2 out in the fourth, Franklin Gutierrez hit a long home run to left-center to put the Rainiers up 2-0. Sacramento had a good chance to counter in the fifth when they loaded the bases with just 1 out, but Kevin Frandsen would ground into an inning ending double-play. The River Cats were hitless (0-for-3) with runners in scoring position through the first five innings.

In the sixth, the River Cats again loaded the bases, this time with nobody out. Trevor Brown nearly missed a grand slam, clearing the bases on a three-run double off the centerfield wall. He would later score in the inning on a sacrifice fly by Ryan Lollis. Brown finished the night 1-for-2 with a double, 3 RBI, and a hit by pitch.

Tacoma’s starting pitcher, right-hander Stephen Landazuri (0-3, 9.14) started out strong, holding Sacramento scoreless through the fifth inning. He finished the night pitching 6 innings, allowing 4 runs (all earned) on 4 hits. The Tacoma pitchers walked a total of 6 batters, setting a new season high for the River Cats offense.

Sacramento’s bullpen came in and shut the door in support of Peavy, pitching a combined 4.2 scoreless innings. Left-hander Jack Snodgrass (1-0, 0.00) made his River Cats debut and had a big impact as he earned his first career Triple-A win. He pitched 3.2 innings of relief, allowing 4 hits and striking out 5 while throwing 63 pitches. Eric Cordier pitched a scoreless ninth inning, earning his second save of the year.

The River Cats will look to for their sixth straight win tomorrow afternoon as they will send left-hander Nik Turley (1-1, 6.30) to the mound. Turley will be making just his third start of the year at the Triple-A level after spending almost 50 days on the Disabled List earlier in the season. Opposing him will be righty Danny Farquhar (0-0, 8.44) for Tacoma. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.

Game Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations