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Salt Lake Bees’ Ninth-Inning Rally Stings Sacramento River Cats In Finale 7-1

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats squandered another excellent start by Chris Stratton as they dropped their series finale with Salt Lake 7-1. The right-hander went eight strong innings for the second start in a row but remains winless despite owning an outstanding 1.53 ERA.

The River Cats and Bees took a 1-1 tie into the ninth inning before Salt Lake exploded for 6 runs on 5 hits and an error. Former Giants prospect Gary Brown delivered the first blow, a two-run single to center with one out in the inning. They added two more on a double by Kaleb Cowert and another pair on a two-run home run off the bat of Grant Green. Cody Hall, who entered the game in the ninth with a 2.97 ERA, recorded just one out and was responsible for five of the six runs.

Mac Williamson’s error in the ninth was the first committed by a River Cat in the series. Sacramento’s defense had gone 35 innings without a miscue and made a number of nice plays in tonight’s game, including a fantastic diving play up the middle by shortstop Kelby Tomlinson.

Chris Stratton was excellent for the River Cats once again, throwing eight innings of one run ball. He scattered 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4 in the outing and lowered his Triple-A ERA to a sparkling 1.53. Despite allowing just 6 earned runs in 35.1 innings since joining the River Cats, Stratton is still looking for his first Triple-A win.

This was Stratton’s second straight start to go eight innings. He threw eight shutout against the 51s in Las Vegas in his last start, but took a no decision as Sacramento fell 4-3 in extra frames.

On the offensive side of the ball, newcomer Xavier Avery provided a fresh look at the top of the lineup, going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. His fifth-inning single drove in Darren Ford for the River Cats’ only run.

The 25-year-old outfielder hit .378 in his last 10 games with Triple-A Toledo (Detroit Tigers), recording 5 runs, 14 hits, 1 home run, 5 RBIs, 6 walks, and 2 stolen bases before opting out with the Tigers and joining the Giants organization.

The River Cats head to Reno next, where they’ll take on the Aces in a four-game set. Clayton Blackburn (2-3, 4.22) will get things started for the River Cats tomorrow night as Gabriel Arias (4-1, 3.61) takes the mound for the Aces. The game is scheduled for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch and cane be heard live online at rivercats.com and on ESPN 1320.

Game Recap Courtesy to the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

The San Francisco Giants Shutout The Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0

March 15, 2015 11:04 PM PT

Scottsdale, ArizonaTim Hudson went 1 1/3 innings, faced eight batters, and allowed five batters to reach base. With all that said he didn’t give up a run to the Diamondbacks . San Francisco Giants shutout the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 on Sunday.

The World Champions Giants, finally got a win. They only had one win in it’s last 10 games.

Diamondbacks Archie Bradley also struggled. He allowed two runs and six hits through three innings of work. He struck out two and didn’t issue a walk.

 Ehire Adrianza had two hits and an RBI for the Giants. Matt Duffy hit an RBI tripleBrandon Crawford added a hit and scored a run. He played at shortstop. Juan Perez added two hits, including a double.

Ex-Giant Cody Ross had two hits for the Diamondbacks.

San Franciscos’ Center fielder Gary Brown threw  a runner  out at the plate in the first inning keeping the game scoreless.

Hudson:  “I need to work on release-point stuff, mechanical stuff,” he said. “The plate is moving around on me, but that will get better. From a workload standpoint I’m ahead of where I thought I might be. I didn’t think I would be out this early, but I am. You can’t look at numbers and say too much. The World Series MVP (Bumgarner) has given up a run this spring, ” Hudson added.

                1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  R  H  E
ARI        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  8   0
SF           0  1  1  0  0  0  1  2  X  5 11 0


Roster Moves

Giants: San Francisco is moving OF Norichika Aoki to left field and will use Gregor Blanco or Juan Perez in right until Hunter Pence returns from injury.

Diamondbacks: Arizona released OF Ben Francisco and reassigned RHP Blake Beaven, RHP Aaron Blair, RHP Justin Marks, C Matt Pognozzi, RHP Braden Shipley and C Mark Thomas to minor league camp. LHPs Vidal Nuno and Andrew Chafin are no longer being considered for the starting rotation but remain in the bullpen mix.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Giants: RHP Tim Lincecum (neck) will miss his next scheduled start. He will pitch again on March 21.“I can’t force the issue,” he said. “It’s not the time to be a hero and try to power through it.”

Hunter Pence (broken right forearm) had his cast replaced. He will wear one for a month.

Diamondbacks: RHP Addison Reed (shoulder soreness) continues to throw bullpen sessions as he works himself into condition to open the season on time.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: RHP Randall Delgado starts Monday against the Chicago White Sox.

Giants: RHP Chris Stratton starts Monday against the Cincinnati Reds. San Francisco reliever Sergio Romo is also expected to make his spring debut.