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Sacramento River Cats Explode In Extras To Down Grizzlies

Pena, Rickard both homer in four-run 10th inning

Fresno, CA. — The Sacramento River Cats (55-47) hang on in an extra-inning thriller against Fresno Grizzlies (52-50), winning 8-6 after exploding for four runs in the 10th inning.    

Sacramento got off to a hot start Tuesday, plating four runs in the first three innings. Mike Gerber blasted a first inning two-run homer, his 21st, just inside the left field foul pole, and the River Cats got a run in both the second and third innings on a fielder’s choice and RBI-groundout, respectively. The River Cats led 4-2 after three, but the offense was held in check over the next six frames. 

While Fresno was able to claw back to tie the game with two outs in the ninth, Sacramento came right back in the 10th, exploding for four runs on five hits to take an 8-4 lead. Henry Ramos plated the first run with an RBI-double, Francisco Pena came on as pinch hitter to smash a solo home run, and then Joey Rickard capped off the inning with a two-run jack two batters later.

The bottom of the 10th was not without drama of its own, however. The Grizzlies struck for two runs against lefty Steven Okert before Ray Black came on to slam the door, earning his first save of the season and pushing the River Cats’ division lead to three games. 

The River Cats will be back at it against the Grizzlies tomorrow night, looking for their fifth straight road win. Right-hander Yoanys Quiala (5-5, 6.52) takes the ball for Sacramento on Wednesday night, while Fresno will go with lefty Ben Braymer (0-2, 9.43). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. (PT). Catch all of the action live online at rivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, on Money 105.5 FM (PT).

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Stumble As Series Evens With Grizzlies

Ramos, Michael homer in 11-6 loss to division rival

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento River Cats (47-44) fell 11-6 on Friday night to the Fresno Grizzlies (47-45) as their division rival crept to just a half game back in the Pacific Northern division standings.

The Grizzlies got to starting pitcher Yoanys Quiala early, plating 10 runs in the first five innings to put the ballgame well out of reach. Though the River Cats made things interesting in the seventh as two runs came home with a pair of bases loaded walk, back-to-back strikeouts left the bases juiced and ended the threat.

Outfielder Henry Ramos and second baseman Levi Michael each homered and drew a walk to lead the Sacramento offense, while the bullpen was solid with just one unearned run to their name. 

Lefty Conner Menez (1-0, 4.25) will get the ball as the River Cats look to avoid falling a half game back of the Grizzlies, who will counter with their own left-handed prospect in Ben Braymer (0-1, 8.79). First pitch is set for 7:07 p.m. (PT). Watch the game live on the CW-31 (KMAX). Or listen live to all of the action online at rivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, on Money 105.5 FM.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Forge Comeback But Fall Late To Aces

Shaw, Garcia each homer as team crawls back from five-run deficit

West Sacramento, Calif. — The Sacramento River Cats (44-42) trailed 5-0 after two innings but made a ballgame out of it on Independence Day, though it was the Reno Aces (38-48) coming out on top 6-5.

River Cats starter Yoanys Quiala had a rough first inning, which lasted more than 30 pitches and resulted in four runs for the Aces. They’d add another run on a solo homer in the second inning, but it would be the River Cats who’d score the next five runs to execute a successful comeback.

Chris Shaw launched a three-run homer, his eighth of the year, in the sixth inning to cut the lead down to just two. And then after a seventh-inning RBI groundout from Henry Ramos brought the River Cats within one, first baseman Aramis Garcia made it a brand new ballgame with this 12th home run of the season. Unfortunately, Reno would scratch across a run in the bottom half of the eighth and hold off Sacramento in the ninth.

Right-hander Dereck Rodriguez (1-0, 3.52) will be making his first start for the River Cats since being optioned from San Francisco on July 1, while the Aces are sending righty Taylor Widener (6-4, 7.85) to the bump. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. (PT). Catch all of the action live online at rivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, on Money 105.5 FM.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Nine-run Sacramento River Cats Lead Does Not Hold Up In Rough Loss To Aviators

Ramos and Garcia homer, every River Cats starter picks up at least one hit

West Sacramento, Calif. — The Sacramento River Cats (36-36) jumped out to a 10-1 lead in the desert, but the Las Vegas Aviators (41-32) come all the way back to get the win 11-10 in walk-off fashion.

Every Sacramento starter picked up at least one hit in this one, with nine of their 12 total hits coming in the first two innings. Henry Ramos led off the second inning with a solo home run, and Aramis Garcia had the biggest hit of the night for the River Cats – a three-run shot to center field in the fifth. However just two River Cats would reach base over the final 4.2 innings, as the Las Vegas bullpen was spectacular in relief of starter Paul Blackburn.

The River Cats built up a 10-1 lead going into the bottom of the fifth, but the Aviators would storm back, scoring ten unanswered runs in the final five frames. The Aviators tied the game against Fernando Abad in the ninth before walking off on a Corban Joseph RBI-single to center.

Starter Ty Blach took a no decision on Thursday, working 5.2 innings and allowing five runs. He sailed through five innings, but ran into trouble in the sixth and gave way to the bullpen.

The River Cats will be back at it tomorrow night, with young left-hander Conner Menez (0-0, 4.09) taking the ball and looking for his first Triple-A win of 2019. The Aviators will counter with righty Parker Dunshee (2-4, 5.20). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. (PT). Catch all of the action live online at rivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, or on Money 105.5 FM.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats’ Andrew Suarez Delivers Father’s Day Gem

Left-hander Suarez goes eight innings, River Cats on wrong end of a 1-0 final score

West Sacramento, Calif. — The Sacramento River Cats (36-33) dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker on Father’s Day to the Iowa Cubs (38-32), with starter Andrew Suarez taking the tough-luck loss after a brilliant performance.

Suarez was firing on all cylinders on Sunday afternoon. The lefty had his best outing of the season, tossing a River Cats season-high eight innings. His lone blemish came in the eighth inning when Cubs leadoff hitter Trent Giambrone homered to deep left-center for the only run of the afternoon. Suarez also went 1-2 with a single and sacrifice bunt at the plate.

It was a tough day offensively for the River Cats who managed just four hits on the afternoon. Sacramento also did not have an extra base hit on Sunday and were 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Two of the club’s four hits came off the bat of right fielder Henry Ramos, who finished 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and a walk.

Looking forward to tomorrow, right-hander Enderson Franco (2-1, 6.40) will toe the rubber for the River Cats. The Iowa Cubs will counter with righty Trevor Clifton (1-6, 4.47). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. (PT). Catch all of the action live online at rivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, or on Money 105.5 FM.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Take Series Despite Dropping Finale

River Cats remain in first place despite 7-1 loss to Storm Chasers

West Sacramento, Calif. — The Sacramento River Cats (35-31) had their four-game win streak snapped Friday night, falling 7-1 to the Omaha Storm Chasers (32-35). Even with the loss, the River Cats remain two games clear of the Fresno Grizzlies for the division lead.

On a night were offense was hard to come by, the River Cats saw Zach Green, one of their hottest hitters, head to the clubhouse in the fourth inning after being hit in the helmet by a pitch from Zach Lovvorn. Green had recently returned from a concussion on June 1 that caused him to miss 22 games. He is hitting .323 this season with 11 home runs

The offense did make a comeback attempt in the eighth inning when Mike Gerber led off the inning with a walk and Henry Ramos followed with a single. Austin Slater would add another single after that to score Gerber, but a fielder’s choice and double play ended the threat.

The Sacramento River Cats open up a four game series with the Iowa Cubs tomorrow night. Sacramento will turn to Lefty Conner Menez (0-0, 3.60) for the first game of the series while the Iowa Cubs will go with right-hander Colin Rea (6-1, 3.31). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. (PT). Catch all of the action live online at rivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, or on Money 105.5 FM.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Dominate New Orleans Baby Cakes In Series Opener

Sacramento clubs four homers in 10-0 rout of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louis. — The Sacramento River Cats (31-30) won their third straight ball game Friday night, taking down the New Orleans Baby Cakes (34-28) 10-0 behind a balanced offensive attack and stellar performance from starter Yoanys Quiala

Right-hander Quiala turned in his best outing of the year for the River Cats, tossing six shutout innings and allowing just five baserunners while striking out four Baby Cakes’ hitters. Ray Black, Sam Coonrod and Williams Jerez relieved Quiala, throwing a scoreless inning apiece to finish off the third shutout of the River Cats’ season.

Sacramento was relentless on offense, scoring 10 runs on 13 hits including four home runs. The onslaught began right away, as Henry Ramos sent the first pitch of the game onto the right-centerfield berm. Chris Shaw would follow a few batters later with a two-run blast to center – his first home run of the year for the River Cats. Catcher Ronnie Freeman added a two-run shot in the sixth, and second baseman Levi Michael joined the party in eighth with perhaps the longest home run of the day, a mammoth shot to dead center. Sacramento would add two more in the ninth to win 10-0.   

The River Cats will look to extend their winning-streak to four tomorrow evening behind lefty Ty Blach (2-2, 5.54). The Baby Cakes will counter with right-hander Elieser Hernandez (3-1, 1.42). First pitch is set for 5:00 p.m. (PT). Catch all of the action live online at rivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, or on Money 105.5 FM.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations