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Sacramento River Cats Walk Off In Extras For 1-0 Shutout Win

Casey Kelly allows just two baserunners in seven innings

WEST SACRAMENTO — In their first shutout of the season, the Sacramento River Cats (23-25) stopped a four-game skid in thrilling fashion with a 1-0 walk-off win against the Las Vegas 51s (20-28).

Sacramento blanked the 51s thanks to right-hander Casey Kelly, who pitched seven scoreless frames allowing just one single and one walk. It was Kelly’s best start of the season, and the first time he’s allowed zero earned runs since his first start of the year on April 6.

The game was locked at zeros through nine, and due to Minor League Baseball’s new pace of play rules, a runner is placed on second base to begin each extra inning. Pinch-hitter Caleb Gindl was able to sacrifice pinch-runner Jordan Schafer to third base to open the River Cats half of the tenth inning. That set up catcher Ronnie Freeman’s ground ball to the shortstop, which allowed enough time for Schafer to score the winning run just ahead of Ty Kelly’s throw home.

There will be a new face on the mound Friday evening for the River Cats as newly-acquired left-hander Daniel Camarena will make his Pacific Coast League debut. Camarena, who was released by the Yankees and signed by the Giants to a minor-league deal on Thursday, will face fellow lefty Brett Oberholtzer (1-4, 5.92) as Sacramento begins a five-game series with the Albuquerque Isotopes. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. Catch all of the action live online atrivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, and on the air on Money 105.5 FM.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Comeback Falls Short As Sacramento River Cats Lose Fourth Straight

Rodriguez strikes out seven but takes first loss of the year

 WEST SACRAMENTO, CA — The Sacramento River Cats (22-25) put together a rally in the eighth inning, cutting the deficit to just one, but left the bases loaded as the Las Vegas 51s (20-27) prevailed 4-3 to hand the home team its fourth straight loss.

The attempted comeback got started with a leadoff double from Hector Sanchez, followed by two consecutive singles from Orlando Calixte and pinch-hitting Kyle Jensen. But back-to-back strikeouts and a groundout ended Sacramento’s late-inning threat before going down in order in the bottom of the ninth.

Right-handed starter Dereck Rodriguez was impressive again, striking out seven in six innings of work. He’ll regret the two home runs allowed, including a two-run shot to rehabbing catcher Kevin Plawecki in the third.

For Rodriguez, it was the sixth consecutive start in which he’s recorded at least six strikeouts, and sixth outing of the season in which he’s issued one or fewer walks.

These two clubs will wrap up their four-game series Thursday night and then not meet again until August 24. Right-handers Casey Kelly (4-4, 7.27) and Drew Gagnon (0-2, 7.14) will look to improve on rough starts to their 2018 seasons. Catch all of the action live online atrivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, and on the air on Money 105.5 FM.

Sacramento River Cats Routed By Las Vegas 51s To Begin Homestand

Melancon pitches scoreless inning in first rehab appearance

 WEST SACRAMENTO, CA — The Sacramento River Cats (22-23) were held to zero extra-base hits for just the second time all season in Monday night’s 9-1 loss to the Las Vegas 51s (18-27).

Two Vegas pitchers combined to allow one run on six hits and three walks as the River Cats left nine runners on base. Recently promoted infielder John Polonius supplied the lone run for Sacramento with an RBI-single in the sixth inning.

River Cats starter Tyler Beede struggled in his 4.1-innings, surrendering a season-high eight runs on six hits and five walks. It’s Beede’s fourth start in which he’s given up at least four earned runs and his sixth issuing three or more walks.

San Francisco Giants’ reliever Mark Melancon made his first rehab appearance with a quick six-pitch seventh inning in which he induced two groundouts and a pop up.

The Dorados de Sacramento will take on Las Vegas 51s on Tuesday night at Raley Field, featuring left-handers Matt Gage (2-2, 5.03) and P.J. Conlon (2-3, 5.89) squaring off. Catch all of the action live online at rivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, and on the air on Money 105.5 FM.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Matt Gage’s Strong Start Aids In Sacramento River Cats’ Win

Eury Perez launches first home run since joining club

LAS VEGAS, NV — In what was the earliest game the Sacramento River Cats (12-13) will play this season, lefty Matt Gage was on point after being promoted from Double-A Richmond this weekend. His solid start and a home run from outfielder Eury Perez were crucial in a 5-1 win over the Las Vegas 51s (10-16).

Gage, sent west from the Flying Squirrels to take the mound for the River Cats on Tuesday, surrendered just one unearned run over 5.1 innings. The 51s registered nine base hits, though all were singles and no walks were issued. The outing was consistent with how Gage had been pitching for Richmond in his four starts prior to being sent to Triple-A. In 22.2 innings he had allowed 24 hits, but had walked just three to go along with a 3.18 ERA.

Perez provided the bulk of the offense with his three-run home run off 51s left-hander P.J. Conlon in the fourth inning.

The River Cats will return to a regular first pitch time Wednesday evening as right-handers Dereck Rodriguez (1-0, 4.66) and Drew Gagnon (0-1, 5.49) will duel at 7:05 p.m. from Cashman Field.

Catch all of the action live online at rivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, and on the air on Money 105.5 FM.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Win Third Straight, Beat 51s 6-1

Offense racks up 12 hits, Williamson homers for second straight night

West Sacramento, CA – The Sacramento River Cats (61-75) offense was firing on all cylinders Wednesday night. They jumped ahead early in the first inning and rolled to an easy 6-1 victory over the Las Vegas 51s (52-85).

Ryan Lollis got things started for the River Cats, driving in two with the bases loaded in the first frame. Mac Williamson highlighted the scoring, launching his second big fly in as many games over the center field wall in the fifth inning. As a team, the River Cats went 5-for-14 with runners in scoring position.

Sacramento starter Kraig Sitton gave the team a solid four innings in his second start this season, allowing just one hit and one run. The bullpen took it from there with Collin Balester tossing three scoreless frames to follow. Balester earned his first win of the year for his efforts.

Right-hander Casey Kelly (7-5, 4.55) will get the ball for the River Cats tomorrow night. He will square off against the 51s’ righty Robert Gsellman (0-0, 0.00). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. (PT) and the game can be heard live online at rivercats.com and on the air on Money 105.5 FM.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Four-run Eighth Lifts Sacramento River Cats To Come-From-Behind “W”

Jones hits 10th homer, his third in his last three games in 6-4 win

Las Vegas, NV – Things looked bleak for the Sacramento River Cats (26-40) as they headed into the eighth inning trailing 4-1 tonight at Cashman Field, but a four-run inning helped lift Sacramento to a 6-4, come-from-behind win over the Las Vegas 51s (27-41).

Sacramento had just five hits in the game entering the eighth inning before Juan Ciriaco opened the frame with a leadoff single. Orlando Calixte followed with an RBI triple before scoring on Conor Gillaspie’s base hit. Ryder Jones was next, blasting a two-run home run just inside the foul pole in right to give Sacramento a 5-4 lead. The River Cats added another run in the ninth when Calixte, who had just hit his second triple of the night, scored on a wild pitch.

For Jones, the home run was his third in his last three games. He also added an RBI-double in the first inning, finishing the night with three RBI. His 10 home runs lead the club while his 30 RBI are second behind fellow third baseman Jae-Gyun Hwang (39).

The River Cats return home tomorrow night as they welcome the Albuquerque Isotopes to Raley Field. Joan Gregorio (3-4, 3.26) is tentatively scheduled to take the mound for Sacramento. The Isotopes will go with left-hander Harrison Musgrave (1-1, 7.30). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. 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 

Sacramento River Cats Drops Sloppy Game In The Desert

Late homers by Jones and Shaw too little too late, as defense lapses early

Las Vegas, NV – The Sacramento River Cats (25-40) could not withstand the offensive barrage by the Las Vegas 51s (27-40), as they fell 12-4 in the desert on Thursday night.

Scheduled starter Joan Gregorio was scratched just before the game and right-hander Dusten Knight filled in with a valiant effort to get the bullpen through four innings with the game still within striking distance.

The River Cats had their best chance in the 6th inning, down 4-1 with the bases loaded and nobody out, when Chris Shaw singled home Conor Gillapsie to make it 4-2. The rally ended there, however, as 51s starter Tyler Pill stuck out Mac Williamson before inducing an inning-ending double play from Tim Federowicz.

Las Vegas took control from there, scoring three in the bottom of the 6th, and five in the 7th to stretch the lead to 12-2. Sacramento got some late fireworks when Ryder Jones and Chris Shaw each launched a solo home run in the 8th, but it was too little too late as the River Cats dropped the 7th in their last nine games.

The River Cats will send right-hander Roberto Gomez (1-3, 5.12) to the mound for the series finale in the desert, while the 51s will counter with righty Donovan Hand (1-2, 7.16). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. (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

Sacramento River Cats Drops Back And Forth Battle With LAs Vegas 51s 7-6

Hwang, offense come to play but River Cats drop game three


West Sacramento, CA 
– The Sacramento River Cats (6-12) jumped out to an early lead Monday night against the Las Vegas 51s (10-9) but couldn’t sustain the early momentum in their 7-6 loss.

The River Cats’ bats came alive in the second inning against 51s starter Tyler Pill, pushing five runs across on five hits. Starter Tyler Beede did his part through his first four innings, holding the 51s scoreless while allowing just four hits. The trouble started for Beede in the fifth the however, as Las Vegas saw the River Cats five runs and matched them with five of their own, three of which were earned.

After the River Cats scored another run in the seventh to retake the lead thanks to a Jae-Gyun Hwang RBI single, the 51s put up a run in the eighth and ninth innings to claim the lead for good.

Game four tomorrow afternoon will feature River Cats right-hander Joan Gregorio (0-2, 2.93) up against 51s right-hander Wilfredo Boscan (0-1, 3.75). First pitch is set for 12:05 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

Sacramento River Cats’ Christian Arroyo Walks Off Against Las Vegas 51s 7-6

Sacramento overcomes 4-0 deficit, snaps eight-game losing streak


West Sacramento, CA 
– The Sacramento River Cats (6-11) rallied back from a 4-0 deficit to walk off against the Las Vegas 51s (9-9) 7-6 Sunday afternoon at Raley Field. Christian Arroyo provided the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 10th, snapping the River Cats eight-game losing streak.

Arroyo had four hits on the afternoon, going 4-for-6 with two RBI while raising his batting average to .446 for the season. He now has two four-hit games on the season and a team-leading 12 RBI.

The River Cats scored all of their runs against the Las Vegas bullpen starting in the sixth inning. Mike Morse, in his second game with the River Cats, played seven innings in left field and went 1-for-4 at the plate with an RBI-double. Drew Stubbs also had two RBI, including a bases-loaded sacrifice fly that nearly left the ballpark.  

Tyler Beede (1-0, 3.78) will take the mound tomorrow for the River Cats as Las Vegas sends right-hander Tyler Pill (0-0, 0.00) to the hill. First pitch is set for 7:05 pm (PT) and the game can be heard live online at rivercats.com and on the air on ESPN

Match Recap Courtesy of the  Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Fall To Las Vegas 51s 2-3

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