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Sacramento River Cats Complete Comeback In Extras To Win 4-3

Sacramento pitching staff strikes out a season-high 16 opposing hitters

Metairie, La. — Late-inning drama saw the Sacramento River Cats (32-31) roar back from down 0-2 with two runs in each the ninth and tenth innings to beat the New Orleans Baby Cakes (35-29) 4-3.

After being held scoreless by Baby Cakes righties Zac Gallen and Joe Gunkel for eight innings, the River Cats came stormed back with two runs in the ninth inning to force extras. Shortstop Abiatal Avelino followed a leadoff hit-by-pitch with a double to put Sacramento runners at second and third. Catcher Ronnie Freeman then came up with an RBI infield single and third baseman Ryan Howard hit a fly ball deep enough for Avelino to tag up and score – tying the game at two.

In the tenth, the River Cats took advantage of two walks, an error, a balk and a sacrifice fly to plate two more runs and take the lead for the first time in the game. 

The River Cats got a solid outing from lefty Conner Menez, who was making his season debut for Sacramento. Menez tossed five innings of two-run baseball, striking out a season-high nine batters. Pat Venditte, Sam Selman, Jandel Gustave, Sam Coonrod and Fernando Abad shined on Sunday as well, combining to toss five innings, giving up no earned runs while striking out seven. Abad retired the final three hitters to nail down his eighth save of the season.

Lefty Andrew Suarez (2-4, 6.81) will take the mound tomorrow in the series finale for the River Cats. New Orleans go with right-hander Dustin Beggs (4-2,4.73). 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 beginning at 6:00 p.m. (PT).

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

New Orleans Baby Cakes Hold Off Sacramento River Cats’ Comeback Attempt

Peña collects three hits in 4-3 loss to New Orleans

Metairie, La. — Looking to tie their longest winning streak of the season, the Sacramento River Cats (31-31) came up just short losing 4-3 to the New Orleans Baby Cakes (35-28). 

The River Cats loaded the bases in the eighth inning and plated two runs to make it a one-run game, but Baby Cakes reliever R.J. Alvarez got a big strikeout on shortstop Abiatal Avelino to end the threat. Catcher Francisco Peña was part of that late-inning rally as he singled home Austin Slater for his third hit of the game. Earlier on, Peña clubbed his third homer of the year and added a double, as well.

Left-hander Ty Blach settled down nicely after allowing a run in the opening inning, but a two-run shot off the bat of New Orleans second baseman Isan Diaz in the seventh inning ended Blach’s scoreless run. Still, Blach’s outing was one of his best of the year as he walked no one and struck out a season-high seven.

Lefty Conner Menez, promoted from Double-A Richmond, will be making his 2019 debut with Sacramento. He’ll be up against New Orleans ace Zac Gallen (1-0, 1.67). First pitch is set for 11:00 a.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

Mike Connolly Impresses In Triple-A Debut With Sacramento River Cats

Just called up from Double-A, Mike Connolly tosses six scoreless in 3-0 loss

 METAIRIE, LA — The Sacramento River Cats (33-37) were blanked on Sunday in New Orleans, recording just four hits as the Baby Cakes (33-36) took game two of the series 3-0.

Right-hander Mike Connolly, promoted from Double-A Richmond to make Sunday afternoon’s start, was outstanding in his Triple-A debut. He allowed just four hits and one walk in six scoreless innings while striking out three.

Making his second relief appearance of the season was right-hander Tyler Beede, who surrendered all three of New Orleans’ runs during the seventh inning. Beede gave up three hits and a walk in the frame.

Catcher Trevor Brown was the team’s top offensive performer, reaching base twice with a single and a walk.

Right-hander Taylor Hill (1-1, 7.36) gets the nod Monday evening in what will be his fourth start with Sacramento. New Orleans will counter with righty Tyler Cloyd (0-1, 7.07). First pitch is set for 5.00 p.m. (PT). Catch all of the action live online at rivercats.com, on theMiLB First Pitch app, and on the air on Money 105.FM beginning at 7:00 p.m. (PT).

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Take The Cake, Sweep New Orleans

Sacramento extends scoreless streak to 20 innings, beat Baby Cakes 6-0

West Sacramento, CA Andrew Suarez pitched seven shutout innings and got plenty of run support from the Sacramento River Cats offense (47-62) as they defeated the New Orleans Baby Cakes (40-69) 6-0 tonight to complete the sweep.

Suarez continued Sacramento’s dominant pitching this series, as he and the bullpen kept New Orleans off the board in tonight’s series finale. Overall, Sacramento pitchers have now thrown 20 straight scoreless innings. The left-hander devoured Baby Cakes hitters tonight, striking out six while allowing two walks and five hits. The No. 11 prospect in the Giants’ organization, Suarez stranded five New Orleans runners on base and left them 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position.

The River Cats offense pounced early tonight, scoring four runs in the first inning. Chris Shaw highlighted the inning by launching a two-run home run, one of three Sacramento long balls on the night. Tim Federowicz went deep for his sixth home run of the year and Pablo Sandoval smacked his first homer with the club.   

Sacramento will have an off day Wednesday before heading to Omaha to take on the Storm Chasers. Left-hander Matt Gage (0-5, 5.72) will start for game one on Thursday against Omaha. First pitch is set for 5:05 p.m. (PT) and the game can be heard live on the air on ESPN 1320 and online at rivercats.com.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Shuts Out New Orleans, Win Third Straight

Flores picks up first win as River Cats defeat Baby Cakes 3-0

West Sacramento, CA – The Sacramento River Cats (46-62) made it three in a row Monday night against the New Orleans Baby Cakes (40-68), shutting them out 3-0 at Raley Field. The River Cats have now won six of their last seven games.

Right-hander Jose Flores was stellar on the mound tonight for Sacramento, tossing 6.2 scoreless innings against the Baby Cakes while striking out seven. The Venezuelan native surrendered his only two walks in his final inning, leaving the bases loaded for reliever Reyes Moronta who got out of the inning unscathed. Right-hander Derek Law took over for Moronta in the ninth and earned his team-leading sixth save.

The River Cats and Baby Cakes will wrap up their four-game set tomorrow night as Sacramento sends left-hander Andrew Suarez (4-4, 4.18) to the hill. He will oppose New Orleans right-hander William Cuevas (1-3, 3.86). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. (PT) and the game can be heard live on the air on ESPN 1320 and online at rivercats.com.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations 

Sacramento River Cats Leave New Orleans Baby Cakes Battered In 6-2 Win

Melancon makes rehab start, Sandoval collects first RBI for Sacramento

West Sacramento, CA – The Sacramento River Cats (45-62) offense pounced on the New Orleans Baby Cakes (40-67) early, scoring four runs in the first inning as they took game two of the series 6-2 Sunday evening at Raley Field.

San Francisco Giants closer Mark Melancon got the start for the River Cats, facing the minimum in his one inning by inducing an inning-ending double play after allowing a walk. In the home half of the first, Sacramento jumped on New Orleans starter and former Giants’ left-hander Mike Kickham for four runs in an inning that including five hits – two for extra bases – and two stolen bases.

Third baseman Pablo Sandoval gave the River Cats their first run of the ballgame by driving in Wynton Bernard with a sacrifice fly in the four-run first. Mac Williamson, Chris Shaw, and Trevor Brown each knocked in a run in the frame, as well. Sacramento struck again in the fourth as first baseman Ryan Lollis drove in a pair with two outs to put the game away.

Sacramento will send right-hander Jose Flores (0-1, 4.03) to the hill tomorrow. New Orleans will counter with left-hander Justin Nicolino (4-4, 3.55). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. (PT) and the game can be heard live on the air on ESPN 1320 and online at rivercats.com.

Match Recap Courtesy of the  Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Ryder Jones Ices New Orleans The Baby Cakes, Sacramento River Cats Win 4-3

Giants’ #14 prospect homers twice, lifts Sacramento in series opener

West Sacramento, CA Ryder Jones powered the Sacramento River Cats (44-62) to a 4-3 victory Saturday night over the New Orleans Baby Cakes (40-66) in front of a packed Raley Field crowd.

Jones went yard twice for Sacramento tonight, launching his 12th and 13th home runs of the season. His go-ahead, solo home run in the seventh inning proved to be the decisive run, putting the River Cats up for good. The left-handed hitting Jones has been on a tear of late, driving in eight of the club’s last 20 runs.

Right-hander Casey Kelly made his season debut for Sacramento, going five innings while allowing two runs on five hits. The 27-year-old yielded two walks and fanned four New Orleans batters before giving way to the bullpen. Right-hander Tyler Rogers picked up the win, his third, and Derek Law earned his fifth save this season. 

San Francisco’s Mark Melancon will make a rehab appearance with the River Cats tomorrow, pitching the first inning before scheduled starter Roberto Gomez (2-6, 5.10) takes over. Left-hander Mike Kickham (0-0, 4.91) will get the call for New Orleans. First pitch is set for 5:05 p.m. (PT) and the game can be heard live on the air on ESPN 1320 and online atrivercats.com.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations