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Sacramento River Cats Cap Season With Shutout Win; River Cats Dominate Isotopes 11-0

Photo by Shawn Jonas

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats closed out the 2015 season on Monday afternoon with what may have been their most all-around impressive win of the season, an overpowering 11-0 shutout against the Albuquerque Isotopes. The middle of the lineup brought the big bats to the park for the Labor Day matinee finale and Nik Turley went seven strong to cap the season with his seventh win of the season.

Sacramento’s three-four-five hitters Kevin Frandsen, Jarrett Parker, and Mac Williamson combined to go 6-for-10 with three home runs, seven RBI, and five runs scored. Williamson had perhaps the biggest afternoon, slugging two of those home runs – a solo shot and a two-run blast – and driving in three. Jarrett Parker contributed the third homer, a three-run blast in the third inning.

Overall, the River Cats offense tallied 13 hits and scored 11 runs. Seven of nine starters recorded at least one hit, while four of nine recorded multiple. Seven different River Cats scored in the blowout win.

Turley looked superb on the mound in his last start of the year. The left-hander threw seven scoreless innings while giving up just two hits. He walked four and struck out eight. This is the third time the southpaw has struck out eight in a game, matching his season high.

San Francisco Giants’ pitcher Matt Cain pitched two scoreless innings of relief for the River Cats Monday afternoon. Cain closed out the game, throwing 32 pitches (25 strikes) while giving up two hits and striking out two. He is expected to return to the Giants tomorrow.

Sacramento closes out their inaugural season as the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants with a record of 71-73. The season saw many historic feats, including the first cycle in team history by Adam Duvall on April 18, as well as the franchise-long winning streak of 13 games (8/9-8-22).

The River Cats will begin the 2016 season in Salt Lake on April 7. The home opener for the 2016 year will be on Friday, April 15, when Sacramento plays host to the Bees.

Game Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Lucky Number Seven! Sacramento River Cats’ Win Streak Continues

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA. – The Sacramento River Cats continued to roll, winning their seventh consecutive game Sunday night as they beat the Round Rock Express 3-2. Andrew Susac scored twice in the win and hit the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the eighth.

Susac started the game behind the plate and in the three spot in the lineup in his second River Cats rehab start. A night removed from an 0-for-4 performance, the 25-year-old catcher came through Sunday in a big way for Sacramento. He started a fifth-inning rally with a single to left field, scoring the first River Cats run of the night on Kevin Frandsen’s two-run double.

Three innings later, Susac came to the plate with one out and nobody on and crushed a Roman Mendez fastball to deep left field. The ball landed halfway back along the top of the River Cats clubhouse and put the home club up 3-2 with three outs to go. Overall, Susac was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a home run. He is now 6-for-22 with a double, two home runs, and four RBI between Sacramento and Advanced-A San Jose on his current rehab assignment.

In addition to Susac, Frandsen provided a big hit in the fifth inning to get Sacramento back in the game. Trailing 2-0, Susac singled to start the inning and was followed by a single from Mac Williamson. With one away, Frandsen smashed a double to the wall in left-center scoring both Susac and Williamson and tying the game at two. Frandsen was 1-for-3 on the night, with the clutch two-run double his lone hit.

Sacramento’s starter Nik Turley (5-6, 4.69) was fantastic on the mound, going seven very strong innings. The southpaw scattered four hits and allowed two runs (one earned) while walking three and striking out three. The seven innings matched his season high, as did his 109 pitches (70 of which were strikes). It was his ninth quality start and the seventh time this season that Turley, just 26, has gone at least six innings while allowing one earned run or less.

Brett Bochy (5-0, 2.79) took over for Turley in the eighth and pitched a perfect inning, striking out one. The right-hander was rewarded for his effort with his second win in as many nights. Behind him, Mike Broadway (1-0, 0.99) came on for the ninth and retired the Express in order. Broadway recorded his 12th save (is now 12 of 12 in save opportunities) and lowered his ERA to 0.99.

The River Cats have now won seven straight, their longest streak of the year and their longest since winning seven straight from May 21 – 27 last season. Sacramento last won eight straight from July 31 – August 8 of the 2013 season.

It’ll be lefty Ty Blach (10-10, 4.48) on the mound tomorrow night for Sacramento. Blach is coming off his team-leading 10th win of the season (T-2nd PCL). Game three will feature a familiar face to River Cats fans, as right-hander Robert Coello (0-0, 0.00) gets the start for Round Rock. Coello was 6-3 with a 3.50 ERA in 11 starts for Sacramento earlier this season. 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.

Game Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

River Cats Rally Late to Steal Victory in Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash. – After a much needed day off on Monday, the Sacramento River Cats got back to business Tuesday night and came out on the winning side of a 9-4 victory in Tacoma against the Rainiers. Nik Turley and Edgar Olmos were staged in a heated pitcher’s duel to start the night, but a late River Cats rally against the Rainiers bullpen gave Sacramento the comeback win.

Left-hander Edgar Olmos (1-1, 3.55) held the River Cats in check all night, not allowing a hit in five innings of work. Olmos did give Sacramento chances, however, as he allowed 5 baserunners with 3 coming via walk and two reaching base after being hit by a pitch.
Fellow lefty Nik Turley (5-6, 5.02) also started out strong, retiring the first eight batters he faced. Tacoma finally got to him in the third when, after a two-out walk, Ramon Flores launched a two-run homer to right field. Turley allowed just 3 hits in his 5 innings of work, but all 3 hits ended up driving in at least one run. He would allow 4 runs while walking 3 and striking out 3.

With Olmos out of the game, the River Cats were able to begin chipping away at the lead. With two on and one out in the seventh, Darren Ford launched a three-run home run over the center field fence to put Sacramento on the board. The homer was Ford’s tenth of the season, a new career-high high for him.

In the eighth, the River Cats rally kept going as they put runners on the corners with just one away. Ben Turner then grounded out to third, but the play was good enough to drive in Jarrett Parker to tie the game. One batter later, Brandon Hicks hit a soft line drive down the right field line to drive in Mac Williamson and give Sacramento the lead. The River Cats scored 4 runs in the inning on 4 hits and a walk.

Jake Dunning (3-1, 5.01) made his first appearance with the River Cats since June 7 on Tuesday night. Dunning looked very strong out of the bullpen, pitching 3 shutout innings of relief while allowing 1 hit and striking out one. The win was Turley’s first at the Triple-A level since May 4 (at Reno).

Kevin Frandsen had a strong day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a home run, 2 RBIs, a walk, and a hit by pitch. Frandsen has now reached base safely 19 consecutive games.

Monday was the final off day on the River Cats schedule for the 2015 season. Sacramento will play 28 consecutive games, including tonight, to end the year. The 2015 season ends on Labor Day, September 7, against the Albuquerque Isotopes at Raley Field.

The River Cats and Rainiers will hit the field bright and early tomorrow as first pitch is slated for 11:35 a.m. (PT). Left-hander Ty Blach (9-10, 4.51) will toe the rubber for Sacramento for the 23rd time (T-most in PCL), looking for his tenth win of the year after dropping his last two starts. RHP Jordan Pries (7-3, 5.14) gets the starting nod for Tacoma. Listen live online on rivercats.com, or at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN 1320.

Game Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Fall to Fresno Grizzlies 5-2

FRESNO, Calif. – On a night where Sacramento River Cats’ starter Nik Turley struggled to find his groove, the left-hander kept things close enough for his offense to have a chance. Despite battling and an exciting inside-the-park home run from Darren Ford, Sacramento dropped their series opener 5-2 to the Fresno Grizzlies.

It was clear early that Turley wasn’t totally on, as the left-hander labored through the first three innings. He walked a season high five batters through three innings before somewhat settling in in the fourth. The damage, however, had already been done, as Fresno tagged Turley for three runs on three hits and two walks in the third inning.

That would’ve been enough for the Grizzlies, but they got to Turley for two unearned runs in the sixth before the southpaw’s night was done. Overall, Turley went six innings, allowing three runs on five hits and five walks while striking out five. He needed 109 pitches (69 for strikes) to complete six frames.

He pitched just well enough to keep the River Cats within striking distance though, as Fresno never led by more than four. The River Cats even brought the tying run to the plate in both the eighth and ninth innings, but were unable to add on in either instance.

Ford provided a spark in the seventh, as the speedy outfielder led off led off the top of the inning with an inside-the-park home run, cutting the deficit to three. Ford was responsible for both Sacramento runs, drawing a bases-loaded walk in the second inning to bring home Jarrett Parker and give the River Cats an early 1-0 lead. He was 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, and a walk overall.

The inside-the-park home run was Ford’s second of the season and the fourth overall for the River Cats. Ford hit his first on May 16 at Albuquerque in a River Cats loss. Parker (4/26 vs. Tacoma) and Mac Williamson (7/21 vs. El Paso) have each hit one this season, as well.

Lefty Luis Cruz also labored early on for Fresno but managed to skirt around some early danger to keep Fresno on top. He allowed just one run on two hits and five walks with five strikeouts over four innings of work. He was relieved by Jake Buchanan, who pitched three strong innings en route to his fourth win of the season. Jason Stoffel pitched a scoreless ninth to record second save.

The Grizzlies continued to run free on the base paths against the River Cats, swiping three bases in tonight’s game. In 12 games against Sacramento this season, the Grizzlies have stolen 27 bases and been caught just eight times.

Tomorrow, left-hander Ty Blach (9-9, 4.27) will take the mound for the River Cats and looks to be the first Sacramento starter to reach double-digit wins as he faces Fresno for the first time this season. Opposing him will be top Astros prospect, right-hander Mark Appel (1-2, 4.45). Appel got the best of the River Cats the only other time he faced them, shutting out Sacramento over 6 2/3 innings. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. and the game can be hear live online at rivercats.com and on the air on ESPN 1320.

Game Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento Beats Las Vegas 51’s 4-2; San Francisco Giants Trade River Cats Adam Duvall to Reds for Mike Leake

All Photos by Shawn Jonas

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif.-Early scoring for the River Cats, led by Sacramento’s Kevin Frandsen, proved enough to outlast the Las Vegas 51s in a 4-2 victory Thursday night at Raley Field. Nik Turley was excellent for Sacramento on the mound, tossing seven innings and striking out eight to match his season-high.

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The River Cats kicked things off early, scoring in the bottom of the first inning on Adam Duvall’s run-scoring single. Juan Perez singled with two outs and stole second before scoring on Duvall’s liner to left. The RBI was Duvall’s 80th this season.

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Sacramento kept adding on, scoring three more times in the bottom of the second inning. Trevor Brown and Brandon Hicks hit back-to-back singles before Everth Cabrera was hit by a pitch to load the bases. With two outs in the inning, Frandsen smoked a high drive to deep right-center. The ball short-hopped the wall as Frandsen cruised into second standing. The double cleared the bases and put the River Cats up 4-0. The double was Frandsen’s 13th of the season and gave him RBIs 29, 30, and 31 on the season.

Nik Turley (5-5, 4.90) put on another strong performance as he went seven innings, scattering just three hits and giving up one run with one walk. The southpaw also struck out eight in the outing, tying his season-high. This is the third time Turley has struck out eight in a game and the first time he has pitched seven innings this season.

Erik Cordier recorded the save, his ninth of the season. He threw 1 1/3 perfect innings while striking out two.

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Late in the game, news broke that the San Francisco Giants had acquired right-handed pitcher Mike Leake from the Cincinnati Reds. Shortly after, infielder Adam Duvall was pulled from the game for the River Cats. It was confirmed after the game had concluded that Duvall was included in a trade to the Reds to bring Leake to San Francisco.

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Duvall posted excellent numbers for the River Cats in 2015, hitting .279 with 26 homers (2nd in the PCL) and 80 RBI in 100 games. He had a hot July, hitting .346 with 10 home runs and 30 RBIs coming into tonight’s game. He also started at first base for the PCL All-Star team earlier this month.

Sacramento looks to take the series tomorrow behind right-hander Curtis Partch. He will make his first start for the River Cats this season. Partch has made 36 appearances in relief and has posted a 1-2 record with a 3.65 ERA. Las Vegas will send right-hander Logan Verrett (3-1, 2.93) to the mound. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats Series Preview: Las Vegas 51s; River Cats Look to Play Spoiler Against Division-Leading 51s

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WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats will face the Las Vegas 51s (New York Mets) for the fourth and final time this season as Las Vegas makes their second appearance at Raley Field tonight, kicking off a four-game series. The division-leading 51s are looking to extend their lead in the Pacific Southern, but the River Cats are playing for the season series and enter the homestand trailing Las Vegas five games to seven.

Scouting the Teams

Protecting a five-game lead in the Pacific Southern division, the 51s have stumbled slightly coming out of the All-Star break. In their first 12 games since the break, they are 5-7 despite averaging more than five runs a game. The 51s are in the middle of a stretch where they play 21 of 29 games on the road with their stop in Sacramento right in the middle. Las Vegas has played well enough on the road so far this season though, hitting .268 away from their home park and posting a 22-28 road record.

Sacramento is coming off of an offensive outburst on Monday in which they swept a doubleheader with the Albuquerque Isotopes, outscoring them 20-1 in the process. Since the All-Star break, the River Cats have had their ups and downs, holding a record of 7-5 in that 12 game span. The River Cats currently sit 12 games back of the first-place Fresno Grizzlies in the Pacific Northern division. After this four game series, Sacramento will embark on a season-long 13-game road trip.

Players to Watch

Las Vegas’ OF Travis Taijeron comes into the series hitting over .300 in his last 10 games. The right-handed outfielder has smashed two homers while driving in five for the 51s in that time. Taijeron entered the season known for his power and ability to get on base, and has not disappointed. His 17 home runs lead the team and his .406 on base percentage is second among active 51s.

The 51s’ RHP Matt Bowman was named the PCL Pitcher of the Week yesterday. He achieved that honor thanks to his start last Tuesday, in which he threw a complete game 2-hit shutout against the Fresno Grizzlies. In 2015, Bowman holds a record of 7-10 with a 5.32 ERA.

River Cats’ INF Adam Duvall has continued to post excellent numbers in the month of July, both at home and on the road. He is hitting .350 in 22 July games while slugging nine home runs and driving in 29, with four of those home runs and 11 RBIs coming at Raley Field.

Sacramento’s OF Ryan Lollis and INF Kevin Frandsen have both had great success against the 51s this season. The duo are hitting .571 and .474, respectively, with a combined seven runs scored, three extra base hits, and four RBIs.

Matchup History

The River Cats will be looking to take the upper hand on the 51s this series, as the two sides split a four game series at Raley Field back in the second week of the season. Overall in 2015, Sacramento is 5-7 in 12 games against the 51s, with eight of those contests occurring at Cashman Field in Las Vegas. Historically, the River Cats have fared well against Las Vegas, with a record of 146-106 (.579).

Probable Pitchers

Tuesday, July 28 (7:05 p.m. PDT): RHP Tommy Hanson (0-3, 6.41) vs. RHP Dillon Gee (4-1, 6.35)

Wednesday, July 29 (7:05 p.m. PDT): RHP Clayton Blackburn (5-3, 3.84) vs. RHP Tyler Pill (2-6, 7.60)

Thursday, July 30 (7:05 p.m. PDT): LHP Nik Turley (4-5, 5.37) vs. RHP Luis Cessa (0-2, 8.84)

Friday, July 31 (7:05 p.m. PDT): LHP Ty Blach (9-8, 4.00) vs. RHP Matthew Bowman (7-10, 5.32)

Series Preview Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Fall to Albuquerque Isotopes 9-6

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Sacramento River Cats came out swinging in game two with the Albuquerque Isotopes Saturday night at Isotopes Park. Sacramento jumped ahead early, scoring five times in the first two innings, but couldn’t make the lead stick as Albuquerque took advantage of three River Cats’ errors to take the contest 9-6.

Sacramento started the scoring right away, going up 1-0 in the top of the first. With Everth Cabrera on third, Adam Duvall drove a deep fly ball to center, bringing Cabrera home on the sacrifice. The RBI was Duvall’s 71st of the season and fourth of the series. With 71 RBIs, Duvall now moves into a tie for second most in the PCL.

The River Cats continued to add to their early runs, scoring four times in the second. Two of the runs came on a mammoth home run to right field off the bat of Jarrett Parker. The homer was his 15th of the year and gives him 47 RBIs. Sacramento continued to pile on, adding two more runs when starting pitcher Nik Turley lined a single into right-center. The base hit brought home Kevin Frandsen and Brandon Hicks to put the River Cats up 4-3 after two.

Turley couldn’t keep the Isotopes from mounting a comeback, though, as the left-hander surrendered nine runs (five earned) on 11 hits in just four innings of work. The 11 hits are the most the southpaw has allowed in a start this season, and the most since his first start when he allowed eight at home against the Las Vegas 51s.

He didn’t get much support from his defense, as the River Cats committed three errors for the 12th time this season. Those three errors turned into four unearned runs for the Isotopes, who would eventually win the game by three.

Albuquerque’s Tim Smalling was 2-for-4 for the Isotopes, with his fifth home run of the season. Of those five homers, three of them have come against Sacramento pitchers.

San Francisco Giants outfielder Nori Aoki had the best game of his rehab assignment with Sacramento, going 2-for-3 at the plate with a walk and a run. One of his hits was a solid single to center field and the other was a slow roller to first that the speedy outfielder beat out for a base hit.

Sacramento will get at it again tomorrow night as they send left-hander Ty Blach (8-8, 4.17) to the bump. Blach’s eight wins are second most in the PCL and his 1.39 BB/IP ratio is the best in the PCL. Opposing him will be the veteran left-hander John Lannan (6-4, 4.70). First pitch is set for 5:05 p.m. (PT) and the game will air live online at rivercats.com and on air on ESPN 1320.

Game Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Big Third Inning Gives Sacramento River Cats Just Enough in 5-4 Win

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif.Nik Turley tossed six no-hit innings, striking out a season-high tying eight batters as the Sacramento River Cats took game one of their series against the visiting El Paso Chihuahuas. The River Cats jumped out to a 5-0 lead, which proved to be just enough as they held on to beat the Chihuahuas 5-4.

Turley came out dealing, striking out a season-high tying eight batters in just three innings of work. The lefty had excellent command of his fastball tonight, painting the corners with 93 and keeping the Chihuahuas off balance with his changeup. He retired the first 16 batters he faced before issuing a one-out walk to El Paso’s Mike McCoy in the top of the sixth. Turley concluded his night throwing 6 no-hit innings with 2 walks and 8 strikeouts on 99 pitches (66 strikes).

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In his last four home starts, Turley has allowed just 5 runs (3 earned) in 24.1 innings, good for a 1.10 ERA. He has struck out 26 and walked 6 during that time while only allowing 13 hits. This marks the third shutout start for the lefty this season (10 starts). Overall, Turley is now 4-4 with a 4.89 ERA for the season.

The River Cats struck first with four runs in the bottom of the third. With the bases loaded, Kelby Tomlinson poked a seeing-eye single just past the reach of El Paso’s diving middle infielders, scoring two. Adam Duvall followed with a sacrifice fly and Jarrett Parker capped the inning with an RBI-single.

Sacramento picked up their fifth run in the fifth inning. With one out, Juan Perez hit a hard groundball just inside the first base bag that slowly rolled into shallow right field, allowing Perez to take second on the play. Chihuahuas’ manager Jamie Quirk came out to argue that the ball was fair, ultimately getting ejected by first base umpire Alex Ortiz. Two batters later Perez scored what proved to be the deciding run on Parker’s sacrifice fly.

The River Cats took their 5-0 lead into the eighth, but the Chihuahuas staged a late-game rally, scoring four times off Sacramento relievers Steven Okert and Erik Cordier. Two hits plus a River Cats error and wild pitch loaded the bases for El Paso before a sacrifice fly, RBI-single, and two-run double made it a 5-4 game. All four of El Paso’s runs in the inning were unearned.

Sacramento will send lefty Ty Blach (8-8, 4.23) to the mound for tomorrow night’s contest. The southpaw is currently second in the PCL in innings pitched, with 110.2, trailing only Nahville’s Barry Zito (116 IP). Opposite Blach will be El Paso’s left-hander Jason Lane (7-6, 5.28). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

Game Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Fall Short to Fresno Grizzlies 8-5

Photos by Shawn Jonas

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA. – The Sacramento River Cats put together the beginnings of a comeback in the bottom of the ninth inning, loading the bases with no outs, but were unable to push through on Star Wars night at Raley Field as they fell 8-5 to the Fresno Grizzlies. Kevin Frandsen continued to stay hot at the plate, driving in three for the River Cats in the loss.

Frandsen was the hero of last night’s 15-inning game, delivering a walk-off RBI-double to send the River Cats home with the win. He did what he could to propel the team again tonight, going 2-for-2 with a walk, a sacrifice fly, a triple, and 3 RBIs. The triple was Frandsen’s first of the season and gave him two extra-base hits and four RBIs in his last four at bats.

Frandsen’s triple drove in two as a part of a four-run eighth inning and was also the first extra-base hit of the night. Prior to the three-bagger, the River Cats and Grizzlies had combined for 18 hits – all singles.

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One of those singles belonged to Kelby Tomlinson. With a first-inning base knock to center, the second baseman extended his hit streak to nine. Tomlinson was 2-for-5 overall and has now reached base safely in 13 straight games. He is hitting .338 since joining Sacramento on June 26.

The Grizzlies scored 5 of their 8 runs in the seventh inning, jumping out to an 8-1 lead over the River Cats. 5 singles, a walk, and a River Cats error contributed to Fresno’s big inning.

Nik Turley (3-4, 5.56) took his fourth loss of the season, giving up 3 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits and a walk with 4 strikeouts in 6.0 innings of work. Turley’s ERA over his last five starts has been a spectacular 2.66 and he has posted a 23:8 K:BB ratio. Since rejoining the River Cats rotation on June 2, Turley is 3-3 with a 4.76 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 39.2 innings.

Left-hander Luis Cruz (5-4, 4.52) picked up the win, throwing 6 innings and allowing 1 run on 5 hits and 2 walks with 3 strikeouts. Kevin Chapman recorded the save, his seventh of the season.
Jack Snodgrass (1-1, 3.24) will make his second start for the River Cats tomorrow night. Snodgrass has made six relief appearances since joining Sacramento, including 3 innings of 1-run ball against the Grizzlies. Opposite him will be right-hander Brady Rodgers (7-4, 4.39) for Fresno. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

Prior to tomorrow’s River Cats first game, the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will play against the Sacramento All-Stars. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. and gates will open at 3:00 p.m.

Game Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Fall to Reno Aces 5-3

RENO, Nev., – The Sacramento River Cats fell behind early in part due to some uncharacteristic pitching by starter Nik Turley as they fell to the Reno Aces 5-3. Carlos Triunfel’s big night and Turley’s first professional RBI were not enough to overcome a four-run third by the Aces.

Back-to-back walks issued by Turley in the bottom of the third proved costly. With one out in the inning, Reno’s Nick Evans drilled a three-run home run to right field, giving the Aces a 4-2 lead. Turley, showing signs of frustration, issued his third walk of the inning to Jamie Romak. The left-fielder stole second before Peter O’Brien followed up with a double to score Romak and put the Aces up 5-2. Turley allowed another single before inducing a Raul Navarro fly ball to end the inning.

Turley (3-3, 6.21) ended his night early after just 3 innings pitched, allowing 6 hits, 5 runs, 3 walks, 1 strikeout, and 1 home run. Prior to tonight’s start, the southpaw had not given up a run in 12 consecutive innings. The outing was Turley’s second shortest of the season and snapped his streak of three consecutive six-inning starts.
Carlos Triunfel led off the fourth inning with a mammoth home run to left field to pull the River Cats to within two. It was his third home run of the season, giving him 24 RBIs. He also hit his third double of the series. The double advanced Trevor Brown to third, who would score on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Turley. Overall, Triunfel was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI on the night.

Despite the short outing, Turley earned his first professional RBI. With one out in the third, he drove a sacrifice fly to left field to bring home Brown. At the time, the run tied the game at one.
Reno scored the first run of the night on Romak’s RBI-single to right field. The River Cats countered in the second with Turley’s RBI and took the lead the next inning. Kelby Tomlinson and Adam Duvall led off the third with back-to-back singles. The runners advanced on Mac Williamson’s groundout before Tomlinson scored on a groundout from Kevin Frandsen.

Reno followed with their big third inning to take a 5-2 lead. Triunfel’s home run gave the River Cats their third run of the night.
A scary moment occurred during the game when a fan was taken away by EMTs during the seventh inning after being struck by a foul ball along the third base line. Fortunately everything appeared to be okay as she returned to her seat in the top of the eighth inning.

Game three of the series is set for tomorrow at 7:05 p.m. PT. The River Cats will start left-hander Jack Snodgrass (1-1, 3.45). The southpaw went 5 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 run, and 3 walks while striking out 6 in his first Triple-A start. The Aces will send righty Caleb Clay (4-6, 5.52) to the mound.

Game Recap Courtesy to the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations