Grizzlies Report for 5/25: Fresno 10, Salt Lake 2

The Fresno BeeMay 25, 2014 

Michael Kickham

ANDY KUNO

A no-hitter, sort of: Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett wasn't the only starter to have a no-hit outing on Sunday. Fresno's Michael Kickham went six no-hit innings but was pulled before he got a chance to come out in the seventh. By then the Grizzlies had scored all of their runs in a 10-2 win against the host Salt Lake Bees in Pacific Coast League action at Smith's Ballpark.

A fast start: After already posting a run on the scoreboard in the first inning, the Grizzlies put up four in the second. Third baseman Chris Dominguez got that frame started with a leadoff walk and steal of second base. He scored two batters later on Juan Ciriaco's line drive to right. Ciriaco then followed Dominguez's lead with his own steal of second. Darren Ford drew a walk to put two on, and Gary Brown brought them in with a double to left. Brown advanced to third on the throw home and a Joe Panik single to right made it 5-0.

Kickham's line for the day: The zeroes in the hit column were followed by a 5 in the walks column but also a 5 in the strikeout column. Kickham improved to 2-5 and lowered his ERA to 4.35.

Bees finally make a buzz: With Kickham out after 96 pitches — 50 of them were for strikes — Salt Lake got its first hit with two outs in the seventh on a Luis Martinez home run to right off Brett Bochy. Second baseman Taylor Lindsey would add a solo homer in the ninth to complete the scoring for the Bees.

Moving fast: The steals were Dominguez's 12th of the season and Ciriaco's eighth.

Too early to start .400 watch?: Grizzlies designated hitter Mark Minicozzi went 2 for 4 with an RBI and run scored, raising his average to .471. But he only has 17 Triple-A at-bats. Minicozzi has been hot all season, though, hitting .393 with Class A San Jose.

Up next: The finale of the four-game series at Salt Lake is at 12:05 p.m. today. Fresno will send out Chris Heston (4-2, 3.59) to oppose Salt Lake's Justin Thomas (2-5, 6.16). Then the Grizzlies head to Reno for a four-game set before returning to Fresno for a four-game series vs. Sacramento beginning Saturday.

— The Fresno Bee

 Grizzlies 10, Bees 2

Fresno

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Brown, CF 6 1 2 2 0 2 .263

Panik, 2B 6 1 3 2 0 0 .311

Perez, RF 4 0 1 0 1 0 .373

Minicozzi, DH 4 1 2 1 1 1 .462

Ishikawa, 1B 4 2 1 0 1 0 .367

Dominguez, 3B 4 2 1 1 1 1 .282

Quiroz, C 5 1 1 1 0 0 .241

Ciriaco, SS 4 1 3 3 0 0 .272

Ford, LF 3 1 1 0 2 1 .291

Totals 40 10 15 10 6 5 .276

Salt Lake

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Long, CF 3 0 0 0 2 2 .251

Shuck, RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 .400

Stewart, 3B 2 0 0 0 1 1 .291

Navarro, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .331

Borenstein, LF 2 0 0 0 2 0 .291

Lindsey, 2B 4 1 1 1 0 3 .242

Field, DH 4 0 0 0 1 2 .246

Martinez, C 4 1 1 1 1 0 .266

O'Malley, SS 4 0 1 0 1 1 .358

Totals 29 2 3 2 8 10 .287

Fresno 140 032 000 — 10 15 0

Salt Lake 000 000 101 — 2 3 1

LOB: Fresno 10, San Jose 9. 2B: Brown (7); Perez (7), Ford (2), Dominguez (8), Ciriaco (3). HR: Martinez (3), Lindsey (6).

Fresno

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Kickham (W, 2-5) 6.0 0 0 0 5 5 3.99

Bochy 2.0 1 1 1 2 4 2.74

Cordier 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 4.95

Salt Lake

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Santiago (L, 0-1) 2.2 8 5 5 4 1 9.00

Bradey 3.0 7 5 5 1 1 7.84

Chaffee 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 4.50

De La Rosa 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 5.42

Sisk 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

T: 3:18. A: 6,332.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Pacific

North Division

W L Pct GB

Sacramento (Athletics) 30 20 .600 —

Reno (Diamondbacks) 28 22 .560 2

Fresno (Giants) 25 25 .500 5

Tacoma (Mariners) 21 27 .438 8

South Division

W L Pct GB

Las Vegas (Mets) 32 18 .640 —

Albuquerque (Dodgers) 23 26 .469 8½

El Paso (Padres) 23 28 .451 9½

Salt Lake (Angels) 17 33 .340 15

American

North Division

W L Pct GB

Iowa (Cubs) 26 21 .553 —

Oklahoma City (Astros) 28 23 .549 —

Omaha (Royals) 23 25 .479 3½

Colorado Springs (Rockies) 23 26 .469 4

South Division

W L Pct GB

Nashville (Brewers) 26 24 .520 —

Round Rock (Rangers) 23 25 .479 2

Memphis (Cardinals) 23 26 .469 2½

New Orleans (Marlins) 23 26 .469 2½

Sunday

Nashville 4, New Orleans 2

Iowa 7, Colorado Springs 3

Sacramento 10, Las Vegas 1

El Paso 14, Tacoma 12

Memphis 3, Oklahoma City 2

Fresno 10Salt Lake 2

Reno at Albuquerque, ppd., rain

Monday

Round Rock at Omaha, 10:05 a.m.

Nashville at New Orleans, 11 a.m.

Oklahoma City at Memphis, 11:05 a.m.

Sacramento at Las Vegas, 12:05 p.m.

Fresno at Salt Lake, 12:05 p.m.

Reno at Albuquerque, 12:35 p.m.

El Paso at Tacoma, 1:35 p.m.

Colorado Springs at Iowa, 5:05 p.m., 1st game

Iowa at Colorado Springs, 6:35 p.m., 2nd game

Tuesday

Iowa at Memphis, 5:02 p.m.

Omaha at Oklahoma City, 5:05 p.m.

Las Vegas at El Paso, 5:05 p.m.

Colorado Springs at Nashville, 5:05 p.m.

New Orleans at Round Rock, 5:05 p.m.

Salt Lake at Tacoma, 6:05 p.m.

Fresno at Reno, 6:35 p.m.

Albuquerque at Sacramento, 7:05 p.m.

 

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