Grizzlies Report for 5/26: Fresno 10, Salt Lake City 6

May 26, 2014 

Minicozzi leads Grizzlies: Fresno INF Mark Minicozzi continued his hot streak Monday, going 4 for 4 with three RBIs and three runs scored in the Grizzlies' 10-6 win over the Salt Lake Bees in a Pacific Coast League game at Smiths Ballpark.

Tied 6-6 in the eighth, Minicozzi scored Fresno's go-ahead run, reaching on a single and scoring on Nick Noonan's double. Minicozzi also opened the scoring for Fresno, with an RBI double in the top of the first, while a three-run homer by Chris Dominguez spotted the Grizzlies a 4-0 lead heading to the bottom of the first. The first baseman returned to Fresno after a rehab stint at Class-A San Jose because of a separated shoulder he suffered April 5 at Las Vegas. In Fresno, he's racked up 12 hits in 21 at-bats (.571 BA), including three doubles, a home run and eight RBIs.

Ishi keeps on giving: Since returning from the disabled list on May 15, Grizzlies INF Travis Ishikawa has hit in 11 straight games, including Monday's where he went 2 for 3 with a ninth-inning two-run homer that pushed the Grizzlies' two-run lead to 10-6.

Homer No. 1: Juan Ciriaco got his first home run of the season, smacking a solo shot over the wall in left to lead off the top of the second.

Relievers silence Bees: Fresno RH Chris Heston started the game and went 51/3 innings, giving up six runs on seven hits — including the game-tying one-run double in the bottom of the sixth — before the Grizzlies bullpen came in and silenced the Salt Lake offense with three shutout innings. RHP Adam Reifer pitched a shutout 12/3 and got the win to improve to 3-0 and lowered his ERA to 3.42. RH Mason Tobin pitched a lights-out 1-2-3 eighth with two strikeouts and LH Dan Runzler closed out the ninth with three strikeouts, despite putting two on base by way of a walk and hit.

Up next: Fresno sends LHP Jose De Paula (1-1, 3.32 ERA) to the bump in the first of four games at Reno against RHP Lucas Harrell (1-0, 4.85) in a repeat match-up from May 11. The Aces won 6-2, as Harrell pitched 72/3 innings, giving up one run on five hits for his lone win of the season.

Grizzlies 10, Bees 6

Fresno

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Brown, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .263

Panik, 2B 5 2 2 0 0 0 .311

Minicozzi, DH 4 3 4 3 0 0 .462

Ishikawa, 1B 3 2 2 2 1 0 .367

Dominguez, 3B 5 1 2 3 0 0 .282

Noonan, SS 5 0 1 1 0 2 .272

Quiroz, C 4 0 1 0 0 2 .241

Ciriaco, RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 .272

Ford, LF 4 1 0 0 0 1 .291

Totals 38 10 14 10 1 6 .276

Salt Lake

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Long, CF 5 1 2 2 0 1 .251

Field, SS 4 1 1 0 1 2 .246

Stewart, DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 .291

O'Malley, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .358

Navarro, 1B 4 0 1 0 1 1 .331

Jimenez, 3B 4 1 4 1 0 0 .291

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

Borenstein, LF 4 0 0 0 1 3 .291

Martinez, C 4 0 0 1 0 0 .266

Lopez, RF 2 2 1 1 2 0 .358

Totals 35 6 9 5 6 11 .287

Fresno 420 000 013 — 10 14 1

Salt Lake 131 001 000 6 9 2

LOB: Fresno 5, Salt Lake 10. 2B: Minicozzi (3). HR: Dominguez (5), Ciriaco (1), Ishikawa (2).

Fresno

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Heston 5.1 7 6 3 4 4 3.99

Reifer (W, 3-0)1.2 1 0 0 1 2 2.74

Tobin 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 4.95 Runzier1.0 1 0 0 1 3 4.95

Salt Lake

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Thomas 7.0 9 6 5 0 4 6.19

Herrera (L, 0-2)1.2 2 2 1 1 1 1.76

Rasmus 0.1 3 2 2 0 1 5.24

T: 3:14. A: 7,478.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Pacific

North Division

W L Pct GB

Sacramento (Athletics) 31 20 .608 —

Reno (Diamondbacks) 29 22 .569 2

Fresno (Giants) 27 25 .519 4½

Tacoma (Mariners) 21 28 .429 9

South Division

W L Pct GB

Las Vegas (Mets) 32 19 .627 —

El Paso (Padres) 24 28 .462 8½

Albuquerque (Dodgers) 23 27 .460 8½

Salt Lake (Angels) 17 35 .327 15½

American

North Division

W L Pct GB

Iowa (Cubs)27 21 .563 —

Oklahoma City (Astros)29 23 .558 —

Omaha (Royals)24 26 .480 4

Colorado Springs (Rockies)23 27 .460 5

South Division

W L Pct GB

Nashville (Brewers) 27 25 .519 —

Round Rock (Rangers) 24 26 .480 2½

Memphis (Cardinals) 24 27 .471 2½

New Orleans (Marlins) 24 27 .471 2½

Monday

Iowa 12 Colorado Springs 3

Omaha 6 Round Rock 5

New Orleans 3 Nashville 0

Oklahoma City 6 Memphis 4

Fresno 10 Salt Lake 6

Sacramento 9 Las Vegas 5

Reno 1 Albuquerque 0

El Paso 3 Tacoma 1

Tuesday

Iowa at Memphis 5:02 p.m.

Colorado Springs at Nashville 5:05 p.m.

Omaha at Oklahoma City 5:05 p.m.

Las Vegas at El Paso 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.

Wednesday

Las Vegas at El Paso 10:05 a.m.

Fresno at Reno 1:05 p.m.

Iowa at Memphis 3:05 p.m., 1st game

Omaha at Oklahoma City 5:05 p.m.

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

Colorado Springs at Nashville 5:05 p.m.

Iowa at Memphis 5:30 p.m., 2nd game

Salt Lake at Tacoma 6:05 p.m.

Albuquerque at Sacramento 7:05 p.m.

 

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