Grizzlies report for 5/30: Fresno 10, Reno 4

The Fresno BeeMay 30, 2014 

Blasting off in Reno: Mark Minicozzi potentially started a new hot streak with an early homer that got Fresno back in it and Chris Dominguez's blast with two on capped a six-run fifth as the Grizzlies beat Reno 10-4 to salvage the finale of a four-game Pacific Coast League series Friday night.

Minicozzi's the man: Until Thursday, Minicozzi had hit in every game since his May 24 return from injury, going 10 for 20 before taking the 0-for-4 collar. On Friday, he was back at it, also singling home a run in the first and drawing the second of two straight walks with the bases loaded in the fifth. Another run came home on a wild pitch ahead of Dominguez's homer.

Dominguez dandy, too: A second homer for Dominguez, a solo blow in the seventh, gives him six in May — part of a strong run this month that also has seen him hit over .300 after a .250, one-homer April.

Up next: Fresno sends RH Chris Heston (4-2, 4.72 ERA) to the mound as the Grizzlies return home to host Oakland A's Triple-A club Sacramento at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Chukchansi Park. RH Matt Buschmann (3-0, 4.73) goes for the River Cats. Heston is 3-0 over his past six starts and hasn't lost since April 22 against Reno.

Giant weekend: In honor of the continuation of the minor league version of the Giants-A's rivalry, the first 559 fans to walk up to the Chukchansi Park box office wearing Giants apparel today and Sunday will be eligible to buy $5 lower-level field reserve and/or $10 field box tickets. Sales start at 10 a.m. each day. Fans with a Giants or Grizzlies tattoo will get a free field level reserve ticket. Giants tickets will be given out during the games as prizes.

Time to think Turtle: The Grizzlies opened voting Friday via their Facebook page for the Aug. 2 "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Night" themed-jersey promotion. Fresno will host Salt Lake while also saluting the crime-fighting quartet. Fans will choose one jersey from among four for the Grizzlies to wear. Voting ends Tuesday after an 11:05 a.m. game against Sacramento. The jerseys will be auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California.

Grizzlies 10, Aces 4

Fresno

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Brown, CF 5 2 2 0 0 1 .260

Panik, 2B 4 2 2 1 1 1 .325

Minicozzi, LF 4 2 2 4 1 1 .424

Ishikawa, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 2 .328

Dominguez, RF 5 2 2 4 0 0 .286

Noonan, SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 .271

Ciriaco, 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 .220

Quiroz, C 4 1 1 0 1 2 .248

Kickham, P 2 1 1 0 0 0 .182

Moss, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220

Bochy, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000

Totals 40 10 12 9 3 9 .278

Reno

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Gregorius, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 .307

Ahmed, SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 .304

Marte, LF 5 1 3 0 1 1 .325

Jacobs, 1B 5 1 3 2 0 1 .360

Marte, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .317

Cunghm, RF 2 1 1 1 1 0 .264

Campana, CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 .280

Wilson, C 4 0 2 1 0 1 .264

Spruill, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000

Bortnick, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292

Kieschnick, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .273

Totals 37 4 12 4 3 11 .291

Fresno 102 060 100 — 10 12 0

Reno4 00 000 000 — 4 12 1

E: Gregorius (10). LOB: Fresno 6, Reno 10. 3B: Panik (3). HR: Minicozzi (2), Dominguez (7). SF: Schultz.

Fresno

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Kickham (W, 7-3) 5.0 10 4 4 2 7 4.24

Bochy 3.0 1 0 0 1 3 2.70

Hembree 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 4.34

Reno

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Spruill (L, 2-2) 4.0 7 8 8 2 4 6.10

Serano 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 4.32

Eitel 1.0 2 1 1 0 3 2.10

De La Rosa1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2.74

Paterson1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2.93

T: 3:02. A: 7,948.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Pacific

North Division

W L Pct GB

Sacramento (Athletics) 33 21 .611 —

Reno (Diamondbacks) 32 23 .582 1½

Fresno (Giants) 28 28 .500 6

Tacoma (Mariners) 22 30 .423 10

South Division

W L Pct GB

Las Vegas (Mets) 34 21 .618 —

El Paso (Padres) 26 30 .464 8½

Albuquerque (Dodgers) 24 29 .453 9

Salt Lake (Angels) 19 36 .345 15

American

North Division

W L Pct GB

Iowa (Cubs) 28 24 .538 —

Oklahoma City (Astros) 30 26 .536 —

Omaha (Royals) 27 27 .500 2

Colorado Springs (Rockies) 24 30 .444 5

South Division

W L Pct GB

Nashville (Brewers) 29 26 .527 —

Memphis (Cardinals) 27 27 .500 1½

New Orleans (Marlins) 27 27 .500 1½

Round Rock (Rangers) 24 29 .453 4

Friday

Iowa 6, Memphis 4

Nashville 11, Colorado Springs 2

Oklahoma City 2, Omaha 1

Round Rock 12, New Orleans 4

El Paso 4, Las Vegas 3

Fresno 10, Reno 4

Sacramento 9, Albuquerque 8

TSaturday

Iowa at Nashville, 4:35 p.m.

Omaha at Round Rock, 5:05 p.m.

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

New Orleans at Colorado Springs, 5:05 p.m.

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

Tacoma at El Paso 6:05 p.m.

Sacramento at Fresno 7:05 p.m.

Reno at Las Vegas 7:05 p.m.

Sunday

Reno at Las Vegas 12:05 p.m.

Iowa at Nashville 12:05 p.m.

New Orleans at Colorado Springs 12:35 p.m.

Sacramento at Fresno 2:05 p.m.

Memphis at Oklahoma City 4:05 p.m.

Tacoma at El Paso 5:05 p.m.

Omaha at Round Rock 5:05 p.m.

Salt Lake at Albuquerque 5:05 p.m.

 

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