Grizzlies Report for 5/31: Sacramento 12, Fresno 3

The Fresno BeeMay 31, 2014 

Sloppy second: Fresno gave up four in the second, with a pair of errors triggering the rally, as Sacramento cruised to a 12-3 win before a near-sellout crowd of 12,201 in a Pacific Coast League game Saturday at Chukchansi Park. Shortstop Nick Noonan committed a fielding error, then right fielder Chris Dominguez made an errant throw toward third after a single to set the River Cats up at second and third. Andy Parrino hit an RBI single ahead of ex-Central Valley Christian star Stephen Vogt's three-run homer off the batter's eye in center.

Giants town: The Grizzlies were at least able to approach what would have been their first sellout of 2014, and it wasn't even a giveaway night. Fans were drawn in part thanks to two promotions. Tickets were sold for $5 to anyone wearing Giants apparel, and it was Star Wars night — with members of the 501st Legion fan group dressing up.

Home, at last: Playing for the first time at Chukchansi Park this season, designated hitter Mark Minicozzi drove in the Grizzlies' first run with an RBI single in the bottom half of the opening inning. The ball traveled like a bunt toward third, but went for an infield hit and brought in Gary Brown from third. Minicozzi has played just 19 games, counting rehab duty at Class-A San Jose, after an early-season shoulder separation. All 10 of his previous games with Fresno were on the road.

Roster moves: Outfielder Juan Perez rejoined the Giants for the third time this season, with big-league ace Matt Cain going on the DL. Perez has hit .333 in 75 at-bats with the Grizzlies. OF Brett Krill was promoted to Fresno from San Jose. Catcher Trevor Brown, also up from San Jose, played in his first Triple-A game and went 1 for 3 with an RBI.

Web gem: In the defensively challenged second, the Grizzlies did have a highlight. Brown made a sliding catch in center, got up quickly and fired a throw home to prevent a runner from tagging up.

Up next: Grizzlies RH Mitch Lively (2-3, 6.18 ERA) faces RH Arnold Leon (5-1, 5.23) as the series continues at 2:05 p.m. Sunday.

River Cats 12, Grizzlies 3

Sacramento

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Buss, LF 6 1 1 0 0 0 .272

Parrino, 2B 5 3 3 1 0 1 .302

Vogt, C 4 3 2 3 1 2 .364

Ortiz, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242

Freiman, DH 4 0 2 2 0 2 .267

Peterson, CF 4 1 2 1 1 1 .305

Taylor, RF 4 2 1 3 0 0 .249

Barton, 1B 4 1 2 1 1 0 .302

Martinez, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 0 .272

Ladendorf, SS 4 1 1 1 0 2 .314

Totals40 12 14 12 3 8 .280

Fresno

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Brown, CF 3 1 0 0 0 1 .260

Panik, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .323

Minicozzi, DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 .415

Ishikawa, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 .288

Dominguez, RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 .283

Noonan, SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 .268

Ciriaco, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 .229

Ford, LF 3 0 2 0 0 0 .268

Brown, C 3 0 1 1 0 1 .333

Totals 33 3 7 3 0 9 .277

Sacramento 242 102 001 — 12 14 1

Fresno 110 000 100 — 3 7 2

E: Buschmann; Noonan (3), Dominguez (5). LOB: Sacramento 7; Fresno 4. 2B: Peterson (11), Vogt (8). HR: Noonan (2); Vogt (3), Taylor (5). SF: Ladendorf. SB: Ciriaco (10), Ford (5).

Sacramento

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Buschmann (W, 4-0) 7.0 7 3 2 0 9 4.28

Flores 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 3.52

Totals 9.0 7 3 2 0 9 4.85

Fresno

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Heston (L, 4-3) 1.0 7 6 5 2 0 4.42

Dunning 3.0 5 3 3 0 1 4.45

Reifer 2.0 1 2 2 1 4 4.34

Runzler 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0.75

Cordier 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 5.48

Totals 9.0 14 12 11 3 8 4.42

HBP: Freiman (by Heston), Taylor, M (by Dunning), Brown, G (by Buschmann).

T: 3:03. A: 12,201.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Pacific

North Division

W L Pct GB

Sacramento (A's) 35 21 .625 —

Reno (Diamondbacks) 33 23 .589 2

Fresno (Giants) 28 29 .491 7½

Tacoma (Mariners) 22 32 .407 12

South Division

W L Pct GB

Las Vegas (Mets) 34 22 .607 —

El Paso (Padres) 27 30 .474 7½

Albuquerque (Dodgers) 25 30 .455 8½

Salt Lake (Angels) 20 37 .351 14½

American

North Division

W L Pct GB

Okla. City (Astros) 31 26 .544 —

Iowa (Cubs) 28 25 .528 1

Omaha (Royals) 28 27 .509 2

Colo. Springs (Rockies) 24 31 .436 6

South Division

W L Pct GB

Nashville (Brewers) 31 26 .544 —

New Orleans (Marlins) 28 28 .500 2½

Memphis (Cardinals) 27 29 .482 3½

Round Rock (Rangers) 25 30 .455 5

Saturday

Nashville 2 Iowa 1

New Orleans 10 Colorado Springs 3

Oklahoma City 8 Memphis 6

Omaha 5 Round Rock 2

Albuquerque 7 Salt Lake 5

El Paso 11 Tacoma 10

Sacramento 12 Fresno 3

Reno 4 Las Vegas 3

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.

Omaha at Round Rock, 2:30 p.m. (completion of May 8 susp. game)

Memphis at Oklahoma City, 4:05 p.m.

Salt Lake at Albuquerque, 5:05 p.m.

Tacoma at El Paso, 5:05 p.m.

Omaha at Round Rock, 5:05 p.m. (estimated start)

Monday

Iowa at Nashville 5:05 p.m.

Memphis at Oklahoma City 5:05 p.m.

Omaha at Round Rock 5:05 p.m.

Tacoma at El Paso 5:35 p.m.

Salt Lake at Albuquerque 6:05 p.m.

New Orleans at Colorado Springs 6:05 p.m.

Sacramento at Fresno 7:05 p.m.

Reno at Las Vegas 7:05 p.m.

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