Grizzlies Report for June 3: Sacramento 7, Fresno 5

The Fresno BeeJune 3, 2014 

Adam Duvall

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Poor pitching: The Fresno Grizzlies surrendered 15 hits, including three home runs, as the Sacramento River Cats locked up a 7-5 win Tuesday afternoon and the teams split the four-game series. It was the 29th game in which the Grizzlies (30-30) have allowed 10 or more hits. Grizzlies starting pitcher Jason Berken allowed 10 hits on his own Tuesday and gave up five runs. It marked the sixth straight start he's given up at least four runs. It also was the third straight start he's lost to drop to 7-4 with a 4.59 ERA, though it was his first loss at home in six outings.

Going yard: Sacramento second baseman Colin Walsh had just one home run in 28 games (his first 25 at Double-A Midland), but he went yard twice Tuesday, cranking a solo shot off Brett Bochy in the sixth then hooking another solo homer to left off Mason Tobin in the eighth. Shane Peterson also solo homered for Sacramento. For the Grizzlies, No. 3 and No. 4 hitters Mark Minicozzi and Adam Duvall each hit a solo homer.

Wasted opportunity: Despite getting runners at the corners with no outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Grizzlies came up scoreless and remained behind 6-4. Leadoff hitter Gary Brown struck out swinging and Joe Panik stopped the potential rally when he grounded to shortstop for an inning-ending double play. That left the Grizzlies' two hottest hitters, Minicozzi and Duvall, stranded on deck and in the hole.

Web gem: River Cats shortstop Tyler Ladendorf made the defensive play of the game when he raced out toward shallow center field and caught a fly over his shoulder during the bottom of the ninth.

Up next: The Grizzlies have their first day off today since May 14. Then, the Fresno club travels to Las Vegas to take on the 51s starting at 7:05 p.m. Thursday. Grizzlies LH Mike Kickham (3-5, 4.61 ERA) is scheduled to face 51s RH Noah Syndergaard (5-2, 4.02 ERA), who entered this season rated the New York Mets' No. 3 prospect.

River Cats 7, Grizzlies 5

Sacramento

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Buss, LF 5 0 1 0 0 2 .278

Ladendorf, SS 5 0 0 0 0 2 .306

Barton, DH 4 1 0 0 1 0 .291

Freiman, 1B 4 1 2 0 1 0 .270

Peterson, CF 5 1 3 3 0 2 .301

Taylor, RF 4 0 1 0 1 2 .253

Martinez, 3B 5 1 2 0 0 0 .274

Walsh, 2B 4 3 4 3 0 0 .545

Ortiz, C 4 0 2 1 0 0 .238

Totals 40 7 15 7 3 8 .281

Fresno

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Brown, CF 4 0 0 0 1 2 .254

Panik, 2B 5 1 1 1 0 1 .319

Minicozzi, LF-1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 .415

Duvall, DH 3 2 2 1 1 0 .298

Ishikawa, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 .282

Krill, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Dominguez, RF 4 0 2 1 0 1 .286

Noonan, SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 .266

Ciriaco, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .242

Quiroz, C 3 1 2 0 0 0 .248

Ford, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263

Totals 33 5 9 5 4 9 .278

Sacramento 030 021 010 — 7 15 0

Fresno 102 001 010 — 5 9 1

E: Ciriaco (3). DP: Sacramento 2, Fresno 1. LOB: Sacramento 9, Fresno 6. 2B:Walsh (2), Freiman (17), Peterson (12), Quiroz (5), Panik (9), Minicozzi (6), Dominguez (10). HR: Peterson (4), Walsh 2 (2), Minicozzi (3), Duvall (17). CS: Dominguez (4).

Sacramento

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Straily (W, 3-0) 6.0 6 4 4 3 7 4.40

Rodriguez (H, 2) 1.2 3 1 1 1 2 1.29

Savery (H, 2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 3.45

McBryde (S, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3.21

Fresno

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Berken (L, 7-4) 5.0 10 5 5 1 5 4.59

Bochy 2.0 3 1 1 1 1 2.83

Tobin 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 3.86

Bucardo 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0.00

HBP: by McBryde (Quiroz).

T: 3:01. A: 4,559.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Pacific

North Division

W L Pct GB

Sacramento (Athletics) 36 23 .610 —

Reno (Diamondbacks) 35 24 .593 1

Fresno (Giants) 30 30 .500 6½

Tacoma (Mariners) 23 34 .404 12

South Division

W L Pct GB

Las Vegas (Mets) 35 24 .593 —

El Paso (Padres) 29 31 .483 6½

Albuquerque (Dodgers) 27 31 .466 7½

Salt Lake (Angels) 21 39 .350 14½

American

North Division

W L Pct GB

Iowa (Cubs) 30 26 .536 —

Oklahoma City (Astros) 32 28 .533 —

Omaha (Royals) 31 28 .525 ½

Colorado Springs (Rockies) 25 33 .431 6

South Division

W L Pct GB

Nashville (Brewers) 32 28 .533 —

New Orleans (Marlins) 30 29 .508 1½

Memphis (Cardinals) 29 30 .492 2½

Round Rock (Rangers) 26 33 .441 5½

Tuesday

Iowa 4, Nashville 2

Albuquerque 5, Salt Lake 3

Sacramento 7, Fresno 5

Omaha 5, Round Rock 2

Memphis 6, Oklahoma City 3

Tacoma 13, El Paso 4

Colorado Springs 5, New Orleans 4

Reno 6, Las Vegas 5

Today

No games scheduled

UPCOMING GRIZZLIES SCHEDULE

Thursday: at Las Vegas, 7:05 p.m.

Friday: at Las Vegas, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday: at Las Vegas, 7:05 p.m.

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

Monday: vs. Iowa, 7:05 p.m.

June 10: vs. Iowa, 7:05 p.m.

June 11: vs. Iowa, 7:05 p.m.

June 12: vs. Iowa, 7:05 p.m.

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