Grizzlies Report for 6/11: Fresno 10, Iowa 1

The Fresno BeeJune 11, 2014 

Duvall delivers: Adam Duvall hit a three-run homer in the first inning, the ball ricocheting off the Chukchansi Park videoboard, as Fresno defeated Iowa 10-1 before an announced crowd of 4,157 in a Pacific Coast League game Wednesday. Duvall extended his hitting streak to 19 games and is the only hitter in Triple-A with 20 home runs. Chris Heston (6-3) scattered six hits and three walks while allowing one run in six innings. And Grizzlies shortstop Nick Noonan had his best game in weeks, going 4 for 4.

Panik flashes glove: Grizzlies second baseman Joe Panik made two spectacular plays. In the fourth, he dove to his glove side, bounced right back up and made a bullet throw for the out. In the seventh, Panik made a backhanded stop and in one fluid motion spun around before rifling a throw to first.

Almost gone: Grizzlies leadoff man Gary Brown fell just short of a homer, missing clearing the fence by about four feet in the second inning. He still finished 2 for 5 with two runs and an RBI. Brown, a prospect more for his speed than his power, has four home runs on the season.

What a thief: Cubs No. 2 hitter Ryan Kalish came up with back-to-back steals in the first inning against Heston and catcher Trevor Brown, both with Javier Baez at the plate. Kalish has three steals in 15 Triple-A games this season. He had a career-high 25 in the minors in 2010.

Fresno kinship: Cubs first baseman Josh Vitters, who went 3 for 4 with an RBI, is the younger brother of former Fresno State shortstop Christian Vitters — the 2006 Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year. The younger Vitters was the third overall pick in the 2007 amateur draft.

Watch out: Grizzlies hitter Mark Minicozzi lost control of his bat during a first-inning trip to the plate. It sailed into the stands.

Up next: Grizzlies RH Mitch Lively (3-3, 6.20 ERA) is scheduled to face Cubs LH Erik Jokisch (5-5, 3.33) as the series wraps up at 7:05 p.m. Thursday. The teams will not meet again this season.

Grizzlies 10, Cubs 1

Iowa

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Alcantara, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .273

Kalish, LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .214

Baez, SS 3 0 0 0 1 3 .230

Lopez, C 2 0 0 0 2 0 .278

Valaika, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .289

Negrin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Watkins, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .303

Vitters, 1B 4 0 3 1 0 0 .215

Jackson, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .203

Rusin, P 1 0 1 0 0 0 .333

Antigua, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000

Wells, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .213

Rosscup, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

Villanueva, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229

Totals 32 1 9 1 3 6 .241

Fresno

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Brown, CF 5 2 2 1 0 0 .262

Panik, 2B 5 0 1 2 0 1 .322

Minicozzi, 1B 3 1 0 0 1 2 .385

Duvall, 3B 4 1 1 3 0 1 .300

Dominguez, RF 4 1 1 0 0 2 .285

Noonan, SS 4 2 4 1 0 0 .259

Krill, LF 3 2 1 0 1 2 .333

Brown, C 3 0 2 2 1 0 .300

Heston, P 2 1 0 0 0 1 .059

Ford, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .295

Bochy, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Runzler, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Ishikawa, PH 0 0 0 1 1 0 .275

Tobin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Totals 34 10 13 10 4 9 .283

Iowa010 000 000 — 1 9 2

Fresno322 000 03x — 10 13 0

E: Valaika (5), Villanueva (6). LOB: Iowa 7; Fresno 4. 2B: Watkins (9), Jackson (6); Brown T. 2 (2), Brown G. (10), Noonan (4). RBI: Vitters (21); Duvall 3 (58), Panik 2 (36), Brown, T. 2 (5), Noonan (11), Ishikawa (17), Brown, G. (28). HR: Duvall (20). SB: Kalish 2 (3); Ford (9).

Iowa

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Rusin (L, 4-8) 3.0 9 7 7 1 4 3.86

Antigua 3.0 2 0 0 0 2 3.06

Rosscup 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 2.25

Negrin 1.0 2 3 3 3 0 5.48

Totals 8.0 13 10 10 4 9 3.78

Fresno

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Heston (W, 6-3) 6.0 6 1 1 3 3 3.88

Bochy 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 2.64

Runzler 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0.95

Tobin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3.29

Totals 9.0 9 1 1 3 6 4.47

T: 2:44. A: 4,157.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Pacific

North Division

W L Pct GB

Sacramento (A's) 38 27 .585 —

Reno (Diamondbacks) 37 29 .561 1½

Fresno (Giants) 35 32 .522 4

Tacoma (Mariners) 26 39 .400 12

South Division

W L Pct GB

Las Vegas (Mets) 38 28 .576 —

El Paso (Padres) 31 36 .463 7½

Albuquerque (Dodgers) 30 36 .455 8

Salt Lake (Angels) 25 42 .373 13½

American

North Division

W L Pct GB

Okla. City (Astros) 36 31 .537 —

Iowa (Cubs) 33 30 .524 1

Omaha (Royals) 34 31 .523 1

Colo. Springs (Rockies) 28 37 .431 7

South Division

W L Pct GB

Nashville (Brewers) 37 30 .552 —

New Orleans (Marlins) 36 30 .545 ½

Memphis (Cardinals) 33 33 .500 3½

Round Rock (Rangers) 30 36 .455 6½

Wednesday

Oklahoma City 7, Salt Lake 6

Las Vegas 14, Colorado Springs 7

Memphis 6, Tacoma 5

Nashville 3, Reno 2

New Orleans 6, El Paso 5

Round Rock 15, Albuquerque 8

Fresno 10 Iowa 1

Omaha at Sacramento, late

Thursday

Tacoma at Memphis, 10:05 a.m.

Salt Lake at Oklahoma City, 5:05 p.m.

Reno at Nashville, 5:05 p.m.

New Orleans at El Paso, 5:35 p.m.

Las Vegas at Colorado Springs, 6:05 p.m.

Round Rock at Albuquerque, 6:05 p.m.

Iowa at Fresno, 7:05 p.m.

Omaha at Sacramento, 7:05 p.m.

 

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