Grizzlies Report for 6/17: Fresno 4, New Orleans 3

The Fresno BeeJune 17, 2014 

Back in the win column: Adam Duvall bashed his Pacific Coast League-best 22nd homer, a two-run shot in the top of the third, and Fresno hung on to beat New Orleans 4-3 on Tuesday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Chris Heston (7-3) pitched one-run ball over the first six innings and Heath Hembree survived a pair of hits in the ninth for his 13th save of the season.

More power: The third inning began with Travis Ishikawa's leadoff home run, No. 4 on the season for the first baseman, who began the day mired in a 3-for-23 slump.

That's ill: Duvall, bouncing back after last week's battle with strep throat, continued his assault on his career high of 30 homers in 2012 at Class-A San Jose. He sat out Saturday's doubleheader, but returned Sunday and despite three strikeouts also homered that day and drove in three. He has seven homers and 21 RBIs in June alone and has homered against every team he has faced this season. The franchise's all-time single- season home run mark is 33 by Pedro Feliz in 2000.

Final threats: Derek Dietrich's two-run homer off Mason Tobin got the Zephyrs within one in the eighth, setting up what would be a tense final inning. Hembree came on to start the frame and allowed Josh Rodriguez's single. But with eighth-place hitter Brian Bogusevic at the plate, Rodriguez was shot down trying to steal second by Grizzlies catcher Andrew Susac. Bogusevic singled, but pinch-hitter Kyle Skipworth hit a soft liner to left for the second out and Hembree than struck out leadoff man Matt Angle. Fresno is now 14-25 all-time at Zephyr Field.

Rolling: Over his past three starts, Heston is 3-0 with a 1.42 ERA in 19 innings. He shares the club lead in wins with Jason Berken.

Up next: Fresno RH Mitch Lively (4-3, 5.68 ERA) faces RH Elih Villanueva (7-3, 2.95) as the eight-game trip continues at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Lively has pitched well in his past two starts, allowing six hits and two runs while striking out eight in six innings at Las Vegas on June 7 and six hits and two runs with five strikeouts in seven vs. Iowa on June 12.

Grizzlies 4, Zephyrs 3

Fresno

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Brown, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .265

Panik, 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 .322

Minicozzi, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .360

Duvall, 3B 4 0 1 2 0 1 .280

Susac, C 4 1 0 0 0 1 .287

Noonan, SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 .250

Dominguez, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .280

Ishikawa, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 .266

Heston, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .053

Krill, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200

Totals 34 4 7 3 1 8 .282

New Orleans

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Angle, CF 5 0 1 1 0 1 .213

Cox, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .290

Canha, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 .288

Dietrich, 2B 4 1 2 2 0 1 .390

Jensen, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .290

Brantly, C 4 0 2 0 0 0 .274

Rodriguez, SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 .287

Bogusevic, RF 3 1 2 0 0 0 .250

Benson, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Diaz, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269

Skipworth, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .202

Totals 34 3 11 3 1 5 .279

Fresno 004 000 000 — 4 7 0

New Orleans 001 000 020 — 3 11 1

E: Rodriguez (7). LOB: New Orleans 7; Fresno 4. 2B: Brown (13), Bogusevic (7) HR: Duvall (22), Ishikawa (4), Dietrich (6).

Fresno

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Heston (W, 7-3) 6.0 7 1 1 0 2 3.18

De Paula 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 5.06 Tobin0.2 2 2 2 0 1 3.60 Hembree (S, 13)1.0 2 0 0 0 1 3.38

New Orleans

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Evans (L, 4-4) 5.0 6 4 4 0 4 4.80

Sanchez 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 6.26

Gregg 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 3.00

Dayton 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2.16

T: 3:01. A: 2,678.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Pacific

North Division

W L Pct GB

Sacramento (Athletics) 41 31 .569 —

Reno (Diamondbacks) 40 32 .556 1

Fresno (Giants) 37 36 .507 4½

Tacoma (Mariners) 32 39 .451 8½

South Division

W L Pct GB

Las Vegas (Mets) 41 31 .569 —

El Paso (Padres) 34 39 .466 7½

Albuquerque (Dodgers) 32 40 .444 9

Salt Lake (Angels) 29 43 .403 12

American

North Division

W L Pct GB

Omaha (Royals) 41 31 .569 —

Oklahoma City (Astros) 40 33 .548 1½

Iowa (Cubs) 34 35 .493 5½

Colorado Springs (Rockies) 29 42 .408 11½

South Division

W L Pct GB

New Orleans (Marlins) 38 34 .528 —

Nashville (Brewers) 38 35 .521 ½

Round Rock (Rangers) 35 37 .486 3

Memphis (Cardinals) 34 37 .479 3½

Tuesday

Fresno 4, New Orleans 3

El Paso 8, Iowa 5

Round Rock 7, Sacramento 5

Omaha 13, Albuquerque 6

Memphis at Salt Lake, ppd.

Tacoma 2, Colorado Springs 1

Oklahoma City 4, Reno 2

Wednesday

Albuquerque at Omaha, 10:05 a.m.

Memphis at Salt Lake, 4:05 p.m., 1st game

Fresno at New Orleans, 5 p.m.

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

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

Memphis at Salt Lake, 6:35 p.m., 2nd game

Colorado Springs at Tacoma, 7:05 p.m.

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

Oklahoma City at Reno, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday

Fresno at New Orleans, 5 p.m.

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

Albuquerque at Omaha, 5:05 p.m.

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

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

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

Oklahoma City at Reno, 7:05 p.m.

Colorado Springs at Tacoma, 7:05 p.m.

 

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