Grizzlies Report for 6/23: Round Rock 5, Fresno 4

June 23, 2014 

Strong start, longer fizzle: Despite producing four runs in the first inning, the Fresno Grizzlies failed to score the rest of the way and the Round Rock Express came back for a 5-4 win on Monday at Dell Diamond. Fresno generated just three hits after the first. Grizzlies manager Bob Mariano was ejected at the start of the seventh, the inning that the Express later scored the go-ahead run on Adam Rosales' solo homer off reliever George Kontos. Grizzlies starting pitcher Mitch Lively was roughed up for four runs in five innings.

Still going: Grizzlies cleanup hitter Adam Duvall went 1 for 3 with an RBI, driving in the game's first run with a single. He has 67 RBIs in 66 games.

Donald homers: Former Buchanan High star Jason Donald hit a two-run homer off Lively during the second inning. Donald finished 1 for 3 with two runs and two RBIs.

That's a first: Chris Dominguez, one of the Grizzlies' bigger players at 6 feet, 4 inches and 235 pounds, has spent the majority of this season playing outfield and occasionally third base. But Dominguez got his first start of his career at shortstop on Monday. Dominguez made three defensive assists on groundouts, caught one pop fly and didn't commit an error. But he did go 0 for 3 with two strikeouts and a walk.

Lincecum bobbleheads: The Fresno Grizzlies will give away limited edition Tim Lincecum Farm Grown Bobbleheads to the first 2,000 fans through the gates for Saturday's game against Salt Lake at Chukchansi Park. Gates open at 6:05 p.m. (5:35 for season-ticket holders), with first pitch at 7:05. In addition, fans who purchase a ticket for the game before Saturday will receive a free ticket to the Grizzlies' July 4 game. In 2007, Lincecum went 4-0 with a 0.29 ERA over five starts with the Grizzlies, then got called up.

Up next: The four-game series concludes Tuesday with the first pitch at 5:05 p.m. Grizzlies LH Edwin Escobar (3-6, 5.31 ERA) is scheduled to face Express RH Phil Irwin (3-1, 2.95), who has not allowed more than three runs in his five outings with Round Rock.

Express 5, Grizzlies 4

Fresno

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Brown, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .270

Ford, LF 5 1 2 0 0 0 .322

Susac, DH 3 1 0 0 1 1 .275

Duvall, 3B 3 1 1 1 0 0 .275

Minicozzi, 1B 3 0 1 1 1 2 .311

Noonan, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 .255

Dominguez, SS 3 0 0 0 1 2 .270

Ishikawa, RF 4 0 2 2 0 0 .260

Quiroz, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .310

Totals 32 4 7 4 3 6 .278

Round Rock

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Strausborger, LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .250

Rosales, 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 .281

Petersen, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .256

Pena, DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 .353

Arencibia, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .250

Hoying, CF 3 2 2 0 1 1 .246

Donald, 2B 3 2 1 2 1 0 .230

Nicholas, 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .261

Teschner, PH 1 0 0 0 1 0 .000

Wilson, SS 3 0 2 1 0 0 .239

Totals 30 5 7 4 5 2 .253

Fresno 400 000 000 — 4 7 0

Round Rock 020 200 100 — 5 7 0

LOB: Fresno 8; Round Rock 6. 2B: Wilson (6). 3B: Hoying (4) HR: Donald (3), Rosales (7).

Fresno

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Lively 5.0 5 4 4 4 1 6.11

Tobin 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 3.38

Kontos (L, 1-3) 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 3.45

Round Rock

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Germano 6.0 6 4 4 2 5 4.03

West (W, 1-1) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 3.62

Adcock 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

Feliz (S, 4) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3.51

T: 3:03. A: 9,014.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Pacific

North Division

W L Pct GB

Sacramento (Athletics) 45 33 .577 —

Reno (Diamondbacks) 42 35 .545 2½

Fresno (Giants) 39 40 .494 6½

Tacoma (Mariners) 36 41 .468 8½

South Division

W L Pct GB

Las Vegas (Mets) 45 32 .584 —

El Paso (Padres) 36 43 .456 10

Albuquerque (Dodgers) 35 42 .455 10

Salt Lake (Angels) 31 48 .392 15

American

North Division

W L Pct GB

Omaha (Royals) 42 35 .545 —

Oklahoma City (Astros) 42 37 .532 1

Iowa (Cubs) 39 36 .520 2

Colorado Springs (Rockies) 32 44 .421 9½

South Division

W L Pct GB

New Orleans (Marlins) 41 37 .526 —

Nashville (Brewers) 40 39 .506 1½

Memphis (Cardinals) 38 39 .494 2½

Round Rock (Rangers) 38 40 .487 3

Monday

Iowa 4 Albuquerque 3

Sacramento 4 New Orleans 2

El Paso 6 Omaha 2

Round Rock 5 Fresno 4

Nashville 8 Salt Lake 6

Tacoma 9 Oklahoma City 8

Las Vegas 8 Memphis 5

Tuesday

Sacramento at New Orleans 11 a.m.

Albuquerque at Iowa 10:05 a.m.

El Paso at Omaha 10:05 a.m.

Nashville at Salt Lake 11:05 a.m.

Colorado Springs at Reno 1:05 p.m.

Fresno at Round Rock 5:05 p.m.

Memphis at Las Vegas 7:05 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Tacoma 7:05 p.m.

UPCOMING GRIZZLIES SCHEDULE

26 vs. Salt Lake 7:05 p.m.

27 vs. Salt Lake 7:05 p.m.

28 vs. Salt Lake 7:05 p.m.

29 vs. Salt Lake 6:05 p.m.

30 at Sacramento 7:05 p.m.

JULY

1 at Sacramento 7:05 p.m.

2 at Sacramento 7:05 p.m.

3 at Sacramento 7:05 p.m.

4 vs. Tacoma 7:05 p.m.

5 vs. Tacoma 7:05 p.m.

6 vs. Tacoma 6:05 p.m.

7 vs. Sacramento 7:05 p.m.

8 vs. Sacramento 7:05 p.m.

9 vs. Sacramento 7:05 p.m.

10 vs. Sacramento 7:05 p.m.

 

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