Grizzlies Report for 6/26: Fresno 8, Salt Lake 0

The Fresno BeeJune 26, 2014 

Happy returns: Mike Kickham pitched 8 1/3 shutout innings, and Gary Brown, Tony Abreu, Andrew Susac and Darren Ford all contributed two hits to Fresno's 11-hit attack as the Grizzlies rolled past Salt Lake 8-0 in the opener of a four-game Pacific Coast League series at Chukchansi Park on Thursday night.

Streaking: Nick Noonan extended his hitting streak to a team-best 11 games with a run-scoring single up the middle in the first inning against rehabbing Los Angeles Angels LH Tyler Skaggs. Noonan is hitting .302 (13 for 43) with four doubles, four RBIs and six runs during the streak. The Grizzlies are 34-27 since he joined the team April 24 from Class-A San Jose. Noonan also hit in 10 straight between April 25-May 5.

Rough start: The Grizzlies pounced on Skaggs (hamstring) for five runs, though none earned, on four hits and a walk in the first inning. Skaggs was lifted after three innings having allowed seven runs (two earned) on five hits and five walks. He was 4-4 with a 4.34 ERA for the Angels.

Welcome home: The Bees are in their fourth season under manager Keith Johnson, a former Hanford High standout. Johnson was the PCL's Manager of the Year in 2013 after leading Salt Lake to the Pacific Conference title and into the PCL finals. Johnson, 42, is 245-267 with the Bees and 456-474 in six seasons overall as a minor league manager, including a two-year stint in Class-A Rancho Cucamonga (2009-10) and one at Class-A Cedar Rapids (2008).

Up next: The second of a four-game series between the Grizzlies and Bees at Chukchansi Park, scheduled for 7:05 p.m. today, features Fresno RH Mitch Lively (4-4, 6.11) against Salt Lake LH Justin Thomas (4-7, 6.17).

Coming attractions: The Grizzlies will give away a Tim Lincecum Farm Grown bobblehead to the first 2,000 fans through the gates to Saturday's 7:05 p.m. game against Salt Lake. Lincecum, who played in Fresno to open the 2007 season, pitched his second career no-hitter during the Giants' 4-0 win over San Diego on Wednesday.

— The Fresno Bee

Grizzlies 8, Bees 0

Salt Lake

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Field, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .296

Shuck, LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .322

Jimenez, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .262

Boesch, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .344

Lopez, DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 .277

Stewart, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 .059

Hester, C 2 0 0 0 1 0 .280

Long, CF 2 0 0 0 1 1 .254

Lindsey, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 .229

Totals 28 0 2 0 3 9 .287

Fresno

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Brown, CF 3 2 2 1 1 1 .270

Abreu, 2B 5 2 2 0 0 0 .293

Susac, C 4 0 2 0 1 0 .276

Minicozzi, DH 4 1 0 1 1 2 .299

Ishikawa, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .246

Dominguez, 3B 4 1 1 2 0 1 .266

Noonan, SS 3 1 1 1 1 0 .260

Ford, LF 3 1 2 1 1 0 .324

Krill, RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .167

Totals 32 8 11 6 7 5 .276

Salt Lake 000 000 000 — 0 2 3

Fresno520 010 00x — 8 11 0

E: Jimenez (8), Skaggs (1), Hester (2). DP: Salt Lake 3, Fresno 1. LOB: Salt Lake 4, Fresno 8. 2B: Shuck (11), Ford 2 (6). 3B: Jimenez (3). SB: Brown 2 (13), Abreu (1).

Salt Lake

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Skaggs (L, 0-1) 3.0 5 7 2 5 2 6.00

Nieve 1.0 2 0 0 1 1 5.79

Lerew 3.0 3 1 1 1 2 7.75

Berg 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 6.43

Round Rock

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Kickham (W, 6-5) 8.1 2 0 0 3 9 3.68

Cordier 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 3.86

WP: Skaggs.

T: 2:43. A: 6,541.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Pacific

North Division

W L Pct GB

Sacramento (Athletics) 45 34 .570 —

Reno (Diamondbacks) 43 36 .544 2

Fresno (Giants) 40 41 .494 6

Tacoma (Mariners) 37 41 .474 7½

South Division

W L Pct GB

Las Vegas (Mets) 47 32 .595 —

El Paso (Padres) 37 43 .463 10½

Albuquerque (Dodgers) 35 43 .449 11½

Salt Lake (Angels) 32 49 .395 16

American

North Division

W L Pct GB

Omaha (Royals) 43 36 .544 —

Iowa (Cubs) 41 37 .526 1½

Oklahoma City (Astros) 42 39 .519 2

Colorado Springs (Rockies) 34 46 .425 9½

South Division

W L Pct GB

New Orleans (Marlins) 43 37 .538 —

Round Rock (Rangers) 40 40 .500 3

Nashville (Brewers) 40 41 .494 3½

Memphis (Cardinals) 38 42 .475 5

Thursday

Iowa 7, Colorado Springs 3, 1st game

New Orleans 11, Nashville 1

Omaha 7, Oklahoma City 2

Round Rock 9, Memphis 1

Tacoma at El Paso, ppd., rain

Colorado Springs 7, Iowa 6, 2nd game

Fresno 8, Salt Lake 0

Las Vegas at Sacramento, late

Reno at Albuquerque, late

Friday

Reno at Albuquerque, 4:05 p.m., 1st game

New Orleans at Nashville, 5:05 p.m.

Omaha at Oklahoma City, 5:05 p.m.

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

Tacoma at El Paso, 6:05 p.m.

Iowa at Colorado Springs, 6:05 p.m.

Reno at Albuquerque, 6:35 p.m., 2nd game

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

Salt Lake at Fresno, 7:05 p.m.

 

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