Grizzlies Report for 6/27: Salt Lake 9, Fresno 7

The Fresno BeeJune 27, 2014 

Back and forth ride: Down two runs, the Grizzlies scored two in the second inning and three in the third to take the lead against the Salt Lake Bees, who answered with single runs in the fourth and fifth then two in the sixth to retake the lead. Fresno's Chris Dominguez tied it in the seventh with an RBI single before Salt Lake came back with two more in the eighth and another in the ninth to win 9-7 Friday night at Chukchansi Park in front of 10,265 fans.

Don't mess with blue: Umpire Greg Stanzak ejected Salt Lake manager and former Hanford High standout Keith Johnson for contesting a called-out tag at home plate in the top of the fifth. In the bottom of the sixth, with two outs and the bases loaded, the Grizzlies' Gary Brown thought he had taken ball four and started walking to first base, but Stanzak ruled it strike three. Brown tossed his helmet and batting gloves before arguing with Stanzak, who tossed Brown out of the game.

Head start: Frankie Garcia, 53, and Ronald Rodriguez, 59, both of Fresno, started lining up for today's Tim Lincecum bobblehead giveaway at 6:30 p.m. The two lifelong Giants fans, who have lined up early for each of the Grizzlies' World Series replica ring giveaways, have never started the night before, but that was before Lincecum's no-hitter Wednesday. "He's going to be a Hall of Famer for sure," Garcia said. The two packed a mini stereo, an ice chest filled with water, sodas and snacks, lawn chairs and a canopy for shade while they wait until the stadium's gates open at 6 p.m. today. "We're making it a party. We'll put on some music and kick back, and it's like we're camping, but in the city," Garcia said. Only 2,000 bobbleheads will be given away. The next bobblehead giveaway is Pablo Sandoval's on Aug. 16.

Still streaking: Fresno shortstop Nick Noonan pushed his hitting streak to 12 games with a sixth-inning single.

Up next: Fresno sends RH Mitch Lively (4-4, 6.11 ERA) to the bump against Salt Lake LH Justin Thomas (4-7, 6.17) at 7:05 p.m. Saturday.

Bees 9, Grizzlies 7

Salt Lake

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Long, CF 5 3 2 0 1 1 .257

Shuck, RF 5 2 4 1 1 0 .333

Jimenez, 3B 4 1 3 1 1 0 .270

Borenstein, LF 5 0 2 5 0 0 .269

Field, SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 .287

Stewart, DH 3 1 0 0 2 1 .050

Lopez, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 .271

Martinez, C 5 2 3 1 0 0 .266

Lindsey, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 2 .228

Totals 42 9 15 8 5 5 .288

Fresno

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Brown, CF 3 1 0 0 1 1 .268

Santos, LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000

Abreu, 2B 5 1 2 1 0 1 .296

Susac, C 4 2 1 1 1 2 .275

Minicozzi, DH 4 1 1 0 1 0 .298

Ishikawa, 1B 5 1 3 4 0 1 .259

Dominguez, 3B 5 0 2 1 0 2 .268

Noonan, SS 5 0 1 0 0 2 .259

Ford, LF-CF 2 0 0 0 1 1 .319

Krill, RF 3 1 2 0 1 1 .238

Totals 37 7 12 7 5 12 .277

Salt Lake 200 112 021 — 9 15 1

Fresno 023 000 110 — 7 12 1

E: Long (4), Bochy (1). DP: Salt Lake 1, Fresno 1. LOB: Salt Lake 11, Fresno 9. 2B: Borenstein (4), Martinez (13), Minicozzi (8), Abreu (11). HR: Martinez (4), Ishikawa (6). CS: Brown (12).

Salt Lake

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

LeBlanc 5.0 7 5 4 3 4 4.31

Newby (H, 5) 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 1.62

De La Rosa (W, 2-1) 1.0 1 1 1 2 2 3.86

Berg (H, 5) 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 6.49

Herrera (S, 3) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2.31

Fresno

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Heston 5.0 8 4 4 1 2 3.70

Tobin 0.2 3 2 2 1 1 3.86

Runzler 1.1 0 0 0 1 0 1.82

De Paula (L, 1-3) 0.2 2 2 2 0 1 5.52

Reifer 0.1 1 0 0 1 1 4.42

Bochy 1.0 1 1 0 1 0 3.11

WP: De La Rosa. HBP: by Newby (Ford).

T: 3:43. A: 10,265.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Pacific

North Division

W L Pct GB

Sacramento (Athletics) 46 35 .568 —

Reno (Diamondbacks) 44 38 .537 2½

Fresno (Giants) 40 42 .488 6½

Tacoma (Mariners) 37 42 .468 8

South Division

W L Pct GB

Las Vegas (Mets) 48 33 .593 —

El Paso (Padres) 38 43 .469 10

Albuquerque (Dodgers) 37 44 .457 11

Salt Lake (Angels) 33 49 .402 15½

American

North Division

W L Pct GB

Omaha (Royals) 43 37 .538 —

Iowa (Cubs) 42 37 .532 ½

Oklahoma City (Astros) 43 39 .524 1

Colorado Springs (Rockies) 34 47 .420 9½

South Division

W L Pct GB

New Orleans (Marlins) 43 38 .531 —

Round Rock (Rangers) 41 40 .506 2

Nashville (Brewers) 41 41 .500 2½

Memphis (Cardinals) 38 43 .469 5

Friday

Albuquerque 3 Reno 2, 1st game

Nashville 5 New Orleans 0

Oklahoma City 8 Omaha 5

Round Rock 8 Memphis 7

El Paso 4 Tacoma 3

Iowa 16 Colorado Springs 3

Albuquerque 3 Reno 2, 2nd game

Las Vegas 4 Sacramento 1

Salt Lake 9 Fresno 7

Saturday

Tacoma at El Paso 1:05 p.m., 1st game

Round Rock at Memphis 4:05 p.m.

New Orleans at Nashville 4:35 p.m.

Omaha at Oklahoma City 5:05 p.m.

Iowa at Colorado Springs 5:05 p.m.

Tacoma at El Paso 6:05 p.m., 2nd game

Reno at Albuquerque 6:05 p.m.

Salt Lake at Fresno 7:05 p.m.

Las Vegas at Sacramento 7:05 p.m.

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