Grizzlies Report 6/29: Salt Lake 9, Fresno 3

The Fresno BeeJune 29, 2014 

Falling apart: Taylor Lindsey's pinch-hit, leadoff home run launched a six-run 10th inning that sent Salt Lake over Fresno 9-3 for a split of their four-game Pacific Coast League series Sunday at Chukchansi Park.

Strong outing goes to waste: Left-hander Edwin Escobar, the Giants' No. 2-rated prospect by Baseball America, allowed three earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out five over seven innings during his team-leading 17th start for Fresno.

All-Star worthy?: Left-hander Mike Kickham and right-handed reliever Heath Hembree have been making their cases to represent Fresno on the PCL All-Star team. Kickham has been particularly impressive over his past seven starts, going 5-0 with a 2.25 ERA over 40 innings, including 8 1/3 shutout innings Thursday against Salt Lake. Hembree (0-1, 3.82 ERA) has 15 saves, second-best in the PCL. The Triple-A All-Star Game is set for July 16 in Durham, N.C.

Transaction: Right-handed reliever Jorge Bucardo was transferred back to Class-A San Jose. Bucardo went 0-1 with a 7.00 ERA in nine innings over six appearances with Fresno.

Center of attention: Fresno's Gary Brown returned to center field after playing in right Saturday for the first time this season. He made a fine running catch on a line drive into the left-center gap off the bat of Luis Jimenez in the top of the first, then led off the bottom half with a solo homer to left, his sixth of the season.

Up next: Fresno opens a four-game series at Sacramento at 7:05 p.m. Monday. The Grizzlies will send LH Jose De Paula (1-3, 5.52) to the mound against River Cats RH Dan Straily (4-3, 4.79). This will be De Paula's first start since May 27 at Reno.

Coming attraction: The Grizzlies' annual Fourth of July fireworks show is set for Friday when they return to Chukchansi Park to open a seven-game homestand that will see Tacoma and Sacramento visit.

Bees 9, Grizzlies 3

Salt Lake

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Long, CF 4 1 0 0 1 1 .266

Shuck, RF 4 1 1 1 1 1 .327

Jimenez, 3B 5 1 1 1 0 0 .266

Navarro, 1B 5 1 2 1 0 0 .087

Lopez, DH 5 1 2 0 0 1 .288

Field, 2B 4 2 1 1 0 1 .287

Hester, C 5 1 2 2 0 2 .285

Borenstein, LF 5 0 1 1 0 3 .259

Albitz, SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 .309

Lindsey, PH-2B 2 1 1 1 0 0 .233

Totals 42 9 12 9 2 9 .288

Fresno

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Brown, RF-CF 4 1 3 1 0 0 .265

Abreu, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .295

Belt, D1B 4 1 1 1 0 2 .750

Santos, RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000

Susac, C 4 0 0 0 1 0 .275

Minicozzi, LF 4 0 0 0 1 2 .293

Ishikawa, DH 5 1 3 0 0 0 .258

Dominguez, 3B 5 0 3 1 0 0 .270

Noonan, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 .256

Ford, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .319

Totals 39 3 12 3 2 8 .277

Salt Lake 020 100 000 6 — 9 12 0

Fresno 101 100 000 0 — 3 12 2

E: Abreu (5), Santos (1). LOB: Salt Lake 6; Fresno 10. 2B: Abreu (12), Ishikawa (6), Dominguez (14). HR: Brown (6), Belt (1). SB: Brown (14).

Salt Lake

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Clay 6.0 9 3 3 0 3 3.09

Berg 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 6.21

De La Rosa 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 3.60

Herrera (W, 1-3) 1.0 2 0 0 0 3 2.22

Newby 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 1.53

Fresno

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Escobar 7.0 6 3 3 1 5 5.00

Cordier 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 3.74

Tobin (L, 1-1) 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 3.82

Runzle r0.0 3 5 4 1 0 2.86

Dunning 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 5.71

T: 3:16. A: 5,970.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Pacific

North Division

W L Pct GB

Sacramento (Athletics) 48 35 .578 —

Reno (Diamondbacks) 46 38 .548 2½

Fresno (Giants) 41 43 .488 7½

Tacoma (Mariners) 38 44 .463 9½

South Division

W L Pct GB

Las Vegas (Mets) 48 35 .578 —

El Paso (Padres) 40 44 .476 8½

Albuquerque (Dodgers) 37 46 .446 11

Salt Lake (Angels) 34 50 .405 14½

American

North Division

W L Pct GB

Omaha (Royals) 44 38 .537 —

Iowa (Cubs) 43 38 .531 ½

Oklahoma City (Astros) 44 40 .524 1

Colorado Springs (Rockies) 35 48 .422 9½

South Division

W L Pct GB

New Orleans (Marlins) 43 40 .518 —

Nashville (Brewers) 43 41 .512 ½

Round Rock (Rangers) 41 40 .506 1

Memphis (Cardinals) 38 43 .469 4

Sunday

Iowa 2 Colorado Springs 0

Round Rock at Memphis ppd.

Oklahoma City 10 Omaha 3

Nashville 6 New Orleans 4

Reno 8 Albuquerque 4

Sacramento 2 Las Vegas 1

El Paso 6 Tacoma 4

Salt Lake 9 Fresno 3

Monday

Round Rock at New Orleans 5 p.m.

Omaha at Iowa 5:05 p.m.

Memphis at Nashville 5:05 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Colorado Springs 6:05 p.m.

Albuquerque at El Paso 6:05 p.m.

Reno at Tacoma 7:05 p.m.

Fresno at Sacramento 7:05 p.m.

Salt Lake at Las Vegas 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday

Round Rock at New Orleans 5 p.m.

Omaha at Iowa 5:05 p.m., 1st game

Memphis at Nashville 5:05 p.m.

Albuquerque at El Paso 6:05 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Colorado Springs 6:05 p.m.

Reno at Tacoma 7:05 p.m.

Fresno at Sacramento 7:05 p.m.

Salt Lake at Las Vegas 7:05 p.m.

Omaha at Iowa 7:35 p.m., 2nd game

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