Grizzlies Report for 6/30: Fresno 4, Sacramento 3

FresnoJune 30, 2014 

Grizzlies take lead in 11th: The Fresno Grizzlies defeated Sacramento 4-3 on Chris Dominguez's leadoff home run in the 11th inning in a Pacific Coast League game at Raley Field. Heath Hembree pitched two scoreless innings, striking out one, to earn the win.

Belt clinic continues: Brandon Belt's rehab assignment, already sizzling through Single-A San Jose and now Triple-A Fresno, found another level of heat when he went 3 for 3 with a home run before the River Cats conceded and intentionally walked him in the seventh. The first baseman was then pulled in a defensive change. By then, he had homered in the first before lining RBI singles in the third and fifth. On track to return to the Giants Friday at San Diego — eight weeks after breaking his left thumb on a hit by pitch against the Dodgers — he's hitting .588 (10 for 17) with three home runs in rehab. And that includes a .636 average (7 for 11) in three games with the Grizzlies.

De Paula nearly perfect: Grizzlies left-hander Jose De Paula, coming out of the bullpen for his first start in five weeks, didn't give up a hit or run in four innings. The 26-year-old from the Dominican Republic struck out three and walked two before being pulled after throwing 34 of 59 pitches for strikes.

Sacto comeback: The River Cats, down 3-0, tied it with single runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings off relievers Brett Bochy, Adam Reifer and George Kontos.

Up next: Fresno LH Mike Kickham (6-5, 3.68), enjoying his best stretch as a Grizzly in two seasons, will oppose River Cats RH Josh Lindblom (4-3, 5.88) Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. in the second of four games in the series. Kickham, ranked No. 3 among Giants prospects by MLB.com entering the season, is 5-1 with a 2.51 ERA in his past eight starts. And it all started after he was shelled for 11 hits and nine runs in two innings at home against Las Vegas. The 6-4, 220-pounder from Missouri State is coming off a two-hit, scoreless performance in 8 1/3 innings against Salt Lake City.

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

Monday

Round Rock 6 New Orleans 5

Iowa 7 Omaha 6

Nashville 9 Memphis 4

Oklahoma City 10 Colorado Springs 6

Albuquerque 8 El Paso 6

Las Vegas 7 Salt Lake 3

Tacoma 6 Reno 2

Fresno 4 Sacramento 3

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

Wednesday

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.

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

Fresno at Sacramento 7:05 p.m.

Reno at Tacoma 7:05 p.m.

UPCOMING GRIZZLIES SCHEDULE

JULY

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.

11 at Tacoma 7:05 p.m.

12 at Tacoma 7:05 p.m.

13 at Tacoma 1:35 p.m.

17 vs. El Paso 1:35 p.m.

18 vs. El Paso 1:35 p.m.

19 vs. El Paso 1:35 p.m.

20 vs. El Paso 6:05 p.m.

21 at Albuquerque 6:05 p.m.

22 at Albuquerque 6:05 p.m.

23 at Albuquerque 6:05 p.m.

24 at Albuquerque 11:05 a.m.

25 at El Paso 6:05 p.m.

26 at El Paso 6:05 p.m.

27 at El Paso 5:05 p.m.

28 at El Paso 6:05 p.m.

29 vs. Reno 7:05 p.m.

30 vs. Reno 7:05 p.m.

31 vs. Reno 7:05 p.m.

 

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