Grizzlies Report 7/6: Giants star Marco Scutaro expected to play Monday in Fresno

The Fresno BeeJuly 6, 2014 

Scutaro to start for Grizzlies: San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro is expected to begin a rehabilitation stint Monday in Fresno with the Grizzlies and play five innings, Grizzlies manager Bob Mariano said. Scutaro has been rehabbing with the Arizona League Giants, hitting .167 in 12 at-bats. Scutaro, 38, has yet to play in the majors this season because of a back injury. It is unclear how long Scutaro will play with the Grizzlies.

Wasted rally: Despite taking the lead with three runs in the eighth, the Fresno Grizzlies fell behind once again after Dan Runzler allowed two runs in the ninth to allow the Tacoma Rainiers to pull out a 7-6 win Sunday before an announced crowd of 3,369 at Chukchansi Park. It was Runzler's third blown save and he failed to register a single out after facing three batters. The Grizzlies (44-47) moved to 10-18 in games decided by one run. Grizzlies slugger Adam Duvall went 3 for 5 with two doubles, a run and an RBI in his first game back in Triple-A after spending the past week and a half with the San Francisco Giants.

Avoids a loss: Grizzlies starting pitcher Mike Kickham gave up five runs off nine hits and a walk in 6 1/3 innings, yet still managed to avoid picking up the loss after Fresno scored three in the eighth. That allowed Kickham to avoid recording a loss in each of his past nine outings. Kickham is 6-5 with a 3.61 ERA this season.

A lot of hits: The Grizzlies generated 35 hits during the three-game series with Tacoma, including 15 Sunday. The Grizzlies still went 1-2 against the Rainiers, who amassed 35 hits of their own.

Up next: The Grizzlies begin a four-game home series against the Sacramento River Cats, beginning at 7:05 p.m. Monday. Grizzlies RH Chris Heston (7-3, 3.49) is expected to start. The River Cats have yet to announce their starting pitcher. Heston ranks ninth in the Pacific Coast League in ERA.

Rainiers 7, Grizzlies 6

Tacoma

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Almonte, CF 4 1 1 1 1 1 .245

Taylor, SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 .318

Franklin, 2B 4 1 2 2 1 0 .301

Montero, DH 5 1 2 1 0 1 .288

Avery, PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 .268

Kelly, LF 4 0 1 1 1 0 .268

Noriega, 3B 5 0 2 1 0 0 .321

Choi, 1B 5 0 2 0 0 0 .208

Sucre, C 5 1 3 0 0 2 .282

Bonilla, RF 4 1 0 0 0 1 .232

Totals 40 7 14 6 3 6 .278

Fresno

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Brown, CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 .269

Ford, LF 5 1 1 1 0 3 .315

Abreu, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 .286

Duvall, 1B 5 1 3 1 0 0 .261

Ishikawa, RF 5 1 2 0 0 1 .282

Minicozzi, DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 .282

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

Noonan, SS 4 2 3 1 0 1 .243

Quiroz, C 3 0 2 2 1 1 .272

Totals 40 6 15 6 1 7 .274

Tacoma 002 000 302 — 7 14 0

Fresno 000 002 130 — 6 15 1

E: Ishikawa (3). LOB: Tacoma 11; Fresno 8. 2B: Montrero (18), Sucre (7); Franklin (14), Duvall (2), Quiroz (10).

Tacoma

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Ramirez 6.0 10 3 3 1 5 4.54

Kohlscheen (W, 2-0) 2.0 4 3 3 0 0 3.65

Smith (S, 5) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 1.38

Fresno

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Kickham 6.1 9 5 4 1 2 3.61

Kontos 1.2 1 0 0 2 3 2.78

Runzler (L, 1-4) 0.0 3 2 2 0 0 3.93

Cordier 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 3.38

T: 3:09. A: 3,369.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Pacific

North Division

W L Pct GB

Sacramento (Athletics) 52 38 .578 —

Reno (Diamondbacks) 49 42 .538 3½

Fresno (Giants) 44 47 .484 8½

Tacoma (Mariners) 42 47 .472 9½

South Division

W L Pct GB

Las Vegas (Mets) 53 38 .582 —

El Paso (Padres) 44 47 .484 9

Albuquerque (Dodgers) 41 50 .451 12

Salt Lake (Angels) 36 55 .396 17

American

North Division

W L Pct GB

Iowa (Cubs) 48 41 .539 —

Oklahoma City (Astros) 47 44 .516 2

Omaha (Royals) 46 44 .511 2½

Colorado Springs (Rockies) 40 50 .444 8½

South Division

W L Pct GB

Nashville (Brewers) 48 43 .527 —

Round Rock (Rangers) 45 43 .511 1½

New Orleans (Marlins) 44 46 .489 3½

Memphis (Cardinals) 42 46 .477 4½

Sunday

El Paso 12 Salt Lake 10

Omaha 7 Colorado Springs 2

Iowa 5 Oklahoma City 4

Memphis 5 New Orleans 2

Nashville 10 Round Rock 6

Las Vegas 12 Albuquerque 1

Sacramento 14 Reno 7

Tacoma 7 Fresno 6

Monday

Iowa at Omaha 5:05 p.m.

Colorado Springs at Round Rock 5:05 p.m.

Nashville at Memphis 5:05 p.m.

New Orleans at Oklahoma City 5:05 p.m.

Tacoma at Salt Lake 6:05 p.m.

El Paso at Albuquerque 6:05 p.m.

Las Vegas at Reno 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento at Fresno 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday

Nashville at Memphis 5:02 p.m.

New Orleans at Oklahoma City 5:05 p.m.

Iowa at Omaha 5:05 p.m.

Colorado Springs at Round Rock 5:05 p.m.

El Paso at Albuquerque 6:05 p.m.

Tacoma at Salt Lake 6:05 p.m.

Sacramento at Fresno 7:05 p.m.

Las Vegas at Reno 7:05 p.m.

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