Grizzlies Report for 7/9: Sacramento 6, Fresno 2

The Fresno BeeJuly 9, 2014 

Multiples of two: Andy Parrino broke up a 2-2 tie with a two-run single in the seventh and Sacramento added on with a third-straight two-run rally in the eighth for a 6-2 victory over host Fresno in a Pacific Coast League game Wednesday night. The Grizzlies scored in the fourth and fifth, but the River Cats tied it in the sixth on Jose Martinez's two-run homer.

On Scutaro: San Francisco Giants 2B Marco Scutaro is expected to play his final game with the Grizzlies today as he rehabilitates a back injury. Scutaro sat out Wednesday but likely will play nine innings today before the major league club activates him Friday or Saturday, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said in San Francisco. Scutaro, 38, has gone 1 for 7 with Fresno.

No All-Star nod for Duvall: Grizzlies corner infielder Adam Duvall leads all of Triple-A with 25 home runs but apparently won't play in next week's Triple-A All-Star Game. Duvall was a likely shoo-in to represent the PCL, but was called up by the Giants at the time all-star ballots were submitted June 30. The Grizzlies notified the league office that Duvall was returning and inquired if he could be added to the PCL roster. But as of Wednesday, there had been no changes. The PCL stars face their International League counterparts July 16 in Durham, N.C. Grizzlies manager Bob Mariano will lead a PCL team that does include Grizzlies catcher Andrew Susac and closer Heath Hembree.

Clean out for Escobar: Starting pitcher Edwin Escobar, rated the top prospect on the Grizzlies entering the season, rebounded from arguably his worst outing of the season to post his second scoreless performance of the year. The left-hander walked four and allowed three hits but didn't give up a run in five innings. In his previous start, Escobar gave up nine runs (six earned) vs. Tacoma. He will be in the Futures Game on Sunday at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Up next: The Grizzlies and River Cats close out their season series at 7:05 p.m. Thursday. Fresno LH Jose De Paula (2-3, 4.23 ERA) is to face RH Arnold Leon (9-2, 4.47), tied for third in the PCL in wins.

River Cats 6, Grizzlies 2

Sacramento

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Wilson, CF 5 1 2 1 0 1 .400

Elmore, 2B 2 0 2 1 2 0 .259

Parrino, SS 4 0 1 2 1 1 .282

Barton, DH 5 0 0 0 0 3 .280

Whitaker, RF 5 0 3 0 0 1 .235

Buss, LF 4 2 1 0 1 1 .277

Martinez, 3B 4 1 1 2 0 1 .264

Aliotti, 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 .229

Ortiz, C 1 1 0 0 3 0 .240

Totals 33 6 10 6 8 9 .279

Fresno

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Ford, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .311

Noonan, 2B 5 1 1 0 0 2 .248

Abreu, 3B 5 0 2 1 0 0 .279

Duvall, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .310

Susac, DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 .272

Quiroz, C 4 0 2 0 0 0 .263

Minicozzi, LF 4 0 2 1 0 2 .291

Dominguez, SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 .263

Krill, RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 .229

Totals 35 2 9 2 3 8 .277

Sacramento 000 002 220 — 6 10 2

Fresno 000 110 000 — 2 9 0

E: Martinez (4), Rodriguez (2). LOB: Sacramento 9; Fresno 10. 2B: Elmore (5), Whitaker (2); Noonan (10), Quiroz (11). HR: Martinez (4). RBI: Martinez 2 (40), Parrino 2 (45), Wilson, Elmore (7); Minicozzi (34), Abreau (25). SB: Buss (8), Wilson; Ford 2 (20), Abreu (3).

Sacramento

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Milone 4.0 4 1 1 2 0 2.25

Rodriguez 1.0 2 1 0 0 2 2.03

Smyth (W, 5-2) 1.2 1 0 0 1 2 2.97

McBryde (H, 6) 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 2.74

Scribner 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 3.12

Fresno

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Escobar 5.0 3 0 0 4 3 5.06

Reifer (L, 5-1)1.0 3 4 4 2 3 5.08

Runzler 1.1 2 2 2 1 2 3.49

Hembree 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 3.86

Dunning 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 5.08

T: 3:35. A: 5,642.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Pacific

North Division

W L Pct GB

Sacramento (A's) 54 39 .581 —

Reno (Diamondbacks) 51 43 .543 3½

Fresno (Giants) 45 49 .479 9½

Tacoma (Mariners) 43 49 .467 10½

South Division

W L Pct GB

Las Vegas (Mets) 54 40 .574 —

El Paso (Padres) 45 48 .484 8½

Albuquerque (Dodgers) 42 51 .452 11½

Salt Lake (Angels) 38 56 .404 16

American

North Division

W L Pct GB

Iowa (Cubs) 49 43 .533 —

Omaha (Royals) 48 45 .516 1½

Okla. City (Astros) 48 46 .511 2

Colo. Springs (Rockies) 42 51 .452 7½

South Division

W L Pct GB

Nashville (Brewers) 49 45 .521 —

Round Rock (Rangers) 46 45 .505 1½

New Orleans (Marlins) 46 47 .495 2½

Memphis (Cardinals) 44 47 .484 3½

Wednesday

Iowa 2, Omaha 1 (14 innings)

Colorado Springs 12, Round Rock 4

Memphis 8, Nashville 1

New Orleans 4, Oklahoma City 3

Salt Lake 10, Tacoma 4

El Paso 3, Albuquerque 2,  susp., rain

Sacramento 6, Fresno 2

Reno 15, Las Vegas 4

Thursday

Nashville at Memphis, 10:05 a.m.

El Paso 3, Albuquerque 2, 2 p.m., comp. of susp. game

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

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

Iowa at Omaha, 5:05 p.m.

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

Tacoma at Salt Lake, 6:05 p.m.

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

Sacramento at Fresno, 7:05 p.m.

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