Sunday recap: Las Vegas 51s starting pitcher Sean Gilmartin struck out eight over seven scoreless innings and didn’t allow a walk as the Fresno Grizzlies lost 3-0 on Sunday before an announced crowd of 8,765 at Chukchansi Park. Grizzlies starting pitcher Brady Rodgers took the loss despite holding Las Vegas to one run and seven hits in six innings.
Up next: The Grizzlies will host a second straight afternoon game, with RH Mike Hauschild (0-1, 3.00 ERA) scheduled to face Las Vegas 51s RH Stolmy Pimentel (0-1 9.82). First pitch is 12:05 p.m. Hauschild was lights out during day games last season, going 2-0 with a 1.46 ERA with eight strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings.
Nice snag: Grizzlies center fielder Andrew Aplin made a nice diving catch during the eighth inning Sunday that drew a loud round of applause.
Muno sighting: Former Fresno State star Danny Muno got a rare start Sunday for the 51s, playing third and batting ninth. Entering the game, Muno had suited up in only three games and was 1 for 4 with an RBI. Muno’s limited playing time has been somewhat of a surprise, considering he played 17 games with Las Vegas’ parent club, the New York Mets, and batted .277 with a .362 on-base percentage in 83 games with Las Vegas. This is Muno’s third season in Triple-A. He finished Sunday 0 for 4 and was charged with an error.
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Saturday recap: Playing its first extra-inning game of the year, the Grizzlies lost 7-5 to the 51s after issuing four walks in the 11th inning with two crossing home before an announced crowd of 9,510. The Grizzlies almost prevailed in regulation after scoring four runs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the score. Jon Singleton nearly hit a game-winning home run with a towering shot to right field, but the ball sailed to three feet in front of the fence and resulted in an inning-ending out.
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